This Week in History: Ellis Island, Attack on Quebec, Battle of Fort Washington

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, November 10 Happy birthday to the United States Marine Corps! On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution requiring that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” to support the recently […]

This Week in History: Old Ironsides, Fort Mifflin, Esther Reed helps the war!

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, October 20 On this day in 1819, future Union Maj. Gen. Daniel Sickles is born in Manhattan. He was not one of history’s more admirable characters! Two stories are typically told about him. […]

Poll: Americans Want to Scrap World Series

In honor of the World Series of Baseball, which is starting today, I am reposting a piece of satire that I wrote in 2011. Enjoy! A new poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly prefer to scrap the World Series. A shocking 68% of Americans instead believe that Major League Baseball should rely upon “total runs scored” […]

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