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English DD- 696 - History

English DD- 696 - History

EnglishRobert Henry English, born 16 January 1888 in Warrenton, Gal, was i member of the Naval Academy class of 1911, and early in his naval career became a submariner. In 1917, while commanding 0-4 (SS-65), he won the Navy Cross for his great heroism in rescuing an officer trapped in 0-5 (SS-66) after an explosion.

How common were foreigners in the Weimar republic?

How common were foreigners in the Weimar republic?

Was it common to find foreigners in Germany during Weimar Republic and the beginning of the Nazi regimes? Because they do not seem particularly attractive historical periods but I found many stat…

History of Riverside, California

History of Riverside, California

Riverside, California, was originally developed after an investment company purchased the land in hopes of turning it into desirable property. The plans for a community were laid out in 1870 and became fully adopted when a large increase in population gladly accepted the plans.Much of the increase in population to the area was based upon the ease of producing crops.

Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

On October 9, 1936, harnessing the power of the mighty Colorado River, Hoover Dam begins sending electricity over transmission lines spanning 266 miles of mountains and deserts to run the lights, radios, and stoves of Los Angeles.Initially named Boulder Dam, work on the dam was begun under President Herbert Hoover’s administration but completed as a public works project during the Roosevelt administration (which renamed it for Hoover).

How long would it take a Victorian to travel from central Germany to the UK?

How long would it take a Victorian to travel from central Germany to the UK?

Specifically from Lauscha in 1862, does anyone know how extensive railways were then?

Shawsheen SwTug - History

Shawsheen SwTug - History

Shawsheen(SwTug: t. 180; 1. 118& 39;; b. 22& 39;6& 34;; dph. 7& 39;3& 34;; cpl. 40; a. 2 20-pdr. P.r.)Shawsheen.—a side wheel tug. Built at New York City 1855—was purchased by the Navy at New York as Young America on 21 September 1861. No record of her commissioning has been found, but Acting Lieutenant Edmund R.