History

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Audie Murphy’s World War II Heroics, 70 Years Ago

    History in the Headlines
    Evan Andrews
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    On January 26, 1945, Audie Murphy and some 40 U.S. troops sat shivering in a frigid, snow-covered clearing near the Alsatian town of Holtzwihr. The battle-weary soldiers had been ordered to hold a vital roadway until reinforcements arrived, but the operation was delayed and the promised relief was nowhere to be seen. Just after 2 p.m., the winter stillness was suddenly broken by the thunderclap of an enemy artillery barrage. In the distance, some 250 German troops and six tanks emerged from the woods. As he watched the Germans line up for an attack, Murphy felt a wave of panic rise in his…
  • Friday 24 January 1661/62

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This morning came my cozen Thos. Pepys the Executor, to speak with me, and I had much talk with him both about matters of money which my Lord Sandwich has of his and I am bond for, as also of my uncle Thomas, who I hear by him do stand upon very high terms. Thence to my painter’s, and there I saw our pictures in the frames, which please me well. Thence to the Wardrobe, where very merry with my Lady, and after dinner I sent for the pictures thither, and mine is well liked; but she is much offended with my wife’s, and I am of her opinion, that it do much wrong her; but I will have…
  • Patient Safety Movement Continues Its March Toward Eliminating Preventable Patient Deaths

    History in the News
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:23 pm
    The Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced at the 3rd annual Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit that more than 500 hospitals, medical technology companies and others who have made commitments to eliminate preventable patient deaths have saved more than 6,200 lives since the inaugural Summit in 2013. "More than ever, we are committed to defeating the tyranny of apathy that has led to more than 200,000 patients dying of preventable deaths in our hospitals each year," said Joe Kiani, founder of the Patient Safety Movement.
  • Turkey’s president is attracting ridicule for his latest use of history to promote Turkish nationalism

    Breaking News
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Social media reacts to President Erdoğan’s 16 warriors during meeting with Abbas
  • Sultan Abdul Aziz

    History According to Bob
    Bob Packett
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    This show is about the Sultan Abdul Aziz.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    History in the Headlines

  • Audie Murphy’s World War II Heroics, 70 Years Ago

    Evan Andrews
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    On January 26, 1945, Audie Murphy and some 40 U.S. troops sat shivering in a frigid, snow-covered clearing near the Alsatian town of Holtzwihr. The battle-weary soldiers had been ordered to hold a vital roadway until reinforcements arrived, but the operation was delayed and the promised relief was nowhere to be seen. Just after 2 p.m., the winter stillness was suddenly broken by the thunderclap of an enemy artillery barrage. In the distance, some 250 German troops and six tanks emerged from the woods. As he watched the Germans line up for an attack, Murphy felt a wave of panic rise in his…
  • 10 Things You May Not Know About John Adams

    Christopher Klein
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    1. Adams defended British soldiers after the Boston Massacre. Although Adams joined with the Sons of Liberty in objecting to what he believed was unfair taxation by the British government, the principled attorney believed in the primacy of the rule of law. After the killing of five colonists in the March 1770 Boston Massacre, Adams volunteered to represent the nine British soldiers charged with manslaughter to ensure they received a fair trial. Adams argued that the soldiers fired in self-defense against “a motley rabble” and won a surprising acquittal for seven of the defendants,…
  • Researchers Unlock Key to Reading Damaged Scrolls From Pompeii Disaster

    Jesse Greenspan
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    David Blank, a professor from the University of California, examines the scrolls at the Naples' National Library (Credit: Salvatore Laporta/AP) On August 24, A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted near present-day Naples, Italy, infamously eviscerating the Roman city of Pompeii. Nearby Herculaneum, a smaller, coastal city of perhaps 5,000, which was closer to the volcano’s principal vent, took even more of a direct hit. Named for the mythological half-god Hercules, it is thought to have been a favorite summer haunt for affluent Romans, who built luxurious villas there. But it essentially…
  • 10 Things You Should Know About Joseph Warren

    Christopher Klein
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Credit: National Park Service 1. Warren was one of Boston’s foremost physicians. After enrolling in Harvard at the age of 14, Warren began to exhibit an interest in medicine. By the age of 22, he was the youngest doctor in Boston. His patients included Samuel Adams, John Hancock and two future presidents—John Adams and John Quincy Adams. His reputation as one of Boston’s finest physicians also gave him access to prominent Loyalists, including the children of royal governor Thomas Hutchinson and British General Thomas Gage and his American-born wife, Margaret. There is compelling…
  • The Real-Life Story Behind “American Sniper”

    Christopher Klein
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    Credit: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Unlike any American before him, Chris Kyle performed his job with pinpoint accuracy. As a sharpshooter serving in Iraq, that job had deadly results. The Pentagon has credited Kyle with over 160 kills. The actual number could be almost double. The most lethal sniper in American history was the son of a church deacon and a Sunday-school teacher. Growing up in Texas, Kyle hunted with his father and brother. After two years of college and working as a ranch hand, the 24-year-old Kyle quit school and joined the elite Navy SEALs—although…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys

  • Friday 24 January 1661/62

    Samuel Pepys
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This morning came my cozen Thos. Pepys the Executor, to speak with me, and I had much talk with him both about matters of money which my Lord Sandwich has of his and I am bond for, as also of my uncle Thomas, who I hear by him do stand upon very high terms. Thence to my painter’s, and there I saw our pictures in the frames, which please me well. Thence to the Wardrobe, where very merry with my Lady, and after dinner I sent for the pictures thither, and mine is well liked; but she is much offended with my wife’s, and I am of her opinion, that it do much wrong her; but I will have…
  • Thursday 23 January 1661/62

    Samuel Pepys
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    All the morning with Mr. Berkenshaw, and after him Mr. Moore in discourse of business, and in the afternoon by coach by invitacon to my uncle Fenner’s, where I found his new wife, a pitiful, old, ugly, illbred woman in a hatt, a midwife. Here were many of his, and as many of her relations, sorry, mean people; and after choosing our gloves, we all went over to the Three Crane Tavern, and though the best room in the house, in such a narrow dogg-hole we were crammed, and I believe we were near forty, that it made me loathe my company and victuals; and a sorry poor dinner it was too. After…
  • Wednesday 22 January 1661/62

    Samuel Pepys
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    After musique-practice, to White Hall, and thence to Westminster, in my way calling at Mr. George Montagu’s, to condole him the loss of his son, who was a fine gentleman, and it is no doubt a great discomfort to our two young gentlemen, his companions in France. After this discourse he told me, among other news, the great jealousys that are now in the Parliament House. The Lord Chancellor, it seems, taking occasion from this late plot to raise fears in the people, did project the raising of an army forthwith, besides the constant militia, thinking to make the Duke of York General…
  • Tuesday 21 January 1661/62

    Samuel Pepys
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    To the finishing of the Treasurer’s accounts this morning, and then to dinner again, and were merry as yesterday, and so home, and then to the office till night, and then home to write letters, and to practise my composition of musique, and then to bed. We have heard nothing yet how far the fleet hath got toward Portugall, but the wind being changed again, we fear they are stopped, and may be beat back again to the coast of Ireland. Read the annotations
  • Monday 20 January 1661/62

    Samuel Pepys
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This morning Sir Wm. Batten and Pen and I did begin the examining the Treasurer’s accounts, the first time ever he had passed in the office, which is very long, and we were all at it till noon, and then to dinner, he providing a fine dinner for us, and we eat it at Sir W. Batten’s, where we were very merry, there being at table the Treasurer and we three, Mr. Wayth, Ferrer, Smith, Turner, and Mr. Morrice, the wine cooper, who this day did divide the two butts, which we four did send for, of sherry from Cales, and mine was put into a hogshead, and the vessel filled up with four…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    History in the News

  • Patient Safety Movement Continues Its March Toward Eliminating Preventable Patient Deaths

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:23 pm
    The Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced at the 3rd annual Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit that more than 500 hospitals, medical technology companies and others who have made commitments to eliminate preventable patient deaths have saved more than 6,200 lives since the inaugural Summit in 2013. "More than ever, we are committed to defeating the tyranny of apathy that has led to more than 200,000 patients dying of preventable deaths in our hospitals each year," said Joe Kiani, founder of the Patient Safety Movement.
  • Clinton 'visited orgy island'

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    A GIRL, 12, who was allegedly shot in the head by her dad after he killed the rest of his family, managed to call police after the ex pro-basketballer fled. JAPAN is trying to verify a video that purports to show one of its citizens beheaded as ISIS delivers new terms for the safe release of the other hostage.
  • The Jacksonian Presidents

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    Andrew Jackson dominated presidential politics between 1824 and 1849. He came to personify the democratization of Antebellum America.
  • Commonsense Econ: Capital = Consumer Spending

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    It's too easy to label President Obama's State of the Union as more tax-the-rich and redistribution. We know that.
  • Hillary Clinton to Deliver Keynote Speech in March

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:40 am
    Likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is delivering the keynote speech at a political reporting award ceremony in March, Syracuse University announced. The Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting honors the late Robin Toner, the first woman to be national political correspondent for The New York Times, and will be awarded March 23 in Washington.
 
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    african american history - Google News

  • History made as first African-American Winter Carnival queen is crowned - Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    National GazetteHistory made as first African-American Winter Carnival queen is crownedRick Kupchella's BringMeTheNewsHistory was made at the St. Paul Winter Carnival Friday night as an African-American was crowned Aurora, Queen of the Shows, for the first time. The Pioneer Press reports that Krystle Igbo-Ogbonna reigns supreme over this year's winter carnival, which ...History-making Queen of the Snows: 'I love St. Paul, this is my home'TwinCities.com-Pioneer Pressall 13 news articles »
  • United Way AALC announces black history event - Greenville News

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Greenville NewsUnited Way AALC announces black history eventGreenville NewsThe African American Leadership Council of United Way of Anderson County will host its 8th Annual Black History Event at noon., February 5, at Tucker's Restaurant. The luncheon is open and free to the public; however, pre-registration is required due
  • African Americans on TV - a history - Greensboro News & Record

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Greensboro News & RecordAfrican Americans on TV - a historyGreensboro News & RecordFILE - In this 1977 file photo provided by CBS, from left, Sherman Hemsley, Paul Benedict and Damon Evans star in an episode of "The Jeffersons." The 1970s series was about a nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment in ...
  • Downtown Roanoke to host exhibit on African-American history - WDBJ7

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    Downtown Roanoke to host exhibit on African-American historyWDBJ7Just in time for Black History Month, the Virginia Museum of Transportation is about to open an exhibit featuring African-American railway history. wdbj7 Mornin's Alison Parker is live at the museum to give us a sneak peek. Pretty soon, a lot of and more »
  • Foner's Underground Railroad on Time for African American History Month - Huffington Post

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    WHQRFoner's Underground Railroad on Time for African American History MonthHuffington PostAs contemporary as the latest headlines about human trafficking and rendition, Gateway to Freedom turns the spotlight of history on the African Americans who built the underground railroad with their own heads and heads and who celebrate their own past ...The Little-Known History of the Underground Railroad in New YorkSmithsonianall 20 news articles »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    History.com - This Day in History - Lead Story

  • January 25, 1905: World's largest diamond found

    24 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine's superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the "Cullinan," it was the largest diamond ever found. Frederick Wells was 18 feet below the earth's surface when he spotted a flash of starlight embedded in the wall just above him. His discovery was presented that same afternoon to Sir Thomas Cullinan, who owned the mine. Cullinan then sold the diamond to the Transvaal provincial government, which presented the stone to Britain's King Edward VII…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The New York History Blog

  • ‘Live Free Or Die': The Life And Wars Of John Stark

    Editorial Staff
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Few men contributed as much to the American victory in the Revolutionary War, yet have been as little recognized, as a New Hampshire farmer and lumberman by the name of John Stark. Although he is not well known outside of New Hampshire, a few words he wrote live on there today: Live Free or Die. […]
  • New Book Considers Origins Of The Name Wyckoff

    Editorial Staff
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In What’s In A Name? History And Meaning Of Wyckoff (2014), M. William Wykoff offers evidence that the origin of the surname Wyckoff is Frisian and refers to a household or settlement on a bay, despite widespread belief of American descendants of Pieter Claessen Wyckoff that the name is Dutch. Frisian was only one of […]
  • This Week’s New York History Web Highlights

    Editorial Staff
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Political Cartoons: In And Out Of The Archives Documentaries Shine Light On Campus Assaults Ogdensburg History: The Clark Mansion Wind Power in NY Harbor: 1815 and Today Interview: Eric Foner On The Underground RR The Scourge Of The Selfie: BBC Internet Archive Profile: The New Yorker Serial: Memory, Narrative, History #MuseumSelfie Day 2015: Press, Stats […]
  • Podcast: Nelson Rockefeller With Richard Norton Smith

    Bob Cudmore
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    This week “The Historians” podcast features an interview with Richard Norton Smith who has spent 14 years writing On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller (Random House, 2014). Rockefeller was Republican governor of New York State from 1959 to 1973, vice president of the United States from 1974 to 1977, and part of […]
  • This Week’s Top New York History News

    Editorial Staff
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Historian Named Atlantic Politics Editor Frederick Douglass Movie Planned? ‘World’s Oldest’ Hockey Stick Sold Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2015 Website Maps NYC Potters Field Carl Degler, Past AHA President, Dies Community Colleges Buck Humanities Trend 2nd #MuseumSelfie Day A Success Erie Canalway Grants Available Fort Ti Purchases Cruise Boat Subscribe! More than 8,200 people […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Soldiers of the 38th

  • Private Ivan Carman Clendinnen

    31 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Born on 1 January 1899 in Newboro, Ontario - son of Reverend George Clendinnen, Kingston, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as student, single, no current military service, previously served with the Army Service Corps, Methodist, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.Joined the 3rd Section Divisional Ammunition Column in Kingston, Ontario, on 9 April 1917 (number 2043057) - embarked for England onboard the SS Olympic on 24 April 1917 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in France on 11 or 12…
  • Private Wilford (Ford) Wiltsie Mathers

    11 Nov 2013 | 6:47 pm
    Ford Mathers in 1913 at a YMCA campBorn on 22 December 1894 (or 1895) in Neepawa (or Neeneetawa), Manitoba - son of William J. Mathers, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; ruddy hair.Attended Lord Roberts public school and King Edward High School, Vancouver - attended McGill College, British Columbia, in the faculty of Arts from 1914 to 1915 - member of the McGill College Officers'…
  • Private Robert Cooper

    14 Jul 2013 | 4:32 pm
    Born on 19 March 1896 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Mrs. Catharine Cooper, Toronto, Ontario - at time of enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 8.5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 21 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410711) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 -…
  • Private Clarence Herbert Cook

    14 Jul 2013 | 4:30 pm
    Born on 26 November 1887 in Brampton, Ontario - son of James Henry Cook, Brampton, Ontario - at time of enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as painter, widower, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 7 January 1916 (number 775041) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - buried in Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery…
  • Private Edward Wallace Cox

    14 Jul 2013 | 4:22 pm
    Born on 29 October 1896 in Minden, Ontario - son of John Cox, Minden, Ontario - at time of enlistment in 1915: present address in Minden, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current military service, previously served in the 45th Regiment in 1913, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Minden, Ontario, on 12 December 1915 (number 726046) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - buried in Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Toptenz.net

  • Top 10 Insane Foods That Make Eating Your Veggies As A Child Easy

    Shannon M. Harris
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:10 pm
    International cuisines may seem repulsive to foreigners, but within bizarre foods’ countries of origin, they’re nothing out of the ordinary. Many non-Americans are absolutely disgusted by the U.S.A.’s love for hot dogs. Numerous Americans might feel similarly about Australians snacking on plump witchetty grub. However, larvae are only the beginning of strange foods eaten all […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post Top 10 Insane Foods That Make Eating Your Veggies As A Child Easy appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • Blood of Pope John Paul II Stolen for Satanic Ritual!

    Daniel Zarzeczny
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    From the Series Lil’ History Chips One year ago today, on January 25, 2014, an unknown thief or thieves stole a reliquary from an Italian mountainside chapel containing a piece of the bloodied robe Pope John Paul II had been wearing when he had gotten shot during the failed 1981 assassination attempt on his life.  Obviously, if aContinue reading... The post Blood of Pope John Paul II Stolen for Satanic Ritual! appeared first on History and Headlines.   Source: Toptenz.net The post Blood of Pope John Paul II Stolen for Satanic Ritual! appeared first on…
  • 10 Everyday Items Brought To Us By the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

    Jocelyn Mackie
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:10 pm
    In 1892, when Christopher Columbus was still considered a hero, the United States wanted to hold a world’s fair to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his mis-navigation. Chicago, which existed on the blood of slaughterhouses and continued to rise from the ashes of its Great Fire of 1871, threw in a seemingly hopeless bid that […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post 10 Everyday Items Brought To Us By the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    History Of Macedonia

  • ΥΠΠΟΑ: Επαναπατρισμός 2607 κατασχεθέντων αρχαίων νομισμάτων από τη Γερμανία

    Stern
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    Επαναπατρίστηκαν από τη Γερμανία 2607 αρχαία νομίσματα, που είχαν κατασχεθεί στις 9.9.2011 στις αποσκευές έλληνα πολίτη που ταξίδευε οδικώς προς το Μόναχο. Στην υπόθεση εμπλέκονται άτομα τα οποία συμμετείχαν στην εγκληματική οργάνωση αρχαιοκάπηλων που εξαρθρώθηκε τον Μάρτιο του 2012 από την Αστυνομική Διεύθυνση Χαλκιδικής. Στην…
  • Ανησυχία για τα εθνικά μας θέματα εκφράζει η Παμμακεδονική Ένωση Αμερικής

    Stern
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:36 am
    Την έντονη ανησυχία και αγωνία της ομογένειας για τα εθνικά θέματα της Ελλάδας εν όψει των πιο κρίσιμων βουλευτικών εκλογών της μεταπολίτευσης εκφράζει σε ανακοίνωση της η Παμμακεδονική Ένωση HΠΑ. Ο πρόεδρος της Οργάνωσης κ.Δημήτρης Χατζής απευθύνει έκκληση προς τους Έλληνες ψηφοφόρους πριν προσέλθουν στις κάλπες να…
  • Σκόπια : Παραμένει έγκλειστος ο Αχρίδας

    Stern
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    «Φρένο» στην αποφυλάκιση του Αρχιεπισκόπου Αχρίδος Ιωάννη έβαλε την τελευταία στιγμή η εισαγγελία της ΠΓΔΜ, ασκώντας έφεση κατά της απόφασης του Πρωτοδικείου Σκοπίων για την απελευθέρωση του. Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Ιωάννης καταδικάστηκε πριν από τρία χρόνια σε κάθειρξη πεντέμισι ετών για υπεξαίρεση 250.000 ευρώ την περίοδο 1998-2002,…
  • YΠΠΟΑ: Απάντηση στα δημοσιεύματα για το οστεολογικό υλικό του Ταφικού Μνημείου στην Αμφίπολη

    Stern
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    Σε απάντηση στα δημοσιεύματα και στις ανακοινώσεις, που έχουν παρουσιαστεί στον Τύπο για το οστεολογικό υλικό του Ταφικού Μνημείου, Λόφου Καστά στην Αμφίπολη, οι κυρίες Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια Προϊστορικής Αρχαιολογίας και Οστεοαρχαιολογίας, Τμήμα Ιστορίας Αρχαιολογίας, ΑΠΘ και Χ. Παπαγεωργοπούλου, επίκουρη…
  • Οι Μακεδόνες του Αρχοντικού Πέλλας

    Stern
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    Χρυσοστόμου Αναστασία – Χρυσοστόμου Παύλος, δρ. αρχαιολόγοι   «Οι Μακεδόνες του Αρχοντικού Πέλλας: Η αλήθεια των πραγμάτων (με αφορμή την έκθεση των Μακεδονικών Θησαυρών, που εγκαινιάστηκαν την 5η Σεπτεμβρίου 2014 στο Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Πέλλας)»   Ο αρχαίος οικισμός του Αρχοντικού Πέλλας με τη μορφή Τούμπας-Τράπεζας, που…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Blog > WW2History.com

  • Advance press for ‘Touched by Auschwitz’

    laurence
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    ‘Touched by Auschwitz’ transmits on BBC2 at 9pm on Tuesday 27 January ‘This immensely powerful programme’ The Times ‘Superb’ The Daily Telegraph ‘Laurence Rees’s film tracks down six survivors of the camp in five countries to ask the complex questions of how a person endures the unendurable and then explains the inexplicable’ The Guardian ‘Hard hitting… compelling’ Daily Mail After watching this documentary, you may well think that the human spirit is unbreakable’ Daily Mirror ‘Excellent’ Sunday Times…
  • Touched by Auschwitz

    laurence
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:53 am
    My new film, ‘Touched by Auschwitz’, a ninety minute feature length documentary, will transmit in the United Kingdom on BBC2 on Holocaust Memorial Day, Tuesday 27 January at 9 pm. It’s my attempt to answer one of the most profound questions of the Holocaust. What was the human legacy of the crime? It explores the experiences of six Auschwitz survivors – telling of their survival in the years after liberation and moving right up to the present day.  I’ve traveled extensively in order to film these remarkable people, along with their friends and families. …
  • Touched by Auschwitz

    laurence
    1 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    The BBC recently announced that my new film ‘Touched by Auschwitz’ will be broadcast in January 2015 as part of a season commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago. I’ll write more about the film – a 90 minute feature length documentary – once I know an exact transmission date. All I’ll say now is that it’s been the most astonishing privilege to travel around the world and film with so many survivors of Auschwitz and their families. Ever since I made the six part series ‘Auschwitz: the Nazis and the ‘Final Solution” ten…
  • The forgotten D Day

    laurence
    22 Jun 2014 | 3:04 am
    In the wake of Operation Bagration, the towns and cities of Eastern Europe would be ‘liberated’ Today is the anniversary of one of the most monumental military operations in the history of the world. A gigantic series of battles that dwarfed D Day in scale. But unlike the anniversary of D Day a few weeks ago, you won’t see the world’s most powerful leaders gathering together to celebrate this particular military triumph for the Allies. And the reason why that’s the case is an important one. The Soviet Operation Bagration, which was launched overnight on the 21/22…
  • Hitler and Putin

    laurence
    4 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    Are there any parallels between Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin? History never repeats itself precisely. There can never be another individual exactly like Adolf Hitler. The same circumstances that caused WW2 can never occur again. And yet…. Vladimir Putin’s ‘justifications’ for the invasion of the Crimea – and for his right to invade the rest of Ukraine any time he wants – are eerily reminiscent of the same ludicrous ‘justifications’ Adolf Hitler uttered in the run up to WW2. In March 1938 Hitler said an invasion of Austria might be necessary…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Claire Gebben

  • The Five Points slum

    clairegebben
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
    When I first learned my German immigrant ancestor Michael Harm arrived in New York on June 30, 1857, I thought I’d have trouble digging up some newsworthy event to write about. Au contraire. Or rather, ganz im Gegenteil! In the 19th century, New York City had a seriously grungy neighborhood, a notorious slum called the “Five Points.” Conditions in the Five Points –so named because five streets met at one intersection–were so overcrowded it became an “international attraction, drawing such notables as  Charles Dickens, a Russian grand duke, Davy…
  • Kings of Kallstadt

    clairegebben
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:43 pm
    On the first weekend of my arrival in Freinsheim this past September, my relatives and I sallied forth to hike the vineyards in celebration of the annual Freinsheim Weinwanderung. Ina, Manfred, Matthias and Lenny (the collie) on the first night of the Weinwanderung Friday evening, as we headed out of town to ascend to a hilltop vantage point and await the opening night fireworks (an occasion that included the sampling of several wines), my relatives encountered friends of theirs, so we stopped to talk. “Here is our American relative, Claire Gebben,” they said (I think),…
  • What Frankfurt Book Fair is (and isn’t)

    clairegebben
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    This October, I attended the international Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) for the first time. The Fair was everything I expected it to be — a massive assembly of book industry professionals gathered to do business in publishing and celebrate books. And more. Luckily, I didn’t go alone. I had my trusted friend Angela to help me navigate, a good thing because even though just about everyone speaks English, it really is important to know German as well. The halls were mobbed with 270,000 people speaking every language imaginable. What was it like to be among them?
  • Tis the season

    clairegebben
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Tis the season, right? The season of shorter days, candlelight, “peace on earth” ringing out in choral harmonies. Lois Brandt launches her book “Maddie’s Fridge” at Bellevue Bookstore in September.And, tis the season of holiday shopping madness. This year, I’m jumping in with both feet to support local independent book stores. On Saturday, November 29, it’s my privilege to join authors Janet Lee Carey, Robert Dugoni, Dana Sullivan, Samantha Vamos, Dan Richards, Kazu Kibuishi Justina Chen, Christina Dudley, and William Dietrich at Bellevue University…
  • Mysterious forces at work

    clairegebben
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Many wonderful things occurred during my recent visit to Germany. For instance, this interview published in Die Rheinpfalz newspaper. Look, Mom, I speak perfect German! (not) The interviewer spoke English, naturally. She recorded our talk, then translated it into German. The photo she used was taken in the market square in the heart of the old town of Freinsheim. We sat on a bench just to the right for the interview. Still in Freinsheim a week later, I gave a book presentation on The Last of the Blacksmiths at the Altes Spital Cultural Center in Freinsheim to a full house — about 60…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Annoyz View

  • What Caused the Decline of Amazing Indus Valley Civilization?

    annoyzview
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    The mysterious fall of the largest and oldest human civilization has baffled the researchers over the centuries. The Indus Valley Civilization spread across a large expanse of land. It is believed to have spread across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal and may be even further. Though the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations are the best known civilizations, but they are in no way the largest or oldest. This civilization spread across over 386,000 square miles from the plains of the Indus River to Ganges. At its peak the civilization accounted for more than 10% of the total…
  • The Mysterious Case of Foo Fighters

    annoyzview
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Towards the fag end of World War II many Allied fighter pilots reported seeing flying objects with glowing lights. These flying objects would orbit around the fighters in unusual patterns. They would not harm the planes but just keep on circling them and then vanish all of a sudden. There were rumors in the Allied air bases that these were some special weapons devised by Nazi Germany. There were investigations launched into such observations. It was found that the German and Japanese fighter planes too viewed such strange flying objects and they on the contrary thought it to be US or British…
  • Mystery of Great Sphinx’s Broken Nose

    annoyzview
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Great Sphinx has remained buried in the desert sand for most of its life and there are many mysteries surrounding this ancient monument. This large human headed lion sculpture is situated in Giza in front of Khafra’s pyramid. Some believe it to be the largest surviving sculpture from the ancient world. It was carved from a mound of natural rocks. Over the centuries there has been a lot of theorizing among the researchers regarding various facets of the Sphinx. Marvelous Sculpture of the Great Sphinx   When was the Monument Built? There has been extensive research conducted to find the…
  • Mystery of Rudolf Hess

    annoyzview
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:48 am
    Rudolf Walter Richard Hess was a prominent politician in Nazi Germany during World War II. He was the Deputy Fuhrer to Adolf Hitler and the third most powerful man in Nazi Germany. But his name is associated with a range of mysteries that may have had a bearing on the outcome of World War II. Rudolf Hess Third Most Powerful Man in Nazi Germany   Why did he Fly to Scotland? Rudolf Hess became a talking point during the war for his flight to Scotland to negotiate with a high standing British official on behalf of the Nazi government. Researchers believe that he flew solo to the Scottish…
  • The Rise and Fall of Mycenae

    annoyzview
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    The name of Mycenae still lives on among us courtesy to Homer’s two brilliant epics. Mycenae is mentioned to be the kingdom of Agamemnon, a key figure in the epics. But Mycenaean civilization was a revered name before times of democratic Athens or conquests of Alexander the Great. But there are many mysterious regarding the fall of this great civilization. The time before Greek Classical era is generally conceived to be a time of myths than reality. But recent evidence has suggested that the descriptions of Mycenae were true. This was a civilization that reared up its head from nowhere. The…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    History of Massachusetts »

  • History of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Rebecca Beatrice Brooks
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    Massachusetts Bay Colony was a British settlement on the East Coast of North America in the 17th and 18th century. It was located in what is now modern-day central New England. Who Founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony? Massachusetts Bay Colony … Continue reading →
  • The Sons of Liberty: Who Were They and What Did They Do?

    Rebecca Beatrice Brooks
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    The Sons of Liberty was a group of political dissidents that formed in the North American British colonies during the early days of the American Revolution. The original purpose of the Sons of Liberty was to protest the passage of … Continue reading →
  • Elizabeth Proctor: The Salem Witch Trials Widow

    Rebecca Beatrice Brooks
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    Elizabeth Proctor, wife of Salem Village farmer John Proctor, was accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. The Proctors were a wealthy family who lived on a large rented farm on the outskirts of Salem Village, in … Continue reading →
  • William Dawes: The Forgotten Midnight Rider

    Rebecca Beatrice Brooks
    17 Feb 2014 | 8:25 am
    William Dawes was a Boston tanner and one of the riders sent by Dr. Joseph Warren to alert John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the approaching British army on the night of April 18th, 1775. Dawes was born in Boston … Continue reading →
  • John Hathorne: The Salem Witch Judge

    Rebecca Beatrice Brooks
    28 Jan 2014 | 8:19 am
    John Hathorne was a judge during the Salem Witch Trials and the great-great grandfather of author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hathorne was born in Salem on August 5, 1641 to William Hathorne and Anne Smith. He was the fifth of nine children. … Continue reading →
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ancient Origins

  • The Search for Cibola, the Seven Cities of Gold

    dhwty
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    In the 15th century, the Age of Discovery began in Europe. The maritime empires of Spain and Portugal led the way by financing naval expeditions across the world’s oceans. Their rediscovery of the New World, the exploration of the West African coast, and their discovery of the ocean route to the East brought great wealth to the two fledgling maritime empires. Coupled with the thirst for exploration was a hunger for gold, so when local legends spoke of Cibola, the seven cities of gold, this would inevitably spur adventurous conquistadors to launch expeditions in search of the elusive cities.
  • The Cerveteri Necropolis, Etruscan City of the Dead

    dhwty
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Prior to the rise of Rome, Italy was inhabited by a number of different peoples. The coastal region of southern Italy and Sicily, for instance, was colonized by the Greeks, whilst the interior of that area was home to various Italic tribes. Further up north, in the area of modern day Tuscany, western Umbria and northern Lazio, the Etruscans built their impressive civilization and competed with Rome for the control of central Italy. By the 3rd century B.C., however, the Etruscans had succumbed to the expanding Roman state. Nevertheless, ancient authors have written much about the enigmatic…
  • Sea-Farers from the Levant the first to set foot in the Americas: proto-Sinaitic inscriptions found along the coast of Uruguay

    William James Veall
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:42 am
    This article adds a new dimension to the age old conundrum, was Christopher Columbus, or was he not, actually the first to set foot in the Americas? A Movement currently actioning much debate in the United States is seeking to deny that Columbus ever fully reached America and is attempting to esponge Columbus' 'false' claim completely from the historical record. Using the Google Earth remote sensing satellite, I captured a mass of inscriptions carved into the surface of a 4700 metre long, white crystalline rock formation running along the Southern Atlantic coastline of Uruguay, South America.
  • Spectacular paintings found in 700-year-old Chinese tomb

    Mark Miller
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:59 pm
    An elaborate, beautifully painted tomb was found when rains washed away soil and revealed a capstone on a hillside in China. The tomb dates to the Yuan dynasty, about 700 years ago. Scholars believe the man entombed was Mongolian, though the clothes, furniture and murals show influences of Han culture. ‘So the tomb-owner might also be Han, but wearing Mongolian clothes,’ archaeologist Miao Yifei told China.org.cn. ‘The murals are both beautifully painted and in very good condition, just thinking that they've been there for some 700 years.’ The tomb is on a mountain in the village of…
  • Tiny Black Sea Island may be Hiding Lost Temple of Apollo

    lizleafloor
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    A lost temple dedicated to the Greek and Roman god Apollo may be hiding in Sozopol, Bulgaria, known in ancient times as Apollonia Pontica  - ‘Apollonia on the Black Sea’. Archaeologists with the Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project have been exploring the ancient city of Sozopol, Bulgaria. Their findings of temples, altars and artifacts suggest the area, potentially an island off the coast, hides a lost temple to the patron god of the sun, music, poetry, art, medicine, light and knowledge, according to Popular Archaeology. In 2009 Professor Krastina Panayotova from the Archaeology…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    DisputedPast

  • Alexander the Great: has he been found?

    Jan Huisman
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    Human remains of a woman, a newborn baby and two men were found earlier at the newly found archaeological site of Amphipoles. As DisputedPast reported, these people lived during the era of the legendary Alexander the Great. Clearly, they were of the noble class. It was thought that the woman... Read full history →
  • Tomb discovered of a fifth dynasty Egyptian queen

    Jan Huisman
    4 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Czech archaeologists have discovered the tomb in Egypt of an unknown queen: Chentkaus III. She was probably the wife of a pharaoh who belonged to the fifth dynasty, about 4,500 years ago, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. “It’s the first time we discover the name of the queen,... Read full history →
  • Golden jewellery found on a New Kingdom mummy

    Jan Huisman
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Archaeologists found a mummy while cleaning a Middle Kingdom (2000 BC – 17000 BC) burial site on Luxor’s west bank. The spanish archaeological mission led by Myriam Seco unearthed the mummy within the ruins of a temple of King Thutmose III. The mummy itself is in a poor state, but... Read full history →
  • Genetic proof: Remains of Richard III are really his

    Jan Huisman
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    Genetic evidence proof that the human remain found beneath a parking lot in Leicester last year really belonged to Richard III. According to the genetic analysis, the king had blue eyes and blond hair, characteristics that match contemporary portraits of the 15th century monarch. The skeleton’s genetic material was compared... Read full history →
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ancient History Encyclopedia

  • How to Read a Maya Glyph

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    For over three centuries, the ancient Maya flourished in Mesoamerica.  They built giant stone pyramids surrounded by dense jungle, used a calendrical system that made many believe that 2012 would be the end of the world, and created a writing system that is as beautiful as it is complex.  Its decipherment is ongoing, even today.  In fact, it is so aesthetically rich and difficult to master...
  • Athena Parthenos by Pheidias

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:04 am
    The magnificent temple on the Acropolis of Athens, known as the Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432 BCE in the Golden Age of Pericles, and it was dedicated to the city’s patron deity Athena. The temple was constructed to house the new gold and ivory cult statue of the goddess by the master sculptor Pheidias and to proclaim to the world the success...
  • The Nimrud Ivories: Their Discovery and History

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In 1845 CE, the archaeologist Austen Henry Layard began excavations at the ruins of the city of Nimrud in the region which is northern Iraq in the present day. Layard's expedition was part of a larger movement at the time to uncover ancient sites in Mesopotamia, which would corroborate stories found in the Bible, specifically in books in the Old Testament such as Genesis and Jonah. The archaeologists...
  • Copan

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Copán (in modern Honduras) is located on the floodplain of the river of the same name. It was the most southerly of the Classic Maya centres and, at an altitude of 600 metres, the highest. Copán reached the height of its power in the 8th century CE when it boasted 20,000 inhabitants. An artificial platform, built to a height of over 30 metres, forms a main 12 acre acropolis with lesser platforms...
  • Roman frescoes on show in Toulouse (France)

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:56 am
    Last weekend I travelled to Toulouse to visit the fabulous exhibition on Roman frescoes being held at the Muse Saint-Raymond. The exhibition entitled LEmpire de la couleur De Pompi au sud des Gaules (which translates as Empire of colour From Pompeii to Southern Gaul) opened last November and runs through March 2015. Empire of colour. From Pompeii to Southern Gaul, exhibition poster The majority...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    History Now

  • 10 Incredible History Pictures

    23 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    1) Boy soldiers captured in the Battle for Berlin (1945)2) D-Day Landings, Omaha Beach, Normandy France, June 19443) Fidel Castro plays baseball in Havana, 19594) 1952 enterprise police scooter5)  Medics loading a patient into the MEDVAC helicopter during the Vietnam War6) An F-4N Phantom II of Fighter Squadron (VF) 21 pictured in flight over the carrier Coral Sea (CV 43) in 1983.7) Russian armed with PPSh-41 machine pistol plucks German soldier out of a sewer during the vicious fight for Berlin, April 19458) Soldier flipping off the camera on an U.S…
  • Incredible History Pictures

    16 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    1) T 35, the Multi Turret Tank of the Red Army2) Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater, posing with all his medals. 1914  3) Eyes that saw the Hiroshima nuclear blast. Japan, August 8, 1945.4) Joseph Goebbels scowling at photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt after finding out he’s Jewish (1933) 5) A sky trooper from the 1st Cavalry Division keeps track of the time he has left on his “short time” helmet (1968)6) Stonehenge's gardener mowing the grass (1955)7) Foot inspection for the 7th Armoured Division, North Africa. World War II. (ca…
  • 20 Incredible History Pictures pt.10

    7 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    1) German soldiers decorate a Christmas tree in the trenches (1914)2) A waterfall in Wales is frozen solid (1963)3) The long walk, A British army bomb disposal specialist approaches a suspect vehicle4) Burning of Beatles records in Georgia (1966)5) Photograph shows Private Gordon Conrey of Milford New Hampshire, one of the first Americans to visit Versailles after its liberation (1944)6) Ulysses S. Grant working on his memoirs, less than a month before his death (1885)7) An amputation is performed in a hospital tent at Gettysburg (1863)8) A number of…
  • In Short: The Dragoon

    5 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    The dragoons were a special unit that came up in the 16th century. At first glance they might look like cavalry, but in fact they were more like mounted infantry, and thus they did not really fit in any of the category’s.The difference between Mounted Infantry and Cavalry becomes clear when we study their fighting styles. Cavalry rode into battle on horseback, they were trained to be excellent riders. The horse was more of a battle companion to them. Infantry both moved and fought on foot. The Dragoons used horses to quickly rush to strategic locations in order to fight on foot from there.
  • In Short: The Crusades

    3 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    The crusades were the largest logistic endeavours in the middle ages. Thousands of Christians of all walks of life, joined the Pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Heaven. Lords, Peasants, Farmers, Knights even children were called to arms. A few got lucky and gained riches, fame and vast amounts of land from the crusades, many died in battle and even more never got to see the holy land.There were many reasons for the crusades. Many high “politicians” like the pope, the emperor and other important figures called for the crusades, driven by political motives. Some wanted to support their allies or…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    New Historian

  • Restoration Project Finds Red Numbers in The Colosseum

    Daryl Worthington
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    An ongoing restoration project on the Colosseum in Rome has revealed a seating plan similar to those found in modern arenas. Restorers discovered Latin letters and numbers painted in red on the Colosseum’s entrance gate arches, which they think were used to allow spectators easier access to their seats. It seems that the numbers were initially carved into the travertine stones, before being filled in with red paint. Seating would have been allocated according to a spectator’s social class. While modern stadiums tend to divide seating up according to the type and cost of the ticket…
  • Abelard and Heloise: A Romance for the Ages

    Adam Steedman Thake
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    Peter Abelard presents one of the first historic individuals whose personality we can really know. Beforehand, the only people who presented realistic traits were mystical characters or legendary heroes. In ‘The Love Sonnets of Abelard and Heloise’ however, we can see the original, real human character, and the basis of all modern protagonists. Abelard’s personality and the events in his twelfth-century life could have been lifted from any modern soap opera. From an early age, he was a precocious intellect. Son of a wealthy lord, Abelard followed the liberal arts and became…
  • River Clean Up Could Reveal American Civil War Hardware

    Sarah Carrasco
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    A project to remove over 40,000 tons of tar from the Congaree River, close to Columbia in South Carolina, could allow the excavation of a host of munitions from the American Civil War. Huge amounts of tar have been deposited in the Congaree River from a local power plant which has been closed for over sixty years. The SCANA Corporation, a large energy conglomerate, announced in 2010 that it would head the project to remove the 40,000 tons of waste. As well as having huge environmental benefits, the clean up could finally allow a hoard of Confederate weapons to be recovered and studied.
  • Churchill

    Daryl Worthington
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. The British Prime Minister was one of the most controversial figures in history, on the one hand the stubborn war time leader praised for inspiring Great Britain during the Second World War, on the other a supposed racist, relic of imperialism and early advocate of chemical weapons. It is impossible to simply label Churchill as a hero or villain, a task which in practice is more an academic exercise in historical context than a meaningful way of understanding him or any other historical figure. If anything Churchill…
  • Ancient Peruvians Were Skilled Surgeons

    Adam Steedman Thake
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Trepanning, the process of drilling holes into the skull, is the earliest example of surgical treatment among humans. Holes were bored into the patient’s skull in order to relieve physical ailments and psychological problems. Examples of trepanning conducted on other bones have never been discovered however, until now. In a recent paper published in the International Journal of Paleopathology, Dr. J. Marla Toyne, from the University of Central Florida, revealed she had identified two skeletons with strange markings. The leg bones, found at the pre-Columbian site Kuelap in north east…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The List Love » History

  • 10 Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos and Their Back Stories

    The List Love
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    Photographs can expose truths amongst lies, and express emotions that words cannot. Photographs can show us the very best humanity has to offer, and the very worst. The Pulitzer Prize awards the world’s finest photos, and are often awarded to photographers who aren’t afraid to capture the raw realities of everyday life. The List Love is therefore offering 10 Pulitzer Prize winning photos and their back stories. Please Note: The following photos include images of violence, which may be upsetting to some readers. 1. The Pyongyang Bridge Max Desfor is the photographer behind the…
  • 10 Crazy UK Laws That Will Make You Laugh

    The List Love
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    Many people have a problem with UK’s legal system, what with the country’s lenient sentencing and the convenient prison quarters. The UK also has some pretty outdated laws, so The List Love is offering 10 crazy UK laws that will make you laugh. 1. Houses of Parliament If you’re going to die, don’t do it in the Houses of Parliament. It’s illegal. It has since been voted the UK’s most absurd law. 2. Postage Stamp It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp that bears a British monarch upside down. 3. Tropical Fish Store It is an illegal act for a woman…
  • 10 Facts About the Killer Clown, John Wayne Gacy

    The List Love
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    John Wayne Gacy was as American serial killer and rapist, who was convicted of the murder and sexual assault of at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. He was sentenced to death for 12 of the murders on 13th March, 1980, and spent 14 years on death row before he was executed on 10th May, 1994, by lethal injection at the Stateville Correctional Center. He is now regarded as one of the world’s most notorious serial killers of all time. To provide an insight into his life and mind, here are 10 facts about the killer clown, John Wayne Gacy. 1. A Loyal Member of the…
  • 10 Television History Facts You Should Know

    The List Love
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    John Logie Baird made technological history when the first transmission of a human face was seen on television on 30th October, 1925. Since then, the world has fallen in love with TV, and this invention inspired multiple technologies that now define modern life. Many people, however, know very little about TV history, which is why The List Love is taking a look back with 10 television history facts you should know. 1. The Human Face The human face that was first aired on Baird’s TV screen was his office boy, William Taynton, who the inventor paid two shillings and a sixpence per week to…
  • 10 Weird Charles Manson Facts

    The List Love
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Charles Manson is one of the most manipulative killers in history, and his actions resulted in the murder of seven people in the late 1960s. He is currently serving a life sentence behind jail at Corcoran State Prison, California, USA. Here are 10 weird facts about Charles Manson. 1. Scientology Charles Manson is a notorious murderer, yet deemed Scientology “too crazy” for him after undertaking 150 hours of a Scientology course. 2. Glasses The calculated killer selected half a dozen young women who became part of the Manson “family”. All of the women were from middle…
Log in