"Where there is one brave man, in the thickest of the fight, there is the post of honor."
- During the mid-eighteenth century smuggling bands in the Dauphine region of southeastern were so large that the French Army had to be called in to help control them.
- In the course of World Wa r I, the Royal Navy dockyard at Portsmouth refitted over 2,000 vessels.
- The 1942 Rose Bowl Game is the only one in the century old series that was not played in Pasadena; post-Pearl Harbor fears of a Japanese attack caused the venue to be hastily shifted to Duke University, in North Carolina.
- During the 1991 Gulf War, the AH-64 Apache was credited with killing 500 tanks, 120 other armored fighting vehicles, 10 radar sites, 10 helicopters, and 10 fixed-wing aircraft, as well as with the taking of some 4,500 prisoners.
- In 1808 the U.S. Navy contracted for a brig-of-war to be built at Oswego, New York, on Lake Ontario, at the price of $20,505, plus 110 gallons of whiskey.
- In 1919, told that his proposal to create a Spanish Foreign Legion was doomed to failure, Col. Jose Millan Astray replied, “If I fail, I will shoot myself.”
- Nearly 80% of the males born in the USSR in 1923 did not survive World War II.
- During the protracted fighting in the Normandy beachhead, the Luftwaffe claimed to have sunk a battleship, which was true, in a sense; a Mistel remotely piloted aircraft did hit the French battlewagon Courbet, but could hardly be said to have sunk it, since the old tub had already been sunk to help form the breakwater for the Mulberry artificial harbor.