Japan succeeded in being the first and only country to bomb the United States from the skies. How and why did they accomplish this incredibly daring feat?
On the Ionian Seas, just off of the shores of Greece, the navies of the fledgeling empire that Rome was becoming and the kingdom of Egypt met to decide the outcome of a political dispute. That dispute had its seeds planted first during the campaigns of Julius Caesar in Asia Minor. They were then cultivated … Read more
In the early morning hours of 24 August 1572, a group of Frenchmen loyal to King Charles IX advanced on the home in which Admiral Gaspard de Coligny was staying. These men broke into the home, killed several of the guards before killing the Admiral in his quarters. The body of Coligny was then thrown … Read more
Since 1945, two of the most powerful nations in the world had been in a constant state of tension. The Cold War between the United States and Russia was in full swing. But there was a problem that the USSR could not ignore. Following the fall of the Third Reich, Germany was divided into four … Read more
Well, as Indiana Jen beat me to the Battle of Thermopylae so for this week, we are going to talk about the Roman Empire and the Battle of Adrianople. The Roman Empire was in a state of decline. Rapid expansion coupled with years of hereditary leadership that often proved more incompetent with each successive Caesar … Read more
The morning of 6 August 1945 was like many mornings in the Pacific Theater. World War II was still raging on that front. Despite the surrender of Germany a few months prior, the United States was still engaged in fighting the Japanese. The conference at Potsdam threatened Japan with worse war, but the Japanese government, … Read more
The War of the Roses, the series of battles between the houses of York and Lancaster for the English throne, seemed to be over after a rather brief couple battles. Edward IV was sitting on the throne of England and Henry VI was in the Tower of London. The Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville, was … Read more