This Week in History
HISTORY, 11 May 2015
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
- TEPCO News – insurancenews.com
- Japanese Energy Policy One Year Later, March 2011
- Japan approves energy plan reistating nuclear energy
- Ambiguities of Japan’s Nuclear Policy
- United States – Japan Joint Energy Plan
- Japan Lets U.S. Assume Control of Nuclear Cache
- Browse the whole part of the following agreement. And then, return to Article 16, especially its paragraph 3 that indicates one of the essential aspects of this international treaty. AGREEMENT FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN CONCERNING PEACEFUL USES OF NUCLEAR ENERGY
- United States Department of Energy
- Nuclear Power and Foreign Policy
- Japan’s Crisis for Nuclear Power
- Second Chechen War (2000 – 2006)
- Second Chechen War – The History Guy
- The Second Chechen War: The Information Component
- Crimes of War: Chechnya
- Chechnya profile – Overview
1996 After the aircraft’s departure from Miami, Florida, a fire started by improperly handled chemical oxygen generators in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades killing all 110 on board.
1995 More than 170 countries extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
- UNODA: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
- Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons [NPT]
- The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at a Glance
- Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (1968)
- NTI: Treaties and Regimes
- History: Pentagon Papers
- National Archives: Pentagon Papers
- Daniel Ellsberg: ‘I’m sure that President Obama would have sought a life sentence in my case.’
- Pentagon Papers (Wikileaks)
- NSA Leaks and the Pentagon Papers: What’s the Difference between Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg?
- Pentagon Papers – Infoplease.com
- Pentagon Papers – Summary
- The impact of the Pentagon Papers 40 years on
- Lessons from the Pentagon Papers
- Lesson Plan: Do the Actions of Whistleblowers Help or Hurt Society?
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk, USSR.
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
- List of the UN resolutions concerning Israel and Palestine
- The U.N. Relationship with Israel
- The UN and Israel: A History of Discrimination
- UN, Israel & Anti-Semitism
1946 UMNO (United Malays National Organization) is created.
1945 World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of its crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under its own power.
- Kamikaze: Military Tactic
- Kamikaze – United States History
- Kamikaze Images
- – Listen to the Voices from the Sea (A collection of the diaries of the young Kamikaze pilots)
1918 The Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus is officially established.
1867 Luxembourg gains its independence.
2013 The World Health Organization announces that the Novel coronavirus 2012, the newly discovered coronavirus, also referred to as Saudi SARS, can be transmitted from person-to-person contact.
- Social unrest (Psychology)
- Are economic stagnation and unemployment fueling social unrest? (Social unrest index)
- Social Unrest (The Economic Times)
- Does the Sun and Solar Flares Affect Human Behavior?
- New Cycle Of Solar Activity May Cause Social Unrest
- How Solar Activity and Changes in Earth’s Magnetic Field Affect Human Consciousness and Health
- How Solar Flares Affect Human Health – Our Mind And Body
- Heavenly Signs: From Solar Flares to Social Unrest
- CIA-al-Qaeda controversy
- YouTube videos: Hilary Clinton: We created Al Qaeda (1 min. 35 sec.) and ‘We Created al Qaeda.’ (1 min. 23 sec.)
- Top Ranking CIA Operatives Admit Al-qaeda Is a Complete Fabrication
- CIA’s “Funding” of Al Qaeda Documented
- Declassified Documents: CIA Helped Fund al Qaeda via Afghan Government / Sputnik International
- More Evidence ‘al Qaeda’ Is A CIA-ISI Contrivance
- Al Qaeda Created by CIA
- How CIA Helped Create Osama Bin Laden
- New Evidence of CIA Arming Al Qaeda Terrorists in Syria
- Muslim Terrorist Al-Qaeda Apparatus Was Created By CIA Was A Geopolitical Weapon
- Fake Al Qaeda
- CIA created Al Qaeda & US’s war against enemy that doesn’t exist at all
- Al-Qaeda: al-CIA duh
- The CIA link to al-Qaeda in Syria
- “… in politics nothing is accidental. If something happens, be assured it was planned this way.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
2002 Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro’s 1959 revolution.
1982 During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan María Fernández y Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spanish priest opposed to the Vatican II reforms, believed that the Pope had to be killed for being an “agent of Moscow“
1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
1968 Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral, east of Lai Khe in South Vietnam on the night of 12/13 May, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and beginning the Battle of Coral–Balmoral.
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
1958 A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
- Singapore: Road to Independence, 1955 – 1965
- Road to Independence (Singapore)
- History of Singapore
- Singapore’s Road to Independence
1948 Wilhelmina, Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands cedes throne.
- The History Place – Holocaust Timeline
- Auschwitz Timeline 1942
- AUSCHWITZ: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers ©
- Holocaust Encyclopedia: Auschwitz
1942 World War II: Second Battle of Kharkov: In eastern Ukraine, Red Army forces under Marshal Semyon Timoshenko launch a major offensive from the Izium bridgehead, only to be encircled and destroyed by the troops of Army Group South two weeks later.
1926 The Italian-built airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
- French conquest of Tunisia
- History of French-era Tunisia
- History of Tunisia
- A Brief History of Tunisia
2008 The Jaipur bombings in Rajasthan, India results in dozens of deaths.
- Jakarta Riot May 1998
- Modern Holocaust in Indonesia, May 13 – 15, 1998
- May 1998 Jakarta Riots
- Remembering/Forgetting May Riots
1981 Mehmet Ali Ağca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. The Pope is rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery and survives.
1972 The Troubles: a car bombing outside a crowded pub in Belfast sparks a two-day gun battle involving the Provisional IRA, Ulster Volunteer Force and British Army. Seven people are killed and over 66 injured.
- Sino Malay Race Riots in Kuala Lumpur
- The 1969 Riots Against the Chinese in Malaysia
- May 13 Incident
- Call on Malaysians regardless of race, religion or politics to unite and rally behind the SSS Anwar campaign for 3Saves – to Save Anwar, Save Pakatan Rakyat and Save Malaysia
- Malaysia’s 1969 Racial Riots: What caused the Riots?
- Political Development Continues to Stall in Malaysia
1958 Ben Carlin becomes the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled over 17,000 kilometres (11,000 mi) by sea and 62,000 kilometres (39,000 mi) by land during a ten-year journey.
1958 May 1958 crisis: a group of French military officers lead a coup in Algiers demanding that a government of national unity be formed with Charles de Gaulle at its head in order to defend French control of Algeria.
- Arab – Israeli War: The War 1948 – 49
- Israel’s War of Independence: Arab – Israeli War (1948)
- Arab – Israeli Conflict #2: 1948 War of Independence
- Israeli War of Independence: Background & Overview
- War of Independence
- 1948 Arab – Israeli War: Debates and Opinions
- The Six-Day War – 1948 Arab – Israeli War
- Review: Genesis, 1948: The First Arab Israeli war
- The Fatima Prophecies
- The Miracle of Fatima
- The Lady of Fátima & the Miracle of the Sun
- 10 “scientific” explanations against the Fatima Miracle of the Sun
- Top Ten Scientific Explanations for Fatima
- Brazilian History: Abolition of Slavery
- History of Slavery and Abolition in Brazil
- Brazil: An Inconvenient History
- Photos Reveal Harsh Detail Of Brazil’s History With Slavery
- Brazilian Slavery
- History of African Slavery in Brazil
- History of Ecuador
- A Brief History of Ecuador
- Ecuador’s History – From Ancient Incas Through to Modern Times
- Ecuador – Independence from the Spanish Crown
- Ecuador – First Years of Independence
1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
1955 US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean.
1948 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
1948 Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
- Israeli Declaration of Independence
- Declaration of Israel’s Independence 1948
- Balfour Declaration of 2 November 1917, full text
- Balfour and Palestine, a legacy of deceit, by Anthony Nutting
- UK’s responsibility to the Palestinians
- “Palestinians Seek Apology for the Balfour Declaration”
1945 Bleiburg Massacre against Croatian soldiers after their surrender to British authorities that commit this genocide, in Bleiburg, Austria, from May 14 – 16.
- More Hidden Story Revealed: The Bleiburg Massacre
- Croatian Viewpoint: The Croatian Surrender to Partisans at Bleiburg
- Bleiburg Massacre (6 min. 15 sec.) video
- Bleiburg British Massacre Confessions (7 min. 26 sec.) video
- YouTube videos on Bleiburg Masscre Made by Partisans in three parts:
- Part 1.
- Part 2.
- Part 3.
1945 The Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.
1889 The children’s charity, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is launched in London.
2012 U.S. scientists develop a device that can generate electricity from genetically-engineered viruses; these piezoelectric materials are a step toward the development of personal power generators.
- Researchers generate electricity from viruses
- Piezoelectricity: Using Viruses and Nanotechnology To Generate Electricity
- Berkeley Lab Scientists Generate Electricity from Viruses
- The Origins of the Soviet-Afghan War
- Soviet invasion of Afghanistan 1979
- Afghan War – Infoplease.com
- Afghanistan: Lessons from the Last War – THE SOVIET EXPERIENCE IN AFGHANISTAN: RUSSIAN DOCUMENTS AND MEMOIRS
- Soviet Afghan War, Al Qaeda and The Muslim Rebel Formula
- War in Afghanistan (1978 – Present)
1969 People’s Park: California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park owned by University of California at Berkeley fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot called Bloody Thursday.
1964 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
1955 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
1942 World War II: in the United States, a bill creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.
1925 Al-Insaniyyah, the first Arabic communist newspaper, is founded.
1911 303 Chinese and 5 Japanese immigrants are killed in the Torreón massacre when the forces of the Mexican Revolution led by Francisco I. Madero‘s brother Emilio Madero take the city of Torreón from the Federales.
2013 Pope Francis calls for worldwide ‘financial reform along ethical lines’ which would curb the ‘tyranny’ of ‘markets and financial speculation’.
- The Reports of the Surgeon General 1988
- Surgeon General’s Reports on Smoking and Tobacco Use
- Surgeon General report links more diseases, health problems to tobacco
1984 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site.
1983 Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.
1969 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk, USSR.
1969 US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off SF.
1964 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk, USSR.
- Warsaw Ghetto
- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
- Holocaust Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19 – May 19, 1943) [Note: Although the headline of this article indicates that the uprising ended on May 19, 1943 as shown above here, it is written in this article, “On May 16, Stroop announced the fighting was over.”]
1918 The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It will be repealed less than two years later.
- Tesla Biography
- Tesla: Master of Lightninghttp://teslasociety.com/biography.htm
- Reference: Nikola Tesla: Biography, Inventions & Quotes
- Nikola Tesla, Biography, List of Inventions, Patents, and Tesla Quotes
1877 May 1877 political crisis in France.
1992 Three days of popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown that results in 52 officially confirmed deaths, many disappearances, hundreds of injuries, and over 3,500 arrests.
1983 The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world’s largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer’s Freedom of Information Act request.
1974 The Troubles: Thirty-three civilians are killed and 300 injured when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) detonates four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. It is the deadliest attack of the Troubles and the deadliest terrorist attack in the Republic’s history. There are allegations that British state forces were involved.
- Middle East – UNEF I Background
- The Six-Day War
- The Six-Day War: The Background & Overview
- Palestine Facts: Israel from 1948 through 1967
- Op-Ed: The Six Day War: Myths and Facts
Satoshi Ashikaga is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment originally from Japan.
(Sources and references: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_11 to 17; http://www.historyorb.com/events/may/11 to 17; http://www.brainyhistory.com/days/may_11.html to 17.html; and other pertinent websites and/or documents, mentioned above.) Note that the views expressed in the cited or quoted websites and/or documents in this article do not necessarily reflect those of the author-editor of this article. These websites and/or documents are cited or quoted for academic or educational purposes.
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