Archive for the 'MILITARY' Category

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

today in history

camilleb ap
CAMILLE
BOHANNON


 



On this day in 1945, a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor
of New York City’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people and
injuring 26 others. The freak accident was caused by heavy fog. The
B-25
 Mitchell bomber, with two pilots and one passenger aboard,
was flying from New Bedford, Massachusetts, to LaGuardia Airport
in New York City.

A fire that was started by the crash and was put out in 40 minutes. It
is the only fire at such a height that has been successfully put out.

An elevator operator, Betty Lou Oliver, survived a fall of 75 floors, a
Guinness World Record for the longest fall survived in an elevator.

Image result for u s army bomber crashes in the empire state building
B-25 Mitchell like the one that crashed into the Empire State Building.

Image result for u s army bomber crashes in the empire state building

Related image



posted by Bob Karm in AIRCRAFT,ANNIVERSARY,AUTHORS,Aviation disaster,BIRTHDAY,Bomber,Fire,First Lady,HISTORY,MILITARY,NEWSPAPER,WAR and have No Comments

INVASION OF PUERTO RICO ON THIS DAY IN 1898

Image result for invasion of puerto rico 1898

During the Spanish-American War, U.S. forces launch their invasion of Puerto
Rico
, the 108-mile-long, 40-mile-wide island that was one of Spain’s two
principal possessions in the Caribbean. With little resistance and only seven deaths, U.S. troops under General Nelson A. Miles were able to secure the
island by mid-August. After the signing of an armistice with Spain, American
troops raised the U.S. flag over the island, formalizing U.S. authority over its
one million inhabitants. Puerto Rico remains a U.S. commonwealth today.

Image result for invasion of puerto rico 1898

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Commonwealth,Flag,HISTORY,Invation,MILITARY and have No Comments

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

todayinhistory

camilleb ap
CAMILLE
BOHANNON

First Battle of Bull Run Kurz & Allison.jpg

The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the Battle
of Bull Run at Manassas Junction,
VA. The Confederates won the
battle. Union forces endured a loss of 3,000 men killed, wounded,
or missing in action while the Confederates suffered 2,000
casualties.

Related image

Image result for the first major battle of the u.s. civil war begins in 1861

Image result for the first major battle of the u.s. civil war begins in 1861

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Author,Battle,BIRTHDAY,Civil war,Comedian,Comedy,HISTORY,MILITARY,MOVIES,Trial,WAR and have No Comments

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

todayinhistory

carlata bradley
CARLATA BRADLEY

Eagle Lunar Module Apollo 11
The Eagle prepares to land: Photo shows Lunar Module ‘Eagle’ photographed from Command Module ‘Columbia’.



Related image
The Command Service Module Columbia.

On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 made thirty orbits of the moon which allowed
them to view the landing site: the southern Sea of Tranquility, one of the
most suitably flat areas. This area had confirmed by the
Apollo 10 ‘dress
rehearsal’ mission
in which the crew captured vital film footage and photos 
while orbiting the moon.

Image result for apollo 11 goes into moon orbit      
      
     

Image result for apollo 11 goes into moon orbit

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Astronauts,Baseball,Gay Rights,HISTORY,MILITARY,NASA,Olympics,POLITICAL,SPACE,Spacecraft,SPORTS,Womens rights and have No Comments

MEDAL CREATED ON THIS DAY IN 1862

Related image    Image result for abraham lincoln in 1862

President Abraham Lincoln (above) signed into law a measure calling
for the awarding of a U.S. Army Medal of Honor (above) in the name
of Congress “to such noncommissioned officers and privates as shall
most – distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other
soldier like qualities during the present insurrection.”

The first U.S. Army soldiers to receive what would become the nation’s 
highest military honor were six members of a Union raiding party who
in 1862 penetrated deep into Confederate territory to destroy bridges 
and railroad tracks between Chattanooga,
Tennessee, and Atlanta, 
Georgia.

In 1863, the Medal of Honor was made a permanent military decoration
available to all members, including commissioned officers, of the U.S.
military. It is conferred upon those who have distinguished themselves
in actual combat at risk of life beyond the call of duty.

Related image

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Awards,HISTORY,Medal of Honor,MILITARY,President and have No Comments