Category Archives: History

Everything Old is New Again

Cadbury has developed a non-melting chocolate bar: Scientists at Cadbury’s Bourneville, England research plant have developed a type of chocolate bar that remained solid after three hours in an incubator at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Chocolate usually melts … Continue reading

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He Wasn’t Paul Newman

The real Butch Cassidy, real name LeRoy Parker.   Tweet

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Mapping Hatteras

The wreck of the USS Hatteras, a US Navy warship sunk by the Confederate raider CSS Alabama in 1863 is being mapped using a new sonar technique: The USS Hatteras, an iron-hulled 210-foot-long ship that sunk about 20 miles off … Continue reading

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A Long, Long Time Ago

Early Miss Americana.   Tweet

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Long Way Home

After 112 years, Albert Afraid of Hawk is back home. The remains of a man who died young while touring the world with Buffalo Bill were hidden for more than a century in an unmarked grave some 1,700 miles from … Continue reading

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Mystery Ship

A strange wreck has been uncovered by Hurricane Isaac in Alabama. The ship was partially uncovered during Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and in 2008 Hurricane Ike uncovered more of the boat. When Hurricane Isaac swept through the Gulf Coast, making … Continue reading

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The Eagle of the Sea

USS Constitution sails under her own power, August 19, 2012. Tweet

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Omaha, Ohio

Omaha Beach in Ohio. Sounds like this is worth going to see. Tweet

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Dead Past

The catacombs under the City of Light. Weird. Tweet

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Damn the Torpedoes

The Battle of Mobile Bay. David Glasgow Farragut became the first full admiral in the US Navy. Tweet

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Another U-Boat?

Weird. A second sunken U-Boat story in one day. This one is more than a bit odd, though. Supposedly, it’s 124 miles away from the ocean at the bottom of a river. A diver searching for the bodies of three … Continue reading

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U-Boat Wreck Found

Off the coast of Massachusetts, a privately funded expedition has discovered the wreckage of U-550, sunk in 1944. The U-550 was found Monday by a privately funded group organized by New Jersey lawyer Joe Mazraani. It was the second trip … Continue reading

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Under Siege

Some great photographs of a city under siege. They are a bit dated, though. About 150 years old, in fact. The city is Washington, DC. Tweet

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Elizabeth’s Secret

It seems women’s lingerie appeared several centuries before previously thought. Call it Elizabeth’s Secret: The lace and linen undergarments date back to hundreds of years before women’s underwear was thought to exist. They had lain hidden in a vault beneath … Continue reading

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To Touch The Face Of God

Challenger, 25 years on. Dick Scobee. Michael Smith. Ellison Onizuka. Judith Resnik. Ronald McNair. Christa McAuliffe. Gregory Jarvis. Rest in peace. Tweet

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