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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    About.com 20th Century History
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:02 am
    The novel The Great Gatsby is required reading in almost every high school these days, yet when it was published, F. Scott Fitzgerald had no idea that he was to ...Read Full Post
  • Top 10 Reasons to Love Oscar Wilde

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    Heather Matthews
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Few literary stars have burned as bright as the late Oscar Wilde, whose unique, paradoxical and intriguing blend of boldness and grace dazzled in the flesh, as well as on the printed page. While Wilde remains a controversial figure – his calculated flamboyancy inspired many, yet irritated his detractors – few dispute the talent, influence […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post Top 10 Reasons to Love Oscar Wilde appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • Monday 15 April 1661

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    From my father’s, it being a very foul morning for the King and Lords to go to Windsor, I went to the office and there met Mr. Coventry and Sir Robt. Slingsby, but did no business, but only appoint to go to Deptford together tomorrow. Mr. Coventry being gone, and I having at home laid up 200l. which I had brought this morning home from Alderman Backwell’s, I went home by coach with Sir R. Slingsby and dined with him, and had a very good dinner. His lady seems a good woman and very desirous they were to hear this noon by the post how the election has gone at Newcastle, wherein he…
  • Friday 19 April 1661

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Among my workmen and then to the office, and after that dined with Sir W. Batten, and then home, where Sir W. Warren came, and I took him and Mr. Shepley and Moore with me to the Mitre, and there I cleared with Warren for the deals I bought lately for my Lord of him, and he went away, and we staid afterwards a good while and talked, and so parted, it being so foul that I could not go to Whitehall to see the Knights of the Bath made to-day, which do trouble me mightily. So home, and having staid awhile till Will came in (with whom I was vexed for staying abroad), he comes and then I went by…
  • Chatwal Guilty of Violating Electoral Laws in U.S.

    History in the News
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    When Senator Hillary Clinton was running for U.S. President in 2008, a very enthusiastic supporter financially was Sant Singh Chatwal, owner of hotels and restaurants and an Indian-American.
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    The Diary of Samuel Pepys

  • Friday 19 April 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Among my workmen and then to the office, and after that dined with Sir W. Batten, and then home, where Sir W. Warren came, and I took him and Mr. Shepley and Moore with me to the Mitre, and there I cleared with Warren for the deals I bought lately for my Lord of him, and he went away, and we staid afterwards a good while and talked, and so parted, it being so foul that I could not go to Whitehall to see the Knights of the Bath made to-day, which do trouble me mightily. So home, and having staid awhile till Will came in (with whom I was vexed for staying abroad), he comes and then I went by…
  • Thursday 18 April 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Up with my workmen and then about 9 o’clock took horse with both the Sir Williams for Walthamstow, and there we found my Lady and her daughters all. And a pleasant day it was, and all things else, but that my Lady was in a bad mood, which we were troubled at, and had she been noble she would not have been so with her servants, when we came thither, and this Sir W. Pen took notice of, as well as I. After dinner we all went to the Church stile, and there eat and drank, and I was as merry as I could counterfeit myself to be. Then, it raining hard, we left Sir W. Batten, and we two returned…
  • Wednesday 17 April 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By land and saw the arches, which are now almost done and are very fine, and I saw the picture of the ships and other things this morning, set up before the East Indy House, which are well done. So to the office, and that being done I went to dinner with Sir W. Batten, and then home to my workmen, and saw them go on with great content to me. Then comes Mr. Allen of Chatham, and I took him to the Mitre and there did drink with him, and did get of him the song that pleased me so well there the other day, “Of Shitten come Shites the beginning of love.” His daughters are to come to…
  • Tuesday 16 April 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    So soon as word was brought me that Mr. Coventry was come with the barge to the Tower, I went to him, and found him reading of the Psalms in short hand (which he is now busy about), and had good sport about the long marks that are made there for sentences in divinity, which he is never like to make use of. Here he and I sat till the Comptroller came and then we put off for Deptford, where we went on board the King’s pleasure boat that Commissioner Pett is making, and indeed it will be a most pretty thing. From thence to Commr. Pett’s lodging, and there had a good breakfast, and in…
  • Monday 15 April 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    From my father’s, it being a very foul morning for the King and Lords to go to Windsor, I went to the office and there met Mr. Coventry and Sir Robt. Slingsby, but did no business, but only appoint to go to Deptford together tomorrow. Mr. Coventry being gone, and I having at home laid up 200l. which I had brought this morning home from Alderman Backwell’s, I went home by coach with Sir R. Slingsby and dined with him, and had a very good dinner. His lady seems a good woman and very desirous they were to hear this noon by the post how the election has gone at Newcastle, wherein he…
 
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  • Chatwal Guilty of Violating Electoral Laws in U.S.

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    When Senator Hillary Clinton was running for U.S. President in 2008, a very enthusiastic supporter financially was Sant Singh Chatwal, owner of hotels and restaurants and an Indian-American.
  • Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    The laptop computer that Bill Clinton used in 1998 to send the first-ever U.S. presidential email has sold for US$60,667 in an online auction, the Boston auction house that handled the transaction said Thursday.
  • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.
  • Lewinsky Email Redacted From Clinton Documents

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    The latest batch of previously withheld presidential records from the Clinton administration redacts an email from a noteworthy source: Monica Lewinsky .
  • Student Fought Bureaucrats For Holocaust Justice

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:53 am
    Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.
 
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    American Presidents Blog

  • Wilson's Letter to the Pope

    Jennie W
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    You can read Wilson's reply to a letter by the Pope in 1917:To His Holiness Benedictus XV, Pope:In acknowledgment of the communication of Your Holiness to the belligerent peoples, dated August 1, 1917, the President of the United States requests me to transmit the following reply:Every heart that has not been blinded and hardened by this terrible war must be touched by this moving appeal of His Holiness the Pope, must feel the dignity and force of the humane and generous motives which prompted it, and must fervently wish that we might take the path of peace he so persuasively points out. But…
  • JFK's Harvard Application

    Jennie W
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    This is a fun little thing - you can read JFK's Harvard application online!  Thoughts on this essay:Business Insider dismisses the essay for being five sentences long (I'm not sure how much more he could have written given the space) and implies that his answer wasn't carefully considered. That's probably true—Kennedy's grades show that he wasn't an especially good student in high school, and there's not much evidence that he took his education seriously at this point in his life. Plus, as Gawker points out, Kennedy wrote nearly exactly the same essay for his Princeton…
  • Portraits by George W Bush

    Jennie W
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    This is pretty cool - portraits of various world leaders by George W Bush. It is worth a quick look!  Enjoy!
  • New Funeral Photos?

    Jennie W
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    Two new photos of Lincoln's funeral procession might have been found:Paul Taylor, 60, of Columbia, a retired federal government accountant, believes the scene is on Broadway, outside New York’s historic Grace Church. The day is Tuesday, April 25, 1865, 11 days after Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington. And the crowd is waiting for, and then seems to be paying homage before, a horse-drawn hearse, whose motion makes it appear as a black blur as it passes by in the second picture. If Taylor is right, scholars say he has identified rare photos of Lincoln’s marathon funeral…
  • Lincoln's son and College

    Jennie W
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:19 pm
    So we all worry about college entrance exams, but imagine you are Lincoln's son.  In 1859, Robert Todd Lincoln failed his entrance exams to Harvard and had to go to Phillips Exeter Academy to improve his academics.So what happens to Robert?Robert Todd was accepted into Harvard in 1861, his father now in the White House and the country embroiled in war. At school, he was an average student with an active social life. But he rarely got letters like the one his father wrote to Latham. "I do not possess a single letter written by my father," the president's son said later. "When I was in…
 
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  • April 19, 1897: First Boston Marathon held

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10. The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic Association member and inaugural U.S. Olympic team manager John Graham, who was inspired by the marathon at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. With the assistance of Boston businessman Herbert H. Holton, various routes were considered, before a measured distance of 24.5 miles from the Irvington Oval in Boston to Metcalf's Mill in Ashland was eventually selected. Fifteen runners started the race but only…
 
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    The New York History Blog

  • An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Editorial Staff
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    In this 50th anniversary year of the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a new book by Vanity Fair editor and Politico senior writer Todd Purdum, An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Henry Holt & Co., 2014) recounts the dramatic political battle to pass this important law that in many ways helped create […]
  • This Week’s New York History Web Highlights

    Editorial Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Black Heritage Travel: Studio Museum in Harlem Herreshoff Manor: Witness to Tragedy Adirodnack Almanack: Fun with Old Advertisements In Memorium: Stephanie M. H. Camp, 1967-2014 OAH Annual Meeting: Is Blogging Scholarship? NYPL: Avant-Garde Periodicals in Digital Archives Genealogy: The Statistics of Ancestry.com US Archivist: Make Access Happen N-Y Historical: Ellis Island’s Busiest Day Albany Dutch: […]
  • Women’s Rights NHP Celebrating National Park Week

    Editorial Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s all about youth during National Park Week at Women’s Rights National Historical Park from April 19th through 27th. On display will be the “Dream Rocket” textile art exhibit, created by young people to express their ideas and thoughts about women’s rights and the women’s rights movement. The title and theme for this exhibit, Immediate […]
  • This Week’s Top New York History News

    Editorial Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    375th Anniv. of The Bronx Events Planned Latest NY History Journal Published Fort Ti Awarded for Interpretive Programs Wilderness 50th Anniv Plans Advance NYC’s Oldest Bar Reopening Fold3 Civil War Records Free in April Alan Taylor Wins Pulitzer Prize MoMA Begins Demo of Folk Art Building Hyde Collection Gets Major Photo Gift Onondaga Dispute Goes […]
  • A Special New York History Journal War of 1812 Issue

    William S. Walker
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As part of the ongoing commemorations of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this special issue of the journal New York History focuses on New York State’s key role in that conflict. In the early nineteenth century, New York occupied an important strategic position in North America. As the newly independent United States defined […]
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  • What Does the Easter Bunny Have To Do With Easter?

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Easter Sunday is a religious holiday to some and a family holiday for others, but how did the bunny get involved?
  • DNews: These Plants Could Kill Your Pet!

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Easter is here, and the popular gift known as an "Easter Lily" is exchanged in homes everywhere! Did you know this plant could kill your pet? And it's not the only one that can.
  • DNews: Why You Get Angry When You're Hungry

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am
    Are you easily made angry whenever you're very hungry, and then as soon as you eat, you're fine? Why does this happen? Laci explains the science of being "Hangry."
  • Fact-Checking the Bible

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Is the Bible Fact or Fiction? This question has been debated for centuries. So far, no definitive answer has been given -- here are some of the more contentious issues in the Bible that may or may not stand up to historic and scientific scrutiny.
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Defies Bleak Weather and Flies

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Defying a bleak weather forecast, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Friday to send a Dragon cargo capsule on its way to the International Space Station. Continue reading →
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  • You asked, we answered: Why did a female scientist get left off an exhibition label?

    NMAH
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today, on the anniversary of scientist Rosalind Franklin's death, we remember her with a story about how our audience pushed for her representation at the museum. Project assistant Mallory Warner explains Franklin's story and shares the new exhibition label.  Since American Stories opened we've received several inquiries about why we originally left Rosalind Franklin out of our label on the discovery of the structure of DNA. DNA template featured in the "American Stories" exhibition First, a little background for you non-science geeks…
  • Students explore advertising history using museum collections

    NMAH
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Susan Smulyan, a professor in the Department of American Studies at Brown University, shares student exhibitions resulting from a collaboration with the museum and Curator Kathleen Franz. Color card ad for NABISCO by the agency N.W. Ayer & Son. Archives Center, National Museum of American History. In the fall semester of last year, 100 undergraduates, three graduate students, three teaching assistants, and I began a lecture course titled "American Advertising: History and Consequences." We traced the history of American advertising, including the rise of national…
  • Did this Civil War printing press spread the news of General Lee's farewell?

    NMAH
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    On today's date 149 years ago, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. The following day, he drafted and signed his Farewell Address to the Army of Northern Virginia. Before this order could be distributed, it had to be printed. Curator Joan Boudreau is on a mission to find out if our Ramage press could have completed that important print job. A peek into her research: The Ramage press, one of the oldest printing presses in our collection (it was "probably in use when Uncle Sam was in swaddling…
  • Ongoing research: What did our Ramage press print after the Civil War?

    NMAH
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:45 pm
    We know our Ramage printing press was used during the Civil War—but we aren't sure precisely what it printed. Curator Joan Boudreau provides a quick peek into her research on the press. The Ramage press was an early 19th century modification of the long-lived wooden common press. Our Ramage is one of the oldest presses in the collection; it was received as a donation in 1899 from the type foundry of Barnhart Brothers & Spindler in Chicago.    The Inland Printer, A Technical Journal Devoted to the Art of Printing published information about our Ramage press in 1893.
  • Research in progress: Did this press print Confederate currency?

    NMAH
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    One of the oldest printing presses in our collection (one publication said it was "probably in use when Uncle Sam was in swaddling clothes") is also one of the most mysterious. Curator Joan Boudreau is on a mission to find out what role it played in Civil War history, from possibly printing General Robert E. Lee's farewell address to printing post-war newspapers. Enjoy this peek into her curatorial research. Our Ramage printing press had a Civil War record "like a pensioned veteran," raved The Inland Printer, A Technical Journal Devoted to the Art of Printing in…
 
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    About.com 19th Century History

  • Newspaper Sunday: Shiloh

    6 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    In early April 1862 the Battle of Shiloh delivered a shock to Americans. The first clash of the Civil War to result in mass casualties, it was an indication that ...Read Full Post
  • Opening Day In the 1890s

    31 Mar 2014 | 4:56 am
    As baseball season begins again, it's a good time to look back and see what Opening Day was like 120 years ago. In 1894, the New York Giants traveled to ...Read Full Post
  • Possible Photo of Lincoln's Funeral Found

    20 Mar 2014 | 3:25 am
    The Washington Post published an interesting story by Michael Ruane this morning: a Maryland man, while looking at the Flickr feed of the National Archives, may have discovered previously unknown ...Read Full Post
  • "Old Smoke" Morrissey: Bare Knuckles Champ to Congressman

    17 Mar 2014 | 8:16 am
    In the 19th century Irish Americans gravitated toward politics. In New York City Tammany Hall became a bastion of Irish power in the time of Boss Tweed, and even the St. Patrick's Day Parade...Read Full Post
  • "12 Years a Slave" Wins Best Picture Oscar

    3 Mar 2014 | 4:20 am
    Anyone who loves history had to be thrilled to see "12 Years a Slave" win the best picture Oscar last night. It's an astounding and challenging film about a subject ...Read Full Post
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  • History Quote of the Week

    27 Mar 2014 | 3:01 pm
    "All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath." -- by author F. Scott Fitzgerald For more: History Quotes, Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    24 Mar 2014 | 5:02 am
    The novel The Great Gatsby is required reading in almost every high school these days, yet when it was published, F. Scott Fitzgerald had no idea that he was to ...Read Full Post
  • 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    24 Mar 2014 | 4:56 am
    On March 24, 1989, the oil-tanker ...Read Full Post
  • History Quote of the Week

    20 Mar 2014 | 11:22 am
    "We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist." -- Quote by Queen Victoria, in regards to the Boer War For more: History Quotes, Biography of Queen Victoria
  • The Boer War

    20 Mar 2014 | 11:15 am
    From 1899 to 1902, the British and the Boers (Dutch farmers) fought against each other in South Africa. Known as the Boer War, the Anglo-Boer War, and the South African ...Read Full Post
 
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    About.com American History

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    On April 12, 1945, one of the greatest political figures of the 20th century passed away at the age of 63. Franklin D. Roosevelt can best be remembered for ...Read Full Post
  • Appomattox Courthouse and Lee's Surrender

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:52 pm
    On April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Ironically, the site of this last major battle was owned by Wilmer McLean, a retired officer of the Virginia militia, who had moved his family into the Courthouse nearly four years earlier after his farm in Northern Virginia became the site of the first battle of Bull Run. It could be said that McLean hosted both one of the major battles at the beginning and near the end of the Civil War....Read Full Post
  • 17th Amendment Ratified

    7 Apr 2014 | 10:56 pm
    On April 8, 1913, the 17th amendment to the Constitution was ratified. This amendment called for the direct election of Senators. Prior to the passage of the amendment, Senators were chosen by the state legislatures. While the House of Representatives was to represent the people's interests, the Senate was supposed to represent the states. However, over time the selection of Senators became more and more contentious within states divided by opposing beliefs in the mid to late 1800s. There were many cases of deadlocked decisions resulting in delays for selecting state senators or even…
  • 10 Things to Know About James Monroe

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
    Many people may not realize how much James Monroe was involved in the American Revolution. He was the son of a patriot who fought against British colonial policy. In 1775, he was one of 24 students who stormed the governor's palace in Williamsburg to seize weapons. He not only crossed the Delaware with Washington and stayed at Valley Forge, but also fought in the Battles of Trenton, Germantown, Brandywine, and Monmouth. Learn more about our fifth president who was reelected unopposed gathering all but one of the electoral votes in the Election of 1820:...Read Full Post
  • Cynthia Ann Parker - Pioneer

    31 Mar 2014 | 2:05 am
    Captured by Comanche Indians at a young age, Cynthia Ann Parker became part of the tribe. She only returned to her family unwillingly once she was captured by Texas Rangers in 1860. Learn more about this pioneer of the west and her life with the Comanche Indians:...Read Full Post
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    About.com Ancient / Classical History

  • Festival of Ceres

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:50 pm
    The Romans celebrated a festival of Ceres (Greek Demeter) at around this time each year. The final day and greatest celebration was on the 19th of April, according to "Curiosities of Popular Customs And of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and Miscellaneous Antiquities...Read Full Post
  • Birth of the Roman Emperor Gratian

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:50 pm
    On This Day in Ancient History: In the year A.D. 359, the future Roman emperor Gratian was born. Gratian was the son of Emperor Valentinian I. When Valentinian died, ...Read Full Post
  • Roman Emperor Otho's Death

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:50 pm
    This Day in Ancient History: Otho © Trustees of the British Museum, produced by Natalia Bauer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme On this day in ancient Rome, in the ...Read Full Post
  • Cerealia

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    On this day -April 12: In Rome, ...Read Full Post
  • First of the Soldier Emperors, Septimius Severus

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    On This Day in Ancient History: Statue of Septimius Severus at the British Museum. Height: 198.000 cm. Roman, about AD 193-200 Found at Alexandria, Egypt. CC Flickr User cubby_t_bear...Read Full Post
 
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  • Top 10 Unsexiest World Records Based Around Sex

    Marc Rose
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    World records are there to motivate and inspire us. They challenge us to overcome our limitations and to achieve seemingly impossible feats. On the other hand, there are some world records that are just plain dumb and downright hilarious, but combined with the fascinating element of sex, these world records become ten times more entertaining. […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post Top 10 Unsexiest World Records Based Around Sex appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • April 19, 1927: Mae West Sentenced to Jail For Role in Broadway Play “Sex!”

    Matthew Zarzeczny
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A Brief History On April 19, 1927, vaudevillian and stage actress Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in jail for “corrupting the morals of youth!” Digging Deeper Mae West, star of stage, movies and radio, started her performing career at age 5. Obviously meant for entertainment, West also wrote the play, Sex, for whichContinue reading... The post April 19, 1927: Mae West Sentenced to Jail For Role in Broadway Play “Sex!” appeared first on Cracked History.   Source: Toptenz.net The post April 19, 1927: Mae West Sentenced to Jail For Role in Broadway Play “Sex!”…
  • April 19, 1956: Fairy Tales Do Come True! Grace Kelly Marries Prince Ranier!

    Matthew Zarzeczny
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A Brief History On April 19, 1956, the fairy tale came true for American actress Grace Kelly when she married Prince Ranier and became Princess Grace! Digging Deeper Grace Kelly, already a famous movie star before meeting Prince Ranier of Monaco in 19...   Source: Toptenz.net The post April 19, 1956: Fairy Tales Do Come True! Grace Kelly Marries Prince Ranier! appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • Top 10 Reasons to Love Oscar Wilde

    Heather Matthews
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Few literary stars have burned as bright as the late Oscar Wilde, whose unique, paradoxical and intriguing blend of boldness and grace dazzled in the flesh, as well as on the printed page. While Wilde remains a controversial figure – his calculated flamboyancy inspired many, yet irritated his detractors – few dispute the talent, influence […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post Top 10 Reasons to Love Oscar Wilde appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • April 18, 1988: US Navy Engages in Largest Naval Battle Since World War II!

    Matthew Zarzeczny
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A Brief History On April 18, 1988, the US Navy retaliated against the Navy of Iran in response to the USS Samuel Roberts being damaged by a mine. Digging Deeper Iran and Iraq engaged in an 8 year war that threatened to stop the flow of oil in the Pers...   Source: Toptenz.net The post April 18, 1988: US Navy Engages in Largest Naval Battle Since World War II! appeared first on Toptenz.net.
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  • Did the pharaohs know hieroglyphics?

    Chris Rivait
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    According to the reasearcher, the oldest source directly referring to pharaonic literacy comes from the end of the Fifth Dynasty, the end of the 3d millennium B
  • Byzantine Monks Used Asbestos Underneath Wall Paintings

    Chris Rivait
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    While investigating the 12th-century paintings in the Byzantine monastery Enkleistra of St. Neophytos in Cyprus, UCLA researchers discovered the magnesium silic
  • Traces of Colonial St. Louis Unearthed

    Chris Rivait
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    New evidence of St. Louis French colonial past unearthed.
  • The Four Strangest Court Cases in US History

    Guest Post
    3 Feb 2014 | 1:15 pm
    There are many among us who, given the chance, would abuse the American legal system. These cases are examples of how the law can be used to exploit ludicrous situations, turning them into lucrative situations for those who win: Judge Roy Pearson vs. Dry Cleaners Judge Roy Pearson sued a dry cleaner over a lost […]
  • The 4 Affordable Destinations Worth Visiting In 2014

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    3 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    Know which places in the world could make your visit an experience of a life time in 2014, without being a pain in your budget! Yes, you can have it all by making it a point to visit these four wonderful places in the year 2014. Find out what to do and where to stay […]
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    History Of Macedonia

  • Καλή Ανάσταση !

    Stern
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
      Καλή Ανάσταση !  Ανάσταση ψυχής και πνεύματος ! Related posts: Έλληνας Πρόξενος: “Δεν εμπλεκόμαστε με Σκοπιανούς γιατί θέλουμε να δείξουμε καλή πίστη” Νεσίμι προς Σκοπιανή Κυβέρνηση: “Δείξετε καλή θέληση προς την Ελλάδα με 5 απλά βήματα”
  • Οι Σκοπιανοί ρημάζουν οικονομικά τη Μακεδονία

    Stern
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
         Οι λιμουζίνες κατά τα πρότυπα του Λας Βέγκας στα στενά δρομάκια της Γευγελής αποτελούν τμήμα του παζλ της «βαριάς» βιομηχανίας των Σκοπίων   Ουρές σχηματίζουν στα σύνορα τα αυτοκίνητα που καταφτάνουν απ’ όλη τη Βόρεια Ελλάδα – Περισσότερα από 13 εκατ. ευρώ έχασε το ελληνικό κράτος από πωλήσεις σε καύσιμα, τσιγάρα…
  • Σκόπια: Στο δεύτερο γύρο θα εκλεγεί ο νέος πρόεδρος της χώρας

    Stern
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
      Στο δεύτερο γύρο που θα γίνει στις 27 Απριλίου θα εκλεγεί ο νέος πρόεδρος της χώρας Ο απερχόμενος πρόεδρος της ΠΓΔΜ και υποψήφιος του κυβερνώντος κόμματος VΜRΟ-DPMNE Γκιόργκι Ιβάνοφ προηγείται με μεγάλη διαφορά των αντιπάλων του στις προεδρικές εκλογές που διεξήχθησαν την Κυριακή. Ωστόσο, για την εκλογή του νέου προέδρου της…
  • Πρόεδρος Σκοπίων: “O Zακ Σιράκ από δήμαρχος του Παρισιού έγινε…Πρόεδρος των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών!”

    D-Mak
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Φωτιά έχουν πάρει τα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης με τις απίστευτες γκάφες του προέδρου των Σκοπίων, Γκιόργκι Ιβάνοφ. Ο Πρόεδρος της γειτονικής χώρας και υποψήφιος, εκ νέου, στις προσεχείς προεδρικές εκλογές, δήλωσε σε πρόσφατη συνέντευξη του ό,τι ο πρώην Γάλλος πρόεδρος Ζακ Σιράκ έχει διετελέσει και…πρόεδρος των ΗΠΑ!!!
  • Σκόπια: Απειλείται η κυριαρχία του κόμματος του Γκρούεφσκι

    Stern
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
      Η εκλογική μάχη για τον προεδρικό θώκο στην ΠΓΔΜ αναμένεται αμφίρροπη, καθώς δημοσκόπηση δίνει ελαφρό προβάδισμα στον υποψήφιο της αντιπολιτευόμενης Σοσιαλδημοκρατικής Ένωσης (SDSM), Στέβο Πεντάροφσκι Στην τελική ευθεία εισέρχεται η προεκλογική εκστρατεία των υποψηφίων για τις προεδρικές εκλογές που θα διεξαχθούν την…
 
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    lefthistory

  • Why USAID’s Cuban Twitter Program was Secret

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    See original article on NACLA: here Jeremy Bigwood On April 3, three journalists from the...
  • Chile: The Day of the Young Fighter Recalls Dictatorship's Abuses

    30 Mar 2014 | 3:20 am
    By Nick MacWilliam in Santiago The film simply shows an elderly couple sat talking at a table in...
  • The truth about Venezuela: a revolt of the well-off, not a 'terror campaign'

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:49 am
    John Kerry’s rhetoric is divorced from the reality on the ground, where life goes on – even at the...
  • The NAFTA Scorecard

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:47 am
    By Pete Dolack, www.counterpunch.org March 19th, 2014 The North American Free Trade...
  • US Backing the Destabilization of Venezuela By...

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:44 am
    US Backing the Destabilization of Venezuela By Keane Bhatt, venezuelanalysis.com February 25th, 2014 Bio Keane Bhatt is a Washington, D.C.-based activist and writer, and a contributing editor to the North American Congress on Latin America. He has worked in the United States and Latin America on a variety of campaigns related to community development and social justice. His analyses and opinions have appeared in a range of outlets, including NPR.org, The Nation, The St. Petersburg Times, CNN En Español and Al Jazeera. He is the author of the NACLA blog “Manufacturing Contempt,” which…
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    Claire Gebben

  • Living in the past

    clairegebben
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    This photograph came to me via my father. About a dozen years ago, as he was sorting through his things in Cleveland, he’d mail off a new phase of my childhood to me in each of his letters. Recently, this picture of me around eleven years old dressed for Halloween in a Victorian era dress and coat began to nag at my memory, so much so that I sat on a cold tile floor for some time flipping through old photo albums to find it. Why? Because as I’m out and about on the book talk circuit, people often remark to me how amazed they are by the the hours of research I must have put into my…
  • Spring in my step

    clairegebben
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:10 am
    Thanks to Susan Roberts of the San Francisco Book Review for another great review. Five stars! I’m feeling so blessed. THE LAST OF THE BLACKSMITHS   The post Spring in my step appeared first on Claire Gebben.
  • The Writing Process Blog Tour continues

    clairegebben
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Many thanks to Stephanie Barbé Hammer @ MAGICALLY REAL for inviting me to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour! Stephanie has published three academic books, and writes and publishes magical realist short stories, expressionist short stories, and a very little bit of non-fiction. Her collection of prose poems Sex With Buildings was released by Dancing Girl Press. She is currently seeking publication for her novel The Puppet Turners of Narrow Interior and is writing a sequel. In her writing, Stephanie explores the power, beauty, and fascination that surrealism, expressionism, magical…
  • It’s a privilege

    clairegebben
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:14 am
    The Carriage Association of America is a terrific organization that puts out glossy, full-color publications, e-newsletters and more, keeping its membership informed and inspired by carriage history and restoration. It’s a privilege to be included in the March 2014 issue of The Carriage Journal alongside Dr. Thomas Kinney, author of The Carriage Trade. I’m doubly pleased to announce both books are carried in the CAA store along with a lot of other terrific, unique offerings. Purchases from their gift shop benefit this worthy organization. Special thanks to Jennifer Singleton for…
  • Rite of Spring — Bockfest Cincinnati 2014

    clairegebben
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The post Rite of Spring — Bockfest Cincinnati 2014 appeared first on Claire Gebben.
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    Ancient Origins

  • The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter

    aprilholloway
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Today marks Easter Sunday, a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion at Calvary. It is also the day that children excitedly wait for the Easter bunny to arrive and deliver their treats of chocolate eggs.  Easter is a ‘movable feast’ which is chosen to correspond with the first Sunday following the full moon after the March equinox, and occurs on different dates around the world since western churches use the Gregorian…
  • Neanderthals and Humans are 99.84 percent genetically identical – so where are the differences?

    aprilholloway
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Research has shown that modern-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins differ by only a fraction of a percent.  So what accounts for the differences that are known to exist between the two? In a ground-breaking new study published online in Science, scientists have discovered the cellular equivalent of on / off switches that determine which genes are activated or not. Scientists have found that the genomes of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals are 99.84 percent genetically identical, and have fewer than 100 proteins that differ in their amino acid sequence. However, although numerous…
  • Hammurabi and his God Given Code of Laws

    dhwty
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    At that time, the gods Anu and Enlil, for the enhancement of the well-being of the people, named me by my name: Hammurabi, the pious prince, who venerates the gods, to make justice prevail in the land, to abolish the wicked and the evil, to prevent the strong from oppressing the weak,…(Hammurabi’s Code of Laws, Prologue)Read moreSection: Myths & Legends
  • The Pharos of Alexandria

    dhwty
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:54 pm
    As a saviour of Greeks, this watchman of Pharos, O Lord Proteus, was erected by Sostratus, son of Dexiphanes, from Cnidus. For in Egypt there are no lookout posts on a mountain, as in the islands, but low lies the breakwater where ships take harbor. Therefore this tower, in a straight and upright line, appears to cleave the sky from countless stadia away, during the day, but throughout the night quickly a sailor on the waves will see a great fire blazing from its summit. And he may even run to the Bull’s horn, and not miss Zeus the Saviour, O Proteus, whosoever sails this way. The epigram…
  • Ancient Roman theatre discovered beneath the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence

    aprilholloway
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Archaeologists conducting an excavation beneath the Palazzo Vecchio, a 13th century building which serves as the Town Hall in Florence, have discovered the remains of an ancient Roman theatre dating back nearly 2,000 years, including a Vomitorium (corridor) used by as many as 15,000 people. Roman theatres started out as simple, temporary wooden structures, but by the 1st century AD, they were building elaborate stone theatres, complete with backstage area, orchestra pit, and seating for thousands of people. Read moreSection: NewsHistory & Archaeology
 
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