This Week in History


Noah Willis, Contributor

Hurricane Katrina

It was the summer of 2005 on Aug 29 when Hurricane Katrina made its 2nd and 3rd landfall as a category 3 hurricane. The aftermath was devastating.  It damaged much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle while also managing to kill more than 1,836 people along with causing $115 billion in damage. Even though it was already a category 3 hurricane, this was still only the beginning of the pain and devastation that it would bring, because people are still recovering to this day whether that be mentally or physically. 

World War II

This week was just one of violence and destruction because on Sep 1, 1939 World War II became official when Germany invaded Poland and attacked the Free City of Danzig. This invasion would only be the start of the domino effect from war. This war caused many to lose their lives, homes and loved ones. Germany, led by Hitler was very aggressive throughout this war and wasted no time getting their reign of terror started. Not only did they attack Poland but already had history with discriminating against Jewish people. Though many can conclude that these past couple days remain a tragedy in history , Sept. 2nd was a day of refuge, the eye of the storm and grievance for many civilians affected around the globe.