Then and now: Australian Army Soldiers, 1st Div in Vignacourt France WW1(1916-18) and Task group Taji 2 in Iraq 2016.
100 years from now the right would switch to the left
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Name: Judy Garland
Birth Date/Death: 1922-1969
Known For: Wizard of Oz and A Star is Born
Their Life: Judy Garland had self doubt on her looks based on what I’ve seen and read. The role she is most known for is Wizard of Oz. She also had other movie roles. It was a song called “Over the Rainbow” that shaped the gay community. Garland faced many problems despite not knowing much about her she did however go through many divorces and I mean 4! Her 5th marriage was her last and only happened on the year of her death. She also had trouble of a overdosage which is the cause of her death. She was only 47 years old. If you asked someone old or young about her today they’ll most likely know her as the girl of Dorothy. Most recently Garland’s remains were moved upon her children’s request to Los Angeles in January 2017. Not only did she sing Over the Rainbow, but also the one of the most famous Christmas songs “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”!
My Thoughts: Judy Garland is one or could be my favorite icon of the 20th century. She represented a lot of things and gave us one of the most known films of all time even to this day. Judy Garland is over the rainbow now. 🌈👠 #judygarland#20thcentury#famouspeople#biography#history#historygeek#americanactress#dorothy#thewizardofoz#wizardofoz#astarisborn#meetmeinstlouis#actress#hollywoodicon#gaypride#gaypurree#rip#restinpeace#1900s
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Faa yalo dzwaa gbe.. (Ga)
The one who fetches the water is the one who is likely to break the pot. (English )
Ga (Ghana) Proverb
Background, Explanation, Meaning and Everyday Use
In this Ghanaian proverb the one who fetches the water ("fetches" here refers to going to the river or to a long distance tap) is the one who is likely to break the earthenware pot. If you cannot make any contribution to help in whatever endeavor is going on, then do not sit down and criticize those who have chosen to work hard to help, and who in doing so, make some genuine mistakes.
Luke 6:42: "Or how can you tell your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck of chaff that is in your eye,' when you yourself don't see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eye." Matthew 7:1 "Judge not least you be judged." Contemporary Use and Religious Application
No one is perfect so we should not point fingers at others’ imperfections, but rather make it a point to encourage those who are willing to risk everything and to try anything. " -Salome Hammond-
@Regranned from @usnhistory - General Douglas MacArthur (center), accompanied by Lieutenant Generals George C. Kenney and Richard K. Sutherland and Major General Verne D. Mudge (Commanding General, First Cavalry Division), inspecting the beachhead on Leyte Island, 20 October 1944. Note the crowd of onlookers. The swamped LCVP in the right background is from USS Ormsby (APA-49). Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives. #militaryhistory#history#philippines#wwii#historygeek#photooftheday - #regrann
On this day in 1951, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page reported “More Police Heads to Roll,” as NYC Police Commissioner George P. Monaghan seized his department in a shakedown to flush out corruption. Already, three inspectors had resigned, submitting their retirement papers. Monaghan promised the press more disclosures as he solidified his plan to reorganize NYPD … Meanwhile, Anthony Anastasio, a labor leader with the International Longshoremen’s Union (ILA), was stoking a wildcat strike. The previous week, Anastasio had put a halt to the strike at the Brooklyn Army base but now he seemed to be doing the reverse action. In what the Eagle described as a “flying squadron,” Anastasio pulled men off the job at the Erie Basin. The ILA building on Court Street was dedicated to the union leader but was torn down in 2010. The residential development constructed at the site ironically used non-union labor.
On this day in 1982, the automaker John Z. DeLorean is arrested and charged with conspiracy to obtain and distribute 55 pounds of cocaine.
DeLorean was acquitted of the drug charges in August 1984, but his legal woes were only beginning. He soon went on trial for fraud and over the next two decades was forced to pay millions of dollars to creditors and lawyers. Nevertheless, DeLorean occupies an important place in automotive history:
Thanks to its starring role in the 1985 film “Back to the Future,” his gull-wing sports car is one of the most famous cars in the world.
But not many people actually bought a DeLorean car. They were much too expensive: Each one cost $25,000, compared with $10,000 for the average car and $18,000 for a souped-up Corvette. The company’s financial trouble, DeLorean’s attorneys argued, was the reason the FBI had been able to entrap him in the $24 million drug deal–the authorities knew he would do anything to save his business.
Pigeons played a vital part in World War One as they proved to be an extremely reliable way of sending messages. Such was the importance of pigeons that over 100,000 were used in the war with an astonishing success rate of 95% getting through to their destination with their message
(Marty is that you?)
Pigeons were used extensively in World War One. Man-made communication systems were still crude and unreliable, so dogs and pigeons were used. Pigeons would have been found just about anywhere on the Western Front. At the First Battle of the Marne in 1914, French troops stopped the German advance on Paris. As the French troops advanced and pushed back the Germans, so their pigeons advanced with them. In the heat and disorientation of battle, pigeons proved to be the best way of sending messages to the French headquarters. At the Marne, the French had 72 pigeon lofts. As the French advanced, the lofts advanced with them – but many of the pigeons were ‘on duty’ carrying messages and could never have known where their loft had moved to. Incredibly, all the pigeons at the Marne returned to their lofts – despite the fact that they would have flown ‘blind’ not knowing where their loft was.
In October 1918, as the war neared its end, 194 American soldiers found themselves trapped by German soldiers. They were cut off from other Allied soldiers and had no working radios. The only chance they had of alerting anybody about their desperate situation was to send a pigeon with their co-ordinates attacked to its leg. The pigeon’s name was Cher Ami. When released it flew 25 miles from behind German lines to the Americans headquarters. Cher Ami covered the 25 miles in just 25 minutes. The pigeon was, in fact, shot through the chest by the Germans but continued to fly home. With the “Lost Battalion’s” co-ordinates, the Americans launched a rescue and the 194 men were saved. Cher Ami was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm for its astonishing flight. As with other pigeons, it would not have known where the American’s nearest headquarters was – its natural homing instincts took over.
1961. A YOUNG EAST GERMAN POLICE OFFICER JUMPS THE WALL ON THE LAST DAY OF ITS CONSTRUCTION
Conrad Schumann was a 19-year-old state police officer in East Berlin. On August 15, 1961, Soviets were at their third day of building the wall. At that time, the divide was made of a single coil of barbed wire. His task was to check the strength of barbed wire coils in his area.
There was a gap. With his foot, he managed to put down some barbed wire. He looked back, then glanced to the West. Some West Germans yelled “ Komm' rüber!” (Come over!). As he jumped over the barbed wire, he dropped his machine gun (as we can see him doing in the picture). He left everything behind and ran towards them. A West German police car quickly drove him away from the border.
He now considers his home to be Bavaria, where he settled down and married.
It's a photograph called Peter Leibing that walked on the same street as he heard the people yelling at Conrad. He caught him on tape exactly as he jumped.
I have always loved ancient history, so when I was in Athens, I visited the mountain (100% think its velaris) where the Acropolis is. I couldn't stop myself! I found these gorgeous statues that will look gorgeous on my new, customized bookshelf and display shelf when I return from my travels sometime next year! soo.... The white and gold bust is of Artemis (daughter of Zeus, goddess of the hunt, also known as the goddess of wild animals, wilderness, chuldbirth and virginity), the greenish rusted statue is Aphrodite ( goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation) , other silver girl statue is Venus (another version of Aphrodite), and lastly Zeus ( god of the sky and of the olympian gods), along with two greek coins 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 Happy Halloween Month!!!! 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 anybody else love ancient histories?! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨#ancient#history#statues#zeus#artemis#venus#aphrodite#greece#greek#ancientgreece#god#goddess#religion#ancienthistory#athens#photography#historygeek#acropolis