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Daily Video for June 26 – Berlin Airlift Begins

TODAY IN HISTORY…

Breaking the Berlin Blockade

On June 26, 1948 planes began flying over Soviet-controlled East Germany and dropping supplies into the city of West Berlin in what became known as the Berlin Airlift.

After the partition of Germany and its capital city after World War II, the allied controlled portion of Berlin was completely enveloped within Soviet controlled (and communist) East Germany.  The Soviets had blocked all access into the city by land and rail two days before in an effort to choke the Allied forces out, becoming one of the first conflicts in what would become the Cold War.  The blockade was lifted on May 12, 1949, but British and American planes continued to fly supplies into West Berlin until September 30 of that year.

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Daily Video for June 1 – Eichmann Executed

TODAY IN HISTORY…

The Execution of Adolf Eichmann

On June 1, 1962, the so called “Architect of the Final Solution (Holocaust)”, Adolf Eichmann was executed in Israel for his crimes against humanity and genocide for his role in the Holocaust — the only person to ever receive that sentence in Israel.

With World War II ending in 1945, why did it take until 1962 to bring him to justice?  It’s a story of escape and changed identities and a group of secret agents who tracked him down, kidnapped him, and took him to trial.

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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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Daily Photo – Among the Ruins, 1945

Photo — “AMONG THE RUINS, 1945”

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1945. “St. Augustin’s church among ruins of Warsaw Ghetto”.  Warsaw, Poland.

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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.
Photo Prompt

Photo Prompt – Tube Inspector, 1942

Photo — “Tube Inspector”

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July 1942. “Ford bomber plant at Willow Run, Michigan. Inspection of more than a thousand separate tubing pieces composing the fuel, hydraulic, de-icing and other systems in a bomber is a highly important job. This young employee at the giant Willow Run plant uses her tiny flashlight to discover any internal defects in the tubing.” Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information.

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