Punt gun

Punt guns were used for duck hunting at the turn of the last century. A single shot could kill up to 50 waterfowl resting on the surface of a pond or lake. By 1860 most states in America banned punt guns because they depleted stocks of wild fowl. A 1995 survey in the U.K showed around 50 punt guns still in use. Since Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 there has been a punt gun salute every Coronation and Jubilee over Cowbit Wash in…

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…rope for be… 1889 AD 1890 AD First known photo of a surfer Italian Monk in a funeral mask 1892 AD 1894 AD Mark Twain in the laboratory of Nikola Tes… The first marathon on summer Olympic games 1896 AD 1899 AD Quadricycle Punt gun 1900 AD 1901 AD The first person to survive going over Nia… Flatiron Building under construction 1902 AD 1903 AD Triple decker bunk bed Gandhi attorney. In front of his Law Offic… 1905 AD 1906 AD Warriors of two…

BMW manufactured airplanes

…factory near Munich. Mr. Rapp was an engineer at airplanes. He starts manufacturing his own aircraft engines but unfortunately they suffered form problems with vibrations. Close to Rapp´s factory, Gustav Otto, the son of the inventor of the four-stroke internal combustion engine, sets up a business building small aircrafts. Otto enjoys great success with “Gustav Flugmaschinefabrik”. In 1916, Rapp’s company has secured a…

The most spiritual events and legends of 19th century

…he Bell family. The weird events began in 1817 when a farmer, John Bell, saw a strange creature hunched down in a corn row. Bell assumed he was looking at some unknown type of large dog. The beast stared at Bell, who fired a gun at it. The animal ran off. A few days later another family member spotted a bird on a fence post. He wanted to shoot at what he thought was a turkey, and was startled when the bird took off, flying over him and revealing…

A Polish girl cries over her sister’s body, German occupation of Poland

…to their work. They had to have food. But the Nazi fliers were not satisfied with their work. In a few minutes they came back and swooped down to within two hundred feet of the ground, this time raking the field with machine-gun fire. Two of the seven women were killed. While I was photographing the bodies, a little ten-year old girl came running up and stood transfixed by one of the dead. The woman was her older sister. The child had never…

“White Death” killed 705 Soviet Troops within 100 days!

Simo Häyhä, a Finnish sniper, killed 505 Soviet troops. He also killed at least 200 troops with a Suomi 9mm sub-machine gun. The Soviets tried to get rid of Häyhä. On March, 1940, Häyhä was shot in his lower left jaw by a Russian soldier. The bullet had an explosive charge which blew off his lower left cheek. He was picked up by fellow soldiers who said “half his cheek was missing”, but he was not dead. Shortly after the war, Häyhä…

The “Most Prolific Executioner” personally executed 7000 people in 28 days

…eads, killing them instantly. Their bodies would be dragged through the second door or hatch in the ceiling, the room would be hosed down, and the next prisoner would be brought in. Blokhin favoured the Walther PPK pistol, a gun which was being used for all the mass executions. For Blokhin, it didn’t have as much of a kickback as other guns, which meant less pain in his wrist after performing hundreds of executions every day. The pistols also…