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  • Possible Photo of Lincoln's Funeral Found

    About.com 19th Century History
    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
  • Monday 22 April 1661

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    King’s going from ye Tower to Whitehall1 Up early and made myself as fine as I could, and put on my velvet coat, the first day that I put it on, though made half a year ago. And being ready, Sir W. Batten, my Lady, and his two daughters and his son and wife, and Sir W. Pen and his son and I, went to Mr. Young’s, the flag-maker, in Corne-hill;2 and there we had a good room to ourselves, with wine and good cake, and saw the show very well. In which it is impossible to relate the glory of this day, expressed in the clothes of them that rid, and their horses and horses clothes, among…
  • Bill Clinton backs Rangel in primary

    History in the News
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday endorsed Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel in his tough primary fight to secure a 23rd term, saying the New York congressman is "what his district and our country need now."
  • Investigation: The Resegregation of America's Schools

    Breaking News
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.
  • Wilson's Letter to the Pope

    American Presidents Blog
    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…
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    The Diary of Samuel Pepys

  • Monday 22 April 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    King’s going from ye Tower to Whitehall1 Up early and made myself as fine as I could, and put on my velvet coat, the first day that I put it on, though made half a year ago. And being ready, Sir W. Batten, my Lady, and his two daughters and his son and wife, and Sir W. Pen and his son and I, went to Mr. Young’s, the flag-maker, in Corne-hill;2 and there we had a good room to ourselves, with wine and good cake, and saw the show very well. In which it is impossible to relate the glory of this day, expressed in the clothes of them that rid, and their horses and horses clothes, among…
  • Sunday 21 April 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    (Lord’s day). In the morning we were troubled to hear it rain as it did, because of the great show tomorrow. After I was ready I walked to my father’s and there found the late maid to be gone and another come by my mother’s choice, which my father do not like, and so great difference there will be between my father and mother about it. Here dined Doctor Thos. Pepys and Dr. Fayrebrother; and all our talk about to-morrow’s show, and our trouble that it is like to be a wet day. After dinner comes in my coz. Snow and his wife, and I think stay there till the show be over.
  • Saturday 20 April 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Here comes my boy to tell me that the Duke of York had sent for all the principal officers, &c., to come to him to-day. So I went by water to Mr. Coventry’s, and there staid and talked a good while with him till all the rest come. We went up and saw the Duke dress himself, and in his night habitt he is a very plain man. Then he sent us to his closett, where we saw among other things two very fine chests, covered with gold and Indian varnish, given him by the East Indy Company of Holland. The Duke comes; and after he had told us that the fleet was designed for Algier (which was kept…
  • 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…
 
 
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  • 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 23, 1564: William Shakespeare born

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. Shakespeare's date of death is conclusively known, however: it was April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three years before. Although few plays have been performed or analyzed as extensively as the 38 plays ascribed to William…
 
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  • What Museum Directors Can Learn From Game of Thrones

    Taylor Stoermer
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I’m usually the first to groan, occasionally quite loudly, when museum leaders tap into popular culture to gratuitously make their own points, especially when using the most tenuous of connections to justify otherwise unrelated programming in the name of increasing visibility.  And what possibly could the fictional, pseudo-medieval realm of Westeros, currently being fought over […]
  • Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor Events for 2014

    Editorial Staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the New York State Canal Corporation have teamed up to sponsor 28 events in 2014 to showcase the Canalway Corridor’s nationally significant heritage and the tremendous recreational appeal of the waterway and trails today. Working together, federal and state partners provided financial assistance to more communities and expanded […]
  • Erie and Niagara Counties:‘History in Your Backyard’ Weekend

    Editorial Staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit all seven locations for one low price. History in Your Backyard participants will receive a commemorative passport that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants. Additionally, […]
  • Haunted History Trail And ‘Path Through History’ Failures

    Peter Feinman
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Two of the buzzwords for the Path through History project have been “cooperation” and “collaboration.” Achieving them has been difficult, particularly given the number of small historic sites that simply do not have the staff to spare for such an effort. Another problem has been the lack of support for history tourism by the tourist […]
  • Ellis Island Foundation’s Stephen Briganti Recognized

    Editorial Staff
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    At the 2014 Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, OAH President Alan M. Kraut and OAH President-Elect Patricia Limerick presented Stephen A. Briganti, president and chief executive officer of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, with the 2014 Friend of History Award. The OAH gives the Friend of History Award to an institution or […]
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  • Why these colors don't run: Dyeing the Star-Spangled Banner

    NMAH
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    How'd the flag get dyed red, white, and blue all over? Educator Daniel Holm explains.  We all know the colors of the American flag. But how did those colors physically come to fly on flagpoles and inspire national anthems? When people in the flag's era wanted to put colors on fabric, the answer came down to dye. This is a fragment of the Star-Spangled Banner, which was in the care of the Armistead family for 90 years. They occasionally gave away dozens of small pieces of the flag. Dyeing has been used for most of human history to add color to textile products,…
  • 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.
 
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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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    About.com 20th Century History

  • 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

  • Happy Birthday!

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    On this day in ancient history - Parilia and Rome's Birthday: What Happened on Rome's Birthday? In ancient Rome, this was the date of the Parilia and was the accepted date ...Read Full Post
  • 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
 
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  • Top 10 Obscure and Interesting Facts About Mars

    Marc Rose
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    There’s something magical about the planet Mars that easily catches our eye and piques our interest. Whether it’s the blood-red hue, its similarity to Earth, or the possibility that we may one day be able to live on it, we always seem to find something new to love about our red neighbor. There’s a lot more […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post Top 10 Obscure and Interesting Facts About Mars appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • Top 10 Proofs That Cobra Commander Was Secretly Working for the US Government

    Jim Ciscell
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The Cobra Commander from the 1980′s GI Joe series is often portrayed as a failure in the execution of his plans for world domination. COBRA’s own lieutenants come to view their Commander as a complete loser. But what if all the failure was intentional? What if the Cobra Commander was actually working for the United […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post Top 10 Proofs That Cobra Commander Was Secretly Working for the US Government appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • April 22, 1983: Stern Announces Hitler’s Diaries Found!

    Matthew Zarzeczny
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A Brief History On April 22, 1983, the world was shocked to hear that the Diaries of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had been found. Digging Deeper Stern, a respectable German magazine, reported that they had received the diaries that had been found in the wreckage of an airplane crash in East Germany. Obviously, with documentsContinue reading... The post April 22, 1983: Stern Announces Hitler’s Diaries Found! appeared first on Cracked History.   Source: Toptenz.net The post April 22, 1983: Stern Announces Hitler’s Diaries Found! appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • April 22, 1983: Stern Announces Hitler’s Diaries Found!

    Matthew Zarzeczny
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A Brief History On April 22, 1983, the world was shocked to hear that the Diaries of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had been found. Digging Deeper Stern, a respectable German magazine, reported that they had received the diaries that had been found in the wreckage of an airplane crash in East Germany. Obviously, with documentsContinue reading... The post April 22, 1983: Stern Announces Hitler’s Diaries Found! appeared first on Cracked History.   Source: Toptenz.net The post April 22, 1983: Stern Announces Hitler’s Diaries Found! appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • A 1940′s Film Starlet Basically Invented WiFi

    Jeff Kelly
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    These days not a lot of people really remember the name Hedy Lamarr, other than as the punchline of a running gag in the classic film Blazing Saddles. Lamarr was a gorgeous Hollywood starlet working mostly in the 1930′s and 1940′s, and while she gained fame and fortune for her work on the silver screen, […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post A 1940′s Film Starlet Basically Invented WiFi appeared first on Toptenz.net.
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  • 100-year-old Beer Bottle Found in Ancient Church

    Chris Rivait
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    An intact beer bottle from the early 20th century has been found in a 6th-century church in Cornwall.
  • 17th-century home uncovered in Virginia

    Chris Rivait
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Makemie, known as the Father of American Presbyterianism, founded a number of Presbyterian churches on the Delmarva Peninsula. He died at his home in 1708 and
  • Medieval Toilet Found in Denmark

    Chris Rivait
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    A number of Medieval wooden barrels have been uncovered in Denmark, revealing their less- than-glamorous contents.
  • 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
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    History Of Macedonia

  • Μακεδονία – ο Ελληνιστικός Πολιτισμός μέχρι την Ασία

    Stern
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm
      Η μοναδική προσφορά της  Μακεδονίας στον παγκόσμιο  πολιτισμό. Related posts:
  • Στήριξη του προέδρου του ΕΛΚ στον Γκρούεφσκι

    Stern
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
      Ο πρόεδρος του Ευρωπαϊκού Λαϊκού Κόμματος Ζοζέφ Ντολ, με μήνυμά του εξέφρασε την υποστήριξη του ΕΛΚ προς το κόμμα VMRO-DPMNE του Νίκολα Γκρούεφσκι και τον υποψήφιο του κόμματος αυτού στις προεδρικές εκλογές Γκιόργκι Ιβάνοφ, ενόψει των διπλών εκλογών στην ΠΓΔΜ, στις 27 Απριλίου. “Αγαπητοί φίλοι του VMRO-DPMNE, εξ ονόματός μου και εξ…
  • 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…
 
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  • 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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  • 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

  • Ancient Cave in Spain reveals advanced astronomical knowledge of inhabitants

    aprilholloway
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Research carried out in a cave located on the Canary Islands in Spain, in what was probably the indigenous region of Artevigua, suggests that the ancient islanders had an advanced understanding of cosmology.  Besides marking the equinoxes and solstices, the light that beams inside the cave also recreates images related to fertility. Artevigua was an important settlement of the earliest Canarians, whose place names disappeared in the 18th century, possibly due to the eagerness of the Catholic Church to Hispanicize place names used by previous inhabitants. The cave is one of many Aboriginal…
  • The dramatic history of the desert fortress of Masada

    dhwty
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    On the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert stands the ancient fortress of Masada. With a sheer drop of more than 400 metres to the western shore of the Dead Sea, the view from the top of the plateau would have been breath-taking. Yet, the silence of the ruins belies one of the most interesting episodes in Jewish history. While the first structures on Masada were apparently built by the Hasmonaean king, Alexander Jannaeus in the early 1st century BC, most of the structures were constructed by Herod the Great during the latter half of that century. Having conquered Masada in 42 BC, Masada became…
  • The 9,000-year-old underground megalithic settlement of Atlit Yam

    aprilholloway
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    Not far off the coast of the village of Atlit in the Mediterranean Sea, near Haifa in Israel, lies the submerged ruins of the ancient Neolithic site of Atlit Yam.  The prehistoric settlement, which dates back to the 7th millennium BC, has been so well preserved by the sandy seabed that a mysterious stone circle still stands as it was first erected, and dozens of human skeletons lay undisturbed in their graves.  Atlit Yam is one of the oldest and largest sunken settlements ever found and sheds new light on the daily lives of its ancient inhabitants. Today, Atlit Yam lies between 8 – 12…
  • Australian Aboriginals knew of variable star Betelgeuse before European astronomers

    aprilholloway
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:47 pm
    New research published in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage suggests that an ancient Aboriginal love story written in the sky reveals knowledge of variability in the star Betelgeuse, the ninth brightest star in the night sky and second brightest in the constellation of Orion. Betelgeuse, also known as Alpha Orionis, is a variable star whose magnitude varies between 0.2 and 1.2. This means that the star brightens and fades over a period of about 400 days.  The variation in Betelgeuse's brightness was believed to have been observed with a telescope in 1836 by Sir John Herschel,…
  • The Warriors of the Rainbow Prophecy

    johnblack
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    One day, because of the white mans’ greed, there would come a time, when the earth being ravaged and polluted, the forests being destroyed, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, the fish being poisoned in the streams, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist This is how the ‘Rainbow prophecy’ begins, as retold by a woman of the Cree Indian nation of America over a century ago. The Cree are one of the largest groups of the First Nations Native Americans in North America. There are over 135 bands of Cree living…
 
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    DisputedPast

  • Ancient Rome’s city water was a real health hazard

    Jan Huisman
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    The water that Romans drank in their city’s contained up to 100 times the lead compared to water drawn from local springs. This was caused by the metal pipes, the fistulae, used for the plumbing system in their cities. This is suggested by new research, published yesterday in the Proceedings of... Read More →
  • Hitler’s Jewish neighbor publishes diaries

    Jan Huisman
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    Edgar Feuchtwanger lived in Munich, Germany, during the rise and heydays of the nazi-regime, from the early 1930′s to the outbreak of the war in 1939. Munich was the beating heart of the nazi-movement and the Feuchtwanger family was Jewish. To make things worse, the family had an infamous neighbour,... Read More →
  • British Pathé shows a wide range of historical footage

    Jan Huisman
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    If you like old news footage you definitely have to check out the Youtube channel of British Pathé. They published a staggering 85.000 historical movies, ranging from important historical events to everyday life. The oldest movies date back to the 19th century. The good thing is, the movies are searchable. Some... Read More →
  • Rare early medieval coin treasure found in the Netherlands

    Jan Huisman
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    A large number of early medieval coins were found last Thurday in Utrecht, Netherlands. The coins date back to the late 7th century. A turbulent era, wherein the dominion over the region changed hands from the Franks to the Frisians several times. The golden and silver coins date back to... Read More →
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