At the height of World War I, German xenophobia had reached boiling point.
From 1914 to 1918 Britain was at war with Germany. The German Kaiser Wilhelm II, who for the British public came to symbolize all the horrors of the war, was the King's first cousin…At this time H.G.Wells commented about Britain's "alien and uninspiring court".
Edward VII's son, King George V (1910- 1936) famously replied: "I may be uninspiring, but I'll be damned if I'm alien." George appeased British nationalist feelings by changing the name of the British Royal House from the German-sounding House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the House of Windsor.
George was born on 3 June 1865. His father was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. His mother was the eldest daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark.. He was third in line to the throne, after his father and elder brother,Prince Albert Victor.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scout Association, established by Baden-Powell in Britain in 1908. In the early 1900s, several youth organizations were active, and many became part of the BSA.
On January 25, 1915, the words “Hello, Jekyll Island,” reverberated across the phone lines, as Vail joined a party phone call with President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, DC, Alexander Graham Bell in New York, and Thomas Watson in San Francisco. This thrilling moment marked the ceremonial grand opening of the first transcontinental telephone service.
RMS Lusitania was an ocean liner owned by the Cunard Line and built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Scotland. She was torpedoed by German U-boat U-20 on 7 May 1915 and sank in eighteen minutes, eleven miles (19 km) off the Old Head of Kinsale , Ireland, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard.
On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, making alcohol once again legal. This was the first and only time in U.S. history that an Amendment has been repealed.
Although the origins of the dance are obscure, the dance has been traced back to blacks who lived on an island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina (which is why the dance is called "Charleston"). The music for the Charleston is ragtime jazz, in quick 4/4 time with syncopated rhythms.
Original Charleston, 1923 , The legendary Josephine Baker on a French music sheet cover for the Twenties dance craze.
Within weeks, he would be absolute dictator of Germany and would set in motion a chain of events resulting in the Second World War. Hitler would see the German democratic republic go down in flames, once and for all.
These masters of destruction and organized insanity were responsible for the eventual deaths of nearly 50 million humans through the war, and including around six million Jews in the Holocaust by deliberate extermination. .