Posts tagged History
Posts tagged History
Yeah, the commie Lenin. That’s why it has become freakin’ “Earth Day” — a step toward normalization of the celebration of the day, I guess.
Lenin. As in Marxism-Leninism.
And everything he stood for. Ally of Trotsky, fergodsake.
“Father of Modern Genocide” — that would be a good historical tag line for this monster.
Every time I hear something about freakin’ “Earth Day” I see Lenin’s pinched little face. Filthy little wax dummy. Ick.
Lenin puts the “V. I. L.” in the “EVIL” of history.”
[ via crowndot.com ]
Reached the North Pole on this date in 1909.
That is still true, in spite of the trolling of history by whatever standards bureaus have set themselves up since that time.
Think not? Read his book.
Santa, that jolly fat man known worldwide for spreading Christmas joy to well behaved children, has a dark secret. Santa is in fact, Odin, the deicidal king of the Norse gods. And here is the irrefutable proof…
Survivors Remember Kristallnacht: Susan (Hilsenrath) Warsinger.
In this interview with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Holocaust survivor Susan (Hilsenrath) Warsinger shares her memories of Kristallnacht, the November 1938 pogroms.
On this day, 9 September 1945, the first known computer bug was found and named by Lt. (later Rear Admiral !) Grace M. Hopper. On active duty at Harvard University, the cutting-edge calculation engine stopped working. Lt. Hopper discovered the bug — a moth — in the banks of circuitry, removed same, and logged it (complete with cello-tape of the offending moth to the log page). This and similar operations, mutatis mutandis, has become known as “debugging”.
Paul Mauser, born this day in 1838, brought us the modern bolt-action rifle. And Mauser is still a going concern!
“We therefore commit his body to the deep, looking for the general Resurrection in the last day, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose second coming in glorious majesty to judge the world, the sea shall give up her dead; and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be changed, and made like unto his glorious body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.”
These words are from the traditional rite for burial at sea.
The Battle of Midway was fought from 5 to 7 June 1942.
Not all the fallen veterans are remembered by grave markers on battlefields or cemeteries. Today I am thinking of those whose mortal remains are committed to the deep.
On 8 March 2013, Commodore Perry sailed into Yokohama harbor, signalling the beginning of what has become (after the, um, speed-bumps in the middle of the last century) a cozy era of Pacific Rim trade.
The remains of the four-masted schooner Forester, which once made the run from Australia to San Francisco in record time.