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Wikipedia:Vital articles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vital articles is a list of subjects for which Wikipedia should have corresponding high-quality articles. It serves as a centralized watchlist to track the status of Wikipedia's most essential articles. Approximately one thousand articles on this page constitute the Level 3 list. A Level 4 list of ten thousand articles is currently under construction.
wikipedia  reference  lists 
january 2014 by will.brien
Slippery rail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United Kingdom, a number of rail companies change their timings and publish special "leaf fall timetables".[13][14]

The cryptic nature of rail company explanations for slippery rail and related phenomena has led to the phrase "leaves on the line" becoming a standing joke,[4] and, along with variants such as "the wrong type of snow", is seen by members of the public who do not understand the problem as an excuse for poor service.[15][16]

Particularly problematic local trees include the sycamore, lime, sweet and horse chestnut, ash, and poplar, which regrow or coppice after cutting back, and have large, flat leaves, which stick to the line and cause severe slippery rail.[4] Other types of tree that cause problems are quick-growing, pioneering trees, or those producing a substantial amount of leaves. Poplars are particularly troubling because they tend to shed limbs.[17]

The current term for cutting down or cutting back trees near the lines is "lineside vegetation management".[17]

In 2013 Greater Anglia reported that the compressed leaves had resulted in a "teflon-like substance" which has baffled scientists. Attempts to mitigate this phenomenon with gels have failed to provide enough traction to provide safe passage. [18]
transportation  reference  lol  wikipedia 
november 2013 by will.brien
Timeline of computer viruses and worms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This timeline of computer viruses and worms presents a chronology of noteworthy computer viruses, computer worms, trojan horses, similar malicious software, related research and events.
history  computers  technology  reference  virus  networking  wikipedia 
november 2013 by will.brien
Scunthorpe problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scunthorpe problem occurs when a spam filter or search engine blocks e-mails or search results because their text contains a string of letters that are shared with an obscene word. While computers can easily identify strings of text within a document, broad blocking rules may result in false positives, causing innocent phrases to be blocked.
spam  filtering  email  wikipedia  reference  sysadmin  work 
november 2012 by will.brien
Michelin Travel Publications: Star history, Ireland
via Wikipedia: Michelin-starred restaurants in Ireland over the years.

""Michelin Online Republic of Ireland". Michelinonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-21."
cooking  food  restaurants  ireland  history  wikipedia  lists 
november 2012 by will.brien
Otium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Otium, a Latin abstract term, has a variety of meanings, including leisure time in which a person can enjoy eating, playing, resting, contemplation and academic endeavors. It sometimes, but not always, relates to a time in a person's retirement after previous service to the public or private sector, opposing "active public life". Otium can be a temporary time of leisure, that is sporadic. It can have intellectual, virtuous, or immoral implications. It originally had the idea of withdrawing from one's daily business (negotium) or affairs to engage in activities that were considered to be artistically valuable or enlightening (i.e. speaking, writing, philosophy). It had particular meaning to businessmen, diplomats, philosophers, and poets.
history  language  health  business  wikipedia 
april 2012 by will.brien
NATO phonetic alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NATO phonetic alphabet, more accurately known as the NATO spelling alphabet and also called the ICAO phonetic or spelling alphabet, the ITU phonetic alphabet, and the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet, is the most widely used spelling alphabet. Though often called "phonetic alphabets", spelling alphabets are not in fact phonetic in the sense that linguists use the term, and they do not have any association with phonetic transcription systems like the International Phonetic Alphabet. Instead, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) alphabet assigns code words to digits and acrophonically to the letters of the ISO basic Latin alphabet (Alfa for A, Bravo for B, etc.) so that critical combinations of letters and numbers can be pronounced and understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by radio or telephone regardless of their native language, especially when navigation or persons might be endangered due to transmission static.
wikipedia  language  military  reference  lists 
april 2012 by will.brien
Captive portal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The captive portal technique forces an HTTP client on a network to see a special web page (usually for authentication purposes) before using the Internet normally. A captive portal turns a Web browser into an authentication device.[1] This is done by intercepting all packets, regardless of address or port, until the user opens a browser and tries to access the Internet. At that time the browser is redirected to a web page which may require authentication and/or payment, or simply display an acceptable use policy and require the user to agree. Captive portals are used at many Wi-Fi hotspots, and can be used to control wired access (e.g. apartment houses, hotel rooms, business centers, "open" Ethernet jacks) as well.

Since the login page itself must be presented to the client, either that login page is locally stored in the gateway, or the web server hosting that page must be "whitelisted" via a walled garden to bypass the authentication process. Depending on the feature set of the gateway, multiple web servers can be whitelisted (say for iframes or links within the login page). In addition to whitelisting the URLs of web hosts, some gateways can whitelist TCP ports. The MAC address of attached clients can also be set to bypass the login process.
wikipedia  wireless  sysadmin  networking  security  dns  proxy  iptables  work 
february 2012 by will.brien
Dark 'N' Stormy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Dark and Stormy (or Dark 'n' Stormy) is an alcoholic highball style cocktail popular in many British Commonwealth countries, such as Bermuda and Australia. It consists of dark rum and ginger beer over ice. It is optionally accompanied by a slice of lime. The local rum is usually used, for example, Goslings in Bermuda or Bundaberg in Australia.[1]
drinks  wikipedia 
november 2011 by will.brien
List of Latin phrases (full) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page lists direct English translations of common Latin phrases. Some of the phrases are themselves translations of Greek phrases, as Greek rhetoric and literature reached its peak centuries before that of ancient Rome.

This list is a combination of the twenty divided "List of Latin phrases" pages, for users who have no trouble loading large pages and prefer a single page to scroll or search through. The content of the list cannot be edited here, and is kept automatically in sync with the separate lists through the use of transclusion.
language  reference  lists  wikipedia 
august 2011 by will.brien
Moscow mule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Moscow Mule is a buck or mule cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime which was popular during the vodka craze in the United States during the 1950s. The name refers to the popular perception of vodka as a Russian product.

* Two parts vodka
* One part lime juice
* 3 parts ginger beer
drinks  wikipedia 
august 2011 by will.brien
Book creator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With the book creator you can create a book containing wiki pages of your choice. You can export the book in different formats (for example PDF or ODF) or order a printed copy.
wikipedia  books  diy 
march 2011 by will.brien
Michelada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michelada (Spanish pronunciation: [mitʃeˈlaða]) is a Mexican cerveza preparada made with beer, tomato juice (or Clamato), lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers.[1] It is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass.[2] There are numerous variations of this beverage throughout Mexico and Latin America.[3][4]

Recently, major U.S. beer producers have begun marketing cervezas preparadas, illustrating the wide variety of recipes in the Chelada/ Michelada category, and to serve the large Latin American population in the country. For example, Miller Brewing Company produces Miller Chill which is a "Chelada-style light lager with a hint of salt and lime.".[5] Going a different route, Anheuser-Busch is manufacturing Budweiser Chelada and Bud Light Chelada as a combination of lager, clamato, lime juice, and salt.[6]

In Mexico, Micheladas are considered a good remedy for hangovers.There are different types of variations of Micheladas; for example in Mexico City, the most common form of a Michelada is prepared with beer, lime, salt, and hot sauce/or chili. Some do add slices of orange, but this step is optional.
drinks  wikipedia 
january 2011 by will.brien
William Tecumseh Sherman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.[1] Military historian B. H. Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general."[2]

Sherman served under General Ulysses S. Grant in 1862 and 1863 during the campaigns that led to the fall of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River and culminated with the routing of the Confederate armies in the state of Tennessee. In 1864, Sherman succeeded Grant as the Union commander in the western theater of the war. He proceeded to lead his troops to the capture of the city of Atlanta, a military success that contributed to the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln. Sherman's subsequent march through Georgia and the Carolinas further undermined the Confederacy's ability to continue fighting. He accepted the surrender of all the Confederate armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida in April 1865.

When Grant assumed the U.S. presidency in 1869, Sherman succeeded him as Commanding General of the Army (1869–83). As such, he was responsible for the U.S. Army conduct in the Indian Wars over the next 15 years, in the western United States. He steadfastly refused to be drawn into politics and in 1875 published his Memoirs, one of the best-known firsthand accounts of the Civil War.
history  reference  wikipedia 
january 2011 by will.brien
Eircom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eircom operate the largest fixed-line telecommunications network in the Republic of Ireland, under licence from the Commission for Communications Regulation. Most homes and businesses in the state are connected by this network. A full range of telecommunications services is provided on the network including Business IP, its MPLS platform. Eircom have also completed a wholly-owned fibre network ring around Northern Ireland and another around Belfast. Their ISP division, Eircom Net, provides dial-up services, as well as broadband (see broadband roll-out, below) services. Eircom Phonewatch provides burglar alarm and home monitoring services. Any Alarm monitoring products using SMS are "hardcoded" to work with Eircom's SMSC, so will not work on Digiweb, BT, Smart, UPC or Magnet phone networks. DECT SMS handsets are also preprogramed for Eircom's SMSC. Any competing phone service that is not just CPS of Eircom must provide their own SMSC, but even when they do, consumers may be unable to migrate from Eircom due to SMSC numbers in equipment that can't be reprogrammed.[citation needed]
reference  telephony  business  history  ireland  wikipedia 
january 2011 by will.brien
Drinking in L.A. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Drinking in L.A." is a song by Bran Van 3000, released as the band's first single. The song was covered specially for BBC Radio 1 by English Indie rock Band The Twang in 2007, and featured on the album Radio 1 Established 1967. The song is also featured on the MuchMusic compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 2.

On VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders, James Di Salvio was quoted saying: "It's about me being in LA trying to make a movie and getting really bored with it and going out clubbing and DJ-ing, eventually taking the jump into making the record. It's kind of like falling out of love with one medium into the next. When you impose things in your life you have to do things because of your ego, you have to accomplish so much at a certain age and you want to do something else and you have to take the plunge and do it."
music  history  wikipedia 
january 2011 by will.brien
Regulation 261/2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Regulation establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights.
travel  legal  wikipedia 
october 2010 by will.brien
Pinball Hall of Fame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pinball Hall of Fame opened in the Las Vegas, Nevada in January 2006. It is a project of the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club, and it features pinball machines from all eras, including some very rare machines such as Williams' Black Gold, Bally's Pinball Circus and Recreativos Franco's Impacto. It features approximately 400 different pinball games, including some classic video arcade games and other novelty machines of the past and present.
games  videogames  pinball  history  reference  wikipedia 
february 2010 by will.brien
List of songs about California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Well I got your late night call
You're in the center of it all
You're havin' a ball
And you're really doin' fine
A west coast time
And I believe you

But here's one for the coast
The people with the most
The pretty, pretty folks
The west coast folks
Yeah here's one for the coast
The people with the most
The pretty, pretty folks
The west coast folks

And here we go again
It's never gonna end
We're all so sick of California songs
Yeah we know you love L.A.
There's nothing left to say
Please no more California songs

(And fuck New York too)
music  history  wikipedia  lists  chicago 
september 2009 by will.brien
Best of Wikipedia
A twice-daily updated collection of some of the best reading on Wikipedia.
blogs  wikipedia  reference  humour  links 
september 2009 by will.brien
Beerware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"THE BEER-WARE LICENSE" (Revision 42): <phk@FreeBSD.ORG> wrote this file. As long as you retain this notice you can do whatever you want with this stuff. If we meet some day, and you think this stuff is worth it, you can buy me a beer in return
wikipedia  software  copyright 
august 2009 by will.brien
Wild Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wild Chicago was a television series that aired on Chicago's WTTW (a local PBS affiiliate) from 1988 to 2006. The show took viewers on a trip through Chicago's "urban jungle", highlighting hundreds of offbeat and unusual people, places, and events in the metropolitan area. Subjects included The Chicago Herpetological Society; singing taxicab drivers; "Wild Neighbor," Zoe, a punk rocker/Barbie doll collector; an Ancient Astronaut society; the Inkin' Lincoln Tattoo and Piercing Jamboree; an interstate pierogi festival; a squirrel lovers' club; the Playboy Advisor; a cookie jar museum; and the Polka Music Hall of Fame.
wikipedia  television  chicago  humour  history 
august 2009 by will.brien
Bon's Bookmarklets
This is a collection of my favourite bookmarklets, several of which I have written myself, listed in no particular order. Drag the links on this page to your Bookmarks Toolbar. Note: These have only been tested in Firefox.
firefox  bookmarklets  wikipedia 
july 2009 by will.brien
Parkinson's Law of Triviality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parkinson's Law of Triviality (also known as the bicycle shed example, and by the expression colour of the bikeshed) is C. Northcote Parkinson's 1957 argument that organisations give disproportionate weight to trivial issues.
wikipedia  quotations  technology  history  organisations  work  humour 
july 2009 by will.brien
St. Brendan's Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Already bought the holiday on ebookers... just not sure how to get there.
ireland  history  wikipedia  geography 
april 2009 by will.brien
Dreambox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dreambox is a Linux-powered DVB satellite, terrestrial and cable digital television decoder (set-top box), produced by German multimedia vendor Dream Multimedia. Its firmware is officially user-upgradable, since it is a Linux-based computer, as opposed to third-party "patching" of alternate receivers.
wikipedia  dreambox  shopping  satellite  television  audio  video  linux  pvr  mythtv 
august 2008 by will.brien
Kitchen knife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A kitchen knife is any knife that is intended to be used in food preparation. While much of this work can be accomplished with a few general-purpose knives, there are also many specialized knives that are designed for specific tasks.
cooking  shopping  wikipedia 
june 2008 by will.brien
Snowclone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was originally defined as "a multi-use, customizable, instantly recognizable, time-worn, quoted or misquoted phrase or sentence that can be used in an entirely open array of different jokey variants by lazy journalists and writers."
wikipedia  humour  culture  reference  writing  journalism  language 
december 2007 by will.brien
vdiff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"I'm just doing a vdiff on these two docs, one second." From the on-line hacker Jargon File, version 4.4.6, 25 Oct 2003.
wikipedia  humour  technology 
december 2007 by will.brien
Prairie oyster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A traditional hangover-curing cocktail (can also be seen in the Anime show Cowboy Bebop).
drinks  health  wikipedia 
november 2007 by will.brien
Hdhomerun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HDHomeRun is a networked dual HDTV digital TV Tuner box, produced by SiliconDust.
wikipedia  video  television  pvr  hardware  shopping 
november 2007 by will.brien
mozdev.org - conquery
ConQuery puts your regular searches to the context menu and allows you to search for selected text
firefox  search  google  wikipedia  utilities  extension 
october 2007 by will.brien
Wikipedia Selection for schools
This Wikipedia DVD Selection is a free, hand-checked, non-commercial selection from Wikipedia, targeted around the UK National Curriculum and useful for much of the English speaking world.
education  wiki  wikipedia  filtering  reference 
august 2007 by will.brien
Chess/Basic Openings - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
The following is an overview of the aims of an opening and some standard openings that you can try in your games. All of them are playable and should lead to reasonable games with best play.
games  chess  wiki  wikipedia  education  books 
july 2007 by will.brien
Session Border Controller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Session Border Controller is a device used in some VoIP networks to exert control over the signaling and usually also the media streams involved in setting up, conducting, and tearing down calls.
voip  sip  security  telephony  wikipedia 
april 2007 by will.brien
Seanad Éireann - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seanad Éireann is the upper house of the Oireachtas (parliament) of Ireland and its members are Seanadóirí (sing. "seanadóir"). The House is also commonly known unofficially as the Senate, and its members as senators. Unlike the lower house, Dáil Éireann, the Seanad is not directly elected but consists of a mixture of members chosen by various methods. Its powers are much weaker than those of the Dáil and it can only delay laws with which it disagrees, rather than veto them outright. It has been located, since its establishment, in Leinster House.
wikipedia  ireland  government  history 
january 2007 by will.brien
Gambit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A gambit is a chess opening in which material (usually but not always a single pawn), is sacrificed in order to achieve an advantage. A gambit played by Black is often called a countergambit.
chess  wikipedia 
december 2006 by will.brien
News style - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
News style (also journalistic style or news writing style) is the prose style used for news reporting in media such as newspapers, radio and television. News style encompasses not only vocabulary and sentence structure, but also the way in which stories present the information in terms of relative importance, tone, and intended audience.

News writing attempts to answer all the basic questions about any particular event - who, what, when, where and why (the Five Ws) and also often how - at the opening of the article. This form of structure is sometimes called the "inverted pyramid", to refer to the decreasing importance of information in subsequent paragraphs.

News stories also contain at least one of the following important characteristics relative to the intended audience: proximity, prominence, timeliness, human interest, oddity, or consequence.
journalism  writing  education  wikipedia 
december 2006 by will.brien
DokuWiki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
DokuWiki is a wiki software aimed at small companies’ documentation needs. DokuWiki is licensed under GPL 2 and written in the programming language PHP. It works on plain text files and thus needs no database.
wiki  wikipedia  documentation  software  php 
december 2006 by will.brien
Weyland-Yutani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Weyland-Yutani is consistently portrayed as having the worst aspects of corporate profiteering, and as being willing to sacrifice decency and human life in the pursuit of profit.
movies  videogames  aliens  wikipedia 
november 2006 by will.brien
Zendo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zen-dō (禅堂?) (Chinese: Chántáng) or senbutsu-jō (選仏場?) is a Japanese term translating roughly as "meditation hall". In Zen Buddhism, the zen-dō is a spiritual dōjō where zazen (sitting meditation) is practiced. A full-sized Zen Buddhist temple will typically have at least one zen-dō as well as a hon-dō ("main hall", but sometimes translated as "Buddha hall"), which is used for ceremonial purposes, plus a variety of other buildings with different functions. However, any place where people go to practice Zen can be referred to as a zen-dō.
wikipedia  culture  philosophy  religion  buddhism  history 
august 2006 by will.brien
KNDD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In conjunction with the station's remodeling, KNDD introduced the Alternative Declaration in 2004, presented as 11 rules for guiding the way the station presented itself on-air.
wikipedia  music  business 
august 2006 by will.brien
Agarwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agarwood or eaglewood is the most expensive wood in the world. It is valued in many cultures for its distinctive fragrance, and used extensively in incense and perfumes.
shopping  wikipedia  science 
july 2006 by will.brien
Cheesesteak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cheesesteak, also known as a Philadelphia cheesesteak, Philly cheesesteak, Philly, or steak and cheese, is a sandwich made from thinly sliced pieces of steak and melted cheese on a long roll. Cheesesteaks are one of the favorite foods of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
wikipedia  food  cooking  recipes 
march 2006 by will.brien
Groundhog Day (movie) - Wikiquote
Phil Conners is a weather man doomed to repeat the same day over and over again.
quotations  wikipedia  movies  humour 
january 2006 by will.brien
Dimethyltryptamine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If DMT is smoked, injected, or orally ingested with an MAOI, it can produce powerful entheogenic experiences including true hallucinations (perceived extensions of reality).
wikipedia  drugs  reference 
january 2006 by will.brien
Monopoly (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I'd bookmark it only for the tables which make up the game boards... mad skillz, y0.
games  faq  wikipedia 
january 2006 by will.brien
Yotta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yotta (symbol Y) is a SI prefix in the SI (system of units) denoting 1024 or 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000.
wikipedia  reference 
january 2006 by will.brien
Tsar Bomba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tsar Bomba (Russian: Царь-бомба) is the nickname for the AN602 hydrogen bomb, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Also known as Kuz`kina Mat` (Russian: Кузькина мать, Kuzma's mother).

Developed by the Soviet Union, the bomb was originally designed to have a yield of about 100 megatons of TNT (420 PJ); however, the bomb yield was reduced to 50 megatons—one quarter of the estimated yield of the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa—in order to reduce nuclear fallout. This attempt was successful, as it was one of the cleanest (relative to its yield) atomic bombs ever detonated. Only one bomb of this type was ever built and it was tested on October 30, 1961, in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.
history  government  wikipedia 
january 2006 by will.brien
Battle of Waterloo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coordinates: 50°40′45″N 4°24′25″E / 50.67917°N 4.40694°E / 50.67917; 4.40694 The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by combined armies of the Seventh Coalition, an Anglo-Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. It was the culminating battle of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon's last. The defeat at Waterloo put an end to Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French and marked the end of his Hundred Days' return from exile.
wikipedia  history 
january 2006 by will.brien
Battle of Thermopylae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in a mountain pass. Though vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the Persian advance in order to buy time for the evacuation of Athens and the prep
wikipedia  history 
december 2005 by will.brien
Vasili Mitrokhin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among other revelations, the papers disclosed that more than half of Soviet weapons were based on designs stolen from the United States; that the KGB had tapped the telephones of American officials such as Henry Kissinger and had spies in almost all the c
history  wikipedia 
october 2005 by will.brien
Manufacturing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a specific reference to the process of Manufacturing. For the wider business elements of Manufacturing see the definitions in the manufacturing overview.
wikipedia  reference 
october 2005 by will.brien
Éire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name was given in Article 4 of the 1937 Irish constitution to the Irish state, created under the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty, which was known between 1922 and 1937 as the Irish Free State. Article 4 stated that: "The name of the state is Éire, or, in the
history  wikipedia 
october 2005 by will.brien
World Columbian Exposition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
World Columbian Exposition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
history  wikipedia  chicago 
october 2005 by will.brien
Total war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Total war is a 20th century term to describe a war in which countries or nations use all of their resources to destroy another organized country's or nation's ability to engage in war. The practice of total war has been in use for centuries, but it was...
history  reference  wikipedia 
september 2005 by will.brien
Sherman's March to the Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Atlanta Campaign was a series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman invaded Georgia from the vicinity of Chattanooga, Tennessee, beginning in May 1864, opposed by the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston.

Johnston's Army of Tennessee withdrew toward Atlanta in the face of successive flanking maneuvers by Sherman's group of armies. In July, the Confederate president replaced Johnston with the more aggressive John Bell Hood, who began challenging the Union Army in a series of damaging frontal assaults. Hood's army was eventually besieged in Atlanta and the city fell on September 2, hastening the end of the war.
history  reference  wikipedia 
september 2005 by will.brien
Atlanta Campaign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Atlanta Campaign was a series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman invaded Georgia from the vicinity of Chattanooga, Tennessee, beginning in May 1864, opposed by the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston.

Johnston's Army of Tennessee withdrew toward Atlanta in the face of successive flanking maneuvers by Sherman's group of armies. In July, the Confederate president replaced Johnston with the more aggressive John Bell Hood, who began challenging the Union Army in a series of damaging frontal assaults. Hood's army was eventually besieged in Atlanta and the city fell on September 2, hastening the end of the war.
history  reference  culture  wikipedia 
september 2005 by will.brien

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