Category: TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in Military History – September 25th 1066: Battle of Stamford Bridge This battle was fought between the English army of King Harold Goodwinson and…

1925: France renegotiates its debt from WWI France tried to renegotiate its war debt of $4,000,000,000, citing that the French government could not pay without…

1779: Captain John Paul Jones defeats British and Utters Now Famous Phrase During the Revolutionary War, the British man-of-war HMS Serapis clashed against the American…

1862: President Abraham Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation Following the Union victory (draw) at Antietam (Sharpsburg), the President’s proclamation freed all slaves who were still…

1939: President Roosevelt Again Attempts to Revoke the Neutrality Acts Having grown war-weary after WWI, Americans thought at the time that the best answer to…

 451 AD: Romans Defeat Attila the Hun at the Battle of the Catalunian Plains Flavius Aetius had signed an agreement allowing the Huns to settle…

On December 5th, 1945, a group of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers went on a training mission, never to return again. They took off…

The Cold War has left us many extraordinary remnants, many made for military purposes. Countless bunkers and bomb shelters were constructed all over the world…

In early 1941, Adolf Hitler could look at a map of Eastern Europe and think that his plans were progressing nicely. The invasion of the…

Do you remember watching the movies Twelve O’clock High or Memphis Belle? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to fly your own…

On the morning of Saturday, April 7th, 1945 tension aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-12) was times a thousand.  The fighter pilots with Hornet’s Air…

The Long Road to War is a feature-length cinema documentary about the origins of WWI. Coming from a country that lost over 20% of its…