The Lusitania was one of the most tragic maritime events in history. The ship was torpedoed by a German u-boat (U-20) during WW1. Although the ship was carrying about 173 tons of war munitions for Britain witch Germany said justified the attack. 1,900 passengers were on bored and 1,100 died 120 of the deaths were american which swayed american opinion agenst Germany. this shows how warfare evolved into using civilians to hide the munitions of war and the start of civilians coming into the cross hairs of war.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand is the nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. and on June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were touring Sarajevo in an open top car when a bomb was thrown from the crowed and nearly hit them instead hitting some officers behind them instead. Later that day on the way to visit the injured officer the archduke’s procession took a wrong turn where one of the failed assassins, 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip, happened to be loitering. Then Gavrilo Princip stood up and shot two shots that changed history. the two shots killed Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie and lit the spark for World War 1. Eventually the USA would get involved in the war.
Thanks to major advances in code breaking Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States defeated Japan in one of the most decisive naval battles of World War II. The United States was able to preempt and counter Japan’s planned ambush of the naval base. 4 of Japans best aircraft carriers were sent to the bottom of the pacific. This is mostly seen as the turning point in the pacific. The victory allowed the United States and its allies to move into an offensive advance for the rest of the war.
Seventy years ago, American pilots accomplished a impossible Mission. Now this may seem like a normal Air to Air victory but this was a coordinated assassination on the masterminded behind the attack on pearl harbor Yamamoto. this was a huge strike at revenge for the American people. This also took a great general away from Japan.
The RMS Titanic was at the time the largest ship ever constructed. the ship was claimed unsinkable by many. she did not have enough lifeboats at for the 2,240 passengers but no one thought anything of it. the ship was unsinkable what was to fear? April 15, 1912, off the coast of Newfoundland the ship struck an iceberg and in 2 hours the ship sunk taking 1,500 lives with it to the bottom. Lots of the passengers whom died were relatives of Americans or Americans themselves. This effected many people including Americans and the reputation of "unsinkable" ships.
Amelia Earhart was determined to set as many flying records and championed the advancement of women in aviation. She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first person ever to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. But when she attempted to fly around the world she dispersed over the pacific and the last bit of her rout. this became a great mystery of the USA and World.
The Hindenburg was the largest most modern air ship at the time created by Nazi Germany. Then on May 6 1937 at Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937 brought an end to the age of the Passenger airship. When the Hindenburg caught flames and crashed landed during docking. The disaster killed 35 of the 97 people on the ship. this was a great tragity in USA and German history and brought the age of airships to an end.
After World War II the Allies and the Commenturn divided Germany into a Soviet-occupied zone, an American-occupied zone, a British-occupied zone and a French-occupied zone. Berlin the German capital city was located deep in the Soviet zone but it was also divided into four sections. However the Soviets who wanted Berlin all for themselves closed all highways, railroads and canals from western occupied Germany into western occupied Berlin trying to starve the population into accepting Soviet rule out of desperation. So the USA decided to supply the city by air, this set off the Cold war for america and started the fear of WW3 and beginning the red scare.