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The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.      His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US ships

Joseph Robert Beyrle (1923-2004) was a para with the 101st Airborne when he was caught by the Germans during the Normandy landings.Eventually,he managed to escape and wandered in the German countryside until he met Russian troops and persuaded their commanders to allow him to fight on the front line.He fought for a month and was wounded.Marshal Zhukov arranged for Beyrle's trip back to the US. Beyrle is the only American who fought the Germans in both the US and Red Armies.

Prisoner identification photograph of U. Joseph R. Beyrle taken in Stalag XII-A. Beyrle is thought to be the only American soldier to have served with both the U. Army and Soviet Army during World War II, see comment.

Opera singer Todd Duncan in 1930, photographed by Addison Scurlock. In 1935, Mr. Duncan was selected by George Gershwin to originate the role of Porgy in “Porgy and Bess" and in 1955, he was the first person to record the now classic song, “Unchained Melody." Mr. Duncan earned a bachelor’s degree at Butler University in 1925, and a master’s at Columbia University Teachers College in 1930. He later taught voice at Howard University, well into his 90’s, for over fifty years.

Todd Duncan 1930 photographed by Addison Surlock. Todd played "Porgy: in "Porgy and Bess" Black American to perform in major opera company- New York City Opera 1955

What would Patton think of America 2014??? 9-20-14

General Patton--A man that my late grandfather, George Wallace Shook, held in highest regard & served under in the army, division, in Germany & France until the war was won.(Pass it on) God bless. LOVE THAT PATTON QUOTE

Paul Andrew Ryan on the poisonous virality of religion, for it does teaches people to ignore logic and reason in order to believe in an imaginary being looking after everyone in the world.

Religion is poisonous. A disease that brainwashes the weak-minded. It is often used to control the misinformed, uneducated masses into submission. Don't be a slave to a hive mind such as religion.

Julia Child was an American spy during WWII for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to CIA). #WWII #History. Nevertheless, she became a top secret researcher for the director of the OSS, the legendary William "Wild Bill" Donovan. And, later, she worked to reduce the threat of U-boats, the deadly Nazi submarines. Who would have guessed?

Julia Child was an American spy during WWII for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to CIA). She became a top secret researcher for the director of the OSS, the legendary William "Wild Bill" Donovan, and worked to reduce the threat of U-boats.

Joseph Stalin at 23

Young Stalin he was one good-looking guy, when he was young at least. In youth, he was a strong strapping and handsome man who fought and f*cked his way through life, to become Supreme Dictator of the Soviet Union. A terrible son of a bitch.

Extremely rare CDV of Abraham Lincoln’s dog, Fido. c. 1865.

rare picture of Abraham Lincoln's dog, all Presidents have dogs? Love that Fido looks as worn as his master in 1865 photo.and that he is a regular looking dog that looks just right to be Abraham Lincoln's pet.

Tesla Was A Good Guy

Tesla Was A Good Guy

This man changed the world.This man is my hero .born poor then was rich then die poor believing in his inventions which till this day remain classified for the most part. Tesla…look him up "Hero"

Lucy Burns was jailed in 1917 because she asked for the right to vote.

Lucy Burns was an American suffragist women's rights advocate. In 1917 she was imprisoned at Occoquan Workhouse for picketing the White House. She endured the “Night of Terror” by the guards. Photo by Harris Ewing

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