Mississippi River & World War

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest river system in North America. World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2), was a global war that was under way by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved a vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. 5.0/5

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8 May 1541 – Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo. 1846 – Mexican-American War: The Battle of Palo AltoZachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the war. 1861 – American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is named the capital of the Confederate States of America. 1877 – At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens. 1886 – Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine. 1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded. 1919 – Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day. In the United States it was called Armistice Day and is now Veterans Day. 1933 – Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against the British rule in India. 1942 – World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes ...
Friday is April 27, the 118th day of 2012. There are 248 days left in the year. 1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines. 1777: The only land battle in Connecticut during the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Ridgefield, took place, resulting in a limited British victory. 1805: During the First Barbary War, an American-led force of Marines and mercenaries captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli. 1822: The 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. 1865: The steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., killing more than 1,400 people, mostly freed Union prisoners of war. 1932: American poet Hart Crane, 32, drowned after jumping from a steamer into the Gulf of Mexico while en route to New York. 1941: German forces occupied Athens during World War II. 1967: Expo '67 was officially opened in Montreal by Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. 1972: The Apollo 16 mission to the moo ...
On a World War ll ship for a cubscout overnight. Awesome and first time ever to sleep on the Mississippi River.
On the date August 6th 1806 - Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire. 1862 - American Civil War: The Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering damage in a battle with USS Essex near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 1923 - Henry Sullivan swims the English Channel. 1926 - Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping. 1945 - World War II: the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima. An atomic bomb codenamed Little Boy is dropped by the American B-29 Enola *** on the city of Hiroshima in Japan at 8:16 a.m., killing 80,000 outright with another 60,000 dead by the end of the year due to fallout sickness. Ultimately, about 200,000 die due to the atomic bomb. 1965 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into United States law. 1984 - Pop star Prince releases Purple Rain, the album which would launch him to superstardom. 2012-Casey Noble will be moving to ...
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