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De cette fraîcheur qui commence fortement à se faire ressentir par les frileuses comme moi, je regarde les photos ensoleillées de cette année afin de tenter de me réchauffer mentalement 🙃. Je garde un très bon souvenir de cette plage sur •l'île de Noirmoutier•. Les cabanes c est tout ce dont je raffole. Ça a un de ces charmes ! Le petit coté "chic" tout en étant à la plage 😁 ! #île #noirmoutier #photographie #photography #trotter #globetrotter #instagood #mytravelgram #history #moment #beauty #france #french #love #couple #destination #lifestyle #tourism #tourist #nature #cabane #insolite #romantic #dream #travel #traveller #ocean #world #roadtrip #voyage

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On this day in 1973, Richard Nixon famously says: “I am not a crook.” The line fell harshly on his listeners’ ears. No President had ever uttered such a phrase before. “[O]ne would never hear a Kennedy say, ‘I’m not a crook,’” author Mark Feeney observes. Indeed, it became defining. The #Watergate scandal had been simmering, but now it began to seem that the President really was a crook. Was Nixon surprised? His early political career had been defined by a very similar speech—but that other speech had been wildly successful. In 1952, then-vice presidential candidate Nixon faced allegations that he was inappropriately using resources. Nixon responded by delivering a 30-minute TV address. One passage was memorable. Nixon confessed to receiving one gift: a dog. “It was a little cocker spaniel dog in a crate that [a supporter] sent all the way from Texas,” Nixon explained. “Black and white spotted. And our little girl…named it Checkers….the kids, like all kids, love the dog and I just want to say this right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we’re gonna keep it.” The moment seemed honest (and human), and it won people over. Nixon and Eisenhower would go on to victory in November 1952. “[The speech] marked the beginning of the television age in #American politics,” a Nixon speechwriter later wrote. “It also salvaged Nixon’s career…and profoundly shaped Nixon’s personal and professional outlook, convincing him that television was a way to do an end-run around the press and the political ‘establishment.’” Hmm. If the Checkers speech had never happened, would Nixon have faced the press as he did during Watergate? Is it possible that “I am not a crook” would never have been uttered? P.S. The photo is of Nixon leaving after his resignation. FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #TDIH #USHistory #history #throwback #historybuff #sharethehistory

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Near Mont Saint Michel, sits the Brittany American Cemetery. More than 4,400 war dead are buried here. Most were killed in the Normandy and Brittany campaigns in 1944. We arrived about a half hour before the gates were closed, so we were basically alone as we walked. I didn't find out how many Pennsylvanians are laid to rest here, but it seemed like at least one was in every row. When I came across five unknown graves next to one another, it stopped me in my tracks. Just heartwrenching. #brittany #normandy #normandie #france #history #travel #traveling #travelphotography #ww2 #wwii #cemetery #veterans #canon #canont3i #canonphotography #vsco #vscocam #vscogram #sigma #sigma35mmart #sigma1020

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It gives me chills to look back on the footage of excavation that my fellow students and I participated in this past summer. It was such a life changing experience and I learned so much. I'm so proud to have been part of this initiative to bring home a missing WW2 airman who gave his life for our country. Log on to ww2conference.com to catch the live feed and other recorded videos from the 10th annual WW2 conference in New Orleans for more information about the excavation and other current events. #anthropology #excavation #austria #summer #studyabroad #summerschool #fieldschool #education #dig #travel #ww2 #history #military #tuskeegeeairmen