Monthly Archives: July 2013

Battle Of Alexandria

It was the last victory for the Egyptian forces loyal to Queen Cleopatra. In the final war of the Roman Republic, Rome had declared war on Egypt.  The Battle of Alexandria was a minor stumbling block in the way of … Continue reading

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The First And Last Beetles Built

Arguably, the most famous and popular car line ever built has a history as mind boggling as the car itself. The Volkswagen Beetle was the longest-running, most manufactured car of a single design basis anywhere in the world. It was … Continue reading

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Arc De Triomphe Is Inaugurated

Napoleon Bonaparte came up with the idea of a triumphal arch to salute the victories of his imperial armies in 1806.  Napoleon voiced his plan shortly after his victory at Austerlitz.  He had in mind the triumphal arches built in … Continue reading

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The B-25 Empire State Building Collision

The formal end of the second World War was less than two months away.  Saturday morning, July 28, 1945, Lieutenant Colonel William Smith, Jr. was on a routine transport mission. Smith was piloting an Army B-25 bomber over New York … Continue reading

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Hey Sleepyhead!

It was a toss-up between my brother and myself as to which of us was the family sleepyhead.  If our parents wouldn’t have awakened us, we could have just slept blissfully all day.  On Mark’s 13th birthday, dad and I … Continue reading

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Au Courant …Floral Friday

I awoke from my 20 minute hot weather Siesta the other day with a wide grin on my face.  I think it had something to do with a sudden impishness that had washed over me during the nap.  Along with … Continue reading

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Less Driving, More Happiness?

I will preface this post by mentioning that I never envisioned writing something like this until now. It almost feels like I’m comitting a taboo just by tapping these words into the interwebs.  I’m a guy who loves to drive … Continue reading

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