Bob Diamond

$50 billion Nicaragua Canal and a 1-Cent Stamp

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Nicaragua, The Panama Canal and a 1-Cent Stamp Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company recently announced that they have broken ground on the $50 billion transoceanic waterway that they predict will rival the Panama Canal. Historians offer Nicaragua advice – don’t print any more stamps or coins showing the previous ...

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HISTORICALLY YOURS The 1914 Christmas Truce

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The remarkable events that took place in the military trenches in France on Christmas Eve 1914 appears to be pure fiction, except, it is entirely true. Although World War I was only five months old, over one million soldiers had already died. In certain areas, no more than 30 yards ...

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Washington’s brother Lawrence and Cartagena

Years ago, Arlene and I visited the beautiful Colombian walled city of Cartagena, on the westerly side of the Caribbean. We had an unusual conversation with a resident who held a grudge against the United States. “Don’t you know your history,” he said. “George Washington’s brother Lawrence helped lead a ...

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The Birth State of Andrew Jackson?

Andrew Jackson is rated in numerous historical polls as our sixth greatest president. South Carolina and North Carolina each claim to be his birth state. Which state is correct? Andrew Jackson (father of the future president), a farmer from Ireland and his wife Elizabeth decided to seek a new life ...

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