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  1. Shtajerc

    Another Day Another Dollar

    I guess we all know the sayings "another day, another dollar" and "a day late and a dollar short", implying that the average worker would make 1 dollar per day. My question is, in what time period was this really the case? Thanks
  2. R

    St. Bartholomew Day massacre

    Hello, I haven't been here for a long time and now I am back. I got a sudden interest in St. Bartholomew Day massacre and I would like to do some research of the massacre itself, but also events that preceded and followed the massacre and I would like to get some (smattering) knowledge of the...
  3. E

    Independence Day Speech In Hindi

    A warm decent morning to the regarded instructors and my dear companions accumulated here. Today we are assembled here to praise this favorable event of Independence day on fifteenth of August. We praise this day with heaps of excitement and happiness consistently in light of the fact that our...
  4. Tercios Espanoles

    Today is Black Tot Day

    - The Right Honourable Christopher Mayhew, Member for Woolwich East, 17 December, 1969. And thus began the Great Rum Debate, resulting in the last rum issue taking place on July 31, 1970. So pour yourself a cocktail and splice the mainbrace - "The Queen, God Bless Her!"
  5. F

    A modern day Durant series

    When somebody asks about what to read about general western history, some reply says don't read it from beginning to end, but focus on a period that is particularly interesting to you, because general history books tend to be superficial and no writer is good at all historical periods. In...
  6. W

    Memorial Day war movies

    This Memorial Day offers a plethora of war movies on TV. Pick one or two out and enjoy. But don’t forget all of them are not the real thing. But some of them do a good job remembering our troops. Here they are with a little commentary and a rating of 1-10 on how well they fit Memorial Day...
  7. G

    St. Brice's Day massacre and its impact on English ancestry

    About the massacre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Brice%27s_Day_massacre ^^^ Apparently that massacre eradicated Danish blood from England: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4632200/ https://www.nature.com/articles/nature14230
  8. F

    500 years Reformation Day today

    When Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg it was the start of giving people a freedom that has continued to this day. But lets not forget there were others who played a part in bringing this about
  9. Ancientgeezer

    Happy Balaklava Day!

    Crimea, 1854 The Battle of Balaklava is remembered primarily for the Charge of the Light Brigade. However, there were other events in the battle that, militarily, were equally important. An important factor in the Battle of Balaklava was the terrain over which it was fought. Two valleys...
  10. R Leonard

    St Crispin's Day!

    Just a reminder, the Battle of Agincourt, 602 years ago today.
  11. Hanslune

    Famous 'special orders of the day' question

    Question are there any of these 'before the battle' messages from a British (or other) commander that was famous for being: Too long, too verbose, to obtuse or thought to have been odd, strange or misplaced? Thanks in advance
  12. C

    continuous Spanish-speaking counties of the modern day United States

    are there any counties of the modern day United States, that have been CONTINUOUSLY majority, or close to majority, Spanish speaking for the past 350-plus years? if there are any, I'm not too sure where they, these CONTINUOUS Spanish speaking counties would likely be. I would guess, and it is...
  13. C

    continuous Spanish-speaking counties of the modern day United States

    are there any counties of the modern day United States, that have been CONTINUOUSLY majority, or close to majority, Spanish speaking for the past 350-plus years? if there are any, I'm not too sure where they, these CONTINUOUS Spanish speaking counties would likely be. I would guess, and it is...
  14. Valens

    French President - a modern day monarch

    There has often been talk about the great powers of the French President, and the kind of 'caesarism' established by the De Gaulle who paved the road for his predecessors to behave like Republican monarchs (but did not match him in any other regard, I think). There was even an article of it on...
  15. B

    What if McLellan had continued the attack the day after Sharpsburg/Antietam?

    Could he have crushed the Confederates, forced Lee to surrender and have taken Richmond? Could he get his army to fight the next day? Would Lee have taken tactical counter measures or retreated or advanced his army somewhere?
  16. LatinoEuropa

    The day that the Portuguese army

    The day that the Portuguese army conquered Madrid. Yes, the title is not misleading. There was the day when the Portuguese army conquered Madrid, commanded by the Marquis of the Mines. On June 28, 1706, in an army of 14700 Portuguese and 4,200 Anglo-Dutch, under the command of Marquis of the...
  17. P

    You learn something new every day

    I thought that I knew a fair amount about Scotland's senior cavalry regiment the Royal Scots Greys known today as the armoured Royal Scottish Dragoon Guards. Like most Scots I knew about Ensign Ewart who captued a French regimental flag during the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.A standard that now...
  18. notgivenaway

    Nazi germany loses the war, but survives to the present day

    Say Hitler dies in the Valkyrie operation, and some of the smart top brass sue for peace. They manage to persuade the Allies to keep their state intact, with some conditions like the treaty the FDR has in real life. But they are an active ally in the Cold War, with even the USA, UK, France, and...
  19. Pedro

    On this Day in Music (TWO)

    28 MARCH page 1 of 4 in 1621 - Heinrich Schwemmer, composer is born. in 1643 - Jose Solana, composer is born. in 1687 - Constantine Huygens, diplomat/poet/composer (Bluebottles), dies at 90. Sir Constantijn Huygens, Lord of Zuilichem (4 September 1596 – 28...
  20. Pedro

    This day in FOOD HISTORY

    This day in FOOD HISTORY In 1860, March 27 two patents for corkscrews with different actions were issued on this day. M.L.Byrn of New Work cit was issued Patent Np. 27,615 for a direct pull type in the form of a “covered gimlet screw with a ¨T¨handle.” Philos Blakes was issued...