Max Planck. The man who came up with the Quantum Theory, was also very sexy when he was younger.
…I know alot of people think of him as naive or too weak to be a leader but this guy has been doing his damnedest to not only keep everyone alive but keep their humanity intact as well. Sure he’s made some mistakes or bad judgement calls along the way but I highly doubt that anyone else in the…
I could be fun, if you want. I could be pensive, uhh… smart, supersticious, brave? And I, uhh, I can be light on my feet. I could be whatever you want.
Another young hero of the First World War. Hans von Keudell, born April 5, 1892 and killed in action February 15, 1917. Holder of the Knight’s Cross with Swords of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern.
- Emmett Till, a black boy from a Chicago, was visiting his grandfather and grand-uncle Mose Wright in the town of Money, Mississippi, population about 360. Although warned by his mother not to talk to whites, he disregarded that warning, saying “Bye, baby” to Carolyn Bryant, a white woman working at Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market. Till and his cousin, Curtis Jones, were told to leave town. They did not. One week later, J. W. Milam and his half-brother Roy Bryant arrived at Wright’s house, and abducted the “nigger here from Chicago.” They beat him to death, gouging out one of his eyes, and dumped his weighted body into the Tallahatchee River. An all-white jury found the two not guilty. Emmett’s mother, Mamie, insisted on an open-casket funeral where his beaten, pulpy face was visible to the public, hoping her child did not die in vain.
“Look what they did to my boy.”
Literally crying looking at this - it’s graphic, I know, but I have to reblog this because it NEEDS to serve as a reminder of just how we were treated - even as innocent children - and that it was only 56 years ago. It’s sickening. Absolutely fucking sickening.
Never forget. Never forgive.
John George “Jack” Phillips was born 11 April 1887 in Godalming, Surrey, England. In 1902, at age fifteen, he became employed at the Post Office where he began training on the telegraph. He then went to the Marconi Company’s Wireless Telegraphy Training School in 1906. Upon his graduation in August that same year, he was posted as an operator for White Star Line’s Teutonic. He operated the wireless on various ships over the next two years before going to Ireland to operate a Marconi station. In March 1912, he was given orders to join another White Star Liner Titanic, where he was the head operator. When the news came from Captain Smith 14 April, 1912, Phillips began sending out CQD and SOS distress signals on the wireless. Phillips and assistant operator Harold Bride stayed on the wireless until power failure and Captain Smith released them of their duties. It is unknown how Phillips left the sinking ship, but later that night, he was clinging to the side of the collapsible lifeboat that was floating upside down in the ocean, which also had Second Officer Lightoller and Harold Bride aboard. Despite reaching the collapsible boat, Jack Phillips died shortly before dawn at age 25. His body was never recovered. In Godalming, the community raised the Phillips Memorial, the largest Titanic memorial in the world.
April 15, 2012 will mark the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of Titanic and of the death of over 1,500 people.