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Hachi: A Dog's tale

One of the most famous Dogs in History, immortalized by Richard Gere in a movie by his name - “Hachi : A Dog’s tale” #DogsAreFamily #doglover #fypシ゚ #dogs #history #movie #movies #hachi #shibuya #hachiko #richardgere #pet

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On This Day in History - February 27, 1942

February 27, 1942 #OTD World War II: Battle of the Java Sea HNLMS Java (Pictured) is torpedoed by the Japanese heavy cruiser Nachi. The torpedo detonated an aft magazine and blew the stern off the ship, causing flooding in the aft engine room and setting fire to the anti-aircraft deck. As the ship took on a heavy list to port, the flooding caused the electrical equipment to shut down. The crew abandoned ship and the Java sank about fifteen minutes after being struck by the torpedo. 512 of her crew lost their lives in the sinking. The wreck of Java was discovered by a specialist wreck diving expedition on 1 December 2002, lying on its starboard side at a depth of 69 metres (226 ft). The wreck of her consort HNLMS De Ruyter which was sunk at the same time (as Java) was also discovered on 1 December 2002, whilst HNLMS Kortenaer, sunk during the late afternoon of 27 February 1942, was discovered by the same group in August 2004. On 15 November 2016 the Dutch Ministry of Defence reported the disappearance of the wreck of Java, along with the wrecks of the De Ruyter and parts of the Kortenaer. The Royal Netherlands navy announced that they will launch an investigation, suspecting illegal salvage. In February 2017 a report was issued confirming the salvaging of the three wrecks.

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On This Day in History - February 27, 1933

February 27, 1933 #OTD Reichstag fire: Six days before the March 5 national parliamentary elections, the Reichstag building in Berlin, was set on fire and heavily damaged. The blaze was discovered at 9:15 pm, and the first responders found more than 60 small fires that had been set throughout the building, with the largest in the chamber where the legislators met. Marinus Van der Lubbe, a 25-year-old Dutchman with a Communist background, was arrested at the scene and made a confession after being questioned by his German captors. "The whole truth about the Reichstag fire will probably never be known. Historian William Shirer wrote in 1960 that nearly all those who knew it were now dead, most of them slain by AH in the months that followed. Van der Lubbe was executed on January 10, 1934. The fire would be the pretext for the emergency orders the next day granting AH the power to rule by decree. Posted for Historical and Educational purposes only and is a nonpolitical post.

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On This Day in History - February 27, 1942

February 27, 1942 #OTD World War II: Battle of the Java Sea The dutch light cruiser HNLMS de Ruyter the flagship of Dutch Rear-Admiral Karel Doorman, with his flag captain Eugène Lacomblé (who had previously served on board the ship as a lieutenant) is hit by a single Type 93 torpedo fired by the Japanese heavy cruiser Haguro at about 23:40 and is set on fire; the torpedo disables the ship's electrical systems and left the crew unable to combat the fire or the flooding. The De Ruyter sank at about 02:30 the next morning with the loss of 367 men, including Admiral Karel Doorman and Captain Eugéne Lacomblé.

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