11 in battleship Gneisenau with her bows blown off by RAF bombing, February 1942. She was in dry dock for repairs to mine damage incurred during the 'Channel Dash' earlier that month. Plans to replace her 9 x 11 in guns with 6 x 15 in came to nothing: she never returned to service, and was towed into position and scuttled as a block ship to deny Gotenhafen (now Gdynia) to the advancing Soviets in March 1945. She was broken up in situ in 1951.
Elizabeth: Heart Of A King, BBC History Documentary, presented by historian, David Starkey-Do watch this wonderful documentary! Note: Sir Francis Walsingham, E's Ambassador in Paris, was witness to The Saint Bartholomew Days Massacre August 24, 1574. He barely escaped, and returned to England determined to safeguard Protestantism, and the life of Elizabeth I.
Marjorie Anne Newell, 23, was the daughter of Arthur Webster & Mary E Newell of Lexington, Massachusetts. She was returning from a trip to the Middle East with her father & sister Madeleine. They boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg. On April 14th their father came to their room & ordered them to dress & go out on deck. He placed them in lifeboat 6. Arthur Newall was lost in the sinking. Marjorie married Floyd Robb in 1917, & raised 4 children. She died 11 June 1992, aged 103
Vietnam War Medical KIA - 1st Lt. Hedwig Diane Orlowski (April 13, 1944 - November 30, 1967), an Army nurse stationed at the 67th Evacuation Hospital, in Qui Nhon, had been sent to a hospital in Pleiku to help out during a push. With her when the plane crashed on the return trip to Qui Nhon were three other nurses, Eleanor Grace Alexander, Jerome E. Olmstead, and Kenneth R. Shoemaker. Orlowski was 23. http://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories/ #VietnamMemories
Vietnam War Medical KIA - Capt. Eleanor Grace Alexander (September 18, 1940 - November 30, 1967), an Army nurse stationed at the 85th Evacuation Hospital in Qui Nhon, had been sent to a hospital in Pleiku to help out during a push. With her when the plane crashed on the return trip to Qui Nhon were three other nurses, Hedwig Diane Orlowski, Jerome E. Olmstead, and Kenneth R. Shoemaker. Alexander was 27.
Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) Commander in the American Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; the war, & secession, ended with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. Grant gave generous terms; Confederate troops surrendered their weapons & were allowed to return to their homes, with their mounts, on the condition that they would not take up arms against the U.S. Within a few weeks the Civil War was over.