The History Guy - William Connery

My Book and Myself FROM MAY 1861 UNTIL MARCH 1862, NORTHERN VIRGINIA WAS THE FRONT LINE OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES. THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON.

MANY FIRST AND IMPORTANT EVENTS HAPPENED IN THE AREA THAT NOW INCLUDES ALEXANDRIA CITY AND ARLINGTON, FAIRFAX, PRINCE WILLIAM & LOUDOUN COUNTIES. THIS INCLUDES THE ONLY CITY OCCUPIED THROUGHOUT THE WAR; THE FIRST AERIAL RECON; AND THE BIRTH OF THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG. THE HISTORY PRESS HAS PUBLISHED MY BOOK, CIVIL WAR NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1861, AND I AM AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING ON THAT CRITICAL TIM

11/12/2022

The return of the Baba Yaga - the Bogeyman. The Gray Ghost of the modern era!

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Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. breaks record for consecutive games played 09/06/2022

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Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. breaks record for consecutive games played On September 6, 1995, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking “Iron Horse” Lou Gehrig’s record for most

Benedict Arnold orders burning of New London 09/06/2022

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Benedict Arnold orders burning of New London On September 6, 1781, British Brigadier General Benedict Arnold, a former Patriot officer already infamous and much maligned for betraying the United States the

Sam Houston elected as president of Texas 09/05/2022

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Sam Houston elected as president of Texas On this day in 1836, Sam Houston is elected as president of the Republic of Texas, which earned its independence from Mexico in a successful military rebellion.

Western Roman Empire falls 09/04/2022

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Western Roman Empire falls Romulus Augustus, the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed by Odoacer, a German barbarian who proclaims himself king of Italy. Odoacer was a

Confederate forces enter Kentucky 09/03/2022

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Confederate forces enter Kentucky Confederate General Leonidas Polk commits a major political blunder by marching his troops into Columbus, Kentucky—negating Kentucky’s avowed neutrality and

Japan surrenders, bringing an end to WWII 09/02/2022

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Japan surrenders, bringing an end to WWII Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II. By the summer of 1945, the defeat of Japan was

FDR signs Neutrality Act 08/31/2022

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FDR signs Neutrality Act On August 31, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Neutrality Act, or Senate Joint Resolution No. 173, which he calls an “expression of the desire…to

Washington refuses British general's letter of reconciliation 08/30/2022

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Washington refuses British general's letter of reconciliation On August 30, 1776, General George Washington gives the New York Convention three reasons for the American retreat from Long Island. That same day, he rejects

North and South clash at the Second Battle of Bull Run 08/29/2022

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North and South clash at the Second Battle of Bull Run Confederate General Robert E. Lee deals a stinging defeat to Union General John Pope at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia—a battle that arose out of the

St. Elizabeth born in New York City 08/28/2022

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St. Elizabeth born in New York City Elizabeth Ann Bayley is born in New York City on August 28, 1774. She went on to found the first Catholic school and the first female apostolic community in the

British forces defeat Patriots in the Battle of Brooklyn 08/27/2022

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British forces defeat Patriots in the Battle of Brooklyn During the American Revolution, British forces under General William Howe defeat Patriot forces under General George Washington at the Battle of Brooklyn (also

President George Washington decides to subdue Whisky Rebellion 08/26/2022

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President George Washington decides to subdue Whisky Rebellion On August 26, 1794, President George Washington writes to Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, Virginia’s governor and a former general, regarding the Whiskey

Paris is liberated after four years of N**i occupation 08/25/2022

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Paris is liberated after four years of N**i occupation After more than four years of N**i occupation, Paris is liberated by the French 2nd Armored Division and the U.S. 4th Infantry Division. German resistance was

British troops set fire to the White House 08/24/2022

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British troops set fire to the White House On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812 between the United States and England, British troops enter Washington, D.C. and burn the White House in retaliation

Dolley Madison saves portrait from British 08/23/2022

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Dolley Madison saves portrait from British On this day in 1814, first lady Dolley Madison saves a portrait of George Washington from being looted by British troops during the War of 1812. According to

President Lincoln replies to Horace Greeley 08/22/2022

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President Lincoln replies to Horace Greeley President Abraham Lincoln writes a carefully worded letter in response to an abolitionist editorial by Horace Greeley, the editor of the influential New York

Guerillas massacre residents of Lawrence, Kansas 08/21/2022

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Guerillas massacre residents of Lawrence, Kansas The vicious guerilla war in Missouri spills over into Kansas and precipitates one of the most appalling acts of violence during the war when 150 men in the

Horace Greeley’s “The Prayer of Twenty Millions” is published 08/20/2022

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Horace Greeley’s “The Prayer of Twenty Millions” is published New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley publishes a passionate editorial calling on President Abraham Lincoln to declare emancipation for all enslaved people in

Benjamin Banneker writes to Thomas Jefferson, urging justice for African Americans 08/19/2022

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Benjamin Banneker writes to Thomas Jefferson, urging justice for African Americans On August 19, 1791, the accomplished American mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Banneker pens a letter to then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.

Soviet hard-liners launch coup against Gorbachev 08/18/2022

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Soviet hard-liners launch coup against Gorbachev On August 18, 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest during a coup by high-ranking members of his own government, military and

Dakota uprising begins in Minnesota 08/17/2022

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Dakota uprising begins in Minnesota Minnesota erupts in violence as members of the Dakota tribe attack white settlements along the Minnesota River. The Dakota were eventually overwhelmed by the

President Tyler is burned in effigy outside White House 08/16/2022

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President Tyler is burned in effigy outside White House President John Tyler vetoes a second attempt by Congress to re-establish the Bank of the United States. In response, angry supporters of the bank gathered

“Swamp Fox” routs loyalists while Gates’ men fall ill 08/15/2022

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“Swamp Fox” routs loyalists while Gates’ men fall ill On August 15, 1780, American Lieutenant Colonel Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” and his irregular cavalry force of 250 rout a party of Loyalists commanded by

Japan’s surrender made public 08/14/2022

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Japan’s surrender made public In what later became known as Victory Day, an official announcement of Japan’s unconditional surrender to the Allies is made public to the world on August 14,

Berlin is divided 08/13/2022

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Berlin is divided Shortly after midnight on August 13, 1961, East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and

General Washington anticipates British strategy 08/12/2022

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General Washington anticipates British strategy On August 12, 1776, General George Washington writes to Major General Charles Lee that the Continental Army’s situation had deteriorated due to an outbreak of

Confederate General Early abandons Wi******er, Virginia 08/11/2022

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Confederate General Early abandons Wi******er, Virginia Confederate General Jubal Early pulls out of Wi******er, Virginia, as Union General Philip Sheridan approaches the city. Wary of his new foe, Early moved away

Japan accepts Potsdam terms, agrees to unconditional surrender 08/10/2022

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Japan accepts Potsdam terms, agrees to unconditional surrender On August 10, 1945, just a day after the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan submits its acquiescence to the Potsdam Conference terms of unconditional surrender, as

Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki 08/09/2022

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Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki On August 9, 1945, a second atom bomb is dropped on Japan by the United States, at Nagasaki, resulting finally in Japan’s unconditional surrender. The

Robert E. Lee offers resignation as commander of the Confederate army 08/08/2022

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Robert E. Lee offers resignation as commander of the Confederate army In the aftermath of his defeat at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Confederate General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation as commander of the Army of Northern

George Washington creates the Purple Heart 08/07/2022

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George Washington creates the Purple Heart On August 7, 1782, in Newburgh, New York, General George Washington, the commander in chief of the Continental Army, creates the “Badge for Military Merit,” a

American bomber drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima 08/06/2022

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American bomber drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima On August 6, 1945, the United States becomes the first and only nation to use atomic weaponry during wartime when it drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city

Abraham Lincoln imposes first federal income tax 08/05/2022

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Abraham Lincoln imposes first federal income tax On August 5, 1861, President Lincoln imposes the first federal income tax by signing the Revenue Act. Strapped for cash with which to pursue the Civil War,

U.S. proclaims neutrality in World War I 08/04/2022

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U.S. proclaims neutrality in World War I As World War I erupts in Europe, President Woodrow Wilson formally proclaims the neutrality of the United States, a position that a vast majority of Americans

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