Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (6/23/20) – Bath Time in Vietnam

Photo — “Bath Time in Vietnam, 1966”

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January 16, 1966. Chu Lai, Vietnam.  US Marines carry their weapons with them everywhere in a combat zone, even when heading to the bath.

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On This Day, Video

Daily Video for June 17 – The Battle of Bunker Hill

TODAY IN HISTORY…

The Battle of Bunker HIll in Boston

On June 17, 1775, with the city of Boston under siege by the British Army, American colonists began establishing fortifications on hills surrounding the city to defend it, and the British did the same to attack it.  Two of these, Breed’s Hill and Bunker Hill were key objectives for both armies.

On this day, intense battles were fought on both hills, and while the American troops retreated from the field, making this a British victory, they inflicted heavy losses on the British army, including many officers — showing this would not be the easy war the British had hoped for.

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Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (5/18/20) – The Aftermath of Normandy, 1947

Photo — “Aftermath of Normandy 1947”

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1947. A woman on Omaha Beach looks out at ruined ships used in the D-Day storming of Normandy, France. Photograph by David Seymour.

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On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 11, 2020!

MAY 11, 2020

Today is:

Eat What You Want Day

Hostess Cupcake Day

National Twilight Zone Day

National Women’s Check-Up Day

World Ego Awareness Day

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

HARRIET QUIMBY (1875-1912) — American pilot and screenwriter.  First woman to be awarded a pilot’s license in the US and first woman to fly over the English Channel.
SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989) — Spanish artist known for his surrealist style paintings.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1846 – President James K. Polk asks Congress for a declaration of war, starting the Mexican-American War.
1858 Minnesota is admitted to the Union as the 32nd state in the United States.
1960 Adolf Eichmann, Nazi and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust, is captured by Mossad (the Israeli secret police) in Argentina after 15 years on the run.
1997 – Deep Blue, a chess-playing super computer, defeats Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, becoming the first computer to best a human.
On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 8, 2020!

MAY 8, 2020

Today is:

Fintastic Friday

National Public Gardens Day

Give Someone a Cupcake Day

 National Coconut Cream Pie Day

  National Have a Coke Day

  No Socks Day

  World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

HARRY S TRUMAN (1884-1972) — 33rd President of the United States
DON RICKLES (1926-2017) — American stand up comedian & actor, famous for his “insult comedy”.  Most recently known as the voice of Mr. Potatohead in Toy Story.
PETER BENCHLEY  (1940-2006) — American author, screenwriter, and ocean activist.  Best known for writing Jaws.
BILL de BLASIO (1961) — American politician.  Current mayor of New York City.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

 

1877 – The first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens at Gilmore’s Gardens in New York City.
1886 – A new carbonated beverage named “Coca-Cola” is first sold as a patent medicine by pharmacist John Pemberton in Atlanta, Ga.
1945 V-E Day: “Victory in Europe” Day as German forces formally agree to the unconditional surrender the day before, ending WWII in Europe.
1980 – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the eradication of smallpox.
On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 7, 2020!

MAY 7, 2020

Today is:

Make a Book Day

National Children’s Mental Health Day

National Day of Prayer

 National Day of Reason

  National Tourism Day

  World Password Day

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897) — German composer, pianist, and conductor.
PYTOR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) — American actor and director (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, On the Waterfront)
GARY COOPER  (1901-1961) — American actor from the Classical Hollywood era. (Sgt. York, Pride of the Yankees, High Noon)
EVA PERÓN (1919-1952) — Argentinian actress, First Lady of Argentina, & activist.  Called the “Spiritual Leader of the Nation”.
DARRIN McGAVIN (1922-2006) — American actor, most familiar today as “the Old Man” (Ralphie’s father) in A Christmas Story.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1915 – The RMS Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans.  This event turns American sentiment against the German Empire in WWI.
1945 – German General Alfred Jodl signs the unconditional surrender of German troops at Reims, France, ending German participation in World War II.
1952 – The concept for the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published.
On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 5, 2020!

MAY 5, 2020

Today is:

Cartoonists Day

Cinco de Mayo

National Concert Day

 Museum Lovers Day

 National Hoagie Day

  National Teacher Day

 Oyster Day

World Asthma Day

Revenge of the Fifth

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

SØREN KIERKEGAARD (1813-1855) — Danish philosopher, theologian, & poet.  Considered first existentialist philosopher.
KARL MARX (1818-1883) — German philosopher, sociologist economist, and social revolutionary. Author of The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.
NELLIE BLY  (1864-1922) — American journalist.  Best known for her record breaking trip around the world in 72 days and undercover expose of a mental institution (Ten Days in a Mad-House)
SIR MICHAEL PALIN (1943) — English comedian, actor, author, and television presenter.  Best-known as part of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
JOHN RHYS-DAVIES (1944) — Welsh actor & producer (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Sliders).
ADELE (1988) — English singer-songwriter

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1821 – Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the  South Atlantic island of Saint Helena.
1862 – Cinco de Mayo —  Outnumbered Mexican forces repel French invaders at the Battle of Puebla
1865 – The government of the Confederate States of America is declared officially dissolved in Washington, Georgia.
1961 – Astronaut Alan Shepard is the first American in space, spending 15 minutes in a sub-orbital flight.
On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 30, 2020!

APRIL 30, 2020

Today is:

Bugs Bunny Day

Day of the Child

National Honesty Day

 National Bubble Tea Day

  International Jazz Day

  National Oatmeal Cookie Day

  National Raisin Day

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

ISIAH THOMAS (1961) — American Hall of Fame basketball player and coach
JOHNNY GALECKI (1975) — American actor  (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Roseanne, The Big Bang Theory)
KIRSTEN DUNST  (1982) — American actress. (Interview with the Vampire, Jumanji, Spider-Man)
GAL GADOT (1985) — Israeli actress and model (Wonder Woman, Justice League)

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

 

 

1789 – George Washington takes the oath of office as the first elected President of the United States on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City.
1803 – The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, doubling the size of the nation.
1812 – The Territory of Orleans ratifies the US Constitution, becoming the 18th state — Louisiana.
1938 – The animated short Porky’s Hare Hunt, featured a character called Happy Rabbit, an early version of Bugs Bunny in his first appearance.
1939 – The New York World’s Fair opens.
1939 NBC begins it’s regularly scheduled broadcast television programming with the showing of FDR’s speech opening the World’s Fair.
1975 The Fall of Saigon: Communist forces gain control of the South Vietnamese capital and the Vietnam War ends with the unconditional surrender of their forces.
On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 29, 2020!

APRIL 29, 2020

Today is:

Denim Day

International Dance Day

National Shrimp Scampi Day

Stop Food Waste Day

World Stationary Day

Viral Video Day

Zipper Day

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST (1863-1951) — American journalist and publisher known for his “yellow journalism”.
DUKE ELLINGTON (1899-1974) — American composer, jazz pianist, and big band leader.
WILLIE NELSON  (1933) — American country music artist, actor, and activist.
JERRY SEINFELD (1954) — American writer, comedian, actor, and producer (Seinfeld, Bee Movie)
MICHELLE PFEIFFER (1958) — American actress and producer (Dangerous Liaisons, Batman Returns)
UMA THURMAN (1970) — American actress and model (Pulp Fiction, Batman and Robin, Kill Bill)

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1429 – Joan of Arc arrives to relieve French forces at the Siege of Orleans.
1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States forces.
1953 – The first, still experimental, 3-D television broadcast is made, with Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV showing an episode of Space Patrol.
1992 – The first day of the LA Riots, ignited after the acquittal of police charges with using excessive force in the beating of Rodney King.  They will continue for three days.
2015 – An MLB record low attendance, zero, is set when the Baltimore Orioles play the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium due to the Baltimore Riots.