“Napalm Girl” photo from Vietnam War taken June 8, 1972

 

“Napalm Girl” was one of the most memorable
and iconic photos taken during the Vietnam War

 June 8, 1972: Kim Phuc, center, running down a road nude near Trang Bang after a South Vietnamese Air Force napalm attack. (Photo by Nick Ut /AP) (The image is an Associated Press photograph that won the Pulitzer Prize for spot news.)

‘Napalm Girl’ – 9 yr old Kimm Phuc near Trang Bang, Vietnam June 8, 1972 – Photo by AP photographer Nick Ut

**Kimm Phuc survived her burns and is currently living in Canada. For more information on the photo, the story behind the photo, and Kimm Phuc’s story of survivial, click on ABC NEWS and/or Wikipedia. 

Today in History: May 7, 1915 – The HMS Lusitania Is Sunk

 

On the afternoon of May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania is torpedoed without warning by a German submarine off the south coast of Ireland. Within 20 minutes, the vessel sank into the Celtic Sea. Of 1,959 passengers and crew, 1,198 people were drowned, including almost 100 children. There were 128 American casualties and the sinking turned sentiments against Germany, helping provoke the United States into entering WWI two years later.

The Lusitania at the end of the first leg of her maiden voyage, New York City, September 1907.

 

The Lusitania at the end of the first leg of her maiden voyage, New York City, September 1907.