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Syd Albright

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Updated 6 months, 1 week 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 10 months, 1 week ago
HISTORY CORNER: The Henry Ford Empire

Henry Ford understood human nature.

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: YOSEMITE

“There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of...

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: Israel since World War I

Today’s Israel is a small part of a larger land that according to the Bible in Genesis 15 was given to Abraham and his descendants by God.

Updated 11 months ago
HISTORY CORNER: Coming to America

Millions of people from around the world have left their ancestral homes to come to America, believing that their lives would be better, and they could build...

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago
HISTORY CORNER: World War II’s incredible flying fortress

The American bomber was so badly shot up, it was a sitting duck for the German Messerschmidt 109 fighter plane.

Updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: Six devastating fires in history

After the destruction of the Royal Library at Alexandria, preserving scholarship grew.

Updated 11 months, 4 weeks ago
HISTORY CORNER: History of the Romani

For 1,500 years, the Romani have roamed the world after leaving their homeland in northwestern India — facing persecution almost everywhere they went.

Updated 1 year ago
HISTORY CORNER: The magnificent Niagara Falls

Something didn’t feel right to Jed Porter, a farmer in Western New York taking an evening stroll along the river near Niagara Falls.

Updated 1 year ago
HISTORY CORNER: Quantrill’s Raiders

History classes traditionally teach about the Civil War in terms of slavery and the great battles: First Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancell...

Updated 1 year ago
HISTORY CORNER: Battle of Midway 1942

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was Japan’s top admiral during World War II and was the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Updated 1 year ago
HISTORY CORNER: History of manners and etiquette

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others,” Emily Post, doyenne of manners and etiquette said. “If you have that awareness, you have good ...

Updated 1 year ago
HISTORY CORNER: Catalina, Island of Romance

Stretching 22 miles long and 8 miles wide, Catalina Island has fascinated early Californian Indians, Spanish conquistadors, movie stars, tourists, artists, h...

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
HISTORY CORNER: Thor Heyerdahl and Kon-Tiki

Thor Heyerdahl was one of the great ethnographers and explorers of the 20th century.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
HISTORY CORNER: THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

Flying 2,000 miles from Sydney to Darwin in Australia’s far north, or from Sydney to Perth in the far west, there might not be a town in sight and only a few...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
HISTORY CORNER: The Battle of Britain 1940

On Sept. 17, 1940, Hitler realized it was hopeless and told his High Command that Operation Sea Lion was canceled — there’d be no land invasion of Britain.