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JFK Assassination (American Presidents Blog)

An interesting history-related post from American Presidents Blog:

As most of you know, today is the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.  Honestly, it has ben in the news so much that I didn't see the point of doing anything here other than marking the day (you'll note I posted on something completely differently).  Here, though, is a nice list of some resources if you want them.

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April 11, 1900: The First Submarine of the Navy, USS Holland (SS-1) (Naval History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from Naval History Blog:

This article was written by Captain Frank T. Cable as The Submarine Torpedo Boat Holland: First Submarine to Become a Part of the United States Navy for the February 1943 issue of Proceedings magazine.

The USS Holland, 1900

The USS Holland, 1900

My association with the inventor Holland dated from early in 1897. I was living in Philadelphia at the time as a technician connected with the Electro-Dynamic Company of that city. My first acquaintance with the submarine Holland was made through reading a graphic newspaper account of her remark­able features, as they were then regarded. It reminded me of Jules Verne’s Nautilus...

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USS Holland (SS-1) makes her first successful submerged run: 17 March 1898 (Naval History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from Naval History Blog:

On St. Patrick’s Day, 1898, the USS Holland (SS-1) made her first successful submerged run.  Irish-born American schoolteacher and inventor, John Phillip Holland (1842-1914) is often considered the man who contributed most to the development of the submarine.   The Story of the Holland Submarine by Richard Knowles Morris was told in the January 1960 [...]

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