Browsing: April 29

A Brief History On April 29, 1945, the British Royal Air Force aided by units of the Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and Polish Air Forces began Operation Manna over the occupied part of the Netherlands (Holland) with the acquiescence of the German occupiers. The United States Army Air Forces started their own, similar, operation 2 days later called Operation Chowhound. As you may guess from the code names given the operations, the military action was feeding the starving civilian population of occupied Netherlands, dropping food from bomber aircraft. Digging Deeper In all, more than 11,0000 tons of food were dropped…

A Brief History On April 29, 2015, the Baltimore Orioles hosted the Chicago White Sox for one of the most bizarre major league baseball games of all time, one at Camden Yards in which no fans were permitted to attend! The game was held in the afternoon behind locked doors because of the ongoing “protests” (riots) stemming from the Freddie Gray death in police custody case. Digging Deeper Coincidentally, April 29 (1992) happens to be the anniversary of the Rodney King Riots in Los Angeles, a factor that may have increased already boiling racial tensions. Freddie Gray was a career…

A Brief History On April 29, 1429, Joan of Arc, The Maid of Orleans, arrived at Orleans wearing the armor of a knight to lead the battle to lift the Siege of Orleans.  With her council and inspirational leadership, the siege was lifted and a legend begun.  Many times throughout history women have gone to war in many roles, from nursing to heavy labor, from flying fighter planes and bombers, to accurately sniping enemy soldiers.  Here are 10 prime examples of women warriors.  What other women come to your mind?  If 10 is not enough we can always make a…

A Brief history On April 29, 1992, the lower income areas of Los Angeles erupted with violence, pent up anger released after the acquittal of 4 white police officers accused of beating Rodney King, one of history’s most evil people, after a high speed pursuit. Digging Deeper The black community was on edge after the video taped beating of an African-American male (Rodney King) by the LAPD and the shooting death of a 15 year old African-American girl by a Korean grocer for stealing a drink worth less than $2. When the verdict from the all white jury was announced,…