On March 5 th 1946, Winston Churchill made his 'iron curtain' speech at Fulton, Missouri, USA. The speech was officially entitled “The Sinews of Peace” but became better known as the “Iron Curtain” speech. It set the tone for the early years of the Cold War. Some saw it as unnecessary warmongering while others believed it was another example of how well Churchill was able to grasp an international situation.
John Kerry was born on December 11, 1943, in Denver, Colorado. He is married to Theresa Heinz Kerry - from the Heinz family and they have two children and three stepchildren. The family are Catholic. Kerry went to Yale University in 1966 and joined the US Navy in the same year. He served in the Navy until 1969 and was sent to Vietnam where he served as a patrol leader in the extremely dangerous Mekong Delta region.
Today in History March 1st 752 BC - Romulus, legendary first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following The Rape of the Sabine Women. 509 BC - Publius Valerius Publicola, Roman consul, celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia.
The Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers' Party - NSDAP) grew out of the German Workers' Party. The Nazi Party came into being on 24th February 1920. Its leader, Adolf Hitler, required the party to accept and adopt the'Fuehrer Principle'. This was the belief that Hitler alone ruled and governed the Nazi Party and that everyone else was below him and owed their position within the party to him.
'Spiritual Exercises' was a set of rules written by Ignatius Loyola the founder of the Jesuits. The Jesuits were seen as a major component of the Counter-Reformation. All those who trained to become Jesuits were expected to follow 'Spiritual Exercises' to the letter and obedience to Loyola as the movement's General was also an expectation.
The League of German Girls (Bund Deutsche Mädel or BDM) was part of the Hitler Youth movement in Nazi Germany. The League of German Girls was for girls aged between 14 and 18 and followed on from the Young Girls League that was for girls aged between 10 and 14 years. The whole idea of having a solely girls organisation within Nazi Germany started in the 1920's.