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  1. Tony Brandstetter
    William Harvey Carney (February 29, 1840 – December 9, 1908) was an African American soldier during the American Civil War. In 1900, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallantry in saving the regimental colors during the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863. Because his actions preceded those of other medal honorees, he is considered to be the first African American to be granted the Medal of Honor.

    Carney joined the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in March 1863 as a Sergeant. He took part in the July 18, 1863, assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina (The attack on Fort Wagner is depicted in the film Glory.) It was in this attack that Carney's actions ultimately earned him the Medal of Honor. When the color guard was fatally wounded, Carney retrieved the American flag from his comrade and marched forward with it, despite suffering multiple serious wounds. When the Union troops were forced to retreat under fire, Carney struggled back across the battlefield. He eventually made his way back to his own lines and turned over the colors to another survivor of the 54th, modestly saying, "Boys, I only did my duty; the old flag never touched the ground!" Carney received an honorable discharge due to disability (as a result of his wounds) in June 1864.
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  2. Carlos M. Braz C,
    Carlos M. Braz C,
    Mother’s Day - Holidays - HISTORY.com
    www.history.com Find out more about the history of Mother’s Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on...
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  3. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Cinco de Mayo (pronounced: [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo]; Spanish for "Fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

    In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.

    In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores that initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain
    Javier 🐝 beBee
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    Carlos Hernandez de Tejada
    06/05/2017 #4 Carlos Hernandez de Tejada
    99% accurate - It was actually Mexican militia -not army, that managed to fend off the French battalions. Which is what makes it so much more of an accomplishment!
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    05/05/2017 #3 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    Excuse me for the mistake... I meant "did" ... Not "do"... I would update my english... It is very "oxydated"....
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    05/05/2017 #2 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    #1 I think so, but do you really imagine bebee today two years ago?.... Congratulations for an excellent work
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    05/05/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I can not imagine where beBee will be after 14 years. Hopefully beBee will be on the top. I can do so many things during 12 years !!!! 🐝🐝🐝🐝
  4. Tony Brandstetter
    The American Civil War - Bedford Springs Pennsylvania 2015 Tony Brandstetter
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    The American Civil War - Imagery by Tony Brandstetter Tony Brandstetter
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    Happy Earth Day Tony Brandstetter
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  7. George Touryliov
    Albert Einstein was outspoken against racism, nationalism, and nuclear bombs—prompting deep suspicion from FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. #Genius
    George Touryliov
    Why the FBI Kept a 1,400-Page File on Einstein
    news.nationalgeographic.com The world-famous physicist was outspoken against racism, nationalism, and nuclear bombs, prompting deep suspicion from J. Edgar...
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  8. Tony Brandstetter
    The Game of War - Tony Brandstetter Photographer Tony Brandstetter
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    19/04/2017 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    So apocalyptic...
    Tony Brandstetter
    19/04/2017 #2 Tony Brandstetter
    In War, No One Wins - Imagery by Tony Brandstetter
  9. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    12/04/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Sean Spicer tries to clarify claim that Hitler ‘didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons’
    www.yahoo.com Spicer first said, “Someone as despicable as Hitler … didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Subsequent clarifications only exacerbated the...
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  10. Javier 🐝 beBee
    The unheard story of David and Goliath | Malcolm Gladwell
    The unheard story of David and Goliath | Malcolm Gladwell It's a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical...
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  11. Tony Brandstetter
    Sleeping Germans - D-Day reenactment, solders at rest Tony Brandstetter
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  12. Jim 🐝 Cody

    Jim 🐝 Cody

    03/04/2017
    Jim 🐝 Cody
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    Tony Brandstetter
    06/04/2017 #2 Tony Brandstetter
    Good one Jim!
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    03/04/2017 #1 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    So he was a strong will.....or a hard headed man...rigth.

    Aqui se le dice cabeza dura
  13. Tony Brandstetter
    On This Date In History - On April 3, 1973 Cooper and Mitchell demonstrated two working phones to the media and to passers-by prior to walking into a scheduled press conference at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan. Standing on Sixth avenue near the Hilton, Cooper made the first handheld cellular phone call in public from the prototype DynaTAC. The call connected him to a base station Motorola had installed on the roof of the Burlington House (now the AllianceBernstein Building) and into the AT&T land-line telephone system Reporters and onlookers watched as Cooper dialed the number of his chief competitor Dr. Joel S. Engel at ATT. "Joel, this is Marty. I'm calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone." That public demonstration landed the DynaTAC on the July 1973 cover of Popular Science Magazine. As Cooper recalls from the experience: "I made numerous calls, including one where I crossed the street while talking to a New York radio reporter – probably one of the more dangerous things I have ever done in my life." Tony Brandstetter
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    Tony Brandstetter
    03/04/2017 #1 Tony Brandstetter
    Look at us now, so fixated on our phones - It's a love affair....
  14. Tony Brandstetter
    Industrial Wasteland Tony Brandstetter
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  15. ELINK IO

    ELINK IO

    30/03/2017
    Listen to the power of these words from the greatest leaders around the world.
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    Top 10 Greatest Speeches According to Time Magazine
    elink.io The words spoken in these historical speeches had an immense amount of power at the time they were delivered and have words that still hold great meaning today. Listen to the power of these...
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  16. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    26/03/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Who Leaked America’s Secret War Plans Into Hitler’s Hands?
    www.thedailybeast.com Disclosure of America’s top-secret war plans gave Hitler intelligence he needed to win World War II—and some claim FDR himself was behind the...
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  17. Cory Galbraith

    Cory Galbraith

    13/03/2017
    Cory Galbraith
    How to Stay Focussed from the Lonely Inventor
    www.linkedin.com He invented dynamite, his family profited from war; and he was called "the merchant of death." Despite it all, Swedish chemist and inventor...
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  18. Tony Brandstetter
    Everything Is Broken - Rediscovering the steel mills of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Tony Brandstetter
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    Ben Pinto
    12/03/2017 #1 Ben Pinto
    Love the true grit feel of this, @Tony Brandstetter!
  19. Lenzy Ruffin

    Lenzy Ruffin

    10/03/2017
    Documenting this incredible museum will be a long-term project for me.
    Lenzy Ruffin
    Opening weekend at the National Museum for African American History and Culture - September 25, 2016
    www.lenzyruffin.com It will probably take me at least two dozen visits to take in this museum the way I want...
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  20. Tony Brandstetter
    BORN ON THIS DATE - Josephine Garis Cochran (Cochrane) (March 8, 1839 in Ashtabula County, Ohio - August 14, 1913 (Age 74) in Chicago, Illinois) was the inventor of the first commercially successful automatic dishwasher, which she constructed together with mechanic George Butters.

    Cochran was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006 for her invention of the dishwasher.
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  21. Tony Brandstetter
    On this date in history - Yellowstone National Park is a national park located in the U.S. states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first National Park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of its most popular features. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is the most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion Tony Brandstetter
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    01/03/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Whatafall! ;)
  22. Tony Brandstetter
    The Crawford Grill was a renowned jazz club that operated in two locations in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During its heyday in the 1950s and 60s, the second Crawford Grill venue hosted local and nationally-recognized acts, including jazz legends Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and Kenny Burrell. The club, an important social gathering spot for Pittsburgh's African-American communities, drew devoted listeners from the region's ethnically and racially diverse population making it a rare site of interracial socializing during the civil rights period. The Crawford Grill was one of many black-owned neighborhood clubs in the Eastern United States that supported a tour circuit for small jazz ensembles during the genre's "golden age." Despite the riots of 1968, which severely damaged the neighborhood's economic infrastructure, the club continued to operate until 2003 Tony Brandstetter
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    27/02/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    An important slice of history.
  23. Tony Brandstetter
    On this date in history - Grand Canyon National Park is the United States' 15th oldest national park. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the park is located in northwestern Arizona. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park covers 1,217,262 acres (1,901.972 sq mi; 492,608 ha; 4,926.08 km2) of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties. The park received nearly six million recreational visitors in 2016, which is the second highest count of all U.S. national parks after Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tony Brandstetter
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    26/02/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha..The Sublime Mastery of the Almighty Lord!
  24. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    24/02/2017
    Reflections on Darwin Past, from Darwin Present
    Reflections on Darwin Past, from Darwin PresentAfter a long hard day escaping the 34ºC heat and 80% humidity by being cocooned in the air conditioning of DP's Darwin office, I deserved a relaxing evening by the bay at the Sailing Club, watching another typically majestic sunset across this...
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    Ken Boddie
    26/02/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    #18 Living proof, Sara, that the spirit of "she'll be right, mate" lives on.
    Ken Boddie
    26/02/2017 #21 Ken Boddie
    #17 The more we remember, Pascal, the less chance we'll repeat the mistakes of the past.
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    26/02/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    #16 Thanks, Lisa. The peace and serenity on the day the shot was taken reminds us that so many who made the ultimate sacrifice did not die in vain.
    Ken Boddie
    26/02/2017 #19 Ken Boddie
    #15 I wish you a safe journey, Michael.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/02/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    Beautiful tribute @Ken Boddie, as only you could write it. Moving and inspiring. I am grateful that the place that held so much devastation, is alive and kicking today with joy and celebrations.
    Pascal Derrien
    26/02/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    Was not aware of that WWII episod at all !!!! Good to have memory keepers like you @Ken Boddie !!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/02/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I learn so much from you @Ken Boddie, I had no idea. Thank you for the history lesson and what a great tribute to the Darwinians who lost their lives on that tragic day. What a stunning photo of the sunsetting!
    Michael O'Neil
    26/02/2017 #15 Anonymous
    #14 Ken, I'm inclined to agree on your lessons learned answer. I have followed Uncle Jim's story through official histories. "22 Battalion" by Jim Henderson covers his end on page 155

    http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-22Ba-c5.html#name-011013-mention View more
    #14 Ken, I'm inclined to agree on your lessons learned answer. I have followed Uncle Jim's story through official histories. "22 Battalion" by Jim Henderson covers his end on page 155

    http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-22Ba-c5.html#name-011013-mention

    "Anti-tank mines which had been placed about 5 Brigade's defences were supposed to be lifted for the retreat (Brigadier Kippenberger writes: ‘I gave special, and I thought clear, orders for lifting our minefield’;13 this was not 22 Battalion's responsibility), but this had not been done previously. The close columns of infantry were marching under the escarpment when a carrier tried to pass on the left of the infantry and exploded two mines. The blinding flashes and two great explosions were only a few yards from the marching troops, ‘and many of us thinking “Christ the sods are on us and throwing bombs”—the scatter, most moving up the escarpment like goats and some throwing themselves towards the direction of the enemy.’ Havoc and a fortunately brief panic broke out, while the wounded cried out pitifully. At least twenty-five men were lost here; how many belonged to 22 Battalion the records do not show. John Riddiford's14 platoon (No. 14) certainly suffered: so did 15 Platoon, in which Frank Algie,15 Dick Bentley, Jim Bryson16 and Harold True17 were killed and twelve others wounded, among them the All Black, Jack Sullivan. The battalion's carriers picked up a number of severely wounded men and placed them on top of the mortar ammunition which had been packed in the carriers."

    There is a painting by War Artist Peter McIntyre which is titled "The breakthrough, Minqar Qa'im, 27-28 June 1942" http://warart.archives.govt.nz/node/78
    It is a powerful painting, just like the one in your post of the attack on Darwin.

    Perhaps I will travel to El Alamein to see his gravestone. The picture of it I have seen is just like that of your uncle's. Close
    Ken Boddie
    26/02/2017 #14 Ken Boddie
    #13 Coincidentally, Michael, I also lost an uncle in North Africa. I hope you can find time to read my story about finding his grave here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/goodbye-uncle-eddie-sorry-we-never-met View more
    #13 Coincidentally, Michael, I also lost an uncle in North Africa. I hope you can find time to read my story about finding his grave here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/goodbye-uncle-eddie-sorry-we-never-met
    As for your query about lessons learnt, perhaps we should look to the Chinese philosophers:
    "War not determine who is right, but who is left!" 😟 Close
    Michael O'Neil
    25/02/2017 #13 Anonymous
    @Ken Boddie , it is an eloquent piece. My own day of reflection is 27 June, the date my uncle Jim was killed in 1942 in North Africa. Perhaps one day I might go to Egypt to see El Alamein, a name etched in my memory through years attending ANZAC day ceremonies with my mother, his sister.
    The call to remember the mistakes of history is often made. Clearly the attacking side at this time had not learned a key lesson of warfare past which is to heed the constraints of time and distance. I wonder Ken, what do you think are the lessons here?
    Ken Boddie
    25/02/2017 #12 Ken Boddie
    #10 Many thanks for your complimentary remarks, Ian, all the more welcome coming from another fine land down under. Baie dankie, my firend.
    Ken Boddie
    25/02/2017 #11 Ken Boddie
    #9 Well stated, Dean-san, and may I add that it's generations of experiences like trench and jungle warfare and the odd wastefully, suicidal Gallipoli landing, that has fostered an indomitable attitude of "She'll be right, mate" in the Aussie 'digger'. So next time the world is presented with a 'troop' of young Aussie youths behaving badly overseas, spare a thought for their forefathers, who spilt their blood in fights that were not theirs, and look for the larrikin humour and cameraderie beneath the hooligan bluster.
    Ian Weinberg
    25/02/2017 #10 Ian Weinberg
    Didn't realize the Aussies were so badly hit on their own doorstep in WW2 @Ken Boddie Thanks for sharing this authentic piece of 'downunder'. A fine land has evolved from the supreme sacrifices of many.
    Dean Owen
    25/02/2017 #9 Dean Owen
    #6 Lessons of the past. I think we should all be more grateful to Australia for the sacrifices of young soldiers who volunteered to fight in a war that was not theirs. We have Anzac Day coming soon. Looking forward to your post Ken-sensei.
    Ken Boddie
    25/02/2017 #8 Ken Boddie
    #7 Oh were it but true, Pak Paul. Nothing sexy about bald spots and spare tyres. Ha ha. 😂
    Paul Walters
    25/02/2017 #7 Paul Walters
    #6 I heard it was sexy @Ken Boddie
    Ken Boddie
    25/02/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    #3 No racial slur intended, Dean-san. I was merely enthralled by the comparison between the peaceful evening last week and the life changing scenes of 75 years ago, and, as I commented to @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt View more
    #3 No racial slur intended, Dean-san. I was merely enthralled by the comparison between the peaceful evening last week and the life changing scenes of 75 years ago, and, as I commented to @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt below, mankind's ongoing inhumanity to man and our frequent incapability of learning from our mistakes of the past, collectively.

    As for the BOD 001 mock vehicle plate, there was nothing subtle here at all I'm afraid. 'The Bod' has been a nickname of mine off and on for a few years, along with 'Bodski', depending on the company I am keeping at the time. Can't say I really respond to 'The Bod', but anything's better than "Hey, you!" 😟

    I much prefer it when the young ladies call me Uncle Ken. 😊 Close
    Ken Boddie
    25/02/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    #2 You've got me stumped, Paul. I need to defer to other sources and track down what I can find out on the resurrection of the city following Cyclone Tracy. Always having stayed on the Esplanade, where the hotels, of course, face the sea (and those sunsets), and working in Coconut Grove, a commercial suburb north of the CBD, your observation has gone past the keeper. I'll get back to you on this one.
    Ken Boddie
    25/02/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    #1 Don't overthink this one, Devesh. It's purely an exercise in learning from history and, hopefully, not repeating the mistakes we all have made, as humanity, in the past.
    Dean Owen
    25/02/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    Those sneaky Japs! I guess that's what happens when you have wrong leadership.Thanks you @Ken Boddie for the gentle reminder of BOD. I assure you I had nothing to do with it. My Japanese relatives were in China at the time, grandfather a musician turned diplomat.
  25. Tetyana Stadnyk

    Tetyana Stadnyk

    24/02/2017
    Tetyana Stadnyk
    Bitter Harvest (2017) Movie Release Date in USA - Movie Release Dates
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