Yesterday, February 3rd, 1917,The American cargo ship, Housatonic , a German U-boat sank. In response, President Wilson broke off diplomatic relations with Germany the same day. The attack on Housatonic is the first time in history that a submerged submarine had successfully sunk another ship. Aboard the Union vessel, two officers and three men were killed while the crew took to the boats or climbed into the rigging to await rescue. The reason as to what led to the sinking is unknown at this time.
The Lost City of Atlantis is often believed and often doubted. Around the time of 1,500 B.C. Poseidon led a large civilization that “sank into the Atlantic” after a major earthquake or also said to be a volcanic eruption. The City was sank by waves in one entire day and one entire night. Theme parks have been made to resemble the legend of the lost city.
December, 2004 In Indonesia was a tragic month Because a tsunami hit and killed many people, in addition to all of the deaths, the tsunami destroyed everything in meulaboh. The author Richard lewis wrote the book to tell and to simulate the tsunami in the killing sea with two new characters, ruslan who once collaborated with sarah to save her little brother, peter. In the book The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis, Ruslan and Sarah have different viewpoints about what makes a good family. first The narrator said in page 22, “How different would it be if his mother hadn 't been killed.” So he thinks that if he had a mother he would have a good, complete family and it shows how different Sarah family is because she had a mother and a father so her
Bo Maiellaro Dr. Hasty 9th LIT 2B Assassination Paper Many people know about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. What day it was on, where he was, and who he was with. But did you know that the main suspect for the murder, Lee Harvey Oswald, was also assassinated two days after the killing of John F. Kennedy. Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination by Jack Ruby was unjustified because he did not have the ability to defend himself, however, the killing of Oswald exposed the idea that the assassination was a much more organized plan to end JFK’s presidency. It had been only 48 hours and 7 minutes since the assassination of John F. Kennedy when nightclub owner Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald.
“Titanic” Essay “Titanic” by David R Slavitt. Slavitt wrote about a horrible tragedy that happened a while ago to show us a universal truth about humans. “Titanic” shows how regular people strive to be famous to bury down the truth that we all die and can’t escape it. People on the actual Titanic, died but they were remembered for how big it was so “if they sold passage who wouldn 't buy” because no one is really remembered all all around the world. The reason why I realised the theme was how everyone dies and we can’t run away from it was because of the shifts and the attitude of “Titanic”.
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 have caused many debates over the years since they occurred back in 2001. Two American planes were hijacked and ran into the twin tower buildings, another was hijacked and headed for the pentagon, but thankfully never made it. Thousands of Americans lost their lives on the days of the attacks and to this day the sorrow hangs with us. Security was a huge debate of the time because America is supposed to be the safest nation there is, so how did this happen? America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001.
You can understand why they took Mr. Rogers or Captain Betts, but why imprison a ten-year-old boy?". This was a quote from Mrs. Meeker regarding Jerry’s confusing and ironic death. As she states nobody understands it, which no one did and what had happened before he had passed. He died almost exactly the same as Life, on a British ship, infected by Cholera and
In just 18 minutes the Lusitania sank killing about 1198 people, 128 of which were Americans.3 The news had hit America and the Americans were enraged and felt sorrow for the innocent that had died. A conspiracy theory was also made, one that said that the British might have had a hand in the sinking of the Lusitania, their purpose for this would be to force America into the war on their side.9 During the war, the Allies and the Triple Entente were in a stalemate for the majority of 1917. The only battle that the Allies had successfully won was the battle of Vimy Ridge. It was obvious that they required
On April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic crashed into an iceberg and sank only a few hours later, down to the bottom of the Atlantic. The Titanic was the largest steam vessel ever built and was truly a civilization in its own; due to its economic diversity and number of passengers, the Titanic was basically a floating city. However, after the crashing of the enormous steam vessel, its story became even more intriguing to the public. The tragic event was written about in songs, poetry, and novels. To many, the unsinkable ship was a symbol of identity and hope before it became a tragedy, influencing music and literature.The sinking of the Titanic influenced African American culture and literary works throughout the 20th Century.
Slaughterhouse 5 is a novel depicts one of the most horrific massacres in European history—firebombing of Dresden, a city that had no significance during the second World War. The firebombing caused more than 130,000 civilians dead, almost the same as the death number from the atomic bombing in Japan. From my opinion Slaughterhouse 5 may not be an anti-war novel, like many critics claimed. Although in the novel, Kurt Vonnegut presents a lot amount of unfavorable depiction of the war, he does not consider war as a whole to be unnecessary, but some behaviors in the war. The novel focuses on one specific event—firebombing Dresden to show that specific war tactics are unjustified.
Assistant Secretary Roosevelt is convinced the destruction of the warship was destroyed by the enemy. The explosion is ruled circumstantial and a large sum of money will be rewarded for the conviction of anyone criminally related to the incident. The ship is now fully submerged in the harbor with the exception of the mast. This had been one of the most devastating disasters that has ever taken place against the American Navy. Before the Attack In December 1897, the Maine was based at Key West, Florida, for six weeks.
The Canadian government did not have a plan of action for what to do if there was a large influx of dead bodies or how to identify the victims. Luckily, five and a half years prior to the explosion, the coroner John Barnstead developed a system that used labels to describe bodies of victims to deal with and identify the approximately 209 dead bodies that originated from the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The labels included the physical description of the victim, their personal belonging that were on their bodies or in their body’s general area, the address of where they were found so on so forth. This system had even helped Frances Coleman find her husband 's body when the brother of Vincent Coleman, the deceased husband, identified by recognising Coleman’s wallet and watch that were found with his severely burned body. Despite the good efforts of John Barnstead, the system still had its flaws, for example due to the fact that bodies would bloat soldiers would have to cut rings off their fingers, which in turn caused people to mistrust the soldiers as they believed that the soldiers were stealing valuable property from the dead.
So I did what they told me to do, and followed my navigation’s I had. I didn’t think about really anything except, gold, and getting land for Spain. While we were on the expedition my navigation’s were wrong, so we ran into multiple storms. The storms were very powerful and had huge waves that came crashing into our ships. Most of the crew died from the storm, and most of our boats we had were destroyed.
first casualty of these bomb attacks was a 65 year old veteran who was one month away from his retirement. FLQ’s total disregard for human lives was evident from their most devastating attack on the Montreal stock exchange, on Feb. 13th 1969, This explosion caused massive destruction, estimated in the millions of dollars, and seriously injured 27 people. Despite such gruesome acts by the terrorist organization like FLQ, the authorities in the province of Quebec seemed powerless as they were unable to raid and make arrest of suspects unless they are granted warrants, which sometimes took months to obtain. Some people might argue that only two high profile kidnappings don’t provide
The tragedy at sea that was the USS Indianapolis has greatly changed how the US Navy is seen ever since the exoneration of the ship’s captain, Captain McVay. Most people tend to focus on the case and court martial of Captain McVay instead of the tragedy itself. In recent years the failure of the USS Indianapolis along with the approximate 300 bodies left in the sea with it have been discussed, exponentially so in Left For Dead by Peter Nelson. The information upon the sailors and their deaths can be easily found but yet most do not take the next step to see why these men died the awful, horrendous deaths they did. These men at sea were set up for failure in the boat and in the sea itself after the ship capsized.