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8 Jun
Colorized by me: On the beach at Atlantic City, NJ, circa 1900-1905.
Original by Detroit Publishing Co.
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7 Jun
#OnThisDay in 1899, American Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas. After that, a tornado hit eastern Kansas, which she took as divine approval of her actions. Image
"Men, I have come to save you from a drunkard's fate", that's what she said before she began to destroy the saloon's stock with a cache of rocks. Image
Nation continued her destructive ways in Kansas, her fame spreading through her growing arrest record. After she led a raid in Wichita, Kansas, her husband joked that she should use a hatchet next time for maximum damage. Image
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2 Jun
Jack Cornwell died #OnThisDay in 1916, at the age of only 16. Jack is remembered for his gallantry at the Battle of Jutland during WWI.

His ship came under heavy fire and he was mortally wounded, but he stayed steady at his post at the forward 5.5 inch gun of the cruiser. Image
The scene on deck was one of panic and devastation. The gun crews lay, dead or wounded, amongst the smashed-up debris of the ship. Cornwell’s team were all killed early on in the action and he was horribly injured. Image
Flying metal shards from German shells had ripped through the 16-year-old’s legs and stomach. But, as the German light cruisers continued to submit Chester to a withering fire, Jack Cornwell remained at his post.
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1 Jun
American educator Helen Keller died #OnThisDay in 1968. Keller lost her sight and hearing when she was 19 months old. She became one of the 20th century's leading humanitarians, as well as co-founder of the ACLU.
Helen communicated primarily using home signs until the age of seven when she met her first teacher and life-long companion Anne Sullivan, who taught her language, including reading and writing.
She was a prolific author, writing 14 books and hundreds of speeches and essays on topics ranging from animals to Mahatma Gandhi; and campaigned for those with disabilities, for women’s suffrage, labor rights, and world peace.
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1 Jun
Colorized by me: this is a mugshot of Margaretha Zelle. You may not recognize her, but I'm pretty sure you know who she is. Margaretha was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I.

She was best known as Mata Hari.
On 13 February 1917, Mata Hari was arrested in her room at the Hotel Elysée Palace on the Champs Elysées in Paris. She was put on trial on 24 July, accused of spying for Germany.
Although the French and British intelligence suspected her of spying for Germany, neither could produce definite evidence against her. Supposedly, secret ink was found in her room, which was incriminating evidence in that period.

She contended that it was part of her makeup.
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31 May
Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre.

The attack, carried out by mobs of White residents on the ground and from private aircraft, destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the wealthiest Black community in the US, known as "Black Wall Street". Image
As many as 6,000 Black residents were interned in large facilities, many of them for several days. Image
24 hours after the violence erupted, it ceased. 35 city blocks lay in charred ruins, more than 800 people were treated for injuries and contemporary reports of deaths began at 36. Historians now believe as many as 300 people may have died. Image
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