#onthisday in 1881 Antoine Lecoultre sadly died // He was a self-taught watchmaker who trained at his father's forge, a brilliant inventor and technical pioneer, Antoine Lecoultre founded the first #jaegerlecoultre workshop on the borders of Swiss Jura in 1833❗ // This watch (obviously not his) is a ⌚Jaeger-LeCoultre⌚ Master Eight Days Antoine Limited Edition - we thought today is a good day show his limited line watches, if you look on the case and movement you can even see his signature 🔥✒✒🔥 Swipe across 👉👉 for more pictures of the watch 😁
#TodayInHistory: On April 26, 1865, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina. It was the largest surrender of the American Civil War, officially ending the fighting in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
Bennett Place, the modest farm of James and Nancy Bennett, was chosen as the meeting spot because it was the closest and most convenient place for privacy.
This vintage postcard of Bennett Place, describes the setting as the “Birthplace of Unity Between North and South.” The structure in the upper-right-hand corner is the Unity Memorial, which was dedicated in 1923.
John Wilkes Booth is killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Twenty-six-year-old Booth was one of the most famous actors in the country when he shot Lincoln during a performance at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., on the night of April 14. Booth was a Maryland native and a strong supporter of the Confederacy. As the war entered its final stages, Booth hatched a conspiracy to kidnap the president. He enlisted the aid of several associates, but the opportunity never presented itself. After the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, Booth changed the plan to a simultaneous assassination of Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward. Only Lincoln was actually killed, however. Seward was stabbed by Lewis Paine but survived, while the man assigned to kill Johnson did not carry out his assignment.
After shooting Lincoln, Booth jumped to the stage below Lincoln’s box seat. He landed hard, breaking his leg, before escaping to a waiting horse behind the theater. Many in the audience recognized Booth, so the army was soon hot on his trail. Booth and his accomplice, David Herold, made their way across the Anacostia River and headed toward southern Maryland. The pair stopped at Dr. Samuel Mudd’s home, and Mudd treated Booth’s leg. This earned Mudd a life sentence in prison when he was implicated as part of the conspiracy, but the sentence was later commuted. Booth found refuge for several days at the home of Thomas A. Jones, a Confederate agent, before securing a boat to row across the Potomac to Virginia.
After receiving aid from several Confederate sympathizers, Booth’s luck finally ran out. The countryside was swarming with military units looking for Booth, although few shared information since there was a $20,000 reward. While staying at the farm of Richard Garrett, Federal troops arrived on their search but soon rode on but a tip led them back and they shot Booth while the barn was in flames. #todayinhistory#thisdayinhistory#onthisdayinhistory#america#johnwilkesbooth#lincoln#civilwar#virginia
"Alle Fragen sind gestellt
Und alle Phrasen eingeübt..." (From "Elisabeth", the musical)
✨🎶🎶🎶✨ Elisabeth was married to Franz Josef under this floating chandeliers in St. Augustin church in Vienna 164years ago, on 24 April 1854.
I shortly went there on Tuesday to remember Sisi's wedding anniversary and almost literally bumped into the Death (or der Tod, =Mark Seibert, a very populär German musical actor who played this role in the 2012 revival of "Elisabeth" in Vienna). Vienna is truly a place for serendipity!
Dnes je to už rok ode dne, kdy se konal charitativní koncert pro Dětské centrum Plzeň, který jsem organizoval, s ELSA Plzeň, jako hlavní organizátor. Po ročním odstupu si cením stále víc toho, že kapely přijely a i přes veškeré problémy zahráli své songy. Dodnes jsem jim velmi vděčný, že si udělali na nás čas a nic si nenárokovali a bylo mi velmi líto, že jsme jim nemohli dát lepší servis. Samozřejmě by se to neuskutečnilo, kdyby v @papirnaplzen nebyli tak skvělí a neposkytli nám prostory naprosto zdarma a nezaplatili účet na baru za hudebníky a mnoho dalšího... V neposlední řadě samozřejmě poděkování patří všem kapelám @bigboyband1 @hlavne_no_pressure @pearly_seconds @thewildroots a Václavovi (Anatolovi Svahilcovi) za odmoderování! Dále všem, kteří věnovali své předměty do aukce, které pokryly více než polovinu příspěvku pro Dětské centrum Plzeň. Vybralo se přes 11 tisíc a s odstupem času jsem i rád, že jsme vybrali tolik peněz, i když jsem doufal ve větší částku. Dodnes mi mrzí některé chyby, které jsem udělal ale čas se nedá vrátit. #memories
#concert#music#children#charity#ELSA#gig#Plzen#PapirnaPlzen#instaart#art#igers#igerscz#iglifecz#onthisdayinhistory#onthisdayinmusic#igraczech#dnes#dnespocuvam dnesfotim #instapic#shadow#dark#lights#travelgram#2017#pictureoftheday#vscocze#onthisday#spring#iP7
I will never forget my first time in Chernobyl where, exactly 32 years ago, human beings showed their double nature: stupidity and bravery. I want to remember those men that, fighting the fire and radioactivity, literally saved the world. Thank you. #chernobyl#radioactivity#onthisdayinhistory#26april1986
On this day in 1898, the United States declares war on Spain two months after the sinking of the American battleship, the USS Maine, in Havana Harbor, Cuba. The sinking, which resulted in the death of 260 sailors, sparked American outrage against the Spanish government, with speculation that a Spanish mine destroyed the ship. In a form of yellow journalism, newpapers and publishers like William Randolph Hearst stoked the flame by claiming the Spanish responsible for the sinking, and documenting the brutal treatment of Spanish colonial rule in Cuba - who was fighting for independence since 1895. US-Spain relations were already tense, but the sinking of the USS Maine created a diplomatic crisis as many war hawk politicians called for war. After an American ultimatum for Spain to leave Cuba, and a naval blockade on April 21, a state of war was declared by Congress on the 25th. The Spanish-American had begun, and by August, the U.S. emerged victorious with new territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, the Phillipines, and a independent pro-American Cuba. #onthisdayinhistory#spanishamericanwar#1898#ussmaine#rememberthemaine#yellowjournalism#williammckinley#williamrandolphhearst#puertorico#cuba#spanishcolonies#risingamerica
#OnThisDayInHistory Operation Eagle Claw was a joint-services mission to rescue Americans who were being held hostage by a mob in Tehran, Iran, since Nov. 4, 1979. Tragically, the attempt ended in the death of 8 servicemembers, including 5 #AirCommandos from Hurlburt Field