"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy
forget in time that men have died to win them."
|--||Franklin Delano Roosevelt|
- In the late 1920s, concern about potential violations of Japanese air space led the Chief of Naval Operations to issue a warning that care be take to insure that Guam-based carrier pigeons not fly over nearby Japanese-owned islands in the Marianas.
- Walter Gropius, famed architect and founder of the Bauhaus, earned an Iron Cross, First Class, in the trenches during World War I.
- During its first decade of existence, about a quarter of the officers in the U.S. Navy were the sons of federal officials, while a further 10-percent were the sons of state or local government officials.
- In a three month war with Namur in 1430, troops from Liege managed to burn 300 villages, 32 castles and strongholds, and seventeen mills, inflicting damage to the tune of 172,700 gold florins.
- Juan Picasso Gonzlaez, an uncle of Pablo Picasso, was the first Protestant general in the history of the Spanish Army.
- Since the steel plating used was twice the thickness of that normally required, special 4-cm diamter rivets had to be used to build the super-battleships of the Yamato Class, which necessitated the design and manufacture of special heavy duty riverting guns.
- Despite campaigning in such serpent-haunted regions as North Africa, Malaya, Southern Europe, Burma, India, and East Africa, and with garrisons in other similar regions, only three men in the British Armed Forces died as a result of snake-bite during World War II, roughly 0.000023% of total war deaths.
- Learning that to keep his sons from military service a Roman Eques had deliberately maimed them, the Emperor Augustus sold him into slavery.