april 19

I’m pretty sure this is the longest I’ve stayed in Wisconsin in a few years… It’s been two months that my feet have been on the ground, but I’m itching to get to some sunshine, hop on a plane, and get out of my house (my homebody tendencies have been at a whole new level lately!) Next week I am off to Austin, Texas for @illumeretreat and then to Waco for a quick rendezvous (so I can attempt to find @joannagaines and take her picture! 🙈) The travel bug is real, friends. by jennakutcher

The Day After the Doolittle Raid

Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai Shek and Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell pose together the day after the Doolittle Raid on Japan.  This raid also known as the Tokyo Raid was the first time American forces attacked Japan at home.

Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai Shek and Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell, Commanding General, China Expeditionary Forces, on the day following Japanese bombing attack [Doolittle Raid]. Maymyo, Burma., 04/19/1942

These fluffy new towels are the result of my retail therapy, friends! 😉 “Out with the old; in with the new…” After 16 years, I decided it was time to replace the green and brown bath towels for beautiful, bright white ones! ☁️ Eventually, we’ll donate our multi-color towel collection, but for now, they’ll be used for packing breakables… Hubby’s idea! These towels inspire me to create a spa-like feel in my bathroom… That will be a project for the new house! 🏡 #chunkythrow #smooshyarn #colorwaysgallery #ikeatrunk by ourvintagenest

April 19, 1903: Beginning of the Kishinev pogrom; 49 killed in two days

On April 19, 1903, anti-Semitic newspapers in Kishinev in the Russian province of Bessarabia (now Chișinău, Moldova) sparked a pogrom against the city’s Jews, leading to 49 deaths over the next three days. The newspaper Bessarabetz, published by Pavolachi Krushevan, as well as another paper Svet, had waged smear campaigns against the city’s Jewish residents for years. When a boy was murdered in a nearby village, and a Christian girl committed suicide in a Jewish hospital, the papers claimed they had been killed by Kishinev Jews for blood tiruals. The newspapers whipped the gentile population into a frenzy, aided in no small part by local Christian priests, and after Easter services the Christians began rioting. Over the next two days, forty-nine Jews were killed and nearly six hundred were wounded. The rioters destroyed seven hundred houses and looted six hundred Jewish-run stores. The police did not intervene until the third day, and the leaders of the riots were never charged. The handful of participants who were given show trials were given light sentences. Hundreds of families were ruined and forced to migrate to other areas to restart their lives.