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Syd Albright

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Updated 1 week, 6 days ago

HISTORY CORNER: The Golden days of radio

“A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi-Yo Silver! The Lone Ranger rides again!”

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
HISTORY CORNER: The Roman Emperor and battle that changed history

Three centuries after Christ’s crucifixion, Roman Emperor Constantine was crossing the Alps to battle co-emperor Maxentius who controlled Rome when he and hi...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
HISTORY CORNER: Sinking the CSS Alabama

For 123 years, a cannon ball lay imbedded unexploded in the woodwork of a Civil War Union sloop-of-war.

Updated 1 month ago
HISTORY CORNER: The pioneer nurses: Part II

Clara Barton was born in 1821 in North Oxford, Mass., and had a miserable childhood.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
HISTORY CORNER: The pioneer nurses

“We rose at 5.30 a.m. and left the wards at 9 p.m. to go to our beds, which were in little rooms between the wards,” wrote Linda Richards, America’s first tr...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: The Catacombs of Rome

It was sometimes dangerous to be a Christian or Jew in Rome in the first two centuries after the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: Chasing Cochise

Cochise was about 6 feet tall, weighing 175 pounds with prominent cheekbones and long black hair.

Updated 2 months ago
HISTORY CORNER: Gustave Eiffel: Thinking BIG

“There is an attraction, a special charm in the colossal to which ordinary theories of art do not apply,” said Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. “Can one think that ...

Updated 3 months ago
SYD ALBRIGHT: HISTORY CORNER — The mighty Amazon River

A TREASURE OF NATURE, HISTORY, DANGER AND TRAGEDY

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
SYD ALBRIGHT: HISTORY CORNER — ‘Give me liberty or give me death!’

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?”

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
SYD ALBRIGHT: HISTORY CORNER — England’s first Queen Elizabeth: Part II

The charismatic Sir Walter Raleigh was one of Queen Elizabeth’s court favorites, that history remembers as an adventurous English landed gentleman, writer, p...