The H. L. Hunley by Conrad Wise Chapman

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February 17th., 1864, at approximately 8:45 P.M., the CSS H. L. Hunley attacks the USS Housatonic, successfully sinking her. The first combat submarine to sink an enemy warship.

In 1913, The Armory Show opens in NYC, introducing to America, on a broad scale,  Modern Art. 

And in other news of no import,Violet, AKA Little Bit, and Big Fin, share a quiet moment.

P.S. Hopefully, I've turned off the overwrought word verification. 2-17 5:24 PM