Category Archives: History

What president was villified during his presidency but is fondly remembered?

Harry Truman was a controversial president. He ascended to presidency during the final months of World War II after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was responsible for approving the plan to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In the beginning of his first term, Truman had to deal with the largest labor strike… Read More »

Where did the US embassy move in Moscow?

While researching the Siberian Seven for Has anyone else been holed up in a foreign embassy like Julian Assange?, I read this article from 1981 that said there may be another problem with them staying at the embassy: …in a few years, even that could conceivably present problems: The embassy is scheduled to move to new quarters. Out… Read More »

Has anyone else been holed up in a foreign embassy like Julian Assange?

Recently, I was watching an episode of The Blacklist where a character seeks sanctuary inside a Russian embassy because they’re being pursued by law enforcement. They make a deal to be transported to Russia to escape prosecution and The Blacklist team is powerless to stop the vehicle transporting them out of the embassy. That’s how I always… Read More »

What other forts remained in Union hands in the South?

While writing this post on the role Florida played in the Civil War, I learned how different forts in Florida remained in Union hands despite Florida being a Confederate state. This got me wondering if other forts in the South remained under Union control as well. It’s a very specific bit of trivia so I… Read More »

Were there black hippies?

While reading through my newsfeed, I saw an article about Black Hippy. This got me thinking about about the hippie movement and how it seemed so few of them were black. It makes sense though. If you think about how it was back then, America was divided by race. To a much more ridiculous degree than… Read More »

Who designed the US flag?

Recently, I was reading about the District of Columbia attempting to become a US State instead of a Federal District and all of the various things that could arise from that situation. An interesting thing they brought up was how the US flag will change after Washington DC becomes the next US state. This got… Read More »

Where have National Guard units been deployed internationally?

When I was researching the deadliest battle in American history, I read about National Guard units being deployed in World War I. This was odd for me because I had assumed that National Guard units were mainly deployed domestically to maintain order during civil discord or during natural disasters. I remembered that they were deployed during… Read More »

What Clinton vandalism is Drudge Report referencing?

I was reviewing old Drudge Report news articles to research political bias and read about how when the Clinton administration vacated the White House. I wanted to know what specifically this was. A Google search turned up a New York Times article about what happened. W’s were removed from keyboards. Messages against the new President… Read More »