Create, Discover and Share on Gfycat. The Unbelievable Story of the Japanese Man Who Survived BOTH Atomic Bombs. Tsutomu Yamaguchi may very well have been both the luckiest and most unlucky man ever.
On August 6, 1945, he was riding a small trolley across the city of Hiroshima. Yamaguchi recalls hearing the roar of an aircraft engine in the skies above during the ride, but thought nothing of it, since warplanes were constantly flying overhead during that time. What Yamaguchi didn’t know was that this was no Japanese plane- it was the U.S. Bomber the Enola Gay, preparing to drop a 13 kiloton uranium atom bomb on the city. Yamaguchi stepped off the tram at approximately 8:15 a.m. The Enola Gay and some of its crew (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Seconds later, the scene turned to chaos. “[There was] a great flash in the sky and I was blown over.” Yamaguchi was less than three kilometers away from the bomb when it detonated. Hiroshima before and after the bomb. He eventually regained consciousness, and was able to crawl his way to an air raid shelter, where he spent the night.
“You’re an engineer. How much did the Louisiana Purchase actually cost? Wikimedia Commons/White House Historical Association It’s a familiar chapter in our history, part of the triumphant narrative of westward expansion: In 1803, the United States bought a massive chunk of North America, and we got it for a song.
Spain had ceded the Louisiana Territory to France, and Napoleon, in turn, offloaded it to American diplomats in Paris after the Haitian Revolution ruined his plans for the New World. Timelines of History: World Timelines, Current and Historical Timelines of the World. Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes. My hero. Women’s March Los Angeles draws estimated 750K: ‘This is what we do as Americans’ Fired up by what they call an election cycle that left them insulted and their rights threatened, hundreds of thousands of women — and the men who support them — gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday as part of a nationwide act of solidarity to send a message to President Donald Trump’s administration.
An estimated 750,000 people brought that message to L.A.’s packed streets in a loud but peaceful stand for equal rights and a defense of civil liberties. • Live Coverage: Women’s March Los Angeles and other protests On the half-mile route from Pershing Square to City Hall, they held up signs, some with graphic images and language directed at Trump, who took the office on Friday.
Others read “Love not hate makes America great!” Photo: Stefan Ruenzel Crowds of incontestable size spelled out "Resist!!
" with their bodies this morning while sitting and standing on the sands of Ocean Beach. The message, aimed at what many perceive to be an increasingly authoritarian American government, was organized on Facebook by Brad Newsham of Oakland who began creating such visual events in 2006 and commissioned a helicopter photographer for $1,000 an hour for the event. "I'm 65 years old, I should tell you I got a new hip since the last one," Newsham told SFist by phone as he was leaving the Ocean Beach adjacent Beach Chalet restaurant.
His last message was "Tax the 1%" and his first was a call for the impeachment of President Bush. "When I first started organizing these, the park service was leery of me," Newsham says. Newsham estimates that today's attendance was more than 4,000. Related: Same Guy Who Made 'Hollyweed' Sign Hangs 'IMPEACH' Banner On Golden Gate Bridge. Women's March Is The Biggest Protest In US History As An Estimated 2.9 Million March. Millions of Americans have taken to the streets from New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between as the Women’s Marches on Washington is estimated to be the biggest one-day protest in US history.
UConn professor Jeremy Pressman is keeping a running total of crowd estimates across the United States in a Google document. An estimated 60,000 people marched in Atlanta. 250,000 are marching in Chicago. There are estimates of 250,000 people in Boston, and 200,000 more in Denver. In New York, the estimate ranges from 200,000-500,000. City officials estimate that 500,000 people participated in the main march in Washington, DC. Gloria Steinem greets protesters at the barricades before speaking at the Women's March on Washington.John Minchillo/AP An estimated half a million people joined the Women's March on Washington on a crisp Saturday the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the US.
The march aims to bring together women across diverse backgrounds and send a bold message to the new administration that they will not be ignored or have their rights stomped on. People carried signs with calls for gender equality and anti-Trump statements, though the rally's organizers have insisted the demonstration is more pro-women than anti-Trump. Many sported pink knitted beanies called "pussy hats," a symbol of solidarity among the protestors. These stunning and soon to be iconic photos show what it was like to be there. We'll be updating this post as more photos come in. Animated map shows how religion spread around the world. Famous &038; Major Historical Events in World History.
Epic History: First Crusade - Part One. Earth Temperature Timeline. World Digital Library Home. Ancestral Lines 2 clicks please. Evolutionary biologists use a cladogram, the treelike diagram of evolutionary branches or clades, to organize species into lines of evolutionary descent across time.
Biologists use three types of evidence to deduce evolutionary connections: genetics, morphology, and geologic dating. (Behavior, normally a key part of evolutionary studies, can only be inferred in extinct species — for example, by examining the ecology in which the species flourished and the species adaptations for eating and locomotion.) Analyses of primate fossils and the genetic relatedness of living primates converge to the conclusion that humans and chimpanzees branched from a common ancestor about 7 million years ago. DNA recovered from several uncontaminated Neanderthalensis fossils indicated that modern humans and extinct neanderthals diverged about 400,000 years ago; but more recent studies show that they must have interbred within Europe or the Middle East since then. 17 stunning photos of black Victorians show how history really looked. A brief history of numerical systems - Alessandra King.
China History: Chronology, Dynasty Qin Han Tang Song Yuan Ming Qing. China, one of the countries that can boast of an ancient civilization, has a long and mysterious history - almost 5,000 years of it!
Like most other great civilizations of the world, China can trace her culture back to a blend of small original tribes which have expanded till they became the great country we have today. It is recorded that Yuanmou man is the oldest hominoid in China and the oldest dynasty is Xia Dynasty. From the long history of China, there emerge many eminent people that have contributed a lot to the development of the whole country and to the enrichment of her history. Among them, there are emperors like Li Shimin (emperor Taizong of the Tang), philosophers like Confucius, great patriotic poets like Qu Yuan and so on.
Chinese society has progressed through five major stages - Primitive Society, Slave Society, Feudal Society, Semi-feudal and Semi-colonial Society, and Socialist Society. British Movietone. TimeMaps - World History TimeMap.
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