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Syd Albright

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Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago

HISTORY CORNER: Martin Luther and the Christian world

Martin Luther was a German friar who lived in the late Middle Ages (1250-1500) — a turbulent time in the history...

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: The Antifa story

History is the foundation of culture, and culture defines the nature of the people of a nation, city, community, ethnic, social, occupational or special inte...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
HISTORY CORNER: Historic Oxford

In studies around the world that rate universities, Oxford University perennially is No. 1.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: Flying Tigers and Pappy

Two years before Hitler invaded Poland in 1939, launching World War II, the Japanese Empire invaded China — confident that they could beat the Chinese again ...

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: China’s Pirate Queen Ching Shih

Ching Yang was born into a poor family in Canton, China, not far from Hong Kong in 1775.

Updated 6 months ago
HISTORY CORNER: Gold in the rugged Yukon

History says 100,000 or more jumped at the news that gold had been found in the Yukon Territory in the 1890s.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
HISTORY CORNER: Final days of Czar of Russia

In the 1956 movie “Anna and the King of Siam,” Yul Brynner playing the king sings a song that includes the lyric, “It is a puzzlement” — referring to the per...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: Days of the galley slaves

Even Cleopatra had slaves to row her fleet of ships in ancient Egyptian times.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: Magnificent Montana

There’s a unique grandeur to Montana.

Updated 7 months ago
HISTORY CORNER: The Portuguese conquistadors

Is it possible that the Age of Discovery that led to Columbus discovering America started with a myth that included a Christian priest-king of a land in the ...

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
HISTORY CORNER: History of the Circus

The earliest circuses may have been where the Romans pitted gladiators against one another and sacrificed Christians to the lions.

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: Swedes come to America

We know a lot about the geologic history of Sweden — and the broader context of Scandinavia — but little about the early Swedish people.

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: SUBMARINES

It’s hard to believe that King James I of England not only commissioned a team of scholars to create the King James Bible, and also a brilliant Dutch invento...

Updated 7 months, 4 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: AMAZING GRACE

“How industrious is Satan served,” John Newton said years after he wrote Amazing Grace.

Updated 8 months ago
HISTORY CORNER: CATS

Though they were not worshipped, cats in ancient Egypt had a role in life — and in the afterlife.