Browsing: July 16

A Brief History On July 16, 1862, David Farragut was appointed a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, the first officer to hold that rank.  Being a 2 ocean nation, the US has needed a great 2 ocean Navy to protect the country and look after our interests.  Along the way, many great sailors and others have furthered the capabilities of the US Navy and added to its rich history.  Here we list 10 of those examples, of the hundreds or even thousands that could be listed (no significance to the order listed).  ( Note: Although the US Marine…

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A Brief History On July 16, 1439, the Parliament of King Henry VI of England issued a proclamation banning kissing. Digging Deeper This ban of something we now think of as being so personal was in response to yet another outbreak of plague. This particular plague was probably not the bubonic plague which caused an epidemic known as the Black Death in which entire populations were wiped out. In those years, the word “plague” was a general term used to describe any infectious malady that spread rampantly. So, was the Government getting involved in the personal matter of affection between…

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