SPANISH FLU VS SALT WATER

During World War 1, reporting of the Spanish Flu was largely supressed in order to maintain morale amongst the troops. Spain was not involved in the war and had not imposed wartime censorship. As a result, the media was free to report on it and coverage of the virus only increased when King Alfonso XIII came down with a nasty case. The Allies only read in depth accounts from Spanish sources and so they naturally assumed the country was ground zero for the pandemic.

Rage Against Diêm Regime

This week, 56 years ago, monk Thích Quảng Đức sat down at a busy Saigon intersection, doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. He did not utter a sound as he died.

Martha Gellhorn On D-Day

This week, 75 years ago, Martha Gellhorn was the only woman to land on the shores of Normandy on D-Day.

Dog Day Afternoon

Mugshot of John Wojtowicz who unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank in 1972 to pay for his wife Eden’s gender reassignment surgery.

THE WOMEN OF IRAN VS HIJAB LAW

In 1979, more than 100,000 women gathered to protest against the forced use of hijab after the Iranian Revolution, 1979. The protest was held on International Women’s Day.⁣

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