On this day in 1919, the bull moose himself, Theodore Roosevelt, passed away. Vice President at the time Thomas Marshall gave the most eloquent tribute, after Roosevelt died saying, “Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake, there would have been a fight.”
January 1928: A mobile PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) clinic attends to animal flood victims in London. (The Thames flooded in January 1928). A sign says ‘Animals Treated Free. Flood Victims Collected’.
Plans being discussed before the start of the Kon-Tiki Expedition at the Explorers Club in New York City. From left to right: Unknown, second in command Herman Watzinger, expedition leader Thor Heyerdahl, and legendary explorer Peter Freuchen, 1947.