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The Great Bambino

ENTERTAINMENT | June 13, 2019

The most famous baseball player in history, Babe Ruth, was born George Herman Ruth Jr. on February 6, 1895, in Baltimore Maryland. He was one of eight children born to George Herman Ruth Sr. and Ka...

The Tragedy of the Tree of Ténéré

WORLD HISTORY | June 12, 2019

In the heart of the Sahara is the “desert within the desert” the brutal region of the Ténéré. This sand-duned region stretches across northeastern Niger and western Chad and is e...

The Mutiny That Created Washington, D.C.

WARS | June 11, 2019

At the end of the Revolutionary War, veterans from the Continental Army wanted to get paid and wouldn't take no for an answer. The result was one of the first major confronta...

Our Founding Fathers

WORLD HISTORY | June 10, 2019

Father’s Day can represent not only fathers of families but also the fathers of our country. Our founding fathers of America consisted of seven men of valor: George Washington, John Adams, Thoma...

Entertainers Who Have Made An Impact In History

ENTERTAINMENT | June 9, 2019

Many entertainers have come and gone throughout history but most do not create a major impact on us like some do. Here are just three of them that have taken center sta...

What Is Causing the Taos Hum?

WORLD HISTORY | June 8, 2019

The small town of Taos, New Mexico, isn’t famous for celebrities like Julia Roberts and Dennis Hopper who have called it home. That spotlight has been stolen by a mysterious sound, know...

The Mysterious Tribe of North Sentinel Island

CULTURE | June 7, 2019

The idea of modern-day societies encountering cultures and people who have not met outsiders may seem like a throwback to the Age of Discovery. However, there are still ...

The Mysterious Life of William Shakespeare

WORLD HISTORY | June 6, 2019

The most famous playwright of all time, William Shakespeare, is also the most controversial. While his plays are the most read and performed of any playwright in history, t...

Searching For Love Throughout History

CULTURE | June 5, 2019

These days, the search for true love often involves swiping left or right on a smartphone, though any people look down on the use of such dating apps. Some consider them to inef...

Heroes Versus Villains Throughout History

CULTURE | June 4, 2019

There are a lot of heroes down through history that have been recognized for their place in history or have simply become household names because of their popularity. Villain...

Antoni Gaudi, An Architectural Genius or Madman?

WORLD HISTORY | June 3, 2019

Antoni Gaudi was a very unique and talented architect. Most of his work was done in Barcelona. Not a lot is known about Gaudi as a person but his talent for architec...

The Three Sacred Treasures of Japan

CULTURE | June 2, 2019

Many monarchies have regalia which represent centuries of tradition and history. These, such as in the United Kingdom include crowns, jewels, scepters, and orbs. But few are quit...

History of Windmills

CULTURE | June 1, 2019

There have been different types and forms of windmills throughout history. The various types were created for different purposes. The very first person to use the windmill idea was Heron of Ale...

First Known Author in History: Enheduanna

WORLD HISTORY | May 31, 2019

The first author that signed her name to a literary work was the ancient Sumerian poet Enheduanna. There were other poems and stories that had been done but none associated ...

History of Milk and Egg Home Delivery Service

CULTURE | May 30, 2019

Home deliveries of milk and eggs, as well as ice cream, were very common back in the early 1800-1900s but today are very rare. In the beginning, milk was delivered using...

Australia’s Historic Nemesis: The Bunny Rabbit

WORLD HISTORY | May 29, 2019

Australia is home to 66 venomous species of animals. Some, like the funnel web spider, the Dubois sea snake, the taipan snake, the blue-ringed octopus, and the box je...

How It Used To Be: Doctors And House Calls

CULTURE | May 28, 2019

Back in the 1800s, it was common practice for family doctors to go to the homes of their patients rather than the patients going to see them. Even in the middle of the night...

Crossing the Line: One of Maritime History's Oldest Traditions

WORLD HISTORY | May 27, 2019

Imagine that you are in a cabin aboard a ship when one night you receive a summons from King Neptune to mark your first crossing of the equator. You are...

The Rise and Fall of the Aztec Empire

WORLD HISTORY | May 26, 2019

The Aztecs were a people that lived in the middle American region in what is now known as Mexico City and the area that surrounded it back in the 14th through the 16th centuries....

Lost Writing Systems of the Ancient World

CULTURE | May 25, 2019

There are a number of ways in which historians, archaeologists, and other scholars learn about ancient civilizations and their cultures. Artifacts and monuments are importan...

What Really Happens at Area 51?

WORLD HISTORY | May 24, 2019

A popular topic among science fiction enthusiasts and conspiracy theorist is Area 51. Frequently connected with the 1947 incident during which a UFO allegedly crashed near Roswell, Ne...

Tammany Hall: History’s Most Notorious Political Machine

CULTURE | May 23, 2019

Nowadays, there are sometimes accusations of corruption in American politics, either real or supposed. Either way, it does well to recall one of the most fa...

The Amazing Harry Houdini

ENTERTAINMENT | May 22, 2019

Harry Houdini was a man of many talents. Despite only living to the age of fifty-two, his résumé included such titles as a circus performer, aviator, actor, and writer. But it was his skil...

The Zodiac Killer: California’s Jack the Ripper

CULTURE | May 21, 2019

One of the most infamous serial killers in history, Jack the Ripper terrorized London during the late 19th century. Nearly eighty years later, Northern California fa...

A Pirate Profile: The Savage François l'Olonnais

WORLD HISTORY | May 20, 2019

As I had written in my prior pirate profile piece on Ned Low, the pirates of the Caribbean were not Johnny Depp, but fall somewhere south of Al Capone with Jack the R...

Florence Nightingale – The Lady With The Lamp

HEROES | May 19, 2019

Referred to as “the lady with the lamp,” Florence Nightingale was like an angel to the sick and dying that were in Turkey during the Crimean War. This war was during 1...

Star Wars Films On Skellig Island in Ireland

ENTERTAINMENT | May 18, 2019

A mysterious and beautiful island – a place for a war? That is exactly what it was for -Star Wars. Skellig Island has become a favorite location for the crew of Star War...

What Caused the Patomskiy Crater?

WORLD HISTORY | May 17, 2019

In 1949, in Irkutsk, Siberia, a geologist happened upon a mysterious crater. To this day, scientists have yet to positively identify what caused it. At first, it was believed to be...

Atlantis: Lost City or Mythical Island?

WORLD HISTORY | May 16, 2019

Often with folklore and legend, it is impossible to uncover the primary source. Either the original texts are lost, or the stories are passed down from one generation to the n...

Lesser Known Facts About Dr. Seuss

ENTERTAINMENT | May 15, 2019

It seems every Christmas there is a new film adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and we have one person to thank for that: a famous children’s author by the name of Dr. Se...

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