A RESCUE THAT TURNED INTO A DISASTER IN THE TRANSATLANTIC LINER SS NORMANDIE
The SS Normandie was the largest liner to explore the world when it went into commercial service. Soon after its prestigious maiden voyage, the transatlantic liner became a symbol of luxury and elegance. Not long after, however, the Second World War broke out and interrupted life as we knew it. It also disrupted the career of the liner. The horrendous war caused the ship to be docked at a port in New York, where it stayed for a few years.
The United States made an official order for the use of the liner at the end of 1941. It was to be used to carry troops and was renamed the USS Lafayette. Unfortunately, a fire broke out on February 9, 1942, due to an accident. The ship capsized because of the amount of water used by the firefighters to combat the situation. Things would have been less stressful if there were insurance companies back then.
HOW A WOMAN CARRIED THEIR OFFSPRING DURING THE WAR
The Second World War truly affected every aspect of the lives of those who were alive during that time. The war’s impact on the people’s daily lives is preserved in the photos taken during that period in our history. There was a rule for everyone to wear gas masks all the time. FW Mills designed prams that were gas-resistant so that mothers could protect their infants every time they would travel outdoors.
The top of the pram featured a glass panel and an air filter. A motor pumped fresh air inside and added to the contraption’s horrible and curious appearance. These gas-resistant baby carriages were a perfect example of the lengths that people needed to go to so they could protect themselves and their families during the war.
THE FIRST STEPS IN THE MOON BY NEIL ARMSTRONG
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” goes the famous quote from the Apollo 11 mission. On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Florida to begin its historic mission to the moon. Three days later, it arrived at its destination, and on July 20, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the surface of the moon.
The moon landing should be given credit for reigniting people’s hopes on what humans could accomplish when they dream big, work hard, and endeavor together. It opened new horizons — even intergalactic horizons — on how far we can explore when we break beyond our boundaries.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR’S NOTEWORTHY SPEECH
Martin Luther King Jr’s legendary speech combined elements from previous rhetorics that he delivered. It gave high respect and credit to the Bible and the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. The statement continues to echo until today and has become one of the most defining moments of the civil rights movement.The “I have a dream” speech expressed the severe life struggles and issues that African Americans continue to face. The massive turnout was unexpected. As a sign of solidarity, more than 250,000 people descended on Washington. With their travel, these people took part in what remains to be one of the most significant events to have occurred in the nation’s capital.
MGM LION’S FIRST MARKS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
Goldwyn Pictures Corporation was one of the top motion picture production studios in America. As a result of a merger, it became the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production company. Lionel S. Reiss, an art director from Paramount Studios, created the mascot and logo for the company. All his efforts and investments were all worth it because it featured the famous and terrifying mascot Leo the Lion that symbolized the exciting adventure of life that’s portrayed in films.
One thing that you might not know was that seven different lions appeared for the logo of MGM studio. However, only the seventh and last lion was officially given the name Leo. Since 1957, it was this last lion that continuously appeared on the studio’s logo.
A HISTORICAL PHOTO OF THE FAILED ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION
The first person to explore and reach the South Pole was Roald Amundsen. He achieved this feat on December 14, 1911. The Norwegian explorer beat his British colleague Robert Falcon Scott. Amundsen employed some deception to succeed in his journey. His initial plan was to conquer the North Pole instead of the Antarctic. He secretly changed his course for the South Pole after hearing that Frederick Cook and Robert E. Peary beat him in his initial goal.
The British were not able to achieve similar results with Amundsen. On the return journey from the South Pole, Scott and his team of four, unfortunately, perished, making all the British investments put into this go.
A PROMINENT PHOTO OF THE INVENTOR OF BASKETBALL WITH HIS WIFE
The honor of creating one of the most popular sports goes to James Naismith. The historical figure was not afraid to explore different fields in his life. He was an inventor, a Christian chaplain, and a physical education degree holder. When he invented basketball, he was looking for a way to keep athletes busy with indoor activities during the winter. He also wanted a sport that would expose the players to injuries less than football.
His wife assisted him in inventing the new sport. It created some fun and entertainment for the couple. Little did they know that basketball would later become one of the most lucrative games in the world.
HOW GRADUATION CEREMONIES ARE DONE IN 1985
Vassar College is one of only 43 women’s colleges that remain active. It describes itself as a “highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential arts college.” The institution that provides the adventure of degrees exclusively to women is located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
The photograph depicts a graduation ceremony at Vassar College in 1895. The women in the photo are wearing incredibly formal dresses while holding flower bouquets. This is quite different from today’s graduation ceremonies that you are familiar with. The service was most probably held on campus, given that the institution boasts a native plant preserve that is home to hundreds of tree species.
MUSICAL AND CULTURAL ENTHUSIASTS GATHERED IN THE WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL
Music festivals continue to draw in people from all over the country and the world. They don’t mind to travel to enjoy quality music and culture. The Woodstock Festival initially took place on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York. Perhaps festival-goers are indebted to Max Yasgur, who owned the farm. Yasgur should be given grandeur credit for The Woodstock Festival would have never happened if he didn’t permit the organizers to use his land.
Around 400,000 people could be seen in the photo. A little fewer than half a million people attended the event, but only 100,000 bought tickets. The organizers realized that they were unprepared to contain the vast number of people when people started arriving early for the festival.
A BOY’S FIRST TELEVISION EXPERIENCE
Television was no longer new but remained revolutionary in the year 1948. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 was played in its entirety this year. The year 1948 was also when BBC attempted daily broadcasts of the Olympics. Every footage lasted three hours each. In every part of the world, TV programs were becoming more and more available. Children shows were one of the most frequently aired programs on TV.
Even today, people continue to be impressed and astonished by the advancement of technology. This is probably why the well-dressed boy shows such an expression of amazement at the television. It is incredible how the TV allows us to travel and explore through time and space in the comfort of our homes by just merely just using an ample of our electricity.