Paweł Baranowicz

Paweł Baranowicz

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slave at slave auction, hard to even imagine...

This man's name is Frank Embree from his lynching on July He was falsly accused of a crime, handcuffed, stripped nude and whipped before a white mob. He was then lynched, castrated and then images of his murder were sold as postcards.

William Tecumseh Sherman Colorized Civil War Photos - Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History l Colorization by 'Zuzah'@ via

William Tecumseh Sherman burned a swath 80 miles wide as his army marched through Georgia, decimating the state. The Civil War would be more aptly referred to as the War of Northern Aggression.

Stjepan Filipović was a Croatian Partisan who was executed during World War II. He was captured on 24 February 1942 by Axis forces and subsequently hanged in Valjevo, occupied Yugoslavia, on 22 May 1942. As the rope was put around his neck, Filipović defiantly thrust his hands out and denounced the Germans and their Axis allies as murderers, shouting "Death to fascism, freedom to the people!". (I've seen the old Anti War movie that was based on this from the same era.)

Today in history: May 1942 - Stjepan Filipović, a Croatian Partisan during World War II, was hanged by the fascists. As the rope was put around his neck, Filipović defiantly thrust his hands out.

John Perrett aka "Potato Creek Johnny" Immigrated from Wales in 1883 at the age of 17. He made his way to Deadwood, South Dakota and is credited for finding the biggest gold nugget in history. Potato Creek Johnny displays his famous "leg-shaped" gold nugget. A replica is now on display at the Adams Museum in Deadwood, while the original is locked safely away in a safe deposit box at the bank.

Historic Bullock Hotel Potato Creek Johnny, born John Perret, displays his famous gold nugget. The nugget is now in the Adams Museum in Deadwood. A replica is on display, the original is locked away but makes occasional special appearances.