May 14, 1948 was a very important day in the history of Israel. It is the story of Israel’s day of independence. The year of 1948 is a picture of the perfect moment of the Israel character, capturing the apex of one of Israel’s most historical events.
U.S.S. Independence (CV-62), stationed in Yokosuka, Japan where I lived. The "Indy" became the oldest ship in the Navy's active fleet, and the first carrier in history to hold that distinction, on 30 June 1995. With this honor, the Indy displayed the Revolution-era First Navy Jack, commonly called the "Don't Tread On Me" flag, from her bow until her decommissioning. The flag was presented to Indy C.O. Capt. David P. Polatty III, in a formal ceremony on 1 July.
Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period). This infographic spells out a history of attempts (and failures) of alcohol legistlation, protests, repeals and so on... (read more...)
John Hancock (USA founding father, signer the Declaration of Independence) When signing the Declaration he signed it so large he said, "I want them to know it is my signature and they can come and kill me."