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July 23, 1943 ~ Patton Takes Palermo

 

July 23, 1943 – Released at last from his straight jacket, LTG George S. Patton exercises his golden rules of war (Speed-Simplicity-Boldness) to launch an all-out drive on the Port City of Palermo in Sicily.

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July 22, 1893 ~ Katherine Lee Bates: America the Beautiful

 

After admiring the majestic view from the top of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, Colorado, Poet Katharine Lee Bates wrote the hyper-visual, thought provoking, and soul moving poem “America the Beautiful,” which many consider to be the greatest American patriotic poem and song of all time.

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July 19, 1814 ~ Samuel Colt and the Revolver

When you think of the American west, you think of cowboys, outlaws, and gun flights.

The man that made all that possible, American inventor Samuel Colt was born on July 19, 1814.

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July 16, 1945 ~ The Birth of the Atom Bomb

July 16, 1945 – The United States conducted its first test of an atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Early in World War II, the United States learned that Nazi Germany was working to develop an atomic weapon.

This revelation raised more than a few red flags and led to the establishment of the Manhattan Project in August 1942.

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