(1944)

A timeline/some facts about Steve Roger's life

(In the MCU) Steve Rogers was born July 4, 1918 to his parents Sarah and Joseph Rogers in Brooklyn, New York.  (Technically just Sarah because in May 9, 1918, Steve’s father, Joseph, died in World War I due to mustard gas.)
In 1930, age 12, Steve meets his best friend Bucky Barnes.
Steve attended George Washington High School in Brooklyn, New York City from 1932 to 1936.
He also attended Auburndale Art School, also in Brooklyn, from 1937 to 1938 until he was about 20.
On June 5, 1940, his mother, Sarah, died of tuberculosis when Steve was 22.
In 1941, he began enlisting for the war.
In 1943 he and Bucky went to the the New Work World’s fair and Steve was finally allowed to enlist in the war as a candidate for Project Rebirth. I assume he was given the serum in either late 1943 or early 1944, age 25.
 In 1944 Bucky fell from the train and was assume dead.
Stebe crashed into the ice and froze in 1945 when he was 27.
He was found and unthawed in 2011 when he was 92, biologically still 27.
The events of the Avengers took place is 2012.
The events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier took place in 2014
The events of Avengers: Age of Ultron took place in 2015.
Today, July 4th, 2015, is his 97th birthday, but he is biologically only about 31, which is 3 years younger than Chris Evans.

U.S. Marines Pfc. George H. Kirk (left) of Ganado, Arizona and John V. Goodluck (right) of Lukachukai, Arizona, both of the Navajo Nation (Navajo: Naabeehó Bináhásdzo), are photographed before their shelter on a hillside following the American victory of the Battle of Guam. Both are attached to a communications unit. Between 400 to 500 Native-Americans in the United States Marine Corps had the primary job of transmission of secret tactical messages in their native languages and became known as “Code Talkers”.  They transmitted these messages over military telephone or radio communications nets using formal or informally developed codes built upon their native languages. Their service improved the speed of encryption of communications at both ends in front line operations during the war. The main language used in the Pacific Theater of the war was Navajo, although Lakota, Mekswaki and Comanche were used to a lesser extent. Because of the complexity of the Navajo language and the scarcity of Navajo speakers outside of the Navajo Nation, the Japanese were never able to decipher the code. The unbreakable code saved thousands of lives and helped end the war in the Pacific. Guam, Mariana Islands, September 1944.

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Some facts on Ed Gein

  • Born on August 27th, 1906
  • He was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Ed had an older brother named Henry
  • His father was an alcoholic
  • In 1914, his mother, Augusta, sold her little grocery shop and moved the family to a farm in Plainfield, Wisconsin
  • Ed and his brother were isolated from everyone. They went to school and back home, that was it.
  • Augusta reserved time every afternoon to read from the bible
  • The family was Lutheran
  • Augusta taught Ed and his brother, that all women were prostitutes and the work of the devil
  • Ed was shy
  • Teachers recalled Ed having very strange habits, like laughing randomly for no reason
  • Ed was punished by his mother every time he tried to make friends
  • He was bullied for being weird
  • Ed had very poor social development
  • He loved to read
  • In May, 1944, there was a fire that got out of control on the farm. After the fire was put out, Ed’s brother Henry was missing. Henry was found dead of heart failure
  • Some people think that Ed was responsible for killing his brother
  • Shortly after Henry’s death, Augusta suffered a stroke and Ed had to take care of her.
  • Augusta suffered a second stroke and died shortly after in December, 1945.
  • Ed was devastated by his mothers death. She was his only friend in the world.
  • Ed worked odd jobs after his mothers death to keep the farm running.
  • He boarded up the rooms that his mother had used. 
  • Ed stayed in one small room next to the kitchen.
  • He started reading magazines, death cult magazines, about cannibals and Nazi’s
  • He worked as a handyman
  • He sold some land that Henry had owned because he needed the money
  • Gein was a grave robber. He dug up bodies out of the local graveyard
  • He confessed to killing two women.
  • Authorities found several human remains in Ed’s house, including bowls made from human skulls, a wastebasket made of human skin, a belt made from human nipples, Leggings made from human leg skin, and four noses…amongst other things.
  • Ed admitted to robbing 9 different graves
  • He was making a “woman suit” so he could become his mother
  • In 1968, he was found guilty by reason of insanity and was committed to a psychiatric facility.
  • Gein’s house and belongings were set to be auctioned off, but someone burned the house down 3 days before the auction was set to happen.
  • His car that he used to transport bodies was sold at a public auction for $760 to a carnival, who charged 25 cents to view it.
  • Ed died of cancer in July, 1984.
  • He is buried in the Plainfield Cemetary. 
  • His grave was vandalized often. People would chip of pieces of his headstone to keep or sell. 
  • Most of the headstone was stolen in 2000, and it was recovered in 2001. It has been placed in storage and now Ed’s grave sight is unmarked.

Josef Dietrich, the commander of the Leibstandarte Division, photographed in Eastern Ukraine in the spring of 1942. He was a veteran of World War I and served in a Bavarian field artillery unit attached to elite Stosstruppen units. Toward the end of the war, he was a gunner in one of the first tanks used by the Germans and took part in some of the earliest tank versus tank combat. Dietrich organized and led the SS guard detachments responsible for Hitler’s personal safety. The original 120 man guard unit gradually expanded to regiment size and its mission changed from parade and guard tasks to preparation for full combat duty. Dietrich led the division until spring 1943 when he took command of I. SS-Panzerkorps. He later commanded 6. Panzerarmee in the winter of 1944, during the German counteroffensive in the Ardennes known as the Battle of the Bulge.

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Vladimir Nabokov (Russian-American, 1899-1977)

Karner Blue Butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Nabokov discovered this “melissa blue” subspecies in the pine barrens of upstate New York in 1944. He created the numbered map diagrams to describe and compare its markings. It is now endangered, as its habitat disappears to development.

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Burma Star memorial for local soldiers who died in Burma is located at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park Vancouver BC. The memorial remembers the Allied dead who repulsed the Japanese 15th Army, a force of 100,000 men, who had invaded India in March 1944 in Operation U-Go.


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