♫ August 9, 2014 ♫
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Kwon Ki-ok (1901-1988)
Art by Sushu Xia (tumblr)
Born and raised in Pyongyang, Ki-ok spent time in prison as a young woman because of her involvement in anti-colonial protests.  She eventually fled Japanese controlled Korea and moved to China.  With the approval of the Korean Provisional Government, Ki-ok entered the Republic of China Air Force School in 1923 and graduated in 1925.  She was the first Korean women to hold a pilot license.
Ki-ok served in the Chinese Air Force until 1945, eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Ki-ok then returned to Korea where she helped found the Republic of Korea Air Force.  During the Korean War, she served in South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense before retiring from public service.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Kwon Ki-ok (1901-1988)

Art by Sushu Xia (tumblr)

Born and raised in Pyongyang, Ki-ok spent time in prison as a young woman because of her involvement in anti-colonial protests.  She eventually fled Japanese controlled Korea and moved to China.  With the approval of the Korean Provisional Government, Ki-ok entered the Republic of China Air Force School in 1923 and graduated in 1925.  She was the first Korean women to hold a pilot license.

Ki-ok served in the Chinese Air Force until 1945, eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Ki-ok then returned to Korea where she helped found the Republic of Korea Air Force.  During the Korean War, she served in South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense before retiring from public service.

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♫ August 8, 2014 ♫

naziswithcats:

Peter, mascot of the German submarine U-953 during WW2

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annaflea:

So I read this story and just HAD to draw it. I can’t even remember the last time I did a comic… It was so fun! I’ll have to do more. :)

Original story by - angergirl

LOVE THIS. <3

tarynsullivan:

WWI Romance postcards

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Metropolitan Museum initiative provides free access to 400,000 digital images

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NEW YORK, NY.- Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis.

In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain. I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.” Read more.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Khutulun (circa 1260-1306)
Art by Tara (tumblr)
Khutulun was the great-great granddaughter of Genghis Khan.  Her father, Kaidu, ruled a large swath of Central Asia and actively opposed his uncle, Kublai Khan.
Khutulun accompanied her father on military campaigns, which was not unusual in her culture.  Mongolian women were known as skilled horseback riders and hunters.  It was not unheard of for Mongolian women to participate in battle.
What made Khutulun unique was her wrestling ability.  She competed in public wrestling competitions and is said to have won 10,000 horses from her opponents.   According to Marco Polo, Khutulun refused to marry unless a man could first defeat her in wrestling.   No prospective groom ever won her hand and Khutulun eventually chosen her own husband, possibly in attempt to quell rumors that she was sexually involved with her father.
Khutulun was her father’s favorite child and one of his most trusted advisers.  Kaidu may have hoped to make Khutulun his successor.   After Kaidu’s death in 1301, Khutulun formed an alliance with her brother Orus which allowed her to remain commander of the military until her own death in 1306.
More information: The Wrestling Princess (Lapham’s Quarterly)

coolchicksfromhistory:

Khutulun (circa 1260-1306)

Art by Tara (tumblr)

Khutulun was the great-great granddaughter of Genghis Khan.  Her father, Kaidu, ruled a large swath of Central Asia and actively opposed his uncle, Kublai Khan.

Khutulun accompanied her father on military campaigns, which was not unusual in her culture.  Mongolian women were known as skilled horseback riders and hunters.  It was not unheard of for Mongolian women to participate in battle.

What made Khutulun unique was her wrestling ability.  She competed in public wrestling competitions and is said to have won 10,000 horses from her opponents.   According to Marco Polo, Khutulun refused to marry unless a man could first defeat her in wrestling.   No prospective groom ever won her hand and Khutulun eventually chosen her own husband, possibly in attempt to quell rumors that she was sexually involved with her father.

Khutulun was her father’s favorite child and one of his most trusted advisers.  Kaidu may have hoped to make Khutulun his successor.   After Kaidu’s death in 1301, Khutulun formed an alliance with her brother Orus which allowed her to remain commander of the military until her own death in 1306.

More information: The Wrestling Princess (Lapham’s Quarterly)

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Seal befriends woman sitting on the beach - Video

GPOY FLIRTING.

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a baroque feeling organ by tanja1983

I&#8217;m ashamed to admit I misread that as &#8216;an organ feeling baroque&#8217;&#8230;

frankieisstrange:

a baroque feeling organ by tanja1983

I’m ashamed to admit I misread that as ‘an organ feeling baroque’…

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