The Misadventures of Truman C Everts

The Misadventures of Truman C Everts

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The Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881- 1884

The Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881- 1884

In 1881, the United States joined an international effort to study the earth’s polar regions. The Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881 to 1884 would become a dramatic fight for survival. It is history that deserves to be remembered. This…

The Fez

The Fez

Mostly recognized as a lodge hat for fraternal orders in the United States, the short, cylindrical hat with a tassel has a long and important history. Also called a Tarboosh, the hat is so culturally significant that it has, at…

The Great War, USS Texas, and the Grand Fleet

The Great War, USS Texas, and the Grand Fleet

USS Texas saw important service during the Second World War, including the Normandy Invasion. But the ship’s much less remembered service with the Allied Grand Fleet during the Great War reminds us that sometimes the most important battle is the…

Missiles over Mexico: A Cold War Story

Missiles over Mexico: A Cold War Story

In the decades following the Second World War, missiles of all kinds would come to dominate military technology, and that would produce an unexpected threat… to Mexico. The US missiles that blundered across the southern border during the cold war…

Mercy Dogs of the Great War

Mercy Dogs of the Great War

Dogs have accompanied men into war probably for most of human history, but WWI was the first war where they were used in an official and broad capacity to find the wounded. Mercy dogs, also known as casualty dogs, or…

China Airlines Flight 006, February 19, 1985

China Airlines Flight 006, February 19, 1985

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Bugles in Military History

Bugles in Military History

One of the items from the History Guy set that has gotten the most attention for viewers is the bugle, which hangs on the wall. This bugle in b-flat brings to mind the interesting history of the instrument and how…

Sliced Bread and the Second World War

Sliced Bread and the Second World War

Sliced bread is the standard for greatness. No one seems to ask what was the greatest thing before sliced bread, and many compete over what is the greatest thing since. But, in 1943, sliced bread was about to encounter the…

Horsepower: James Watt and the Transition from Horse to Steam

Horsepower: James Watt and the Transition from Horse to Steam

How much power is there in a horsepower, where does the term come from, and how did it become the most common way of talking about the power of a car engine? In fact the history of horsepower begins in…