Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Kim Phuc, subject of iconic picture of the Vietnam era, speaks 40 years later

Go to this link:

Remember, for more pictures of the Vietnam era, go to this post here:

The St. Louis Baby Teeth Survey

Sometimes, you can’t make stuff like this up. Read this:

Dr. Louise Reiss, who was the leader of the survey, just passed away in 2011. Here is her obituary in the New York Times:

Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Here is the story from today’s paper about the survivor who has spent his life trying to identify those buried in unmarked graves:

And here is a great youtube link showing actual reports from that day 71 years ago. I will try to actually insert the video when I get home tonight. I cannot edit this the way I want to at school: This includes the original NBC footage of the attack, as well as the Day of Infamy speech. 


Then here’s the story of the ships damaged at Pearl Harbor that were repaired to fight again (only three ships were a total loss on that day!);

The Battle of Antietam, 150 Years Later

September 17, 2012 was the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) in the US Civil War, the single bloodiest day in the entire conflict, and first thing close to a victory that the Union forces had won during the entire conflict. President Abraham Lincoln used this day to announce his intention to declare the emancipation of slaves who were held in areas that continued in rebellion against the Union government.

Please click on this link to read about reflections upon this singularly bloody day.

This link is also an interesting take on the significance of this event.

The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Last January 1 was the 150th anniversary of the date in 1863 when the Emancipation Proclamation took effect.

Here is an actual photocopy from the National Archives:

Here is a really good article from the Atlantic Monthly which provides some historical evaluation of this important document:

A monumental week of anniversaries

This week saw two different events commemorated: Nov. 19 was the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, and Nov. 22 was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Two presidents, who took office a century apart; who both died at the hands of assassins.

Here is video from the History Channel:

Here is a link about the importance of the speech, and the various copies of it in existence: This site has a lot of really interesting related links at the bottom of the page which are well worth checking out.

Here is an article from The Atlantic:


On the subject of the Kennedy assassination, here is an interesting compilation of links from the Dallas Morning News website– which is where the assassination took place:

War of 1812 Veteran’s grave gets new headstone