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HISTORY

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True heroism.

lleta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from F.D.R. in February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her five sons in the line of duty, the second sent later requested her presence at the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor.

Remembering Pearl Harbor. What an amazing story these Veterans have to share - MilitaryAvenue.com

Amelia Earnhardt christens the Goodyear blimp--1929

George Hickman holds a photo of himself in the cockpit of an AT6 trainer airplane on Jan. 16, 2009. Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, died Aug. 19, 2012. (Elaine Thompson / AP file)

Tuskegee airman George Hickman, 88, dies in Seattle

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During WWII, Jews in Budapest were brought to the edge of the Danube, ordered to remove their shoes, and shot, falling into the water below. 60 pairs of iron shoes now line the river's bank, a ghostly memorial to the victims. | 'Shoes on the Danube Promenade' by Can Togay and Gyula Pauer

US Marine Lt. Col. RP Ross, JR braving sniper fire to climb to the stop of Shuri castle on Okinawa to place the US flag, 29 May 1945

Once Upon a Time in War

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People sit on the curb amongst the confetti, tickertape and paper from the parade celebrating the end of WWII in NYC on VJ Day. August 14, 1945. - Imgur

Don McCullin, West Berlin, Germany, November 1961

The Berlin Wall – Don McCullin’s Lost Negatives - LightBox

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NYC December 9, 1980

In Janowska concentration camp the Nazis conducted their tortures, beatings and shootings to the accompaniment of music. For this purpose the SS organised a prisoner's orchestra led by the renowned conductors Stricts and Mund. It was used to cover the noise of the tortures and executions with so called “Death Tango”. Shortly before the camp was liquidated, the Germans shot all the members of the orchestra.

Kennedy Motorcade - November 22, 1963

JFK Funeral

Moira Smith, the NYPD officer who rescued people from the WTC, went back to get more and was killed when the south tower collapsed. She was the only female police officer to die on 9/11.

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Mary Todd Lincoln 1818-1882, Wife of Abraham

Rosa Parks

Jackie Robinson

a dark picture showing the strain of suspence of mrs. donn f. eisele sitting on the side of the road gripping her hands during her husband’s trip on the apollo 7 mission, 1968

Decree, December 16, 1942, Himmler ordered the deportation of Gypsies and part-Gypsies to Auschwitz-Birkenau. 23,000 Gypsies arrived from Germany in February 1943. Most of the Gypsies at Auschwitz-Birkenau came from Germany or territories annexed to the Reich including Bohemia and Moravia. Police also deported small numbers of Gypsies from Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Norway. They (the Gypsies) were killed by gassing or died from starvation.

Winston Churchill inspecting bomb

The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II, 1945.

Walter Cronkite announces death of JFK on November 22, 1963.

Remembering Boston . . . Stay STron

April 9, 1959: NASA Introduces the First Astronauts

 On this day in 1959, NASA announced to the public the seven astronauts, also known as the Mercury 7, that would partake in Project Mercury, the first manned space program. The astronauts included: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton.

‎Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined for registering to vote. Women are amazing!