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July 25, 1797

On July 25, 1797, British Admiral Horatio Nelson went ahead with his plan to attack and conquer the Spanish island of Tenerife. He was told by the Spanish that it would cost him an arm and a leg if he … Continue reading

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July 5, 1989

On July 5, 1989, British pop singer, Rod Stewart, performed a move usually reserved for heavy metal head bangers. At a performance in Pine Knob, Michigan, while singing, Stewart cut a corner too closely and banged his head into a… Continue reading

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February 8, 1960

On February 8, 1960, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-In-Council, whereby she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor and that her descendants would take the name “Mountbatten-Windsor”. When Jim Bob Wheeler … Continue reading

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December 29. 1813

On December 29, 1813, during the War of 1812, the British burned Buffalo, New York. The natives barely even noticed.

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September 15, 1775

On September 15, 1775, an early and unofficial American flag was raised by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Mott after capturing Fort Johnson from the British. The flag was dark blue with the white words “Send Nudez” spelled on it. This was … Continue reading

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