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Benjamin Tyler Henry is a household name due to his invention of the eponymous Henry rifle.
History • by 1FRAC1 • 4 views •  0 comments • 5 days ago

This woman leaves 6 kids behind, yes 6 kids. This is only the start of the bad stories we will hear along the CCP Virus Path of Destruction.

So they lied, and lied and people like this woman died, so what should the world do if anything about the China Lies that will kill millions of people by the end of the day? I mean what can really be done!
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History • by Sƙყ • 6 views •  0 comments • 1 week ago

Former astronaut Al Worden, who piloted the orbiting command module during the Apollo 15 moon landing in 1971, died Wednesday in Texas, NASA said. He was 88.
Astronaut Al Worden, who flew Apollo 15 command module, died at 88
History • by Middleman • 5 views •  0 comments • 1 week ago

History • by 1FRAC1 • 88 views •  3 comments • 1 week ago

Everything you need to know about the flu illness, including symptoms, treatment and prevention.
History • by chaz1014 • 49 views •  1 comments • 1 week ago

We're wandering out onto the striated coastal rocks of Maine's Pemaquid Point at sunrise to mark 200 years since Maine joined the Union as the 23rd US state. With roughly 5,000 miles of jagged, rocky coastline, Maine is studded with dozens of lighthouses, and the light at Pemaquid Point is one of the most celebrated—and historic. First, that history: President John Quincy Adams commissioned the lighthouse in 1827, but it needed to be rebuilt in 1835 after the original began falling apart. (Note: Don't use salt water when mixing your mortar.) Maine residents chose the Pemaquid Point Light for display on their state's coin as part of the US 50 State Quarters Program.

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History • by Bread&Circuses • 12 views •  0 comments • 1 week ago

Joan charges Riverside Park
Joan of Arc leads the charge through New York's Riverside Park for our celebration of International Women's Day. This year’s Women's Day observance is particularly meaningful in the United States because 2020 marks 100 years since American women won the right to vote nationwide. That victory was the result of a long, difficult struggle by suffragists—women who faced ridicule, slander, imprisonment, and outright brutality for their efforts to claim the right to vote. These women often drew inspiration from Joan of Arc, who became a feminist symbol of the female warrior for universal rights. In their marches and demonstrations in the early 1900s, suffragists often dressed as Joan and invoked her heroism in defiance of a male-dominated culture.

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History • by Bread&Circuses • 77 views •  4 comments • 2 weeks ago

Legend has it that St. Patrick drove all of the snakes out of Ireland and into the sea using the power of his faith.

A Dublin man is hoping for some of that power for himself after he reportedly fell victim of a venomous snakebite – believed to be the first time such an event has been recorded in Ireland.
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Ireland records 1st-ever venomous snakebite
History • by Middleman • 50 views •  3 comments • 3 weeks ago

Follow the link to watch the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, and learn the truth about what life in the camps was really like. You might be surprised.

These testimonies and eyewitness accounts were compiled by the Shoah Foundation.
History • by James1Henry • 12 views •  0 comments • 3 weeks ago

Julius Caesar and Leap Days

In 46 BC Julius Caesar reformed the calendar system. Based on advice by astronomer Sosigenes of Alexandria, the Julian calendar included one leap day every four years to account for the fact that an Earth year is slightly more than 365 days long. In modern terms, the time it takes for the planet to orbit the Sun once is 365.24219 mean solar days. So if calendar years contained exactly 365 days they would drift from the Earth's year by about 1 day every 4 years and eventually July (named for Julius Caesar himself) would occur during the northern hemisphere winter. By adopting a leap year with an extra day every four years, the Julian calendar year would drift much less. In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII provided the further fine-tuning that leap days should not occur in years ending in 00, unless divisible by 400. This Gregorian Calendar system is the one in wide use today. Of course, tidal friction in the Earth-Moon system slows Earth's rotation and gradually lengthens the day by about 1.4 milliseconds per century. That means that leap days like today will not be necessary ... about 4 million years from now.

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History • by Bread&Circuses • 58 views •  1 comments • 4 weeks ago

Three men uncovered a cache of 300-year-old silver coins Friday buried at a beach in Indian River County, Florida.
VIDEO: Florida Treasure Hunters Found 300-Year-Old Silver Coins
History • by Middleman • 6 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

Thank You for your service and sacrifice.
History • by 1FRAC1 • 21 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

** RIP

Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician who helped pave the way for the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, died aged 101 on Monday morning.
Legendary NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson died age 101
History • by Middleman • 5 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

President Donald Trump saluted members of the famed “Miracle on Ice” US Olympic hockey team during a Keep America Great rally in Las Vegas.
Trump celebrates ‘Miracle on Ice’ Olympic heroes at Las Vegas rally
History • by Paladin* • 14 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

Let’s remember those who gave their all so that we would be free — those who served with valor known only to those with whom they were “‘closer than brothers.”
Unknown valor: Talking to some unsung heroes of Iwo Jima
History • by Paladin* • 7 views •  0 comments • 1 month ago

These fascinating photos of London in 1973  are shown courtesy of Antydiluvian on Flickr – he described his trip to me: “My camera was a Minolta SRT101, and London was the first stop on a month-long tour of Europe my wife and I took on our own.” He wasn’t impressed with the food: Much of … Continue reading "‘An Utterly Different City’ – London in 1973"
'An Utterly Different City' - London in 1973 - Flashbak
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A Mach 3 Blackbird experiences a catastrophic breakup at 78000+ feet - Can the two pilots survive?

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