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The first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral in 1950.

A new chapter in space flight began in July 1950 with the launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla: the Bumper an ambitious two-stage rocket program that topped a missile base with a

Flour Sack Dresses 1930s | Patterned Flour Sacks made into little girl's dresses in the 1930's ...

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks. The label was designed to wash out. When I was a kid our clothes were made out material from Chicken feed sacks.

This is one of the most recognizable photos in history of our country. Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, just about every kid in this country knows this or should know this.

This is one of the most recognizable photos in the history of our country. Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon. Use this photo when discussing space travel, students should be introduced to it.

NASA Confirms Use of Nuclear Weapons Against Asteroids to Prevent Doomsday

cosmicvastness: “NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2015 July 12 New Horizons Launch to Pluto Destination: Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft roared off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA.

Neil Amrstong 1ste man op de maan 20/06/1969

JULY Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface of the moon and stated "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Why have we stopped our space program?

We met a WWII vet that survived that day. Though at 90 yrs old now, it sometimes feels like yesterday to him.

Heartbreaking tribute…

A Heartbreaking Tribute. Nine thousand silhouettes were hand drawn in the sand on the Normandy beach to commemorate the soldiers and civilians who died on June

Alan Shepard gears up for his flight as the first American in space. May 5, 1961.  This photo from the holdings of the Eisenhower Library shows astronaut Shepard preparing for his record setting flight as the first American man in space. -from the Jacqueline Cochran Papers, Federation Aeronautique International Series.  National Archives ID #7065300 This post was originally a Doc of the Week from the Eisenhower Library

Alan Shepard gears up for his flight as the first American in space. May This photo from the holdings of the Eisenhower Library shows astronaut Shepard preparing for his record setting flight.

Bloody Sunday was a massacre on Jan. 22 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard. Bloody Sunday was an event with grave consequences for the Tsarist regime, as the disregard for ordinary people shown by the massacre undermined support for the state. The events which occurred here have been assessed to be one of the key events which led to the eventual Russian Revolution of…

22 janvier 1905 : Dimanche rouge à Saint-Pétersbourg Bloody Sunday was a massacre on Jan. 22 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard.

The suit and hat worn by Lincoln on the night of his assassination ca. 1890

Abraham Lincoln’s Coat and Hat. Image: “Abraham Lincoln’s suit and hat,” New York Public Library’s “Pageant of America” Photograph Archive.

Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald

Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald

A Coast Guard ship badly damaged in the D-Day attack, transporting its troops to safety before sinking, June 6, 1944. U.S. Coast Guard photograph.

A landing craft battered by enemy fire after approaching Omaha Beach, prepares to evacuate troops to the USS Samuel Chase.

In 1985, The Philadelphia Police ordered a bomb strike on members of the MOVE organization living in the middle of a heavily populated black neighborhood. As the family members ran out of the burning house, they were repeatedly shot at and many of them were either killed or forced to run back in.

On May Philadelphia police dropped explosives containing on the roof of a house where members of the black liberation social justice organization MOVE lived. Right before, police attacked the house with rounds of ammunition in 90 minutes.

this isn't happiness™ (“Oh the humanity”, May 6, 1937), Peteski

The Hindenburg disaster, Lakehurst Naval Air Station, adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. May 1937 by Sam Shere

evacuation children

A policeman makes sure young evacuees are on the correct train out of London for evacuation, (Press Association). I cant imagine having to make the decision to send my child away during this time without me. How heartbreaking!

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.

An Evacuation of Jews, With Help From Japan

TATSUO OSAKO aka The Japanese Schindler (Japanese naval officer, responsible for transporting thousands of Jewish citizens from German-occupied territories to safety)

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