March 12, 2014

This Day in Texas History: It is Wednesday March 12, 2014. It is the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. On this date in 1836 the Battle of Refugio began. It was a battle in the Texas War for Independence and part of the Goliad Campaign. It took place… Continue reading March 12, 2014

March 11, 2014

This Day in Texas History: It is Tuesday March 11, 2014. It is the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. General Sam Houston arrived at Gonzales, Texas on March 11, 1836. He took command of the Texas Army. While there word reached him of the battle of the Alamo and… Continue reading March 11, 2014

March 10, 2014

This Day in Texas History: It is Monday March 10, 2014. It is the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. The John Sealy Training School for Nurses opened with in 1890. Galveston’s John Sealy Hospital was only two months old. It was the first formal nursing school in Texas.… Continue reading March 10, 2014

March 7, 2014

This Day in Texas History: It is Friday March 7, 2014. It is the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. Did you know the Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas. If you are from Texas of course you know that. If you’re not from here, but got here… Continue reading March 7, 2014

March 6, 2014

On This Day in Texas History: It is Thursday March 6, 2014. It is the 65th day of 2014. There are 300 days left in the year. On this date Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna recaptured San Antonio on March 6, 1836, after a thirteen-day siege; the Mexican army suffered an estimated 600 casualties.… Continue reading March 6, 2014

March 5, 2014

On This Day in Texas History: It is Tuesday March 5, 2014. It is the 64th day of 2014. There are 301 days left in the year. On this date in 1842 a Mexican force of over 500 men under Rafael Vasquez invaded Texas for the first time since the Texas Revolution in 1836. They briefly occupied… Continue reading March 5, 2014

March 4, 2014

Today in Texas History: It is Tuesday March 4, 2014. It is the 63rd day of 2014. There are 302 days left in the year. Down in southeast Texas in Hardin County along the Pine Bayou is the Batson-Old oilfield. On March 4, 1904, it reached its greatest everyday production with a yield of more… Continue reading March 4, 2014

March 3, 2014

Today in History: It is Monday March 3, 2014. It is the 62nd day of 2014. There are 303 days left in the year. On this date in 1837 US President Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas. On this date in 1863 the first US wartime military conscription (draft) bill enacted. Twitter and… Continue reading March 3, 2014

March 2, 2014

Today in History:  It is Sunday March 2, 2014. It is the 61st day of 2014. There are 304 days left in the year. On this date in 1939, Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli was elected pope on his 63rd birthday. He took the name Pius XII. He served until his death in 1958. Crazy… Continue reading March 2, 2014

“Tiger Tank Manual: Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger 1 Ausf.E (SdKfz 181) Model (Owner’s Workshop Manual)” by David Fletcher, David Wiley and Mike Hayden

“Tiger Tank Manual: Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger 1 Ausf.E (SdKfz 181) Model (Owner’s Workshop Manual)” by David Fletcher, David Wiley and Mike Hayden and published by Zenith Press.  The Tank Museum in South Dorset in the United Kingdom (UK) was in a unique position to write a new chapter in the Tank story with its own discoveries… Continue reading “Tiger Tank Manual: Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger 1 Ausf.E (SdKfz 181) Model (Owner’s Workshop Manual)” by David Fletcher, David Wiley and Mike Hayden