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Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/8/20 – V.E. DAY!

Seventy five years ago today, on May 8, 1945, Germany’s Third Reich surrendered unconditionally. For Europe, the long nightmare of World War 2 was over. For America, it marked a  job halfway done on NATIONAL V.E. DAY! Victory in Europe in World War 2 marked the beginning of the […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/9/20 – BALLOON ASCENSION DAY!

Jean Pierre Blanchard was a household name. In the Blanchard household, anyway. Born in France in 1750, he was the first to fly in the Americas, more than a century before the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, making today NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY! On January 9, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/16/19 – BATTLE OF THE BULGE DAY!

75 years ago today, December 16, 1944, Allied troops were settling in for the winter, having successfully invaded and liberated Nazi-occupied France and Belgium, forcing the mighty Wehrmacht into retreat and disarray. The war in Europe was widely considered all but won. By the Allies, anyway, but […]

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