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J. Robert Oppenheimer: Father of the Atomic Bomb

J. Robert Oppenheimer is often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for leading the Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapon during World War II. Born in New York City in 1904, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer served as director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during the development of the atomic bomb. After the 1939 invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, Oppenheimer was selected to administer [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:29:38+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Marilyn Monroe: American Actress and Model

Actress Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. She died of a drug overdose in 1962. Actress Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. During her all-too-brief life, Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. During her career, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:31:09+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Rachel Carson: American Marine Biologist and Author

Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, grew up simply in the rural river town of Springdale, Pennsylvania. Her mother bequeathed to her a life-long love of nature and the living world that Rachel expressed first as a writer and later as a student of marine biology. Rachel Carson graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham University) in 1929, studied at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, and received her [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:36:27+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Carlos Hathcock: United States Marine Corps Sniper

Long before Chris Kyle penned "American Sniper," Carlos Hathcock was already a legend.He taught himself to shoot as a boy, just like Alvin York and Audie Murphy before him. Carlos Hathcock dreamed of being a U.S. Marine his whole life and enlisted in 1959 at just 17 years old. Hathcock was an excellent sharpshooter by then, winning the Wimbledon Cup shooting championship in 1965, the year before he would [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:37:41+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Steven Callahan: Survived for 76 Days on Atlantic Ocean

Steven Callahan (born 1952) is an American author, naval architect, inventor, and sailor noted for having survived for 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a liferaft. Steven Callahan recounted his ordeal in the best-selling book Adrift: 76 Days Lost At Sea (1986), which was on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 36 weeks. Steven Callahan holds a university degree in Philosophy. A naval architect by training, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:45:16+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Camp Wildcat Battle: American Civil War

The camp wildcat battle was fought near London, Kentucky, in October 1861. On October 21st, 1861, the stillness of this forest was broken by the sound of musket fire. These hills witnessed the first battle between Union and Confederate armies in Kentucky. The Civil War erupted at Fort Sumter South Carolina on April 12, 1861. Despite promises from both sides to respect Kentucky’s neutrality, by the September Union and [...]

By | 2017-10-30T07:31:07+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: American Civil War|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dwight Johnson Vietnam War Hero

You don't really think of Vietnam as being a tank warfare kind of affair. Sure, there were plenty of intense, groin-crushing battles fought during the vicious multi-year slugfest through the jungles of Southeast Asia. But most of these showdowns were the ambush / search-and-destroy sort of events, with infantrymen slogging through armpit-deep mud, fighting off ambushes and human wave attacks in miserable driving rainstorms, and crawling through carefully-dug tunnels [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:28:48+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Army Dentist Benjamin L. Salomon Killed 98 Japanese Soldiers

On the morning of July 7, 1944, Captain Ben L. Salomon of the U.S. Army’s 105th Infantry, commissioned as a dentist, single-handedly held off a fierce attack by an overwhelming force of Japanese soldiers in order to allow sufficient time for approximately 30 of his comrades to safely retreat. After 15 hours of terrible fighting, when relief finally arrived, dentist Salomon was found dead upon a machine gun, riddled [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:29:04+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Sheriff that was Hard to Kill Buford Pusser

Buford Pusser was the sheriff of McNairy, Tenn., back in the 1960s. When criminals weren't busy laughing at his name, they were busy getting their asses busted by the Pusser of Justice. The sheriff Buford was a hell of a sheriff, and as such, made a lot of enemies. Among them was the State Line Mafia. When the Mafia robbed a nearby restaurant, killing one of Pusser's friends in [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:33:13+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Was Michael Rockefeller Eaten By Cannibals ?

The two men clung to an overturned catamaran 10 miles off the south coast of New Guinea in November 1961. Bespectacled Michael Rockefeller, a 23-year-old aspiring anthropologist, turned to his companion, fellow explorer René Wassing. “I think I can make it,” he said. That’s not how it worked out, though. Washing was rescued a day later. But the son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller — and the great-grandson [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:40:10+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

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