Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas
HubPagesfrom HubPages

The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Little did those white policemen know that in the future he would have a holiday named after him.

“An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in front of the boys. Never in front of the boys.” - June Wandrey, WWII in HD----DAMN WAR

The Day the Music Died, dubbed by Don McLean's song "American Pie", was an aviation accident that occurred on February 3, 1959, near Clear Lake, Iowa, where rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson, perished.

US Army nurses arriving at Normandy in July 1944 to care for wounded Allied soldiers who had been evacuated to the rear of the line

Iconic image of President Bush being informed that "America is under attack" which later would be known as 9/11~

On August 30, 1956, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens. (At 23.83 miles, it is the longest bridge over continuous water in the world.)