As 1944 drew to a close, the general feeling among Allied commanders was that the German Army was finished. Many in positions of authority speculated that the war might end before 1945 began. But General Patton, whose Third Army [...]
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His was a politically unpopular act. The tension between the American colonies, particularly Massachusetts, and Great Britain had heightened. The resentment against the crown had grown and the mere presence of British troops only made feelings more bitter.
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The two teenage boys were students at Lakeside High School and members of the fledgling Lakeside Programmers Group. The group was granted free computer time on various machines in exchange for writing programs.
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Chesley Burnett Sullenberger, was born January 23, 1951 in Dennison, Texas, to a dentist father and an elementary school teacher mother. An exceptional student with a brilliant mind, he joined Mensa at the age of 12.
After graduating [...]
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