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  • Tallying the winners and losers of the War of 1812

    12/12/2012 4:08:05 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | December 12, 2012 | James Careless
    The human cost of the War of 1812 was dramatic. Some 35,000 people were killed, wounded or missing at the end of the war. York (now Toronto), Niagara (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Washington, D.C. were torched. Elsewhere, homes and properties were looted and damaged and family lives were thrown into chaos. The borders between British North America and the United States might not have changed when the fighting stopped — the old lines were reconfirmed in the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war on December 24, 1814. But once the treaty was signed, there wasn’t simply a return to the...
  • How Pearl Harbor ended up reshaping Bay Area

    12/07/2011 2:39:20 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    SFGate ^ | 12-7-11 | Carl Nolte
    Today is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor - a date that President Franklin D. Roosevelt said "will live in infamy." It would also begin a complete transformation of the Bay Area and the West Coast from a place that seemed isolated and remote from the rest of the country. The attack crippled the Pacific fleet, killed 2,402 Americans and plunged the United States into World War II. It also created a huge panic on the West Coast, particularly in San Francisco, where the Army and Navy were convinced the city was about to be attacked...
  • How much do you know about the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846?

    05/16/2006 8:25:57 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 18 replies · 588+ views
    Mysa.com ^ | 05/16/2006 | Elaine Ayala
    How much do you know about the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846? http://www.mysanantonio.com/salife/stories/MYSA051606.01P.mxwar.1162a2d9.html http://tinyurl.com/jywhy Web Posted: 05/16/2006 12:00 AM CDT Elaine Ayala Express-News Staff Writer For many, knowledge about the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848 runs from nonexistent to sparse. Funny, given that without that major U.S. conquest, we might be living in Mexico, not Texas. Americans' knowledge of that crucial period may be limited to the U.S. takeover or purchase (depending on your perspective) of what today is the Southwestern United States ranging from Texas to California. But like many historical events, things were a lot more complicated than that. The...
  • Come to the Rendezvous (Vanity!)

    08/30/2002 9:34:56 AM PDT · by BallandPowder · 12 replies · 268+ views
    08/30/2002 | BallandPowder
    Powder..Patch..Ball FIRE!