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: Cape Cod Curmudgeon

I'm not a "Historian". I'm a husband, a father, a son and a grandfather. A history geek and sometimes curmudgeon, who still likes to learn new things. I began writing "Today in History" nearly six years ago, as sort of a self-guided history course.  I told myself I’d write 365, the leap year changed that to 366. As I write this, I believe there are over 600. I make every effort to get my facts straight, but 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’ve enjoyed writing them. Rick Long

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