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Happy Bastille Day!

As an enthusiast of French history, I like to encourage all people to celebrate today, Bastille Day. On July 14, 1789, Parisian revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, a prison that symbolized the power of the corrupt King, Louis XVI. The people

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This Day In History: Popularization of the Term “Bug”

A “bug” is an instance whereby something (typically machinery) does not behave as it should.  These “bugs” take a variety of forms, including minor inconveniences and faults, not accepting data input (for computing machines), or catastrophic failure. In the 1940s,

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This Day In History: The Pilgrims Depart for America

Hello, dear readers!  This Day In History returns with its second installment, this one a bit lighter than the fiery end of the Intrepid. This day, 393 years ago, The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, to the New World. 

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This Day In History: September 4th, 2013: The Failure of the Fireship, Intrepid

The first post of (hopefully) many in this long-imagined, recently created series! The First Barbary War was fought between the United States and the Barbary States, located in modern Tripoli.  When Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated, Yusuf Karamanli, the Pasha (governor

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