Browsing: December 29

A Brief History On December 29, 1890, the United States Army 7th Cavalry Regiment conducted a massacre of about 200 Native Americans at a place called Wounded Knee in South Dakota, (see our article “Wounded Knee Massacre”).  We contend that the name, Wounded Knee, is a bit on the odd side.  After all, should other places be named “Headache,” “Sore Butt,” or “Infected Toe Mountain?”  Geographical places or formations, whether of a national or local variety have often been named for one reason or another in a way that seems a little odd to us that speak English.  (Or is…

A Brief History On December 29, 1890, the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army perpetrated a  massacre Native Americans of the Lakota People near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota.  Included among those killed were about 200 women and children.  (Note:  It was the 7th Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer that was massacred at the Little Big Horn River in 1873.) Digging Deeper The soldiers had rounded up about 120 Lakota men and over 240 Lakota women and children (numbers vary with source) on December 28th and had herded them back toward the Pine Ridge Indian…

A Brief History On December 29, 1939, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber made its first flight.  Although largely eclipsed by its fellow US heavy bomber, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, in myth, literature, and cultural references, the fact is that the B-24 was more numerous (most produced heavy bomber in history, most produced US military airplane in history) and could fly farther and faster than the more famous B-17.  The B-24 also could carry more bombs than a B-17, and each plane had a normal crew of 10 men. Digging Deeper Powered by 4 Pratt and Whitney turbo-supercharged radial…

A Brief History Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix -SARABA no en- was a mixed martial arts event held by Rizin Fighting Federation. It took place at the Saitama Super Arena on December 29, 2015. Digging Deeper Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix -SARABA no en- Information Promotion Rizin Fighting Federation Date December 29, 2015 Venue Saitama Super Arena City Saitama Attendance 12,214 Event chronology Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix -SARABA no en- Rizin Fighting Federation 2 Background In November 2015, ESPN reported that while still being signed to Bellator, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal became the first announced Bellator fighter to participate…

A Brief History On December 29, 1860, the first British oceangoing ironclad warship, the HMS Warrior, was launched, but she was not the first such ship in World History. Digging Deeper Contrary to popular misconception that the US Navy USS Monitor and the Confederate States Navy CS Virginia (rebuilt from the Union wooden ship, USS Merrimac) were the first ironclad warships, iron armored floating batteries had already seen combat during the Crimean War, and the French ship, the Gloire, in service since 1859 was the world’s first ocean going warship.  In fact, the Monitor and Virginia were actually designed for…

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