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From the Presidential Libraries:

The Berlin Airlift Ends

The Berlin Airlift was one of the most important events of the Cold War.  On September 30, 1949 the last plane of the Berlin Airlift unloaded supplies in the city.  Over the 15 months of the Airlift, 278,228 relief flights were made.  2,326,404 tons of cargo were delivered.

In 1948, Berlin was the divided capital of a divided country.  That June, the Soviet Union established a blockade around Berlin. By sealing off the roads linking Berlin to western Germany, the Soviets hoped they could force the Americans, British, and French to leave their sectors of the city.

Berlin’s two and a half million inhabitants faced the prospect of privation and even starvation as their food and other supplies ran out. President Truman’s choice was a stark one: either abandon the city to the Soviets or risk a military confrontation that could lead to World War III.

It seemed like an impossible task to keep the entire city functioning but the United States, Britain, and France worked together to airlift all necessary supplies into the city.  Food, coal, and industrial supplies were flown into the city on a round-the-clock basis.  Soldiers even parachuted chocolate bars into the city for Berlin children. 

More - The Berlin Airlift from the Truman Library

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listengirlfriends:

When it comes to objectification, this is a great example of why comparing male strip clubs to Hooters is a “false equivalent.”

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia (by Irina!)

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia (by Irina!)

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September 30th 1955: James Dean dies

On this day in 1955, the American film star James Dean died in a car crash aged just 24. His famous roles include Jim Stark in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and Cal Trask in ‘East of Eden’. Dean, a keen motoring enthusiast, died in a car accident which occurred on the way to a motor racing event in Salinas, California. The car he was driving at the time of the incident was his Porsche 550 Spyder which he named ‘Little Bastard’. After his death he became the first person to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. James Dean’s legend only grew upon his death and he remains a prominent cultural icon. In 1991 the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of all time.

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When my teammate wants to continue playing with a possible concussion

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(Seriously, don’t mess around with head injuries.  Ever.)

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10 Questions It’s Never OK To Ask A Transgender Person via Buzzfeed

featuring Against Me! front woman Laura Jane Grace 

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Vera Tsyganova

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Vera Tsyganova

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     “High school really changed me—it taught me to live in the moment. I ran track and cross country. I was better than almost everyone, but the elites destroyed me. I started beating myself up about it, and didn’t participate in races as much. Then I remembered: I started running seven years ago because I enjoyed it. So I stopped caring, and went back to enjoying the adrenaline of being in the race, in the moment. And if I came up short, so what? I was running because I enjoyed it.     “So I applied that philosophy to everything else: I realized that there’s more to life than stressing over the future. Everyone was like, ‘Oh, I gotta get into Stanford. I gotta get into Harvard.’ But in my mind, if you do your work and you come up short, it’s OK. There’s no point in stressing out—you did all you could. If it’s right, it will happen. It doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do anything, but if you work towards something and it’s meant to be, it will come true.”
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     “High school really changed me—it taught me to live in the moment. I ran track and cross country. I was better than almost everyone, but the elites destroyed me. I started beating myself up about it, and didn’t participate in races as much. Then I remembered: I started running seven years ago because I enjoyed it. So I stopped caring, and went back to enjoying the adrenaline of being in the race, in the moment. And if I came up short, so what? I was running because I enjoyed it.
     “So I applied that philosophy to everything else: I realized that there’s more to life than stressing over the future. Everyone was like, ‘Oh, I gotta get into Stanford. I gotta get into Harvard.’ But in my mind, if you do your work and you come up short, it’s OK. There’s no point in stressing out—you did all you could. If it’s right, it will happen. It doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do anything, but if you work towards something and it’s meant to be, it will come true.”

Minneapolis, MN

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Sarah Evans of the United States in action during the Women’s Time Trial Hand Bike IHB2 during the Road Cycling on Day Three of the Invictus Games at the Olympic Park on September 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for Invictus Games) (via Cycling - Photo Gallery - Yahoo Sports)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Sarah Evans of the United States in action during the Women’s Time Trial Hand Bike IHB2 during the Road Cycling on Day Three of the Invictus Games at the Olympic Park on September 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for Invictus Games) (via Cycling - Photo Gallery - Yahoo Sports)

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 Masha Tolstunova, Wiener Staatsballett. Photographer: Ronnie Boehm

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Masha Tolstunova, Wiener Staatsballett.
Photographer: Ronnie Boehm

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President Kennedy favored a few dresses worn by Mrs. Kennedy
President Kennedy’s favorites  included this black silk velvet and Chinese yellow silk satin evening dress designed by Chez Ninon. Mrs. Kennedy wore it to a White House state dinner honoring President Manuel Prado of Peru on September 19, 1961.
-from the JFK Library 

ourpresidents:

President Kennedy favored a few dresses worn by Mrs. Kennedy

President Kennedy’s favorites  included this black silk velvet and Chinese yellow silk satin evening dress designed by Chez Ninon. Mrs. Kennedy wore it to a White House state dinner honoring President Manuel Prado of Peru on September 19, 1961.

-from the JFK Library