Page 7 - History Facts

Bill Cosby Attempted To Stop Los Angeles Riots With The Series Finale of The Cosby Show!

On Thursday, April 30th 1992, there were more looting, violence and riots due to a court trial on the 1992 King Versus LA County Police case.

When Rodney King was aggressive towards a cop named Laurence Powell after a routine traffic stop, the five white cops then beat King. The case was one of brutality against citizens. With video tape proof, the officers were acquitted and it became about race.

The cops had claimed that King was on PCP when he was aggressive which explained his violent attacks when trying to calm him down. But he was kicked in the head, beaten with batons and more.

Riots then ensued for more then 5 days straight. This included over 3,500 fires to over 1,100 buildings, 2,000 people injured and over 50 people killed.

On the second day of riots, to try and return peace, Bill Cosby spoke on KNBC and asked the citizens who were rioting, to stop and watch the series finale of The Cosby Show.


During WWII, these enemy planes shot each other down, but the crews helped each other survive!

Even in the worst of times, human kindness has a way of shining through.

In 1940, during the heat of World War II, three British warplanes attacked a German aircraft, knocking out their port engine. The plane crashed in a remote Norwegian mountain.

During the attack, one of the British planes suffered an engine failure, forcing the crew to land on a frozen lake. Believing they saw a hut nearby, two crewmembers trudged through heavy snow to find it.

When they reached the hut, the crewmembers were ambushed by survivors of the German aircraft. Thinking fast, the British crewmembers convinced the Germans they were from a different plane, and the two groups agreed to work together in order to survive.

During their time together, the enemy soldiers shared meals and a common workload. Though they fought for opposing sides, both groups only wanted one thing: to be saved.

The crew was eventually found by a Norwegian ski patrol.However, their rescue was marked in blood when a British survivor was shot by the patrol and the German survivors were taken as prisoners of war, not seeing release until 1947.

These events inspired the 2012 film 'Into the White,' directed by Petter Nss.


In 1918, the Media Was Able To Twist Words To Appear More Impacted By A Mass Flu Pandemic!

The 1918 flu pandemic happened throughout the globe.

A report on the mortality of this event states that between 50-100 million people were killed from this influenza pandemic.

But the media in the United States were not allowed to state that it was a plague of sorts because of censorship and mass hysteria.

Instead, Spain was able to report the word plague over illness, making it seem as if the worst cases were in Spain.

However, that was not the case. The most violent cases of the flu pandemic happened in Boston Massachusetts, France, and Sierra Leone. This was noted as the Spanish flu.

Because of soldiers taking modern forms of transportation after the first World War as well as sailors and normal civilians, this made it easier for disease to spread throughout the world with little knowledge of it’s spreading.


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Erwin Rommel was a German Field Marshall who refused to follow orders to kill Jewish soldiers and civilians. Hitler forced him to commit suicide in 1944

Erwin Rommel was a German Field Marshall in World War II.

He was nicknamed 'the Desert Fox' because his leadership during the North African campaign established him as one of the most skilled commanders of desert warfare.

Enemy soldiers captured during his African campaign were treated humanely and units under Rommel's command had never been accused of war crimes.

He was a highly efficient and professional officer, but he refused to follow orders to kill Jewish soldiers, civilians and captured commandos and was therefore very much respected by soldiers of both sides.

When he was suspected of being part of a conspiracy to assassinate Hitler late in the War, Hitler was aware of his popularity. He needed to get rid of Rommel quietly, but the man had become a national hero.

Hitler forced Rommel to commit suicide with a cyanide pill in exchange for his family safety and pardon from persecution after his death. He died on 14 October 1944 and received a state funeral. The public was informed that he succumbed to injuries he sustained in Normandy.

For decades after the war had ended, veterans from both sides would visit Rommel's grave site. Erwin Rommel is the only member of the Third Reich that has a museum dedicated to him.


During WWII the Japanese developed a torpedo with a cockpit.

The pilot guided the torpedo to its destination, effectively committing suicide on impact. Kaiten meaning “Return to the sky” was a manned torpedo designed by the Japanese in World War II. In 1943 the Japanese began reviewing suicide crafts since they were struggling in the war. At first, they were deemed too extreme, but later were reviewed and said to be necessary. 

They began developing various crafts. The navy developed kamikaze airplanes. They developed shinyo suicide boats, fukuryu suicide divers, also known as human mines, and the kaiten submarines. The kamikaze planes were somewhat effective, and the kaiten subs were second most effective. 

The kaiten were developed to deploy from the surface deck of a submarine. They were basically a torpedo with a cockpit attached to it. Specially equipped subs could hold two to six kaiten at a time. Kaitens, however, had very minimal diving depth and for this, many submarines ended up sinking. 

Men volunteered to be Kaiten pilots and their families were told they’d be compensated 10,000 yen if their pilot was killed. 



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