Roger Mickelson’s History Today 9.26.14

In 1687, part of the Parthenon was destroyed in a powder explosion during the bombardment of the Acropolis by Venetian forces.

The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, USA is ...

The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, USA is a full-scale replica of the original Greek Parthenon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1914, the Federal Trade Commission was established. The FTC is charged with preventing unfair or deceptive trade practices. It regulates advertising, marketing, and consumer credit practices, and also prevents antitrust agreements and other unfair practices. Though it has no authority to punish violators, it can monitor compliance with trade laws, conduct legal investigations, issue cease-and-desist orders, convene public hearings, file civil suits in US district courts, and ensure that court orders are followed.

Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War I: In 1918, the Meuse-Argonne offensive began. General Ferdinand Foch and the Allied high command designed a series of convergent and practically simultaneous offensives against the shaken German armies. One was a joint operation in the Meuse valley toward the Mézière and Sedan rail centre. The Americans proceeded west of the Meuse River, the French west of the Argonne Forest. The Americans faced the most difficult natural obstacle, the dense Argonne Forest. General John Pershing‘s opening surprise attack advanced 5 miles along the Meuse River but only 2 miles in the difficult Argonne Forest sector.

English: Church at Cunel, France, on the Meuse...

English: Church at Cunel, France, on the Meuse-Argonne battlefield. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
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