The word decimate comes from the Roman practice of lining up prisoners — particularly those guilty of desertion — and killing every tenth person. source
In 1974, archeologists noted the deteriorization of the mummified remains of Rameses II, and he was flown to Paris for examination. He was issued an Egyptian passport, listing his occupation as “King […]
The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
Admiral David Farragut is remembered for famously shouting “Damn the torpedoes!” in the Civil War’s Battle of Mobile Bay. Earlier in life, he was given command of a captured British ship during […]