AIR FLORIDA FLIGHT 90 CRASH: Pilots faulted in failing to activate icing warning thus causing the plane to take off without enough power; dropped onto 14th Street Bridge and into Potomac on January 13, 1982

Remarkable video by Chester Panzer in many of these news reports from the scene of the Air Florida Flight 90 crash It was a January snowstorm that was causing the Washington, D.C. region to come to a sliding halt as the area dealt with a rare crash of a jetliner and a fatal Metro crash, …

PRESIDENTIAL ENDS: President Harry Truman’s Presidential final train stump for Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson in October of 1952

When President John F. Kennedy, Forty-Five Years Old, Began His Presidency, President Harry S. Truman Was Seventy-Seven Years Old and Had Left Office Eight Years Earlier When Dwight Eisenhower Was Elected. Harry S. Truman was the only American president to serve in World War One.  He was promoted to the rank of captain during the …

WORLD WAR II: Photos and sketches of the armed services at war

Sketch shows American soldiers in a jeep, seen from the rear, as they travel down the road to Kokumbona on Guadalcanal island, past abandoned Japanese field pieces during the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. Contributor: Brodie, Howard Date: 1942 Working on a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Howard R. Hollem, photographer Created …

CHEAP SHOTS: 2022 Preview and Favorites of the Past; Part One

CHEAP SHOTS 2022 Preview and Favorites of the Past It just wouldn’t be Halloween without recalling the St. Mary’s County Commissioners Meeting in 1995 when the county commissioners came to their regular weekly meeting wearing Halloween costumes. Most memorable was Babs. For those who weren’t yet born, born again, or arrived yet in the Mother …

America’s Veterans: ‘Your Sacrifices Will Never Be Forgotten’

Harry “Buddy” Raley in 1942, just after being drafted into the United States Army. World War II Heroes: ‘ Your Sacrifices Will Never Be Forgotten’ THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY SPECIAL FEATURE (Editor’s Note: This article was initially published in 2006 and is being presented again as a tribute to America’s Veterans in 2021.” CALLAWAY—Sixty years ago, …

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