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  • The "Harrison Horror" of 1878

    06/25/2019 9:03:25 AM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-24-2019 | The History Guy
    John Harrison, grandson of former president William Henry Harrison, went to the Medical College of Ohio searching for the body of a friend which had been stolen from its grave. What he found there shocked the nation, and drove a national discussion of the macabre practice of body snatching.
  • Colter's Run, Jedediah Smith & the Mountain Men

    06/24/2019 9:37:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 24, 2019 | Bill Federer
    John Colter accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition, 1804-1806. Colter then traveled the mountain wilderness alone for months, being considered the first "mountain man." In 1807, Colter became the first person of European descent to see the Teton Mountain Range and traverse the area that became known as Yellowstone National Park. His description of bubbling mudpots, geysers and steaming pools of water, resulted in the area being named "Colter's Hell." In 1809, hundreds of Blackfeet captured John Colter. His friend, John Potts , was riddled with bullets and hacked to pieces. Wanting to make a sport out of killing...
  • The Red Decade, Redux

    06/23/2019 8:26:57 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 51 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2019 | Harry Stein
    It may be that the best book that will ever be written about today’s progressive mind-set was published in 1941. That in The Red Decade author Eugene Lyons was, in fact, describing the Communist-dominated American Left of the Depression-wracked 1930s and 1940s makes his observations even more meaningful, for it is sobering to be confronted with how little has been gained by hard experience. The celebration of feelings over reason? The certainty of moral virtue? The disdain for tradition and the revising of history for ideological ends? The embrace of the latest definition of correct thought? Lyons was one of...
  • I Grew Up Denying The Holocaust, Then I Led A Trip To Auschwitz

    06/22/2019 6:22:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies ^ | 6/22/19; | Moral Courage TV
    A Palestinian professor takes a group of Arab students to visit Auschwitz.
  • Claiming Racism, Illinois Democrat Cancels Local Civil War Re-Enactment

    06/23/2019 2:57:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/17/19 | Elizabeth Bauer
    This is a fundamental culture clash with politicians being wholly unprepared for a new brand of politics in which even traditional family events become politicized, and one more piece of American heritage disappears. Roughly two years ago, when the uproar about Confederate Civil War monuments was at its peak, the Chicago Tribune reported on a monument to Confederate soldiers far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, in Chicago itself. The monument was at the site of a mass grave of soldiers who died as prisoners of war (POWs) at Camp Douglas, at which more Confederate prisoners died than any other, in...
  • On Apollo, using the bathroom was ‘messy.’ America’s next moonshot will be radically different

    06/23/2019 12:45:52 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Pressfrom ^ | 23 June 2019
    The three Apollo 10 astronauts are zipping through the desolate expanse of space, the Earth a small blue marble behind them, on a mission poised to set the stage for one of humanity’s seminal achievements, when, suddenly, astronaut Tom Stafford called out from inside the cramped spacecraft: “Oh — who did it?” After some confusion, he repeated himself: “Who did it?” He was laughing. Then astronaut Gene Cernan spotted the source of the commotion: “Where did that come from?” “Give me a napkin quick,” Stafford said, horrified. “There’s a turd floating through the air.” Ah, the glamour of space travel....
  • This Pride, let’s celebrate shame

    06/23/2019 11:19:08 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 35 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | Chadwick Moore | Chadwick Moore
    Few gay men are proud to have surrendered their movement to a hostile takeover by Democrats, corporations, Marxists, and racial identitarians. Full Text Below
  • Twice denied the freedom he'd fought for, black Revolutionary War hero from Maryland to be honored

    06/21/2019 8:56:25 AM PDT · by bort · 15 replies
    Baltimore Dung ^ | June 21, 2019 | Jonathan M. Pitts
    He fought with distinction, historians say, in two of this country's formative wars. He was given a medal of valor by one of the world's great generals. He met a president and at least on president to-be.....
  • On this date in our Navy's history

    1864 During the Civil War, USS Kearsarge, commanded by Capt. J.A. Winslow, sinks CSS Alabama, commanded by Capt. R. Semmes, off Cherbourg, France, ending the career of the South's most famous commerce raider, which included burning 55 vessels valued at $4.5 million.
  • During the Ice Age, Long-Legged Hyenas Prowled the Arctic

    06/19/2019 6:37:59 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    gizmondo ^ | 18 June 2019 | George Dvorsky
    “The size, shape, and arrangement of the cusps on the two teeth are characteristically hyena, in that the teeth are very robust, and with sharp shearing blades,” Humans took a similar route to reach North America some 15,000 years ago, but the hyena migration happened much earlier. “It is amazing to imagine hyenas thriving in the harsh conditions above the Arctic Circle during the Ice Age,” “So they are an all-around ‘triple-threat’ of a predator, being able to run with their long legs, hunt and cut meat with their sharp teeth, and scavenge with their powerful premolar teeth,” he said.
  • How 400 Germans Won the Battle of Waterloo

    06/23/2015 10:34:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 Jun 2015
    On June 18th, 1815, 400 Hanoverian soldiers were the only thing standing between defeat and victory for the alliance against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.In 1811, Napoleon's empire and its allies had over 44 million subjects and covered most of Europe. But after being defeated in 1813 and 1814 by the Sixth Coalition, which included Austria, Prussia, Russia, Britain, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and other German states, Napoleon was forced to abdicate and exiled to the island of Elba. The First French Empire was dissolved, and the Bourbon monarchy restored, but in February 1815 Napoleon escaped from his exile and...
  • This Day In History NAPOLEON DEFEATED AT WATERLOO: June 18, 1815

    This Day In History | General Interest NAPOLEON DEFEATED AT WATERLOO: June 18, 1815 At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history. Beginning in 1812, Napoleon began to encounter the first significant defeats of his military career, suffering through a disastrous invasion of Russia, losing Spain to the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsula War, and enduring total defeat against an allied force by 1814. Exiled to the island of Elba in the Mediterranean, he escaped to France in early 1815 and...
  • Wellington's mud-streaked Waterloo battle cloak up for auction

    06/18/2015 9:37:54 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 17, 2015
    A plain dark cloak still streaked with mud from the battle of Waterloo – which the Duke of Wellington is said to have draped around the shoulders of Lady Caroline Lamb when he was one of the most famous, and she one of the most infamous people in Europe – is to be sold for the first time in 200 years. The victor of Waterloo and the tempestuous aristocrat, who was once served up naked in a silver dish at a dinner, had a brief fling in Brussels in the weeks after the battle on 18 June 1815 which changed...
  • Archaeologists uncover megalithic monument thought to be unlike any found in Ireland to date

    06/16/2019 11:34:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies ^ | Friday, June 14, 2019 | Hayley Halpin
    Carrowmore in the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland, with 5,500-year-old passage tombs dating from 3,600 BC. Archaeologists Dr Marion Dowd and Dr James Bonsall directed the excavation of a site that was formerly known as a barrow. Barrows are circular earthen monuments surrounded by a circular ditch. These sites typically date to the Bronze Age and Iron Age, ranging from between 4,000 and 1,500 years old. The excavation has revealed that some unexpected results – that the monument isn’t a barrow at all... The team found that the circular ditch surrounded a central raised area that consisted of...
  • It's the anniversary of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo: history, quotes and video

    06/18/2019 9:51:03 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 37 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/17/19 | Harpygoddess
    June 18 is the anniversary of the battle of Waterloo in 1815, in which British forces under the Duke of Wellington and the Prussians under Field Marshal Blücher decisively defeated the French under Napoleon to end the "Hundred Days Campaign." After the allies took Paris in March 1814, Napoleon was initially exiled to Elba. A year later, however, he returned to France amid great acclaim, re-entered Paris, declared himself emperor again, and retook command of the French armies to renew the struggle. Four days after the debacle at Waterloo - which Wellington described as "the nearest-run thing you ever saw...
  • Kosovo's 'Field of Blackbirds': The 630-Year-Old Reason Eastern Europeans Resist Islam

    06/17/2019 8:03:43 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies ^ | Raymond Ibrahim
    Why Eastern Europeans are much more reluctant to accept Muslim migrants than their Western counterparts can be traced back to circumstances surrounding a pivotal battle, that of Kosovo, which took place on June 15, 1389, exactly 630 years ago today. It pitted Muslim invaders against Eastern European defenders—the ancestors of those many Eastern Europeans today who are resistant to Islam. Because the jihad is as old as Islam, it has been championed by diverse peoples throughout the centuries (Arabs in the Middle East, Moors (Berbers and Africans) in Spain and Western Europe, etc.). Islam’s successful entry into Eastern Europe was...
  • Lake County calls for end to Civil War Days

    06/16/2019 10:11:23 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 42 replies
    The Lake County Sun ^ | June 12, 2019 | Frank Aberderholden
    The 2019 Civil War Days might be the last hosted by the Lake County Forest Preserves after the district president questioned the appropriateness of the annual commemoration that features the Confederate flag. President Angelo Kyle said he would prefer to focus on environmental issues such as climate change. In 2015, the district staged Civil War Days shortly after South Carolina removed the battle flag from its Capitol. At the time, forest preserves officials said Confederate flags were not being displayed inappropriately and were used in a historical context. Kyle, who is African American, said that history is written by the...
  • End of an Era? Lake County May End Civil War Days Event

    06/16/2019 8:59:18 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | June 13, 2019 | Mick Zawislak
    Civil War Days will go on as scheduled next month in the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda, but it may be the swan song for what's been a popular event for 27 years. The abrupt move came at the directive of Angelo Kyle, president of the forest district's board. "I believe it has run its course. It has fulfilled whatever it's purpose was," said Kyle. "This is a re-enactment of a war over the enslavement of African Americans and there are some people who don't want to be reminded of that," he later added. "Some of the things that really...
  • The short life of Must Farm [Late Bronze Age settlement in Cambridgeshire]

    06/14/2019 12:10:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | June 12, 2019 | University of Cambridge
    Must Farm is located within the silts of a slow-flowing freshwater river, with stilted structures built to elevate the living quarters above the water. This palaeochannel (dating from 1700-100 BC) was active for centuries prior to the construction of Must Farm (approx. 1100-800 cal BC), and a causeway was built across the river... Excavations between 2009 and 2012 revealed the remains of nine logboats in the palaeochannel, in addition to fish weirs and fish traps - further evidence of the long history of occupation in the landscape. The Must Farm houses are the 'most completely preserved prehistoric domestic structures found...
  • Diet at the docks: Living and dying at the port of ancient Rome

    06/14/2019 12:15:11 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | June 12, 2019 | University of Cambridge
    Portus Romae was established in the middle of the first century AD and for well over 400 years was Rome's gateway to the Mediterranean... Lead author, Dr Tamsin O'Connell of the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge said, "The human remains from the excavations at Portus belong to a local population involved in heavy, manual labour, perhaps the saccarii (porters) who unloaded cargoes from incoming ships. When looking isotopically at the individuals dating to between the early second to mid fifth centuries AD, we see that they have a fairly similar diet to the rich and middle-class people buried at...