A Brief History On August 2, 1798, during the French Revolutionary Wars, the French fleet supporting then General Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Egypt was defeated soundly by the British at the Battle of the Nile.  As would often continue during Napoleon’s stellar military career, the French Navy was perhaps the weakest link of Napoleon’s military might. Digging Deeper Napoleon Bonaparte was one of, if not THE, greatest military genius of all time, and in fact has had more written about him than any other mortal man in history!  The exception is Jesus Christ, arguably not considered a mortal man.  (Note:…

A Brief History On August 10, 2017, President Trump agreed with his commission’s report released a few weeks earlier and declared the country’s opioid crisis a “national emergency”.  The opioid epidemic has been dominating news headlines in recent years due to the increase of fatal opioid overdoses taking the lives of over 130 Americans each day. Unfortunately, opioid addiction has affected all walks of life – from young adults full of potential, rich or poor, and even innocent unborn children. Between 1999 and 2017, more than 400,000 people have died from a drug overdose that involved opioids; however, the opioid…

A Brief History On August 1, 2019, we take a moment to delve into the arena of politics, a part of history we consider normally a topic to avoid because of the volatile nature of opinions and deep rooted emotions attached to those opinions.  Well, today we take a chance and spout our opinions about who won and who lost the debates of July 30 and 31, 2019, for the Democratic nomination for President.  We understand that other observers may come up with other results (of course they are WRONG!), and that our valued readers may disagree (and are welcome…

A Brief History On August 1, 1714, the British people dug deep, really deep, in order to select their next King when Queen Anne died.  Bypassing more than 50 people higher on the royal ladder to the crown in order to select a Protestant instead of settling for a Catholic, George, Elector of Hanover (Germany), became King of Great Britain!  How could so many people higher in the normal hereditary order of succession (the real term for this is primogeniture, but we figure most of our readers are not Professors of History like Dr. Zar!) be passed over?  Simply because…

A Brief History On July 26, 2013, a 40-year-old man from Alfredówka, Poland was found by Municipal Police Patrol from Nowa Dęba lying in the ditch along the road in Tarnowska Wola.  At the hospital, it was recorded that the man had a blood alcohol content of 1.374%.  The man survived, but the episode is just one of many cautionary tales of driving recklessly. Driving your car around the block is something quite entertaining, and it can be one of the best ways to take your mind off things. It is relaxing just to cruise around with nothing but music…

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