1840 – Born on the 27th of September in West Point, New York. 1859 – He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. and went on to serve nearly 40 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy. 1884 – He was invited by Stephen Luce, president of the newly established Naval War ..
1917 – Born on October 8th in Baltimore, Maryland. 1955 – Walter Lord wrote the definitive book on the sinking of the Titanic. "A Night to Remember" is a riveting account of the tragedy and heroism of that fateful April night. 1957 – He followed that book with other historical narratives, including Day of Infamy, ..
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1484 – born in Seville on the 24th of August. 1502 – He emigrated to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. 1512 – He became a priest eight years later, and served as a missionary to the Arawak of Cuba. 1520-1521 – His attempt to create a more equitable colonial society in Venezuela was sabotaged by ..
1968 – Kennedy earned his Ph.D. in American studies from Yale, after completing an undergraduate degree at Stanford University. 1967 – He returned to Stanford, where he is now the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History. 1981 – Kennedy’s book "Over Here: The First World War and American Society" was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. ..
37 AD – He was born this year in Jerusalem, Judea now known as Israel. 66 AD – He introduced himself in Greek as Iosepos, son of Matthias, an ethnic Hebrew, a priest from Jerusalem, fought the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War of this year until 73 as a Jewish military leader in ..
1711 – Born in Edinburgh on the 26th of April. 1723 – He appears to have entered the Greek classes of the university of Edinburgh. 1726 – He returned to Ninewells with a fair knowledge of Latin, slight acqtiaintance with Greek and literary tastes decidedly inclining to "books of reasoning and philosophy, and to poetry ..
1922 – Born into a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York on the 8th of August. 1942 – She married Irving Kristol, but has always written as an academic under her maiden name. 1952 – Lord Acton: A Study of Conscience and Politics. 1959 – Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution. 1968 – Victorian Minds. 1974 ..
484 BC – Greek historian, called the Father of History, was born at Halicarnassus in Asia Minor. 464 BC – 447 BC – The travels of Herodotus seem to have been chiefly accomplished between his twentieth and his thirty seventh year. 460 – His residence in Egypt must, on the other hand, have been subsequent. ..
1870 – Born in New Haven, Connecticut. 1895 – Received his BA in Yale University where he also worked as the editor of both The Yale Courant and The Yale Literary Magazine. 1897 – Finished his Master’s Degree in Yale. – Became editor of the New Haven Morning News. 1905 – ..