Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Today In History: ...and sheep were nervous.

Once upon a time we had armies with cool names and generals with even cooler handles.

On this day in 1794, General "Mad Anthony" Wayne led the Legion of the United States to victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, routing a confederation of tribes that had been supplied (and perhaps goaded) by meddling Brits out of Fort Miami.

Or at least that's the way I heard it as a child.

Today's kids probably hear that evil imperialist troops were sent by Halliburton to disrupt the peaceful Summer Granola Festival of the innocent autochthones.

1 comment:

karrde said...

Not only did "Mad Anthony" have a cool handle, but he got lots of things named after him.

There's a county, (and a city and a road therein) named after him here in Michigan.