Tag Archive | History

July 30, 1942 ~ Women Make WAVES in WW2

On July 30, 1942, President Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women’s auxiliary agency in the Navy known as “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service” or WAVES for short.

Women served in armed conflicts combat long before the establishment of the WAVES.

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July 28 ~ Buffalo Soldier Day

Buffalo Soldiers Day is observed annually on July 28th. This day commemorates the formation in 1866 of the first regular Army regiments comprising African-American soldiers.

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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 21, 1861 ~ The First Battle of Manassas

The First Battle of Bull Run: At Manassas Junction, Virginia was the first major battle of the U.S. Civil War and resulted in a smashing victory for the upstart Confederate army.

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