"There is no teacher but the enemy"
in Orson Scott Card’s
- During the 1930s Hermann Göring – who was Chief of the Reich Forestry Service, as well as much else besides – imported two breeding pairs of racoons to Germany in an attempt to enter the fur business, a venture that failed, leading to the release of many the animals into the wild, resulting in widespread infestations in some areas.
- Queen Elizabeth's Irish Guards are nicknamed "The Micks".
- During World War I the U.S. Army bought four million pairs of rubber boots for which it had no requirement.
- All of the officers in her company of the Russian 105th Infantry having been killed in action on September 9, 1915, regimental nurse Rimma Ivanova put herself at the head of the troops and led a successful attack, during which she was hersefl killed, a deed for which Tsar Nicholas II posthumously awarded her the Order of St. George, IV Class, intended for officers, the first such award to a woman in more than a century.
- During World War II Bugs Bunny was made an honorary private in the Marine Corps for a recruiting pitch, in which he appeared in full dress uniform, and ended the war with a discharge as an honorary sergeant.
- During World War II the Coast Guard was credited with sinking or assisting in the sinking of thirteen of Hitler's U-boats and the capture of two Nazi surface vessels at sea, as well as the sinking of one – possibly two – Japanese submarines.
- Unusual for his times, the harshest words ever uttered by Thomas Macdonough, the of the Battle of Lake Champlain in 1814, were “By zounds!”
- The first modern naval action in which ironclad vessels took part occurred during the Crimean War on October 17, 1855, when three French ironclad floating batteries attempted the reduction of the coast defenses of the Russian port of Kinburn on the Black Sea.