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Paris, 20 November 1903: the ghostly form of an airship floats past an equally ghostly Eiffel Tower, before a very solid crowd of completely entranced spectators. It is Le Jaune, ‘The Yellow’, the first of the successful Lebaudy series of French semi-rigid airships.

My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck By Lightning

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This is the Swedish warship Vasa, it sank in 1628 and was recovered from the ocean in 1961 almost completely intact. This is the only remaining intact ship from the 1600's. This ship is housed in The Vasa Museum in Stockholm Sweden. A museum built around the ship.

Vasa (ship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Photograph of a hooded inmate at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania which is considered the world’s first true “Penitentiary.” In order to encourage penitence – or true regret – in the hearts of criminals, inmates would spend their entire sentence in solitary confinement. On the rare occasion when an inmate left his cell, a hood was placed over his head to ensure his identity would remain anonymous. Ideally, no inmate would ever see the face of another inmate.

Mug shots: Hooded Inmate

German dog hospital, 1915

Hitler and Keitel examine the handiwork of the Stukas upon a Polish armored train. This is a rare photo of the Fuehrer actually carrying a sidearm. Hitler almost never went armed. According to some historians, he almost always, did wear a hat with defensive lining, the equivalent of a helmet.

Hitler inspecting a Panzer tank: Adolf Hitler, Ferdinand Porsche, Walter Buhle and Albert Speer inspecting weaponry on March 18 or 19, 1943 in Rügenwalde in Pommern.

American Revolution - The Battle of Brandywine, also known as the Battle of Brandywine Creek, was fought between the American army of Major General George Washington and the British-Hessian army of General Sir William Howe on September 11, 1777.

Battle of Brandywine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

July 3, 1778 – The Wyoming Massacre occurred during the American Revolution in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania. The Wyoming Valley was largely depopulated of white settlers after the summer of 1778. The massacre became an important propaganda tool for the patriot cause, forcing Gen. George Washington to appoint Maj. Gen. John Sullivan to lead a huge and carefully planned campaign against the Iroquois on the Pennsylvania and New York frontier in the autumn of 1779.

10 Apr 45: Doomed B-24 Liberator flown by Col James Gilson and named for his son. "Stevonovitch II" (aka "Black Nan") was on what was supposed to be a milk run over Lugo, Italy, in support of the Battle of Bologna, when it was hit in the wing by German flak. All but one of the crew of 10 were killed. The bombardier was thrown clear and survived. The plane was a new Pathfinder Forces ship (PFF), the forerunner of modern GPS systems. #WWII #History

WWII Day-By-Day: April 10