THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Sunday, July 09, 2017

July 10

1940 – The 114-day Battle of Britain began with Nazi forces attacking southern England by air:  WWII.

114 days of Hell, but the Nazis couldn't break the Brits...The Americans and Soviets may have finished the Nazis off, but it was the Brits who kept Hitler from winning the war.

Lets look at a few numbers to see what they were up against.

The Brits had approximately 700 fighter planes - The Germans over 1,000, along with 1,500 bombers...The Brits had over 51,000 casualties, with over 32,000 dead - The Germans barely had 2,000 casualties.

So what tipped the battle? The Brits were led by Churchill and Air Marshal Dowding, the Krauts had Hitler and Goering - A huge advantage for Britain...Lucky for England the Fat Field Marshal was in charge of the German Luftwaffe, and was about as incompetent as any German commander has ever been in any operation in history. Equally important was Hitler's trust in Goering
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1553 - Lady Jane Grey became Queen of England after Edward VI died.

I’m not sure, but her 10-day reign before being imprisoned has to be some kind of record.


1919 - President Woodrow Wilson personally delivered the 'Treaty of Versailles' to the U.S. Senate and urged its ratification.

The Treaty of Versailles was an abortion, and the fact it did nothing but act as a bulwark between WWI and WWII proves it.

The Senate knew it was a bad treaty, and didn't want the U.S. tied to any of it's insanity - especially joining the League of Nations...Thankfully they didn't ratify it.


1925 - The 'Scopes Monkey Trial' began in a small town in Tennessee. School teacher John Scopes was charged with teaching evolution.

It is amazing how we went from one extreme to another...There has to be room for both creation and evolution, and we would be much better off if we could find this happy medium.


1943 - Operation Husky began: WWII.  U.S. and U.K. forces invaded Sicily.

The Allies continued to claw at Germany's 'soft underbelly'...This plan has often been criticized, but it did tie up German troops and kept them from retreating to Europe in good order.

Most importantly, it allowed the Ruskies to continue taking the brunt of the German fight...Uncle Joe brought it on himself, and the Soviets paid a terrible price for dealing with Hitler prior to 1941.


1998 - Bringing to a close one of the biggest sex scandals ever to hit the Roman Catholic Church, the Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who said they'd been molested by a priest.

Of course these scoundrels should be punished, and the Church should pay if they covered up the scandal, but why is it we believe former children when it comes to priests but not when it comes to Michael Jackson?


And why do we insist on gay Scout leaders?

2003 - Spain opened its first mosque (in Granada) since the Moors were expelled in 1492.

Stupid fools.  Never forgot Spain was ruled by Muslims for over 700-years - longer than the current Christian Spanish nation has existed...History does repeat itself, and the Muslim Reconquista is well on its way.

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