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Patricia Hearst (1954-) was an heir to the Hearst newspaper empire when she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974. She is seen here taking part in a bank robbery with her captors. Hearst announced she had joined the SLA and taken a new name, Tania.
Jimmy Stewart’s original attempts to join the Army were rejected because he did not meet the height and weight requirements to become a fighter pilot. Unfazed by the setback, Stewart found an alternative route by joining the U.S. Air Corps, where he would quickly rise through the ranks and become a Colonel in just four years. He won virtually every Medal of Honor available, helped fly crucial missions in Nazi Germany and would later fly B-52 Bombers through Vietnam.
Burgess Meredith joined the United States Army Air Corps in February, 1942 and eventually reached the rank of Captain. He transferred to the Office of War Information and was involved in making films for GIs. He was discharged in 1945 to work on the movie, The Story of G.I. Joe.
American paper: January 16, 1919 Called "The noble experiment", the 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol in America went into effect on January 16, 1920. The United States was now officially "dry" from coast to coast. Prohibition was the law of the land.
On the morning of February 20, 1917, an army of some 400 angry mothers climbed the steps of New York City’s City Hall. With babies hoisted on their hips, they moved with an urgency brought on by weeks of suffering. “WE WANT FOOD FOR OUR CHILDREN!” they shouted out in English and Yiddish. Learn about the food riot that rocked NYC in 1917 in this week's #FoodieFriday post.
Hanns Ann Alexander wedding 1946 A Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany marries a captain in the Britsh army (himself a refugee from Nazi Germany) after World War 2