“. . . A little after midnight as I was writing . . . , the President came into the office laughing, with a volume of Hood’s works in his hand to show Nico & me the little Caricature ‘An unfortunate Bee-ing,’ seemingly utterly unconscious that he with his short shirt hanging about his long legs & setting out behind like the tail feathers of an enormous ostrich was infinitely funnier than anything in the book he was laughing at. 708 more words
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June 27th marks the anniversary of the 1844 assassinations of Joseph Smith Jr., the Mormon founding prophet, and his brother Hyrum Smith at the Carthage Jail in Hancock County, Illinois. 1,338 more words
After the relative calm of the last few days, the weather improved over the Western Front and both sides were out in force.
2nd Lieutenant James Vernon Lyle and Acting Bombadier A Harrison from 45 Squadron were shot down in their Sopwith Strutter (A1078) were shot down near Dadizeele by Leutnant Konrad von Bülow-Bothkamp from Jasta 18 for his 5th victory. 137 more words