Korea, The Forgotten War Remembered

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A Brief History On July 27, 1995, veterans of the Korean War finally got to see their sacrifice acknowledged when the Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. Digging Deeper Often referred to as a “forgotten war” or even as an “unknown war,” the Korean War was actually the first major international conflict of...
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Weapons with Cool Names!

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A Brief History On July 20, 1304, the forces of King Edward I of England successfully took Stirling Castle during the First War of Scottish Independence.  Although the Scots would ultimately maintain their independence, key to the English victory was the intimidating-sounding “Warwolf,” allegedly the largest trebuchet ever made.  This mighty siege engine catapulted rocks...
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July 17, 1917: King George V Changes the Last Name of the British Royal Family

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From the Series Lil’ History Chips On July 17, 1917, King George V of the United Kingdom changed the British royal family’s name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to the more English-sounding Windsor. A blatantly political move, changing the German name was done under pressure from a war-weary nation that had been fighting  in what at the time had...
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July 13, 2013: George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty in Murder of Trayvon Martin Trial

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A Brief History On July 13, 2013 self-appointed community watchman George Zimmerman, an Hispanic-American, was found not guilty of having murdered 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012.  The case was closely watched across America and prompted strong racial tensions. Digging Deeper Because of Zimmerman’s outward appearance, the public assumed, with help from the media,...
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The Times Sure Are a-Changin’!

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A Brief History On July 4th, Americans celebrate their Independence Day, a holiday that signifies their freedom.  During the month of June 2015, Americans experienced a host of developments in the expansion of this freedom.  In any case, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, the times sure were a-changin’ in June 2015! Digging Deeper June 2015 included events, incidents and policy changes that...
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