Now I Shall Torture You With History :)


Now I Shall Torture You With History :)

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The Histomap - Four Thousand Years of World History ~ I want this.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | Timeline Maps

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This is awesome

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Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died. Faith in humanity restored

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Spielberg paid attention to details...

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This man should never be forgotten.

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Speak softly and hug tight: Teddy Roosevelt shows us his soft side, hugging granddaughter Edith Roosevelt Derby in 1918.

24 Adorable Photos of Presidents With Little Kids

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History is amusing…

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USAF Lt. Col. Robert Stirm Being Reunited with Family after Five Years as POW

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A grief stricken American infantryman whose buddy has been killed in action is comforted by another soldier. In the background a corpsman methodically fills out casualty tags, Haktong-ni area, Korea. August 28, 1950. Sfc. Al Chang.

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October 2, 1919: President Woodrow Wilson suffers debilitating stroke. For the rest of his term Wilson pretty much stayed out of sight from his Vice President, Thomas R. Marshall, the Cabinet, and Congress members. Meanwhile, for all practical purposes, Edith ran the country.

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Much of the information available on female Civil War soldiers is found in their obituaries. (NARA, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's - 1917, RG 94)

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Deadwood, South Dakota 1876

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After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

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Teddy Roosevelt

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Tatsuo Osako, a naval officer from Chiba, Japan has been named "The Japanese Schindler" by many historians. He, along with several colleagues, were responsible for transporting thousands of Jewish citizens from German-occupied territories to safety. Although Japan had an alliance with the Nazis during the war, their government did not adhere to the racial policies being advocated by Hitler and his officials, and men like Osako were credited with having saved hundreds of people.

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British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914, when they stopped fighting each other for the day, and instead left their trenches to converse in the "no man's land" in between.

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Queen Elizabeth in April, 1945, training as a mechanic during World War II, when she was attached to the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

Daughter Of The Golden West: Diamond Jubliee

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Young Willie Lincoln (age 11) died in the White House in the bed now in the Lincoln Bedroom at about 5:00 P.M. on February 20, 1862. Both Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower claimed they felt the powerful presence of Abraham Lincoln in this room. Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Sometimes when I worked at my desk late at night I'd get a feeling that someone was standing behind me. I'd have to turn around and look." Rumors were that Winston Churchill had a Lincoln sighting in the room.

Lincoln Bedroom

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Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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When troops liberated the concentration camps they were unprepared for what they encountered. Here a U.S. soldier holds a victim of Nazi terror sobbing in relief of his liberation.

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On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, sparking World War I. Here they are five minutes before the assassination

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Milwaukee Wisconsin City Hall 1900

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A soldier rescuing Vietnamese children.

Once Upon a Time in War

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lost

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Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

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