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Sunken remains of famed battleship USS Nevada found off OahuHONOLULU (AP) - Researchers have located the sunken USS Nevada near Hawaii, helping to close the final chapter of a historic battleship that served in both world wars and survived two nuclear explosion tests. Maritime archaeologist James Delgado announced the discovery of the storied U.S. Navy ship about 75 miles (121 kilometers) southwest of Pearl Harbor on Oahu, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. "Nevada is an iconic ship that speaks to American resilience and stubbornness," Delgado said Monday. "Rising from its watery grave after being sunk at Pearl Harbor, it survived torpedoes, bombs, shells and two atomic blasts." Underwater and terrestrial archaeology firm SEARCH Inc. and marine robotics company Ocean Infinity Inc. teamed to make the discovery in more than 15,400 feet (4,694 meters) of water. The 583-foot (178-meter) ship commissioned during World War I was in service during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 and lost crew members to the disease outbreak while docked in Ireland. Nevada was the only ship to get underway during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, but was beached after being struck by a torpedo and bombs. The ship, known by the hull classification number BB-36, was struck by a Japanese dive bomber off Okinawa in the waning days of World War II, a collision that killed 11 crew members. After World War II the Nevada was assigned to be a target for atomic tests off Bikini Atoll in 1946 and survived two blasts from a nuclear air burst designated Able and an underwater test called Baker. The ship was rendered unfit for continued service and transported to Pearl Harbor to be decommissioned. The Navy sunk the ship during target practice off Oahu in July 1948 with a barrage of surface gunfire, aerial bombs, rockets, and torpedoes.
“Some of Our Boys Died Last Night” | US House of Representatives: History, Art & ArchivesOn June 6, 1944, Allied forces commenced the invasion of Western Europe known today as D-Day. Chaplain Reverend James Shera Montgomery opened the June 7 meeting of the House with a prayer that reflected both the nation’s concerns and hopes:“Just a word before we pray. Some of our boys died last night in the crusade for freedom and humanity; some of our boys died last night who had looked through the glimpse of the future and claimed it as their own; some of our boys died last night who dreamed of a happy home and a circle of loved ones; some of our boys died last night in the front row of battle for the country they adored; some of our boys died last night beneath the skies of embattled France; some of our boys died last night for you and me that liberty may not die out of the human breast.” Montgomery also quoted from a traditional hymn: ‘Break every weapon forged in fires of hate, Turn back the foes that would assail Thy gate. Where fields of strife lie desolate and bare Take Thy sweet flowers of peace and plant them there. Come, blessed peace, as when in hush of eve God’s benediction falls on souls that grieve. As shines the star when weary day departs, Come, peace of God, and shine in every heart.’ Though more than 10,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded, including roughly 2,500 U.S. fatalities, during the first 24 hours of Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion marked the beginning of the closing phase of World War II in Europe.Follow @USHouseHistory
Trump tweets insults, promotes baseless claims, plays golf on weekend dedicated to war deadWASHINGTON - As the death toll in the novel coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000 Americans this Memorial Day weekend, President Donald Trump derided and insulted perceived enemies and promoted a baseless conspiracy theory, in between rounds of golf. In a flurry of tweets and retweets Saturday and Sunday, Trump mocked former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams' weight, ridiculed the looks of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and called former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton a "skank." He revived long-debunked speculation that a television host with whom Trump has feuded may have killed a woman and asserted without evidence that mail-in voting routinely produces ballot-stuffing. He made little mention of the sacrifice Americans honor on Memorial Day or the grim toll of the virus. In fact, Trump's barrage of social media attacks stood in sharp contrast to a sober reality on a weekend for mourning military dead - the number of Americans whose lives have been claimed by the coronavirus has eclipsed the combined total of U.S. deaths from wars in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. Trump plans to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday and visit Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where the battle that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" was fought in 1812. The city's Democratic mayor had discouraged the visit, saying it sent conflicting messages about the importance of staying home and protecting other Americans. Although Trump on Friday had called for worshipers to return to church in person this holiday weekend, Trump himself did not. He played golf on Sunday morning. Neither White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who had echoed Trump's call for a return to the pews, nor other representatives responded to questions about Trump's activities on...
The Psychology of a Pandemic: Lessons From the Spanish FluSupport our channel here! https://www.patreon.com/historydose Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/historydose/shop?ref=artist_title_name The chronic fear and isolation now gripping the world is not unprecedented. There appears to be a certain psychology to a pandemic— mental patterns now reemerging in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Today, in this mini historical documentary, we look at the human side of the 1918 “Spanish influenza” pandemic. It’s in the firsthand accounts that we begin to truly understand the experiences of the doctors, parents, nurses, civilians, and children who endured the 1918 pandemic. In seeing familiar problems and fears, we also get a glimpse at how people of the era found ways to endure physically and mentally. Also, the pedantic part of me would like to acknowledge that I accidentally skipped over a couple of words while reading the N. Roy Grist quotations. Thankfully, it didn't change their meaning :) Sources “1918 Pandemic Influenza Survivors Share Their Stories.” Interviews by Ann Brantley. Alabama Public Health, http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/pandemicflu/1918-influenza-survivor-stories.html. Chand, Rakashi. “100 Years after the Influenza Pandemic.” The Beehive, Massachusetts Historical Society, 27 Aug. 2018, www.masshist.org/beehiveblog/2018/08/100-years-after-the-influenza-pandemic/. Brandorff, Dana. “What We Can Learn from the Past to Deal with Coronavirus.” University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 11 Mar. 2020, nursing.cuanschutz.edu/about/news/CU-nursing/colorado-nurse-diary-recounts-spanish-flu. Cohen, David S. “What Coverage of the Spanish Flu Pandemic Can Tell Us About Coronavirus.” Variety, Variety, 1 Apr. 2020, variety.com/2020/biz/features/coronavirus-outbreak-1918-flu-pandemic-1203551560/. “Collection of Personal Narratives, Manuscripts and Ephemera about the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic, 1917-1923.” Online Archive of California, oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt2t1nf4s5/entire_text/. United States, Congress, Garrett, Thomas A. “Economic Effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.” Economic Effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, 2007. https://www.stlouisfed.org/~/media/files/pdfs/community development/research reports/pandemic_flu_report.pdf. Grist, N. Roy. “A Letter From Camp Devens.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/influenza-letter/. Knobler, Stacey. “1918 Revisited: Lessons and Suggestions for Further Inquiry.” National Academies Press, Forum on Microbial Threats, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK22148/. Phillips, Howard. “Influenza Pandemic (Africa).” International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 8 Oct. 2014, https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/influenza_pandemic_africa. Roos, Dave. “How U.S. Cities Tried to Halt the Spread of the 1918 Spanish Flu.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 11 Mar. 2020, www.history.com/news/spanish-flu-pandemic-response-cities. Saul, Toby. “Inside the Swift, Deadly History of the Spanish Flu Pandemic.” National Geographic, 5 Mar. 2020, www.nationalgeographic.com/history/magazine/2018/03-04/history-spanish-flu-pandemic/ Walker, Childs. “The 'Forgotten Pandemic': What Researchers Can Learn from the 1918 Flu.” The Taunton Daily Gazette, 13 Apr. 2020, www.tauntongazette.com/news/20200413/forgotten-pandemic-what-researchers-can-learn-from-1918-flu. Newspaper Sources Audubon County journal. (Exira, Iowa), 17 Oct. 1918. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87057934/1918-10-17/ed-1/seq-2/ Denison review. [volume] (Denison, Iowa), 09 Oct. 1918. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038095/1918-10-09/ed-1/seq-2/ Pullman herald. [volume] (Pullman, W.T. [Wash.]), 15 Nov. 1918. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88085488/1918-11-15/ed-1/seq-1/ Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.), 19 Sept. 1918. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87093407/1918-09-19/ed-1/seq-1/ Shoshone journal. [volume] (Shoshone, Idaho), 28 Feb. 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063039/1919-02-28/ed-1/seq-3/ MUSIC: Scott Buckley https://www.youtube.com/user/musicbys… Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Audionautix Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Dramatic Solo Cello by Ambient Puppy Purchase of Envato Market Standard Music License for opening song