Tag Archives: Russia

What Happened – November 13

It was on this day in 1982 that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated. Thousands of veterans marched to attend the dedication ceremony,  Located in Washington DC, the memorial (which was chosen out of over 1,400 submissions) is a simple design: two black stone … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Happened – September 5

It was on this day in 1698 that the Tsar of Russia shaved the beard off his commander of the army. Peter the Great had just returned from a two-year tour of Europe, and he wished to “modernize” the royal court. All … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Happened – September 1

It was on this day in 1859 that our Sun let loose with a massive solar flare. The eruption of energy took less than 18 hours to reach Earth, a journey that usually takes about 4 days. The effect was felt all … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Happened – August 26

It was on this day in 1498 that Cardinal Jean de Billheres commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to carve a statue. The young artist was 24 years old and had been in Rome for only a couple years when he was granted this … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Happened – August 13

  It was on this day in 1961 that Soviet troops started stringing barbed wire across the middle of Berlin. After WWII the city…as well as Germany…was split up between the Allies, but relations between Russia and the other countries … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Happened – August 7

It was on this day in 1782 that the Badge of Military Merit is created by George Washington to honor soldiers wounded in combat. Issued to only three men during the Revolutionary War it would be retired until after WWI, when it is … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Update | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment