Today in History: Battle of Midway (1942) and the Brusilov Offensive (1916)

June 4 was the beginning of the pivotal Battle of Midway in which an outnumbered, outgunned American naval task force improvised its way to a gritty and decisive victory over the Japanese Imperial Navy from which the latter never really recovered.

  • dagawker

    I fucking love History,It’s the greatest reminder of change.

    • Zaba

      Especially the history unfolding before our very shocked eyes!

  • David Murrell

    See the movie “Midway” with Charlton Heston, which does a fair job relating the story.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Midway was indeed a decisive victory, but the Guadalcanal campaign that followed almost proved disastrous. It wasn’t until the following year when Essex-class carriers and “fish”-named submarines rolled off the dry docks that victory in the Pacific was assured.

  • Dana Garcia

    No! Foreigners who live in unworthy political systems should not emigrate to someplace better; they should organize and fight for reform in their own countries.

    The West has too many fleebags already. Turning Europe into Africa won’t help anyone in the long run. Likewise, California becoming Mexico isn’t working out well either.