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On Aug. 9, 1945, Satoru Miyashiro drastically changed the course of history.
Miyashiro was a steel mill worker in the city of Kokura, now present-day Kitakyushu, Japan, which sits on the country’s southwest coast. On that morning, American B-29 bombers were flying toward Kokura carrying a second atomic bomb — the first had been deployed over Hiroshima a few days earlier, killing an estimated 135,000 people and destroying 6 square miles of the city.
Miyashiro had heard from co-workers about the “new bomb” that destroyed Hiroshima. They had traveled through there on their way back to the steel mill. He believed his city would be next because there were arms facilities nearby. When air raid sirens went off on Aug. 9, his boss ordered him to turn on the incinerator.
The American bombers didn’t see this coming.
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On Aug. 9, 1945, Satoru Miyashiro drastically changed the course of history.

Miyashiro was a steel mill worker in the city of Kokura, now present-day Kitakyushu, Japan, which sits on the country’s southwest coast. On that morning, American B-29 bombers were flying toward Kokura carrying a second atomic bomb — the first had been deployed over Hiroshima a few days earlier, killing an estimated 135,000 people and destroying 6 square miles of the city.

Miyashiro had heard from co-workers about the “new bomb” that destroyed Hiroshima. They had traveled through there on their way back to the steel mill. He believed his city would be next because there were arms facilities nearby. When air raid sirens went off on Aug. 9, his boss ordered him to turn on the incinerator.

The American bombers didn’t see this coming.

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ancientpeoples:

Writing-tablet with an intelligence report
Roman Britain, late 1st or early 2nd century ADVindolanda Roman fort (modern Chesterholm), Northumberland
Translation:
'… the Britons are unprotected by armour (?). There are very many cavalry. The cavalry do not use swords nor do the wretched Britons mount in order to throw javelins.'
This tablet describing the fighting habits of the Britons was probably a memorandum, perhaps left by a commanding officer for his successor. Despite the disparaging reference to Brittunculi (‘Little Brits’), it may be that the document was an assessment of their potential for recruitment into the local military units.
Source: British Museum

ancientpeoples:

Writing-tablet with an intelligence report

Roman Britain, late 1st or early 2nd century AD
Vindolanda Roman fort (modern Chesterholm), Northumberland

Translation:

'… the Britons are unprotected by armour (?). There are very many cavalry. The cavalry do not use swords nor do the wretched Britons mount in order to throw javelins.'

This tablet describing the fighting habits of the Britons was probably a memorandum, perhaps left by a commanding officer for his successor. Despite the disparaging reference to Brittunculi (‘Little Brits’), it may be that the document was an assessment of their potential for recruitment into the local military units.

Source: British Museum

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burlyqnell:

Princess Lahoma: vintage 8x10 photo
Lahoma Willingham was 1/16 Chickasaw and born into a family that was very active within the tribe. Lahoma’s cousin Floyd MayTubby, who was Governor of the Chickasaw Nation in 1939.  Still mayor in 1943,  Floyd appointed Lahoma “Chickasaw Princess” at the 1943 American Indian Exposition, and in that capacity she frequently represented the Chickasaw Nation in parades and at official gatherings.
Lahoma studied at the Molly O’Day School of Dance located in Oklahoma City. At 15, Lahoma quit school and joined a touring dance troupe formed by her teacher. Unfortunately, the tour was unsuccessful and most of the dancers returned home. But Lahoma was determined to become a professional dancer and started a career in burlesque. Frequently billed as “The Chickasaw Chick”, Princess Lahoma became one of the most popular feature burlesque dancers of the 1950s. Lahoma was among the highest paid burlesque dancers of her era, and in 1951 her appearance at the Trocadero (Troc) Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania surpassed all previous attendance records.
Princess Lahoma died in 1966, and was survived by her husband and two sons. One of Lahoma’s sons went on to become a successful businessman, and the other an acclaimed artist.

burlyqnell:

Princess Lahoma: vintage 8x10 photo

Lahoma Willingham was 1/16 Chickasaw and born into a family that was very active within the tribe. Lahoma’s cousin Floyd MayTubby, who was Governor of the Chickasaw Nation in 1939.  Still mayor in 1943,  Floyd appointed Lahoma “Chickasaw Princess” at the 1943 American Indian Exposition, and in that capacity she frequently represented the Chickasaw Nation in parades and at official gatherings.

Lahoma studied at the Molly O’Day School of Dance located in Oklahoma City. At 15, Lahoma quit school and joined a touring dance troupe formed by her teacher. Unfortunately, the tour was unsuccessful and most of the dancers returned home. But Lahoma was determined to become a professional dancer and started a career in burlesque. Frequently billed as “The Chickasaw Chick”, Princess Lahoma became one of the most popular feature burlesque dancers of the 1950s. Lahoma was among the highest paid burlesque dancers of her era, and in 1951 her appearance at the Trocadero (Troc) Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania surpassed all previous attendance records.

Princess Lahoma died in 1966, and was survived by her husband and two sons. One of Lahoma’s sons went on to become a successful businessman, and the other an acclaimed artist.

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honey-rider:

Happy Birthday Diane Webber . July 29, 1932

honey-rider:

Happy Birthday Diane Webber . July 29, 1932

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mulishmusings:

sandstep:

Two Years Ago Today Still no pies. What gives, Hubigs?
So Long Hubig’s, and Thanks for All the Pies by dubtea on Flickr.

This hurts me. Inside. I can still smell the burnt flour.

mulishmusings:

sandstep:

Two Years Ago Today
Still no pies. What gives, Hubigs?

So Long Hubig’s, and Thanks for All the Pies by dubtea on Flickr.

This hurts me. Inside. I can still smell the burnt flour.

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Thank you for submitting!  /LD