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This was the average age of an American infantryman in the Vietnam War.

The post Daily Quiz for July 16, 2018 appeared first on HistoryNet.

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This was the first storm named using the system of women’s name adopt in 1953.

The post Daily Quiz for July 15, 2018 appeared first on HistoryNet.

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He was the first African-American US cabinet secretary.

The post Daily Quiz for July 14, 2018 appeared first on HistoryNet.

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There’s a good reason why the flight endurance record has stood since 1959: Who wants to spend more than 65 days crammed in a lightplane?   Before the advent of aerial refueling, fuel tank capacity was the main determining factor of an airplane’s endurance. With aerial refueling, record nonstop time aloft, once measured in hours, was measured …

The post Marathons in the Air appeared first on HistoryNet.

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British administrators put down the 1948–60 communist uprising using a successful and surprising mix of counterinsurgency tactics 

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John "Doc" Holliday was this kind of doctor.

The post Daily Quiz for July 13, 2018 appeared first on HistoryNet.

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The 91st anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s record-making transatlantic flight has come and gone while Spirit of St. Louis 2, a scratch-built replica of the famous airplane, remains grounded (see “Spirit of St. Louis 2,” March 2018 Aviation History). SOS 2, as the Spirit of St. Louis 2 is familiarly known, was originally scheduled to retrace …

The post Web Update: Spirit of St. Louis 2 appeared first on HistoryNet.

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If all goes according to plan, a replica of Charles Lindbergh’s historic Spirit of St. Louis will take off from Long Island on May 20, 2018, to re-create “Lucky Lindy’s” solo, nonstop flight to Paris. Spirit of St. Louis 2, dubbed SOS 2 for short, is nearing completion in an 8,000-square-foot hangar at Novato’s Gnoss …

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Author Michael Giorgione brings listeners inside the gates of America's historic presidential retreat.

The post Audiobook Review| Inside Camp David by Michael Giorgione appeared first on HistoryNet.

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This author coined the term “the Gilded Age” to describe the period in America from 1870 to 1900.

The post Daily Quiz for July 12, 2018 appeared first on HistoryNet.

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