Month: July 2022

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History

Actor Robert Shaw’s speech that he delivered in the movie Jaws in his legendary performance as shark-hunter Quint may be the first time that generations who didn’t grow up during WWII learned about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the horrific days that followed. As Quint says in his spell-binding scene with Richard Dreyfuss:…

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The Civil War in July of 1863

Mark takes a quick look at two major Civil War events the took place in early July: the battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. He also discusses some of the characters who played key roles: Confederate General Henry Heth, the man who initiated the battle of Gettysburg and Union General Edward Sickles, one of the most…

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