Thursday, January 24, 2019

Japanese holdout on Guam

Shōichi Yokoi  a Japanese sergeant 

Yokoi Shōichi, March 31, 1915 – September 22, 1997) was a Japanese sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during the Second World War, and was among the last three Japanese holdouts to be found after the end of hostilities in 1945. He was discovered in the jungles of Guam on 24 January 1972, almost 28 years after U.S. forces had regained control of the island in 1944.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Valentina Tereshkova

I was asked in a triva game "Who was the 1st lady in space"? I answered, I do not know her name but she was Russian. The game answered it was Sally Ride. I suppose Sally is much easier to remember than Valentina.  Here is the correct answer. ...... Jack

Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly to space when she launched on the Vostok 6 mission June 16, 1963. Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space. In 1963, she spent almost three days in space and orbited Earth 48 times in her space capsule, Vostok 6.


Pueblo 23 January 1968 held captive by North Korea

USS Pueblo, still held by North Korea today, officially remains a commissioned vessel of the United States Navy. Since early 2013, the ship has been moored along the Potong River in Pyongyang, and used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War Museum. Pueblo is the only ship of the U.S. Navy still on the commissioned roster currently being held captive.
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Monday, January 21, 2019

Patsy Cline - Arthur Godfrey TV Show (1957)

In 1957 (62 years ago) Jan. 21 Patsy Cline debuted with  Arthur Godfrey's  talent  show.
I was setting in a club bar having a beer after the day was done when a young couple came in. The male ordered a beer and the girl ordered a coke, it was plane to see the girl was under 21. She strolled back to the back where the juke box was located. She stood infront of it for quite a while, she then retured to the bar and said to the barmaid,"What kind of a bar is this? there is no Patsy Cline songs on that juke box". This incident has always stuck in my mine because this cute little girl was not even 21 years old and Patsy Cline had died some 20+ years before she was born. This just shows that Patsy Cline's music will live forever.
....... Jack

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Itasca & the search for Amelia Earhart

I think the last words heard from Amelia Earhart was "Itasca, Itasca this is Earhart, Earhart. "
Read the coast guard's blog about Earhart and the ship Itasca.
Click HERE

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Right before a blizzard / winter storm

If you do nothing else:
  • Listen to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates.
  • Check emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications and medical supplies. Keep it nearby.
  • Be sure you have ample heating fuel.
  • If you have alternative heating sources, such as fireplaces, wood- or coal-burning stoves, or space heaters, be sure they are clean and in working order.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Miracle on the Hudson

10th anniversary of Flight 1549
 It’s been 10 years since US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson, with no deaths and only minor injuries.
See the video on YouTube