United States Army


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Family and Intimate relationships Anne Sexton
Anne left a long letter for her parents explaining her action, and was ecstatic when they forgave her. After less than three years of marriage, Kayo Sexton was serving with the US Army in Korea...
Occupation Gertrude Stein
GS was invited to lecture at the US Army bases in France, Germany, Austria, and Belgium.
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday.
Occupation Gertrude Stein
At the end of the Second World War, GS and Alice Toklas made friends with a great number of American soldiers who were passing through Culoz. When they finally returned to Paris, the army followed...
politics W. H. Auden
WHA had left England at a time when war seemed not quite inevitable. On the outbreak of the Second World War he got in touch with the British Embassy in Washington to offer himself for...


25 September 1942: The US Army initiated the Manhattan Project,...

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25 September 1942

The US Army initiated the Manhattan Project, headed by General Leslie Groves and Dr Robert Oppenheimer , to conduct research towards an atomic bomb.

18 February 1954: Robert T. Stevens, Secretary of the US Army,...

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18 February 1954

Robert T. Stevens , Secretary of the US Army , ordered two generals subpoenaed by anti-Communist senator Joseph McCarthy to ignore their summons.

13 December 1958: The United States Army launched Gordo the...

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13 December 1958

The United States Army launched Gordo the squirrel monkey on a 1,500-mile flight in a rocket nose cone.


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