Pearl Harbor

At 7:48 am,  December 7th, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor located on Ohau, Hawaii.  The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft The attack was devastating,  intended to keep the American fleet from interfering in operations the Japanese had planned. The attack had the opposite effect  and launch America…

Arizona

flowers in a Mewadow

Last month I took a trip to Arizona. Other then driving through a small part of it on the way to Utah and spending a weekend in Pheonix, I have never been there.  When I went to Phoenix on that business trip, years ago,  in August, I got out of the rental car and step into Hades. I decided not to go…

Presidential Fun Facts

 George Washington No formal education. The only president elected unanimously. He received all 69 electoral votes. At his inauguration, Washington had only one tooth. At various times he wore dentures made of human teeth, animal teeth, ivory or even lead. Never wood. In addition to the nation’s capital and the state, 31 counties and 17 towns are named in his…