August 3, 1921 The one-time German ship SS George Washington embarked on her first voyage as an American ocean liner. This reconditioned ship left Hoboken, New Jersey, just before two o’clock in the afternoon for European destinations that included Plymouth, England; Cherbourg, France; and Bremen, Germany. That transatlantic trip took place a little over two-and-a-half years after... Continue Reading →

August 2, 1819 Construction began on the Union Bridge, which spans the River Tweed between the village of Horncliffe in England and the parish of Fishwick in Scotland. This structure was designed by Captain Samuel Brown of the British Royal Navy. Brown, who would be knighted by Queen Victoria in 1838, was a pioneer in... Continue Reading →

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