This video was made in honor of Evansville Indiana 200th anniversary. Thanks to all who were responsible for all the photos taken through out the years! 1812 to present time.
President Obama is not letting congressional gridlock slow economic growth. Here are the actions he has taken to support the middle class. God bless the USA! January 23rd, 2012 learn More @ http://www.whitehouse.gov/ and http://www.youtube.com/user/whitehouse
Four years ago today (1/3/2008), then Senator Barack Obama addressed a packed hall of energized supporters after the Iowa Caucuses victory. He spoke of the following: "I'll be a President who finally makes health care affordable and available to every single American... I'll be a President who ends tax breaks for companies who ship our jobs overseas and put a middle class tax cut into the pockets of working Americans who deserve...I'll be a President who harnesses ingenuity farmers, scientists, and entrepreneurs to free this nation from the tyranny of oil once and for all... and I'll be a president who ends this war in Iraq and finally brings our troops home." Promises kept. Say you're in for 2012: https://my.barackobama.com/iowacaucusspeechvid Thank you and God bless the USA!
On May 30th, 2011, the Liberty Foundation brought its B-17 to Saint Paul, Minnesota. *The restored Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Liberty Belle” crashed and burned in a cornfield outside of Chicago Monday June 13th, 2011 but the seven people on board escaped without serious injury, according to the Chicago Tribune. The pilot made an emergency landing after reporting an engine fire, the Tribune reported. Photos from the scene show the plane broken and burned. The Liberty Foundation’s B-17 was one of several that fly around the country, giving tours. It was built under contract by Lockheed toward the end of World War II and never saw any combat. The Liberty Foundation’s Don Brooks bought the plane at the turn of the century, painting it in the colors and nose art of a namesake B-17 that flew many missions with the 8th Air Force’s 390th bomb group, including missions with Brooks’ father as tail gunner. Flying in a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a fun, if loud experience, when the trip is a joyride over Seattle. It’s harder to imagine a 10-hour bombing mission over Nazi Germany 65 years ago. “It all comes back,” Retired Boeing B-17 tail gunner Ted Gary, of Burien, said shortly before boarding the Liberty Foundation’s B-17, “Liberty Belle” Monday. “You try to forget it for 60-some years and now you recall so much of it. It’s amazing.” Liberty Belle bears plenty of reminders of her deadly purpose, including .50-caliber machine guns, with ammo, bombs in the bay and a bomb sight, with crosshairs, in the nose. But the nose also is a great place to look out over downtown Seattle, Green Lake and Elliott Bay. Press your head up against the Plexiglas and it’s almost as if there’s no plane at all, if you can block out the noise. The authenticity has its limits, as exemplified by the Garmin navigation system on the flight deck. “During the war, they were black and white,” pilot John Shuttleworth deadpanned. Liberty Belle was built under contract by Lockheed toward the end of World War II and never saw any combat. The Liberty Foundation’s Don Brooks bought the plane at the turn of the century, painting it in the colors and nose art of a namesake B-17 that flew many missions with the 8th Air Force’s 390th bomb group, including missions with Brooks’ father as tail gunner. Liberty Belle is one of 14 World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers still flying and the most recently restored. The plane’s door bears signatures from all the veterans she has met through the Liberty Foundation, said Scott Maher, the foundation’s director of operations. “We’re losing 1,500 World War II veterans a day, and this airplane’s out for them.” Bad memories wouldn’t keep Gary and fellow World War II veterans off the flight. in fact, Gary got to take up his old post for a previous trip from Seattle to Spokane. “I flew over Mount Rainier in the tail. It reminded me of flying over the Alps,” he recalled. “We got off course and the Swiss started shooting at us.” The Swiss weren’t trying to shoot them down, just correct their path, he added. Flying around the Space Needle evoked a more pleasant memory. “The pilot used to let me practice flying,” Gary said. “I flew a 360-degree turn around the Eiffel Tower.” Helen Dowsett, of Puyallup, never flew in a B-17 before Monday. But she built plenty of B-17 wings during Wold War II, in a converted ice arena in Tacoma. “That’s a rivet off of a plane in 1945,” she said, holding up what now serves as a zipper pull. “The ride was very easy,” Dowsett said after the flight. “My husband, he was in the 82nd Airborne. … He said he felt uncomfortable flying without a parachute.” -------- My Uncle James was a tail-gunner for a B-17 during WWII. He passed away last year. Amazing generation. Amazing planes they flew. Built to last. We can never thank Our Veterans and those that support them enough.
Day of Days. June 6th, 1944. In the pre dawn hours Easy Company jumps into Normandy. Lt. Winters is about to take command. Directed by Richard Loncraine and written by John Orloff Band of Brothers is a 2001 ten-part television World War II miniseries based on the book of the same title written by historian and biographer Stephen E. Ambrose. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who had collaborated on the World War II film Saving Private Ryan (1998). The episodes first aired in 2001 on HBO and are still run frequently on various TV networks around the world. The narrative centers on the experiences of E Company ("Easy Company") of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment assigned to the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. The series covers Easy's basic training at Toccoa, Georgia, the American airborne landings in Normandy, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of Bastogne and on to the end of the war. The events portrayed are based on Ambrose's research and recorded interviews with Easy Company veterans. A large amount of literary license was taken with the episodes, and other reference books will highlight the differences between recorded history and the film version. All of the characters portrayed are based on actual members of Easy Company; some of them can be seen in prerecorded interviews as a prelude to each episode. Honor Our Veterans and Pray for Our Troops Every Day!
Having finished with slavery and the pro-slavery argument, Professor Blight heads North today. The majority of the lecture deals with the rise of the Market Revolution in the North, in the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s. Blight first describes the causes of the Market Revolution--the rise of capital, a transportation revolution--and then moves to its effects on the culture and consciousness of antebellum northerners. Among these effects were a riotous optimism mixed with a deep-rooted fear of change, an embrace of the notions of progress and Manifest Destiny, and the intensification of the divides between North and South. The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 119) Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
Professor Blight lectures on southern slavery. He makes a case for viewing the U.S. South as one of the five true "slave societies" in world history. He discusses the internal slave trade that moved thousands of slaves from the eastern seaboard to the cotton states of the Southwest between 1820 and 1860. Professor Blight then sketches the contents of the pro-slavery argument, including its biblical, historical, economic, cynical, and utopian aspects. The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 119) Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
In a speech to Congress 50 years ago today, on May 25th, 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to send a man to the moon and return him safely to Earth by the end of that decade. This video includes historical footage of the launches of Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard, whose flights helped prompt Kennedy's speech, plus comments from Mercury astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter, and Mercury Flight Director, Chris Kraft.
Follow the trail of ancient Europeans! Dr Alice Roberts describes the various waves of anatomically modern humans that settled the continent of Europe. She crosses the Bosphorus and travels up the Danube River, following their likely route. She then describes the already resident population of Neanderthals, and visits Gibraltar, the last known site occupied by Neanderthals. She suggests that the principal difference between them and Homo sapiens was the latter's ability to create art, and visits the cave paintings at Lascaux. She discusses the theories about why Europeans have white skin and describes the birth of agriculture and the societal changes that took place as a result, visiting a spectacular Neolithic temple in Turkey. There are seven billion humans on Earth, spread across the whole planet. Scientific evidence suggests that most of us can trace our origins to one tiny group of people who left Africa around 70,000 years ago. When our species first arrived in Europe, the peak of the Ice Age was approaching and the continent was already crawling with a rival: stronger, at home in the cold and even (contrary to the popular image) brainier than us. So how did the European pioneers survive first the Neanderthals and then the deep freeze as they pushed across the continent? Alice Roberts reconstructs the head of the 'first European' to come face to face with one of our ancestors; she discovers how art became crucial for survival in the face of Neanderthal competition; and what happened to change the skin colour of these European pioneers. Finally, spectacular new finds on the edge of Europe suggest that the first known temples may have been a spark for a huge revolution in our ancestors' way of life - agriculture. More @ http://www.alice-roberts.co.uk/
Civil War lecture on southern society, slavery, king cotton, and Antebellum America's Peculiar Region. Professor Blight offers a number of approaches to the question of southern distinctiveness. The lecture offers a survey of that manner in which commentators--American, foreign, northern, and southern--have sought to make sense of the nature of southern society and southern history. The lecture analyzes the society and culture of the Old South, with special emphasis on the aspects of southern life that made the region distinct from the antebellum North. The most lasting and influential sources of Old South distinctiveness, Blight suggests, were that society's anti-modernism, its emphasis on honor, and the booming slave economy that developed in the South from the 1820s to the 1860s. Spring 2008 The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 119)