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Saturday, April 21, 2018

On This Day—April 21st...

April 21st is noted for the birth of Rome, the independence of Texas, and the death of the Red Baron. So, we feature entries on Julius Caesar, Sam Houston, and Baron von Richthofen.

Cut like a knife - There was only one Gaius Julius Caesar –– Rome's first Caesar and from whom the imperial synonym is taken. He changed Rome forever. But it's what you don't know that is fascinating.

Sam—I am no Wellington - Sam Houston lived many lives, but it was in Texas that he met his destiny as a commander, and as president. Click to learn more about this unusual hero.

Baron Manfred von Richthofen - The Red Baron is the most enduring brand from the WWI. He alone racked up 80 air combat wins in less than three years. He is the "Ace of Aces."