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Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

World War II was struggling towards its conclusion in August 1944. Ross sought to find comfort and replenishment in music.Ross, a talented violinist, collaborated with fellow musicians to practice the classics. Their gatherings became so successful that a permanent organization was proposed.They all agreed, and the Seattle Philharmonic and Choral Society was born.

Important historical finds in the Burnt City of Iran

Important historical finds in the Burnt City of Iran

Although archaeological remains of great importance can be found practically all over the world, it seems that one of the most effervescent latitudes in this world is in the Middle East area and it is strange that one or two discoveries are not made of great importance every year as is the case.

Operation Iceberg: The Assault on Okinawa - Part 2 - The Battle - April

Operation Iceberg: The Assault on Okinawa - Part 2 - The Battle - April

 Operation Iceberg: The Assault on Okinawa - Part 2 - The Battle - April - June 1945The Opening ShotsThe Americans MoveThe Assault Goes InThe Advance Gets Underway: L+1 to L+3A General Advance: L+4 to L+17IIIAC Moves NorthThe Ie Shima LandingsThe Main Assault on the Shuri Defences: 19 April (L+18)The Japanese Strike BackThe Assault on the Shuri Defences and the Battle for Sugar Loaf HillThe Americans Push SouthUshijima Makes A Last StandConclusionBibliography and Further ReadingWebsitesThe Opening ShotsThe Second World War first reached Okinawa on 29 September 1944 when B29s bombed the airfields and reconnaissance was conducted to photograph as many of the islands as possible.

The Greenback Party

The Greenback Party

One of the leading public issues of the immediate postwar period was related to the nation’s currency.The heart of the debate centered on an action the government had taken to fund the Union effort in the Civil War. Between 1862 and 1865, the government printing presses issued $450 million in greenbacks, paper notes that were not backed by reserves of specie.

Catskill and Tannersville - History

Catskill and Tannersville - History

Catskill and Tannersville

This Day in History: 05/12/1957 - Foyt's First Pro Victory

This Day in History: 05/12/1957 - Foyt's First Pro Victory

This Day in History - May 12, 1957, legendary driver AJ Foyt won the midget stock car championship. This win set off his career, leading him to win 4 Indy-500 championships. To find out more about the great formula-1 driver, check out this clip.