Sunday, May 09, 2021

Syd Albright

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Updated 6 days, 23 hours ago

HISTORY CORNER: History of the Orchid

Orchid pollen on a bee fossilized in amber found in the Dominican Republic in 2000, enabled Harvard biologists t...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
HISTORY CORNER: Tragedy of the SS Sultana

It happened around 2 a.m. on April 27, 1865, when melting winter snow in the north had flooded the Mississippi River, making it three miles wide in parts.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
HISTORY CORNER: The Coptic Christians

What a joy it must have been for the Alexandrians in Egypt when Mark came to town to talk about a Jew named Jesus and all the things He did — giving a messag...

Updated 1 month ago
HISTORY CORNER: The Historic Shenandoah Valley

The Shenandoah Valley shared by both Virginia and West Virginia is truly a natural wonder, with velvety mountain ridges looking down on bucolic meadows, farm...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago

“One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place.” — Malcolm McDowell

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: Australian explorer warned U.S. about Dec. 7

What on Earth would a famous Australian aviator and polar explorer be doing in Java before Pearl Harbor and talking about a forthcoming Japanese attack, and ...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: World War II: The fighting Chetniks

The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that FDR called “A date that will live in infamy” was also a day that drew a multi-cultural United States into World War ...

Updated 2 months ago
HISTORY CORNER: The Harriet Tubman story


Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
HISTORY CORNER: Days of the Manila Galleon

It took six to nine months for the huge Spanish galleons to sail from Manila to Acapulco, and it was not unusual for 100 on board to die on the journey becau...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago

In January 1945 near the end of World War II, the British Indian Army was driving the Japanese out from Burma.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago

The great Apache war chief Geronimo was 22 years old in 1851 and was away trading for supplies at the town of Janos in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua.

Updated 3 months ago
HISTORY CORNER: After the mutiny on the Bounty

It was 1808 and many crewmembers on board Britain’s HMS Bounty hated their captain and urged second-in-command Fletcher Christian to take over the ship.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
HISTORY CORNER: Code of the Samurai

From the 12th century until 1872, the samurai were Japan’s military nobility, carrying their profession with honor and dignity.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: A changing America in the 1950s

It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. Baby Boomer kids were growing up, there was more money to spend, a dark-haired singer name Elvis was ...

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Hollywood, video games, books and comics love to portray Vikings as vicious raiders and plunderers brandishing broadswords and axes, while thundering into ba...