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Slavery, plague, and territorial conflict likely made the Europeans' arrival on Wampanoag land possible.

Before Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims, There Was Patuxet - Atlas Obscura

Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the European colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people.

Thanksgiving Day | Meaning, History, & Facts | Britannica

๐’ฒ๐’ฝ๐“Ž ๐“Œโ„ฏ โ„ด๐’ท๐“ˆโ„ฏ๐“‡๐“‹โ„ฏ ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“€๐“ˆโ„Š๐’พ๐“‹๐’พ๐“ƒโ„Š ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐’น๐’ถ๐“Ž โ„ด๐’ป ๐“‚โ„ด๐“Š๐“‡๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒโ„Š: ๐“‰๐’ฝโ„ฏ ๐“ˆ๐“‰โ„ด๐“‡๐“Ž โ„ด๐’ป ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“‚๐’ท๐’พ๐“‰๐’พโ„ด๐“Š๐“ˆ โ„ฏ๐’ป๐’ปโ„ด๐“‡๐“‰ ๐“‰โ„ด ๐“‡โ„ฏ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝโ„ฏ ๐’ธโ„ด๐“โ„ด๐“ƒ๐’พ๐’ถ๐“ ๐’ธโ„ด๐“ƒ๐“†๐“Šโ„ฏ๐“ˆ๐“‰ โ„ด๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝโ„ฏ ๐“ˆโ„ด-๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“๐“โ„ฏ๐’น ๐’œ๐“‚โ„ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“ˆ. Dethkids_753_header
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๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐–๐ž ๐Ž๐›๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค๐ฌ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ :๐“œ๐“ฎ๐“ฝ๐“ช๐“ฌ๐“ธ๐“ถ๐“ฎ๐“ฝโ€™๐“ผ ๐“ฆ๐“ช๐“ป/๐“š๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐“Ÿ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“น๐“ผ๐’ฒ๐’ถ๐“‡

In 1943 a mid-air collision on February 1, 1943, between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area, this became the subject of one of the most famous photographs of WW II.
An enemy fighter attacking a 97th Bomb Group formation went out of control, probably with a wounded pilot, then continued its crashing descent into the rear of the fuselage of a Flying Fortress named "All American ",


The tail actually bounced and swayed in the wind and twisted when the plane turned. All the control cables were severed, except one single elevator cable still worked, and the aircraft miraculously still flew!
The tail gunner was trapped because there was no floor connecting the tail to the rest of the plane. The waist and tail gunners used parts of the German fighter and their own parachute harnesses in an attempt to keep the tail from ripping off and the two sides of the fuselage from splitting apart.
While the crew was trying to keep the bomber from coming apart, the pilot continued on his bomb run and released his bombs over the target.


When the bomb bay doors were opened, the wind turbulence was so great that it blew one of the waist gunners into the broken tail section. It took several minutes and four crew members to pass him ropes from parachutes and haul him back into the forward part of the plane.
When they tried to do the same for the tail gunner, the tail began flapping so hard that it began to break off. The weight of the gunner was adding some stability to the tail section, so he went back to his position.
The turn back toward England had to be very slow to keep the tail from twisting off. They actually covered almost 70 miles to make the turn home.
The bomber was so badly damaged that it was losing altitude and speed and was soon alone in the sky. For a brief time, two more Me-109 German fighters attacked the "All American".
Despite the extensive damage, all of the machine gunners were able to respond to these attacks and soon drove off the fighters.
The two waist gunners stood up with their heads sticking out through the hole in the top of the fuselage to aim and fire their machine guns.
The tail gunner had to shoot in short bursts because the recoil was actually causing the plane to turn.


Allied P-51 fighters intercepted the "All American" as it crossed over the Channel and took one of the pictures shown.
They also radioed to the base describing that the appendage was waving like a fish tail . . . and that the plane would not make it and to send out boats to rescue the crew when they bailed out.
The fighters stayed with the Fortress, taking hand signals from Lt. Bragg and relaying them to the base.
Lt. Bragg signaled that 5 parachutes and the spare had been "used" so five of the crew could not bail out. He made the decision that if they could not bail out safely, then he would stay with the plane to land it.
Two and a half hours after being hit, the aircraft made its final turn to line up with the runway while it was still over 40 miles away. It descended into an emergency landing and a normal roll-out on its landing gear.


When the ambulance pulled alongside, it was waved off because not a single member of the crew had been injured.
No one could believe that the aircraft could still fly in such a condition.
The Fortress sat placidly until the crew all exited through the door in the fuselage and the tail gunner had climbed down a ladder, at which time the entire rear section of the aircraft collapsed.


This old bird had done its job and brought the entire crew home uninjured.


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The founder of Dubai, Sheik Rashid, was asked about the future of his country, and he replied, "My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I ride a Mercedes, my son rides a Land Rover, and my grandson is going to ride a Land Roverโ€ฆbut my great-grandson is
going to have to ride a camel again. โ€œWhy is that, he was asked?

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The British Isles, tucked away in the northwest of Europe, has been inhabited by humans since Paleolithic times, but the people who lived there didn't develop a writing system until much later, and the first local account of the isles did not appear until Anglo-Saxon times, around the seventh century A.D.

Who was the first person to write about the British Isles? | Live Science

The Roman Empire was ruled by 175 men, from Augustus (63 BCE-19 CE) to Constantine XI (1405-53), including the Eastern or Byzantine Empire after the split in 395 CE, but excluding those who did not rule in their own right because they were minors during regencies or co-emperors.

Only one in four Western Roman emperors died of natural causes


According to scientists there was a European-related gene flow
that took place during the transition from the Bronze to the Iron
The Ancient Egyptians are thought to have been descendants of
the Ancient Cretans. The Palestinians have claimed the same.
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An international team of paleoanthropologists, led by Professor Madelaine Bรถhme of the University of Tรผbingen, Germany, has analyzed 7.2 million-year-old remains of the hominin Graecopithecus freybergi and came to the conclusion that they belong to pre-humans.
Humans and chimpanzees split from their last common ancestor several hundred thousand years earlier than believed, according to Prof. Bรถhme and co-authors.
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Tobacco seeds discovered in the remains of an ancient fire suggest people have been using the plant for much longer than we thought

Archaeology: Tobacco seeds date first human use to 12,300 years ago

The sophisticated facility, unearthed in Yavne, could produce up to two million litres of wine per year, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Huge 1,500-year-old WINE FACTORY discovered in Israel

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of Nazi Germany's 'terror rocket,' a V2 rocket that crashed and exploded into an English field, missing its target.

Archaeologists discover remains of Nazi V2 rocket that can travel faster than the speed of sound

An analysis of burnt bone fragments in the 8th century Tomb of Nestor's Cup has revealed that the cremains of not one, but at least three humans were buried at the site in Italy, scientists announced Wednesday.

Researchers find 1st evidence of multiple people buried in Tomb of Nestor's Cup

The world had lurched into a dark and uncertain winter. Americans were dying by the thousands, and the rhythms of everyday life seemed to carry only mournful notes of loss and deprivation.

During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic. Some no longer view science that way

Archaeologists have discovered a rare private toilet in what was once a part of a royal mansion in Jerusalem, Israeli officials announced Tuesday.

Scientists uncover rare ancient toilet in what was once royal mansion in Jerusalem


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