Roger Taney was born in Calvert County, Maryland, into a tobacco plantation family that owned numerous slaves. He emerged as a leader of the Federalists, although he broke with some of his colleagues when he supported the War of 1812. Following the conflict, he served multiple terms in the state senate beginning in 1816 while building a successful law practice.
The Wannsee Conference held on January 20th, 1942, is seen as the meeting where the so-called 'Final Solution' was decided on. The conference at Wannsee was chaired by Reinhard Heydrich with the minutes being taken by Adolf Eichmann, pictured below…At Wannsee, decisions were taken that led directly to the Holocaust - the setting up of death camps to eradicate Europe's Jews, gypsies etc.
First Aid Nursing Yeomanry The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) was founded in 1907 by Captain Edward Baker. Those who joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry were sent to battlefronts in both World War One and World War Two. Baker's idea was that women who joined FANY would not only be first aid specialists, but would have skills that would allow them to get to casualties on the battlefield itself.
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