Neatorama Posts Tagged "geography history"
The US Navy's Toilet Bomb...

(Photo: Midway Sailor)This Douglas A-1 Skyraider operated by the US Navy is carrying a special bomb under its right wing. Do you see it?That's a toilet.In 1965, the aircraft carrier USS Midway was bombing Vietnam. VA-25,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/28/The-US-Navys-Toilet-Bomb/
70 Years Ago Today: US Marines Raise the American Flag over Mount Suribachi...

This photograph, which was taken 70 years ago today, is instantly recognizeable by any American.On February 19, 1945, United States Marines landed on the rocky volcanic island of Iwo Jima in the western Pacific Ocean. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/23/70-Years-Ago-Today-Marines-Raise-the-American-Flag-over-Mount-Suribachi/
Presidents of the United States Ranked by Hotness...

I had never thought of it, but it's true: President Franklin Pierce, drunk or sober, looks pretty sharp.43 men have been President of the United States. How effective were they? Nevermind. Here's a better question: how h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/21/Presidents-of-the-United-States-Ranked-by-Hotness/
This Island Looks Like a Dolphin...

(W Magazine/Raphael T. Harris/WorldRealEstate.it)Three small limestone islands off the Amalfi coast of Italy are known as La Galli or The Sirenusas (The Sirens). Tradition holds that it was here that Odysseus of Homer&rs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/This-Island-Looks-Like-a-Dolphin/
Whittier, Alaska: A Small Town Inside This Building...

(Photo: Begich Towers by Reed Young)In 1956, the US Army built this building as a barracks. The Army is gone now, but the town that grew up around the small base still lives there. Almost all of the residents of Whittier...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/08/Whittier-Alaska-A-Small-Town-Inside-This-Building/
This Is the Check That Paid for Alaska...

(Photo: US National Archives)It's Treasury Warrant #927. With it, the United States government purchased Alaska from the Tsar of Russia on March 30, 1867. The document instructs the Treasury to give Edouard de Stoeckl, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/05/This-Is-the-Check-That-Paid-for-Alaska/
200 Years Ago Today: The Treaty of Ghent Ends the War of 1812...

(The Signing of the Treaty of Ghent by Amedee Forestier)The headline is a bit truncated. Although the treaty which ended the war between the United States and the United Kingdom was signed on Christmas Eve of 1814, it di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/24/200-Years-Ago-Today-The-Treaty-of-Ghent-Ends-the-War-of-1812/
1782: The American Plot to Kidnap the Future King of England...

(Painting of King William IV by Sir Martin Arthur Shee)Prince William Henry was the son of George III, the King of Great Britain and Ireland and the man whom the United States Declaration of Independence called a tyrant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/19/The-American-Plot-to-Kidnap-the-Future-King-of-England/
During World War I, British Tanks Were Designated as "Male" or "Female"...

(Photo: Imperial War Museum)How would a soldier know if his tank was male or female? It would be necessary to make an anatomical inspection. Heavy tanks with cannons were male. Lighter tanks with multiple machine guns we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/30/During-World-War-I-Tanks-Were-Designated-as-Male-or-Female/
This Is What a Computer Looked Like in 1957...

This photo, according to a document from the government Norfolk County, UK, is a photo of the city of Norwich taking delivery of its first computer. It's an Elliott 405, a computer manufactured by Elliott Brothers, a now...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/14/This-Is-What-a-Computer-Looked-Like-in-1957/




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