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HISTORY GIVEAWAY!

HISTORY GIVEAWAY!

I promised you all a really cool giveaway to celebrate the website’s 4th birthday and, trust me, you do not want to pass up an opportunity to win this prize. Valued at over $175, there is a little something for any U.S. history fan! The giveaway includes the following: The Roosevelt: An Intimate History (DVD) […]

In Their Words: Hafiz

In Their Words: Hafiz

Video: Marilyn Monroe Arrives in London

Video: Marilyn Monroe Arrives in London

The newsreel shows American film star Marilyn Monroe and her husband Arthur Miller arriving at a London Airport on July 19, 1956. She was in town to promote The Prince and the Showgirl with co-star Sir Laurence Olivier who is shown in the clip, alongside his wife Vivien Leigh, greeting Monroe and Miller. Olivier also directed […]

Poster Reminding of the Importance of War Work, 1941

Poster Reminding of the Importance of War Work, 1941

Balloon room worker mixing cement is reminded of the importance of her task by OPM (Office of Personnel Management) poster hanging on balloon room wall at the Goodyear plant in Akron, Ohio, 1941.

Four Women Sitting on the Beach, 1906

Four Women Sitting on the Beach, 1906

Four young women wearing bathing suits sitting on sand mound at the beach, c. 1906.

Balloon Explosion at Fort Sill, 1918

Balloon Explosion at Fort Sill, 1918

Hydrogen filled balloons were used at Fort Sill (Oklahoma) for observation of artillery fire. In 1918, a spark of static electricity caused a balloon to explode while the ground crew was still holding onto the guide ropes. The above photograph shows soldiers running away from the explosion – they were then ordered to go back […]

Katharine Hepburn & the New England Hurricane of 1938

Katharine Hepburn & the New England Hurricane of 1938

On September 21, 1938, New England was hit by a Category 3 hurricane. Many names were given to the storm including the Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Great Hurricane of 1938, and Long Island Express. However, it was mainly known as the New England Hurricane of 1938. Not since 1869 had this region experienced […]

In Their Words: Virginia Woolf

In Their Words: Virginia Woolf

HISTORY BY ZIM IS FOUR!

HISTORY BY ZIM IS FOUR!

Today, History By Zim celebrates its 4th birthday (or anniversary)! [Technically, the website was started four years and one month ago but I do not count the first month since I did not do much.] In the last year, website viewership has grown greatly. With over 8,000,000 total views, over 2,000,000 unique visitors and at least 1,000 unique visitors a […]

Conducting Services near Hwachon, 1951

Conducting Services near Hwachon, 1951

Chaplain Kenny Lynch conducts services north of Hwachon, Korea for men of 31st Infantry Regiment on August 28, 1951.

Different Jobs on the Shipyard

Different Jobs on the Shipyard

During WWII, a shortage of men brought women into the workforce building Liberty Ships. In mid-1943 nearly 65% of shipyard workers on the West Coast were women. Women did many different jobs on shipyards as the photograph above shows.

Demonstrators’ Feet in the Reflecting Pool, 1963

Demonstrators’ Feet in the Reflecting Pool, 1963

Demonstrators sit, with their feet in the Reflecting Pool, during the March on Washington, 1963.

In Their Words: Albert Einstein

In Their Words: Albert Einstein

Moving in the Water during Operation Hastings, 1966

Moving in the Water during Operation Hastings, 1966

Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment take to the water as they move to join up with other elements of their battalion during Operation Hastings, Dong Ha, Vietnam, July 1966.

Golf Girl, 1906

Golf Girl, 1906

Young woman holding a golf club behind her shoulders, c. 1906.

Crocheting on Steps, 1912

Crocheting on Steps, 1912

Typical group of home workers crocheting on steps of 16 South Street in Somerville, Massachusetts in August 1912.

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