The week that was. April 30 – May 6

In case you missed it.

In case you missed it.

 

April 30, 1943 The Man Who Never Was – The idea was a head fake, disinformation planted into the hands of Nazi Germany…

May 1, 1863  Flags of the Confederacy – Learning from our history, rather than hiding from it.

May 2, 1939 Lucky Man – The life and baseball career of the “Iron Horse”.  Lou Gehrig.

May 3, 1915 The Red Poppy – The story of the international symbol of Remembrance.

May 4, 1945 The Strangest Battle of WWII – The day the Wehrmacht fought side by side with American soldiers, against Nazi SS.

May 5, 1945 Fire Balloon –  The only Americans killed by enemy action  on the American continent in WW2, were a pregnant Sunday school teacher and five children.

May 6, 1937 Hindenburg – There’s something that the film doesn’t show.

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Author: capecodcurmudgeon

I'm not a "Historian". I'm a husband, father and grandfather, a history geek and sometimes curmudgeon, who still likes to learn new things. Four years ago, I began writing a daily "Today in History" story, as sort of a self-guided history course.  At some point I committed to myself to write 365.  The leap year changed that to 366. I make every effort to get my facts straight, but Lord knows I'm as good at being wrong as the next guy. I offer these "Today in History" stories, in hopes that you'll enjoy reading them as much as I have in writing them. Thank you for your interest, in the history we all share. Rick Long

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