On #ThisDayinHistory 1932, poet Sylvia Plath was born in Boston. Her father, a German immigrant, was a professor of biology and a leading expert on bumblebees who insisted his wife give up teaching to raise their two children #AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Oct.27: Sylvia was an outstanding student…..She won a scholarship to Smith, published her first short story, “Sunday at the Mintons,” in Mademoiselle while she was still in college, and won a summer job as “guest managing editor” at the magazine #AceHistoryDesk reports

After the job ended, she suffered a nervous breakdown, tried to commit suicide, and was hospitalised………..She returned to school to finish her senior year, won a Fulbright to England, and went to Cambridge after graduation, where she met poet Ted Hughes in February 1956……….They married four months later…….Plath took a job teaching at Smith, which she kept for a year before quitting to write full time…………After her marriage broke up due to Hughes’s infidelity, she moved to London and wrote dozens of her best poems in the winter of 1962…..Her only novel, The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical account of a college girl who works at a magazine in New York and suffers a breakdown, was published in early 1963 but received mediocre reviews……………..With sick children, frozen pipes, and a severe case of depression, Plath took her own life in February 1963 at age 30………..Hughes edited several volumes of her poetry, which appeared after her death, including Ariel, Crossing the Water, and Collected Poems, which won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize. #SylviaPlath #LiteraryHistory #Poetry #Author #AceHistoryNews reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1959, New York City’s new @Guggenheim Museum, home to one of the world’ s top collections of contemporary art, opened on 5th avenue’s Museum Mile #AceHistoryNews – @AceHist oryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Oct.21: Mining tycoon Solomon R. Guggenheim began collecting art seriously when he retired in the 1930s and he displayed his purchases for the first time in 1939 in a former car showroom #AceHistoryDesk reports

Within a few years, the collection had outgrown its small space….And so, in 1943, architect Frank Lloyd Wright was contacted and tasked with designing not just a museum, but a “temple of spirit,” where people would learn to see art in a new way………….Over the next 16 years, until his death six months before the museum opened, Wright worked to bring his unique vision to life…………..Wright’s groundbreaking design drew criticism as well as admiration……Some felt the oddly-shaped building didn’t complement the artwork……They complained the museum was less about art and more about Frank Lloyd Wright……………On the flip side, many others thought the architect had achieved his goal: a museum where building and art work together to create “an uninterrupted, beautiful symphony.” #AceHistoryDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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FEATURED WRITER: New Zealand Minesweepers Sink an Enemy Sub – Intermission Story (19)

A story I failed to locate from 1943: By early 1943 the ships of the New Zealand minesweeping flotilla were patrolling along the Guadalcanal coast

Kiwi attacking the I-1 submarine

The Americans had landed successfully, but Japanese land, air and sea forces held footholds and were still contesting the islands. Although the destroyers of the nocturnal ‘Tokyo Express’ were still active, the Bird-class ships’ usual targets were small craft and submarines attempting to land troops and supplies.

Lt.Cmdr. Peter Phipps, HMNZNS Moa

On the night of 29 January Kiwi and Moa were patrolling along Kamimbo Bay, on the north-western corner of Guadacanal, when Kiwi detected a submarine. It made a depth charge attack, but then lost contact. Kiwi continued to attack and on its third run, the damaged submarine surfaced and attempted to fight it out.

On paper it was two-to-one, but the Japanese sub I-1 was a formidable opponent. At 2135 tons surfaced, the Type J1 class were one and a half times bigger than Moa and Kiwi combined. Undamaged, the sub could outrun them by about five knots. The I-1’s 140-mm gun had greater range and hitting power than the New Zealand ships’ 102-mm guns, and it also had powerful torpedoes. No wonder that to the Kiwi’s crew in the dark, the Japanese shells sounded ‘like an express train going through’.

Lt. Comdr. Gordon Brisdon, HMNZNS Kiwi

In confined waters the Kiwi’s commander, Lieutenant-Commander Gordon Brisdon, decided to get in close to negate some of the sub’s advantages. But that meant braving a hail of fire from light-calibre weapons. Japanese machine-guns bullets sprayed the Kiwi, mortally wounding Acting Leading Signalman C.H. Buchanan. In pain and bleeding, he remained at his post, lighting up the sub for the gunners with his searchlight.

With a crunching sound, the Kiwi rammed the I-1 right behind the conning tower. Locked together, the vessels continued to blaze away at each other with light weapons. Twice more Brisdon pulled his ship away from the huge submarine only to ram it again, badly damaging his opponent and crumpling his own bows. When Kiwi’s main gun overheated, Moa took over, chasing the submarine until it ran aground on a reef.

The wreck of Japanese sub I-1

This information comes directly from the New Zealand history website. By clicking on the links additional information can be acquired.

Critical codes remained on board the submarine and the Japanese command tried unsuccessfully to destroy the boat with air and submarine attacks. The US Navy reportedly salvaged code books, charts, manuals, the ship’s log and other secret documents.

I-1 sub’s deck gun, now sitting in Torpedo bay Navy Museum.

The sinking of the Japanese submarine was only one of the contributions made by New Zealand to the defeat of Japan in the Pacific. The sinking of I-1 remains one of the proudest moments in New Zealand naval history.

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Farewell Salutes –

Alto ‘Bud’ Adams – St.Lucie County, FL; US Navy, WWII

Colin Bennett – Gisborne, NZ; RNZ Air Force # 46820, WWII

Allan Cameron – Taranaki, NZ; RNZ Army # 459507, WWII, SSgt.

Vivian King (102) – New Plymouth, NZ; 27 NZ(MG)BTN # 42512, WWII, Sgt.

John Pay – Hawkes Bay, NZ; RNZ Air Force, WWII, PTO

Henry ‘Joe’ Sargeant – Auckland, NZ; RNZ Navy, WWII

Harry Dean Stanton – W.Irvine, KY; US Navy, WWII

Bruce Stott – Auckland, NZ; RNZ Navy # 10517, WWII

Hugh Turnbull (103) – Wellington, NZ; British Army ONZM # 129228, WWII, artillery

Jason Woodworth – Kea’au, HI; US Army, 11th Airborne Division

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1989, a magnitude 6.9 #earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Oct.17: On that day, the Bay Area was buzzing about baseball…..The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, both local teams, had reached the World Series #AceHistoryDesk reports

The third game of the series was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park………..But, just prior to the game, a magnitude 6.9 quake rocked the San Francisco Bay region…….Though the stadium withstood the shaking, other parts of the Bay Area were not as fortunate…………Sixty-seven people were killed as a result of the 15-second quake, and more than 3,000 others were injured…….Additionally more than $5 billion in damages were caused by the tectonic activity. In the quake’s aftermath, San Francisco and other communities enacted strict regulations requiring unreinforced masonry buildings to be retrofitted. #SanFrancisco #Earthquake #1989 #WorldSeries #quake #naturaldisaster #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1917, Mata Hari is executed for espionage by a French firing squad #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Oct.15: She came to Paris in 1905 and found fame as a performer of exotic Asian-inspired dances #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/7214 She soon began touring all over Europe, telling the story of how she was born in a sacred Indian temple and taught ancient dances by a priestess who gave her the name Mata Hari, meaning “eye of the day” in Malay……..In reality, Mata Hari was born in a small town in northern Holland in 1876, and her real name was Margaretha Geertruida Zelle……..Regardless of her authenticity, she packed dance halls and opera houses from Russia to France,mostly because her show consisted of her slowly stripping nude………..She became a famous courtesan, and with the outbreak of World War 1 her catalog of lovers began to include high-ranking military officers of various nationalities……….In February 1917, French authorities arrested her for espionage and imprisoned her at St. Lazare Prison in Paris……..In a military trial conducted in July, she was accused of revealing details of the Allies’ new weapon, the tank, resulting in the deaths of thousands of soldiers……….Her military trial was riddled with bias and circumstantial evidence, and it is probable that French authorities trumped her up as “the greatest woman spy of the century” as a distraction for the huge losses the French army was suffering on the western front. #MataHari #WWI #spy #1917 #WorldWar1 #AceHistoryNews

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