On This Day…

World War II – Battle of Stalingrad….

February 2, 1943…..

German troops surrender to Russia after a five-month battle, marking the end of Adolf Hitler‘s campaign in Russia. It was one of the bloodiest battles in history, with combined military and civilian casualties of nearly 2 million. The Russians managed to blockade the city, trapping nearly 300,000 German and Axis troops in the city. Without access to supplies, the Axis troops slowly starved during the Russian winter. The German loss at Stalingrad was the first loss that Hitler publicly acknowledged and marked a turning point in the war.

Dad Joke Of The Day!

Why don’t pirates take a bath before they walk the plank?They just wash up on shore!

On This Day…

Columbia Disaster…. February 1, 2003…. The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates upon reentering Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members. During the launch a piece of foam insulation broke off from the Space Shuttle’s external tank and struck the left wing of the orbiter. When Columbia re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere, the damage caused hot atmospheric gases to destroy the internal…

On This Day…

13th Amendment…. January 31, 1865…. The constitutional amendment abolishing slavery in the U.S. is passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. It would then go on to the states for ratification. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United…

Dad Joke Of The Day!

What did the paranoid bookkeeper tell the psychiatrist? I hear invoices!

On This Day…

The Beatles – Rooftop Concert…. January 30, 1969…. The Beatles give their last public performance – an unannounced rooftop concert on their Apple headquarters in London. The group was joined by Billy Preston and played for 42 minutes before the gig ended after an accountant from the nearby Royal Bank of Scotland called the police to stop the…

This Weekend In History…

Apollo 1 Disaster…. January 27, 1967…. An electrical fire erupts during a simulation on the launch pad, killing astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Edward White. They were the first U.S. astronauts to die in a spacecraft.The ignition source of the fire was determined to be electrical, and the fire spread rapidly due to combustible nylon material, and…

Dad Joke Of The Day!

Why was Cinderella so bad at soccer? Because she kept running away from the ball!