Hitler’s Rise to Reign of Terror

On January 30, 1933 Adolph Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany. Twelve years from his appointment Hitler committed  suicide on April 30, 1945 in Berlin, Germany, but not before using his power to enact the “Final Solution”. The Final Solution is a benign sounding name for an unspeakably evil contemplation. This “solution” as Hitler and the […]

73rd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

It was Dec. 7, 1941 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Eye Witness Account from 91 years old Aaron Chabin. The Intrepid museum is honoring the anniversary with a special ceremony. Pearl Harbor attack facts: Time was 7:48 a.m. Hawaii time ; place was U.S. Naval base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu; The Battleships: Arizona […]

End of War Kiss

Glenn Edward McDuffie, a U.S. Navy sailor in World War II and  believed to be the man in the famous kiss picture taken by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, died today March 3, 2014. It was decades ago  on Aug. 14, 1945 in Times Square when McDuffie and a nurse celebrated the end of the war in an embracing […]

Hitler Commits Suicide

On this day of April 30th in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler’s dreams of a “1,000-year” Reich. Since at least 1943, it was becoming […]