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1974 - Japanese WWII Soldier Finally Surrenders Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier, refused to believe the Second World War had ended--and continued his mission of clandestine sabotage for twenty-nine years. On December 26, 1944, Onoda was sent to Lubang Island in the Philippines. His orders were to hamper enemy activity on the island, including destroying the airstrip and the pier at the harbor. Onoda's orders also stated that under no circumstances was he to surrender or take his own life. When he landed on the island, Onoda joined forces with other Japanese soldiers. The officers in the group all outranked Onoda, which prevented him from carrying out his assignment. United States and Filipino forces retook Luband Island when they landed on February 28, 1945. Within a short time, all but Onoda and three other soldiers had either died or surrendered. Onoda, who had been promoted to lieutenant, ordered the men to take to the hills. Onoda continued his campaign as a Japanese holdout, initially living in the mountains with three fellow soldiers (Akatsu, Shimada and Kozuka). Although hostilities ceased in August 1945, Onoda and his comrades were oblivious to Japan's unconditional surrender. Thus the foursome carried out guerrilla activities, killed some 30 Filipino citizens, and engaged in several shootouts with the police for years. As early as 1945 Onoda saw a leaflet saying the war had ended, but he and his comrades thought it was enemy propaganda. They continued their bloody raids against local farmers and police. Even leaflets from General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the Fourteenth Area Army failed to convince the maverick soldiers to capitulate. One of the four, Yuichi Akatsu, walked away from the others in September 1949 and surrendered to Filipino forces in 1950 after six months on his own. In 1952 letters and family pictures were dropped from aircraft urging the remaining three to surrender, but they concluded it too was a ruse. Shimada was shot in the leg during a gun battle with local fishermen in June 1953. Onoda nursed him back to health. On May 7, 1954, Shimada was killed by a shot fired by a search party. Kozuka was killed by two shots fired by local police on October 19, 1972, leaving Onoda alone. He and Onoda were burning local farmers' rice harvest as part of their guerrilla activities. On February 20, 1974, Onoda met a young Japanese man, Norio Suzuki, who was on a personal quest to find him. Onoda described this moment in a 2010 interview: "This hippie boy Suzuki came to the island to listen to the feelings of a Japanese soldier. Suzuki asked me why I would not come out..." Onoda and Suzuki became friends, but Onoda still refused to surrender, saying that he was waiting for orders from a superior officer. Suzuki returned to Japan with photographs of himself and Onoda as proof of their encounter. The Japanese government located Onoda's commanding officer, Major Yoshimi Taniguchi, who had become a bookseller in civilian life. On March 9, 1974, Taniguchi met with Onoda and persuaded him to surrender. Onoda turned over his sword, his rifle (still in working order), 500 rounds of ammunition, and several hand grenades, as well as a dagger his mother had given him in 1944. Though he had killed numerous civilians since the war's end, Onoda received a pardon from Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos. Upon his return to Japan, Onoda was uncomfortable with his celebrity status and the erosion of traditional Japanese values. Onoda moved to Brazil where he became a successful cattle rancher. He occasionally returned to Japan to promote conservative causes, including organizing educational camps for wayward Japanese youths. As of December 2013, Onoda was still alive at age 91.
Tags: WWII  Japanese  soldier  surrenders  1974 
Added: 28th December 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Feelings  Morris Albert  Sappy Songs LOL I think the Brazilians had a countdown for sappy songs too! #6?? Should be #1 !
Tags: Feelings  -  Morris  Albert    Sappy  Songs 
Added: 31st December 2007
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Posted By: Cathy
This Is My Country Soldier Blue I remember seeing this movie and leaving the theatre with this song well and truly stuck in my head. Not very often do I wait on the end titles, but had to see who'd sung this song. Buffy Sainte Marie was her name and WOW ! what a voice. I'll leave the trivia to you all, as I just love the song. The movie also left me with conflicting feelings.
Tags: Buffy  Sainte  Marie  Soldier  Blue 
Added: 11th February 2008
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Posted By: donmac101
Los Angeles Streetcars This video shows Los Angeles streetcars in operation in the 1950s and 1960s. Nothing evokes nostalgic feelings like seeing these wonderful old vehicles in action.
Tags: Los  Angeles  streetcars 
Added: 27th May 2008
Views: 1593
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Posted By: Lava1964
Just A Piece of Sky To me, this song must have exemplified the feelings of hundreds of thousands of Jewish immigrants on their journey to the US. Though it wouldn't be easy to leave the only homes they'd ever known, it was the only choice they had for survival.
Tags: Yentl  barbra  streisand  a  piece  of  sky  musical   
Added: 19th April 2008
Views: 1254
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Posted By: Naomi
Father and Son and Ships by Barry Here are two of my favorite Barry Manilow songs, especially Ships. Barry so often seemed to echo my own thoughts and feelings, I think that's why I've always loved his music so much.
Tags: barry  manilow  father  and  son  ships 
Added: 22nd April 2009
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Posted By: Naomi
Farrahs Story airs tonight Friday, May 15 from 9-11 PM ET, NBC News will introduce viewers to the Farrah Fawcett who is a fighter, when it broadcasts "Farrah's Story," an extremely personal look at her battle with cancer. Shot with her own home video recorder, "Farrah's Story" chronicles the actress' two and half year battle with cancer. Intensely intimate and emotional, the footage becomes Farrah's video diary in which she not only shares her thoughts and feelings but also her treatments in the U.S. and Germany. This is Farrah Fawcett's story in her own words as she explains her battle and her journey with cancer, and it is her narration that tells this story.
Tags: Farrah    Fawcett    Charlie's    Angels  Farahs  Story  NBC  Special  Cancer  Colon    70's    icon    Wella    Shampoo    Lee    Majors    The    Burning    Bed    Extremities     
Added: 15th May 2009
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Posted By: Steve
Petticoat Junction - Steve and Betty Jo First Kiss In honor of Mike Minor who just passed away at age 75--one of the most surprising and favorite Petticoat Junction moments: Steve Elliott and Betty Jo Bradley's first kiss. In Season #4 Steve (Mike Minor) had been added to the PJ cast as a pilot just mustered out of the Air Force who was working as a crop duster. During one of his flights, the red-blooded American male couldn't help but notice the three shapely Bradley sisters swimming in the Hooterville water tank. He quickly decides to reside at the Shady Rest Hotel where he becomes the romantic interest of eldest Bradley girl Billie Jo. However, by Season #5 youngest sister Betty Jo (Linda Kaye) begins to shed her tomboyish ways and becomes a rather fetching lass. The plot of this episode is that farmhand Eb Dawson (from the cast of Green Acres) becomes smitten with the lovely redhead. Betty Jo has no such feelings towards Eb other than friendship, so she asks Steve to pretend to be her boyfriend to dissuade Eb's romantic advances. Watch the clip to see what happens.
Tags: Petticoat  Junction  first  kiss  Steve  Elliott  Betty  Jo  Bradley 
Added: 30th January 2016
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Posted By: Lava1964
Friends - Ross and Rachel First Kiss Another famous sitcom smooch from Season #2 of Friends: It's not really the first kiss between Ross and Rachel, but its the first memorable one. For a decade Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) has had a major crush on his sister's best friend Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston). A combination of unlucky events--and Ross' shyness--prevents him from telling Rachel his true feelings. A chance viewing of an old prom video, however, reveals that Ross and Rachel are each other's "lobsters."
Tags: Friends  kiss  Ross  Rachel  lobster 
Added: 3rd February 2016
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Posted By: Lava1964
2002 MLB All-Star Game Controversial Tie While the other three major North American team sports' All-Star Games have become farces, baseball's mid-summer classic still retains its luster for being competitive and hard-fought, and unchanged in its format since it was first played in 1933. Since day one it's always been the American League versus the National League. At the 2002 ASG in Milwaukee, however, the game suffered a huge public-relations blow because it was stopped after 11 innings deadlocked at 7-7, when both teams ran out of pitchers. This development was the result of a change in ASG philosophy that strongly encouraged managers to use everyone on the bench. The days of Willie Mays playing in the ASG from start to finish (which he did 11 times) were gone. Instead, managers liberally moved players in and out of the lineup so that it resembled something akin to a softball game at a church picnic where, to avoid hurt feelings, everyone participates. Commissioner Bud Selig made the decision to halt the game in consultation with the umpiring crew and both managers. The crowd of more than 41,000 spectators was outraged that the game ended without a winner. Furthermore, no MVP was selected because of the inconclusive outcome--a strange decision did not make a lot of sense. The following year, as a way to make the contest more meaningful, it was decided that whichever league won the ASG would get home field advantage for the World Series that autumn. That policy, which had its supporters and detractors, was kept until 2016.
Tags: MLB  baseball  2002  All-Star  Game  tie 
Added: 12th July 2017
Views: 709
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Posted By: Lava1964

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