Wednesday, August 28, 2013

fyeah-history:

SS Marine Sulphur Queen and an image of her remains recovered by the US coast guard
SS Marine Sulphur Queen, T2 tanker ship converted to carrying molten sulphur, noted for its disappearance in 1963 near the southern coast of Florida, taking the lives of 39 crewmen.

In the investigation, the Coast Guard determined that the ship was unsafe and not seaworthy, and never should have sailed. The final report suggested four causes of the disaster, all due to poor design and maintenance of the ship. The loss of the ship was the subject of lengthy litigation between the owner and families of the missing men.

Despite the clear cause of the disaster, an inaccurate and incomplete version of the ship’s disappearance is often used to justify Bermuda Triangle conspiracies.

Monday, August 26, 2013
If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness. A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner. (via hazelnuit)

(Source: notclarissa)

Sunday, August 25, 2013
fyeah-history:

Display ad for Titanic’s first but never made sailing from New York on April 20, 1912 

fyeah-history:

Display ad for Titanic’s first but never made sailing from New York on April 20, 1912 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

thesmithian:

[Watts August 11 1965] Rena Price rushed from her home in South Los Angeles to a nearby traffic stop where a white California Highway Patrol officer had pulled over her son Marquette Frye. Accounts vary on what set off the scuffle, but a patrolman hit Frye on the head with a baton and his mother jumped on another officer. A crowd witnessed their arrests. After rumors spread that police had roughed up a black woman, angry mobs formed and six days of deadly rioting ensued.

more.

the six days

resulted in more than forty million dollars worth of property damage, [and] was both the largest and costliest urban rebellion of the Civil Rights era...

also, after visiting Los Angeles at the height of the riot:

MLKJR  wrote an article for the Saturday Review in which he argued that Los Angeles could have anticipated rioting ‘‘when its officials tied up federal aid in political manipulation; when the rate of Negro unemployment soared above the depression levels of the 1930s; when the population density of Watts became the worst in the nation,’’ and when the state of California repealed a law that prevented discrimination in housing…

though it didn’t sit well with many that Dr. King

…arrived in Watts at the head of a ten car motorcade.

later that fall, at an SCLC gathering in Chicago, he said

‘‘What did Watts accomplish but the death of thirty-four Negroes and injury to thousands more? What did it profit the Negro to burn down the stores and factories in which he sought employment? The way of riots is not a way of progress, but a blind ally of death and destruction which wrecks its havoc hardest against the rioters themselves’’

Sunday, August 4, 2013

free-parking:

The Louvre is evacuated before German invasion in 1939, its works returning in 1945

Saturday, August 3, 2013
collectivehistory:

Tiny cameras strapped to homing pigeons, a method found by Julius Neubronner and then used during WWI, 1909. 

collectivehistory:

Tiny cameras strapped to homing pigeons, a method found by Julius Neubronner and then used during WWI, 1909. 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

princess3hunna:

immigra:

Why are the ‘world wars’ called the ‘world’ wars when it was only a bunch a white countries beefing over who gets to control and fuck up the world the most? Why does everything white suddenly become the world?

ah yes 

the world wars were white

remember the white countries japan, china, egypt, libya, morocco, iraq, brazil, the phillipines, thailand, vietnam, burma and ethiopia in the world wars

so white

an image of white Australian soldiers during WW2 who went to the white countries New Guinea and Libya and Tunisia and Malaysia and Singapore to do white white things as white soldiers

every one of these soldiers is white ok

Monday, July 22, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013

mpreg-tony:

ladyluthien:

fieldsoffeathers:

Water-stained violin proven to be the one that played Nearer my God to Thee by Wallace Hartley as the Titanic sank is found. [x]

Oh. My. God.


As a violinist, I think this is so cool.

This just breaks my heart

(Source: titanicrealtime)

unhistorical:

February 19, 1942: Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Executive Order 9066

The order provided for the designation of military areas (to be decided by the Secretary of War and commanders of the U.S. armed forces) from which “any or all persons” could be relocated. No specific ethnic groups or sections of the nation were singled out in the text of the order, but it stated that these new powers would serve as “protection against espionage and against sabotage”. In practice, it resulted in the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans, nearly two-thirds of whom were American-born citizens; smaller numbers of German- and Italian-Americans were interned as well, but no ethnic group was targeted by the government to the extent that the Japanese were. 

Virtually every Japanese-American living on the West Coast was interned, while a small fraction of those living in Hawaii - just over a thousand - suffered the same fate. The justification for the executive order was practical; it was believed that many Japanese, Issei and Sansei alike, could not possibly remain loyal to the United States if it went to war with Japan. It was outwardly practical (the Ni’ihau Incident seemed to prove American suspicions), and it was deeply rooted in racial prejudice. Many white farmers were glad to see their Japanese competition uprooted and displaced; several newspapers printed opinion pieces that supported wholeheartedly the internment based on their own personal feelings toward the Japanese; the American public (including even Theodore Geisel/Dr. Seuss) generally supported the move; and the Supreme Court, the ultimate defender and interpreter of the U.S. Constitution, upheld the constitutionality of the executive order in Korematsu v. U.S. (also see: Hirabayashi v. U.S.).  Camps were run by the Wartime Civil Control Administration and the War Relocation Authority; the largest of these by population were Tule Lake and Poston, but the most well-known today is Manzanar.

Some Japanese-Americans escaped internment by volunteering to serve in the U.S. Army, and many of them served in the famous 442nd Infantry Regiment, a unit that fought in Europe after 1944. Ironically, while many of its members’ families remained interned at home based on widespread racism and suspicions of disloyalty, this all-Japanese unit eventually became the most decorated infantry regiment in the history of the U.S. Army: twenty-one of its members were awarded the Medal of Honor. 

Executive Order 9066 was eventually rescinded in 1976, and surviving Japanese internees received payments and apologies from the U.S. government in the 1990s. But money paid four decades later could not compensate for the time lost in the camps; the businesses, homes, farms, and other property sold last-minute at ridiculously low prices by their owners or vandalized and destroyed in their absence; and the humiliation and disillusionment at having been denounced by their own countrymen and rounded up by their own government. 

Images compiled by The Atlantic