Transfers can save real estate

We help people solve problems. The problems that we are best known for solving are what happen when someone is going into a nursing home and has failed to plan for such an event. Many people would say that at that point it is too late to save their assets. Surprisingly, at least in Rhode […]

Looking Back: On May 22…

In 1629, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Danish King Christian IV signed the Treaty of Lübeck to end Danish intervention in the Thirty Years’ War. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent for an invention to lift boats over obstacles in a river, making him the only U.S. president to hold a patent. In 1897, the first Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was opened to improve commerce and […]

Looking Back: On May 21…

In 1961, Alabama Gov. John Malcolm Patterson declared martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots broke out. In 1966, the Ulster Volunteer Force declared war on the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland. In 1972, Michelangelo‘s Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome was damaged by Hungarian geologist Laszlo Toth. In 1976, the Yuba City bus disaster occurred in Martinez, Calif. The incident killed 29 people, which made it the deadliest […]

Looking Back: On May 20…

In 1217,  during the Battle of Lincoln — the last land battle of the First Barons’ War — William the Marshal drove Prince Louis of France out of England. In 1609, Thomas Thorpe published the first copies of Shakespeare’s sonnets, possibly without William Shakespeare‘s consent. In 1882, the Triple Alliance was created between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. In 1927 by the Treaty of Jeddah, the United […]

Looking Back: On May 19…

In 1743, French physicist Jean-Pierre Christin published the design of a mercury thermometer with the centigrade scale, with 0 representing the freezing point of water and 100 its boiling point. In 1845, Capt. Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition departed from Greenhithe, England; the entire 129-man complement was lost. In 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944, as the date for the Normandy […]

Looking Back: On May 16…

In 1771, the Battle of Alamance — the final battle of the War of the Regulation, a rebellion in colonial North Carolina over issues of taxation and local control — was fought. In 1811,  an allied force of British, Spanish and Portuguese troops clashed with the French at the Battle of Albuera south of Badajoz, Spain, during the Peninsular War. In 1920, Pope […]

Looking Back: On May 15…

In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill into law creating the United States Bureau of Agriculture. It was renamed the United States Department of Agriculture. In1864, during the Battle of New Market in the Civil War, students from the Virginia Military Institute fought alongside the Confederate Army to force Union Gen. Franz Sigel out of the Shenandoah Valley. In 1869, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady […]

Looking Back: On May 14…

In 1607, an expedition led by Edward Maria Wingfield, Christopher Newport and John Smith established Jamestown, Va., the first permanent English settlement in North America. In 1787, with George Washington presiding, delegates convened a constitutional convention in Philadelphia, Pa., to write a new Constitution for the United States. In1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition departed from Camp Dubois and began its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River. […]

Looking Back: On May 13…

In 1940, Germany‘s conquest of France began as Nazi troops crossed the Meuse during World War II; and Winston Churchill made his “blood, toil, tears and sweat” speech to the House of Commons In 1948, 15 Jewish residents of Kibbutz Kfar Etzion in Israel were massacred following their surrender after a two-day battle with the Arab Legion and Arab settlers. In 1954, the original Broadway production […]

Looking Back: May 9…

In 1961, Diamond Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles became the first player in baseball history to hit a grand slam in two consecutive innings. In 1961, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton N. Minow gives his Wasteland Speech. In 1964, Ngo Dinh Can, de facto ruler of central Vietnam under his brother President Ngo Dinh Diem before the family’s toppling, was executed. In 1969, Carlos Lamarca led the first urban guerrilla action […]