The attack on Pearl Harbor happened #onthisday in 1941. . See broadcasts about the attack and hear from those who experienced it on The Lost Tapes: Pearl Harbor, streaming on #smithsonianchannelplus. (link in bio)
A few days after going into hiding, Anne Frank wrote in her diary: 'Up to now our bedroom, with its blank walls, was very bare. Thanks to Father, who had brought my whole collection of picture postcards and movie stars here beforehand, I have been able to treat the walls with a pot of glue and a brush and so turn the entire room into one big picture.' Anne had started collecting postcards and pictures of movie stars even before the period in hiding. She expanded it with new pictures from the magazines brought in by the helpers. She would take some pictures down or cover older ones with new ones. She also gave a few pictures of movie stars to Peter, who put them up in his own room. _ #annefrank#onthisday#diary#instahistory#anafrank#explore#annefrankhouse
#onthisday 1986, the last-ever World Championship rally for Group B cars, the Olympus Rally in the United States, was won by Markku Alén’s Martini Lancia Delta S4. The Finn triumphed by 3m26s over the Peugeot 205 T16 of Juha Kankkunen, who came away with that year’s Drivers’ title after a controversial end to the season and the era #gwflatout 📸 Motorsport Images
🔹 Runs ➜ 219 🔹 Balls ➜ 149 🔹 Fours ➜ 25 🔹 Sixes ➜ 7 🔹 Strike-rate ➜ 146.98 #onthisday in 2011, Virender Sehwag smashed the second double century in men's ODIs. His 🔥 knock catapulted India to a total of 418/5 against West Indies. 🇮🇳 won the game by 153 runs 👏
⭐ Henry Nicholls ➝ 126 ⭐ Kane Williamson ➝ 89 & 139 ⭐ Will Somerville ➝ Seven wickets #onthisday in 2018, @blackcapsnz claimed their first away Test series victory against Pakistan in 49 years, with a 123-run win in the decider in Abu Dhabi. They took the three-match series 2-1 🙌
The USS Arizona belches with smoke as she topples over, obliterated when her ammunition stores were hit directly by a Japanese bomb. December 7th, 1941. . #onthisdayinhistory, 78 years ago, the Japanese launch the infamous surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor with the words “Tora, Tora, Tora!” officially launching the operation. From Japanese aircraft carriers off Hawaii, fighters, dive-bombers, and torpedo aircraft make their way to Pearl Harbor in several waves. On a sunny Sunday morning, where most troops were still in bed relaxing as it was their day off, all hell broke loose. Japanese aircraft came tearing through the American ships, concentrating their attacks around “Battleship Row”, where some of the strongest vessels in the fleet were located. Within just minutes, several were sunk, others damaged beyond repair, and thousands maimed or killed. Arguably the most famous event to occur during these furious hours was the sinking of the USS Arizona. Like many other ships that morning, her crew were caught off guard as the attack began. Many were still asleep or eating when the attack began. Before they could man their stations, a bomb tore through the decks and hit the ammunition stores directly, creating such a large explosion that it cut her in 2 and sent her towards the bottom of the harbor within minutes. Only a handful of her sailors would survive. Despite the chaos on the ships and in the harbor, the Americans were able to return fire and bring down several of the Japanese attackers. A small bit of revenge on such an infamous day. . By the attacks end, the Japanese were able to slip away across the Pacific. 4 battleships had been sunk, 4 more damaged, three other ships damaged, 188 aircraft destroyed (mainly at Hickam Field were they were neatly lined up), 159 more damaged, 2,335 killed, and a further 1,143 wounded. CAPTION CONTINUED BELOW . #ww2#pearlharbor#hawaii#news#onthisday#wwii#worldwar2#ww2history
#onthisday in 1992 the first ODI in South Africa was played between the hosts and India. Despite @sachintendulkar's 1/25 in 10 overs, Peter Kirsten's 56 and Kepler Wessels' 43 were enough to get South Africa to their target of 185 with three balls to spare.
#onthisday in 2011, former 🇧🇷Brazil captain Sócrates died at the age of 57. Widely regarded as one of the greatest ever midfielders, he played in two FIFA #worldcup tournaments, won 60 caps for his country between 1979 and 1986 and scored 22 goals. #rip
On this day in HIStory: On December 1, 1993 - "Gone Too Soon" was released as the ninth and final single from Michael's 1991 "Dangerous" album. This was also World AIDS Day of 1993. The song is written and composed by Larry Grossman and Buz Kohan, and produced by Michael and co-produced by Bruce Swedien. "Gone Too Soon” was dedicated to the memory of Michael's friend Ryan White, a teenager from Kokomo, Indiana who came to national attention, after being expelled from his school for having HIV and later developing AIDS. Ryan passed away on April 8, 1990 at age 18. "Gone Too Soon" was promoted with a music video directed by Bill DiCicco, which showed footage of Ryan and of Ryan and Michael together as well as scenes from Ryan's funeral. This video is taken from Michael's first and only performance of the song at Bill Clinton’s inauguration gala on January 19, 1993. Before singing the song, Michael gave the following speech: . "Thank you, mister President-elect, for inviting me to your inauguration gala. I would like to take a moment from this very public ceremony to speak of something very personal. It concerns a dear friend of mine who is no longer with us. His name is Ryan White. He was a hemophiliac who was diagnosed with the AIDS virus when he was eleven. He died shortly after turning eighteen, the very time most young people are beginning to explore life's wonderful possibilities. My friend Ryan was a very bright, very brave, and very normal young man who never wanted to be a symbol or a spokesperson for a deadly disease. Over the years, I've shared many silly, happy, and painful moments with Ryan and I was with him at the end of his brief but eventful journey. Ryan is gone and just as anyone who has lost a loved one to AIDS, I miss him deeply and constantly. He is gone, but I want his life to have meaning beyond his passing. It is my hope, President-elect Clinton, that you and your administration commit the resources needed to eliminate this awful disease
#stuartdavis’ "Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors—7th Avenue Style" (1940) captures the heady, sensory experience of the modern city. One of the undisputed masterpieces of 20th-century American painting, the image is the visual equivalent of the syncopated rhythms of jazz. See this work by Davis, born #onthisday in 1892, in our Art of the Americas Wing!
#onthisday in 1990, West Indies great Brian Lara made his Test debut, at the age of 21. He missed out on his maiden Test fifty by just six runs in that match but went on to score nearly 12,000 runs in Test cricket 🙌
#onthisday in 2009, Virender Sehwag fell seven short of what would've been his third triple century, in the Mumbai Test against Sri Lanka. His 254-ball colossus featured 40 fours and seven sixes. #cricket#india
‘I heard about Anne Frank when I was 11 years old and writing my diary about life under terrorism where girls' education was banned. Anne Frank's story inspired me to believe in my words and voice to change the world. I am honoured and fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Anne Frank's house’, advocate for girls’ education Malala Yousafzai wrote after her visit on this day in 2017. What does Anne Frank mean to you? Let us know in the comments. #anneandi _ @malalafund @malala @nobelprize_org #malala#malalayousafzai#onthisday#annefrank#annefrankhouse#instahistory#anafrank
#onthisday in 1941, at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.
On this day in HIStory: On December 2, 1984 – The Jacksons perform the 3rd of 6 sold out Victory tour concerts at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA. The show was attended by 55,000 screaming fans.
#onthisday in 1972, British rally hero Roger Clark won the RAC Rally for the first time. Co-driven by fellow Brit Tony Mason, Clark took his Ford Escort RS1600 to victory in what was the last qualifying round of the International Championship of Makes; just over month later the inaugural World Rally Championship would kick off in Monte Carlo. Clark beat the Saab 96 of Stig Blömqvist and Arne Hertz by more than three minutes to start a winning run for Ford that would last until 1980 #gwflatout 📸 Motorsport Images