“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” – General George S. Patton, U.S. Army. #sundaymotivation#sundayquote . Want more information on a career in the Scots Cav? Click on the link in our bio.
Today In History, January 20, 1981 Minutes after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, are released, ending the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis.
2 0 1 9 👌 M U S T R E A D. • Last year, we gave away several copies of Frank Walker’s 2018 release, “The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy”. 📚 Our winning readers loved learning about the mysterious man [pictured here] and his rogue ploys! • Now, in 2019, Frank Walker writes for Volume 5 of @tracesmag about how the book came to be, and the true story of daredevil, Freddie McEvoy! 👊 Read the article at the link in our bio now!
1/20/2010 — The Upset 🗳 . It was a seat held for 46 years by Ted Kennedy, the Liberal Lion of the Senate 🦁. It represented Massachusetts, which had just 2 years earlier voted for upstart contender Barack Obama by a whopping 62% 📈. In fact, the last Republican the state had voted into the Chamber was @todayinboston friend Ed Brooke — in 1972. . Even so, today in Boston, just after midnight ⌛️, little-known State Senator Scott Brown took it back for the GOP 🐘. In the special election that followed Ted Kennedy’s death in August 2009, Brown handily defeated Democratic State Attorney General Martha Coakley by a 52-47 margin 😬. . It’s still kind of beyond a lot of political scientists exactly how the seat filled by Ted Kennedy — who, well into late-stage cancer, called national healthcare overhaul “the cause of my life” ⛑ — went to Scott Brown, a Tea Party-backed ❌, waterboarding-endorsing ❌, path-to-citizenship-denying ❌ candidate who stood against cap-and-trade programs that would have cut carbon emissions ❌. . But sometimes, guys like that don the clever “everyman” disguise by driving around in a truck 🚚 and running a bunch of 5k’s 🏃🏻♂️. This is an especially effective brand when you have to campaign over the holidays 🌲, which Brown, to his credit, did with his all 🤝 . Over time, though, we all came to realize that Scotty wasn’t the moderate everyman he claimed to be 🗣. Despite promising to play by his own rules 📝, Senator Brown voted time and again with GOP leadership and eventually claimed that Antonin Scalia was the “model” of a Supreme Court Justice ⚖️ . Thankfully, Elizabeth Warren took him to the mat for these stances, among others, in the 2012 Senate contest and defeated him 53.7% to 46.2% ✅ . 2 years later, Scotty committed the cardinal sin of New Hampshire politics by trying to carpetbag 💰 his way into the Senate seat of Jeanne Shaheen. He lost there, too ✅ .
Leanne Armitage grew up on a council estate in Peckham. No one in her family had a medical background. She was the only person she knew who aspired to be a surgeon. When Leanne realised her dream of gaining admission to medical school she looked around and realised there was a serious lack of diversity and a lack of students who came from disadvantaged backgrounds. Not content to simply focus on her own goals, Leanne started working with other young people from backgrounds similar to her own to prepare and inspire them to enter careers in medicine. Like @armitage_leanne, @historyheroblast believes no matter who you are (black, brown, woman, indigenous, LGBTQIA) you should see yourself reflected in the people who have made your community, region, country, and world great. So join the movement and nominate a #historyhero in the comments below! There’s a good chance we will feature your hero on our website or on our podcast (coming soon!). #historyheroblast
17 year old assassin useing a traditional Japanese blade to kill socialist politician Asanuma in Tokyo, (1960) this poor man didnt stand a chance it looks like in pic cuzz those papers are in air the assassin used the papers in air to cover the blade till he was close
This strange vehicle called the Hafner Rotabuggy was a hybrid of a Jeep and rotor kite. Introduced in (1943)it was intended to be used off road after safely being dropped from a aircraft eight feet above ground um some people had crazy ideas
Most likely, these young women were part of the Faith and Beauty Society (a wing of Hitler youth) for german ladies between the ages of 17 and 21 why does that older women and that girl she looks at both look like there looking at her boobs kinda weird
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#onthisday in 1809, writer Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston. One of the towering figures of American literature, Poe's life at times is stranger than some of his fiction, which is saying a lot. An orphan who then dropped out of both the University of Virginia and West Point while also washing out of the Army, Poe becomes a bit of nomad about the east coast and marries his 13-year-old cousin around the time some of his stories gather serious attention. All this before he was 30! Poe's essays, poems, and stories were always well-regarded while forming the basis of detective fiction, horror fiction, and science fiction. His most famous work, "The Raven," was an instant sensation that nets Poe just $9 and no royalties. All the while, Poe suffers throughout his life with depression and substance abuse and dies at the age of 40. There is no single attributable cause to his death with theories ranging from rabies to severe 'delirium tremens' to 'cooping,' the 19th century election fraud scheme that has bystanders forced to vote a certain way or face beatings or dosing. All are certainly plausible in Poe's case. Regardless, much of his work still holds up and it's easy to see his influence on many authors over the decades. Our personal favorite? "The Cask of Amontillado” 🍷🍷🍷 Hey, you read this far so won't you consider following the page if you don't already? Or, if you do, tag a history-loving friend and spread the work? 🙏👊
As part of an effort to restore order and stability known as Progressivism, Virginians began a push after the Civil War to limit or outlaw drinking. Presented by Alice Reagan, history professor at Northern Virginia Community College.
Die Musik drückt das aus, was nicht gesagt werden kann und worüber zu schweigen unmöglich ist. . . In diesem alten Teil des Krankenhauses musiziert sicher niemand mehr . . Aber wenn man ganz leise ist.. und genau hinhört ... vernimmt man vielleicht noch die Melodien vergangener Tage 🎶 ... . . . #lostplaces#abandonedplaces#abandoned_excellence #decay_nation#beauty_in_decay#lostplacesgermany#ξxcξllξnt#urbex_europe✴#urbex_supreme#fadedbeautyindecay#godsofbando#jj_urbex#colorful #raw_moody #historyinpictures #germandecay#vergesseneorte#welcometwoneverland #urbanexplorer#urbexworld#abandoned_seekers #theurbexchallenge#abandonedbeauty #forgottenplaces#forgotten_republic#canonphotography#urbanphotography#wonderful_places#abandonedafterdark #decaydream