Late July 1945, the warship USS Indianapolis is on a secret mission to deliver components of the first atomic bomb to American B-29 bombers stationed on the Pacific Island of Tinian. After a successful delivery of the payload, the Indianapolis heads west towards Leyte Gulf to join the battleship USS Idaho (BB-42) in preparation to invade Japan. Before reaching its new destination, the USS Indianapolis is attacked….
Old Car Accident Photos from the 1900s to 1940s – Vol 2
Volume 2 of our Old car accidents photos series. These old car accidents show automobiles and trucks after the crash in their wrecked, mangled conditions. Cars in the 1900s to 1940s didn’t have the modern safety conveniences like airbags or even seat belts in many cases. These old car accident photos show the not-so-pretty side of automobiling in the early 1900s….
Known in the United States as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, the Kentucky Derby is an annual Grade 1 stakes horse race held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Considered by many to be the biggest horse event in the world, the race is for three-year-old Thoroughbreds and ran at a distance of one and a quarter miles. …
Old Car Accident Photos from the 1900s to 1940s – Vol 1
These old car accident photos show automobiles mangled, wrapped around trees, face down in ditches and more. Cars in the 1900s to 1940s didn’t have the modern safety conveniences like airbags or even seat belts in many cases. These photos depict the tragic side effect of early automobile accidents in American history….
Historic Photos of Old Bars & Saloons from the Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Old bars, saloons, taverns, watering holes, taprooms, speakeasies, night clubs or whatever name they may have been called over the years… These establishments have delivered adult entertainment through alcohol and companionship for centuries. Early 20th century bars / saloons were sometimes fun, sometimes wild, sometimes dangerous, but almost always the top night-time attraction in town. …
Mary Celeste – The Unsolved Mystery of Her Lost Passengers and Abandonment
The Mary Celeste was an American ship that was found adrift and abandoned near the Azores Islands on December 5, 1872. The mystery surrounding her has to do with what happened to her passengers and crew and why she was abandoned in the first place, as she was still seaworthy at the time….
Civil War Photographs – Photography was still a relatively new technology during the American Civil War, but war correspondents managed to capture thousands of riveting photos throughout the conflict. These graphic images brought the front line of the war straight to the people of the United States and the entire world….
American Gothic is an iconic American painting by artist Grant Wood. Originally created in 1930, the painting is in a collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Inspiration for the painting is said to have been derived from Wood choosing what is known as the American Gothic House…
William Shakespeare Biography and Famous Quotes
William shakespeare is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets, playwrights and dramatists of all time. He has often been called England’s national poet. Born April 26, 1564 and died April 23, 1616, Shakespeare wrote about comedy, life and love in his many poems and plays….