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A Map of the World's Most Superlative Trees. Did a Fear of Slave Revolts Drive American Independence? Photo Binghamton, N.Y. — FOR more than two centuries, we have been reading the Declaration of Independence wrong.

Did a Fear of Slave Revolts Drive American Independence?

Or rather, we’ve been celebrating the Declaration as people in the 19th and 20th centuries have told us we should, but not the Declaration as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams wrote it. How Rival Gardens of Eden in Iraq Survived ISIS, Dwindling Tourists, And Each Other. A bird flies out of a Lalish temple that features a stone black snake on its wall.

How Rival Gardens of Eden in Iraq Survived ISIS, Dwindling Tourists, And Each Other

(Photo: Erin Trieb) Thirty-five miles north of Mosul, Iraq, about an hour’s drive from Islamic State territory, was the Garden of Eden. I stood with my interpreter, Salar, a local Iraqi journalist. “See that smoke between the mountains,” Salar said, pointing in the distance. “It’s an oil fire.” The Discoverers. In "A Personal Note to the Reader" Boorstin writes, "My hero is Man, the Discoverer.

The Discoverers

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History/ Social Sciences Subject Guide. The Animated Bayeux Tapestry. 11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People. Letters of Note is one of our favorite places to hang out.

11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People

Since 2009 the site has curated hundreds of interesting letters, telegrams, memos and faxes, from famous people, regular people, and even fictional people. We took advantage of their hard work and rounded up these 11 thank you (and one thanks-for-nothing) letters from their archives. 1. Thank You for the Dream You Sent Me Once upon a time (1989), a little girl named Amy sent a bottle of colored water, oil and glitter to Roald Dahl, who knew right away that this was a dream in a bottle inspired by his book, The BFG. Dear Amy,I must write a special letter and thank you for the dream in the bottle. 2. When your job involves leaving the planet to walk on the nearest rocky body, it’s important that the people who build your equipment do things the right way. To the EMU gang:I remember noting a quarter century or so ago that an emu was a 6 foot Australian flightless bird. 3. Remember prom? 4. 5. Sometimes less is more. U.S. Presidents - Facts, Pictures, Videos & Speeches -

Frances Perkins, 'The Woman Behind the New Deal' Frances Perkins Center - A short history of her life. .

Frances Perkins Center - A short history of her life

Soon after Fannie was born, her family moved to Worcester, attracted by the growing market for paper goods. Her father founded a store that has become what is know today as Butler-Deardon Paper. Her Maine-born parents supported her wholeheartedly in her education. After holding her own at Worcester Classical High School, a largely male institution, Fannie attended Mount Holyoke College where she completed her undergraduate work in 1902. Background on FP at Mount Holyoke's website. She legally changed her first name to "Frances" in about 1905 at age 25. By 1911, she was already at work for the Factory Investigation Commission in New York City. In 1913, Frances married Paul C. In 1918, Frances Perkins attended Wharton College where she continued her studies in economics and sociology. . When FDR invited Frances to be his Secretary of Labor, she brought with her a hastily written laundry list of ideas for which she would expect his support if she were to accept his appointment.

Six Reasons Why The Wall Is Holy. 1) Site of the Holy Temple The Western Wall is a surviving remnant of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE.

Six Reasons Why The Wall Is Holy

The Temple was the center of the spiritual world, the main conduit for the flow of Godliness. When the Temple stood, the world was filled with awe of God and appreciation for the genius of the Torah. Jewish tradition teaches that all of creation began in Jerusalem. Newsreels, video, archive, film, footage, stills - British Pathé.

Billy the Kid - Drunk History Video Clip. Lapham’s Quarterly : The Sea. World History Timeline. Library of congress. Digital Public Library of America.

Excerpt from Prose Works. Digital Public Library of America.


As 2014 brings new state laws, a look at public opinion on the issues. Every new year means adding thousands of new state laws to the books. This year’s wide range includes everything from tanning bed age limits (Illinois), to a new ban on selling shark fins (Delaware). While most new laws represent incremental change, sometimes state laws can also signal broader movement on a public policy issue or indicate a regional or demographic shift in public opinion. USGS/EROS › -Home. Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome. Back in 1578 came the fascinating discovery of a network of labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome.

Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome

The tombs were home to the decayed skeletons of early Christian martyrs – believed to be saints on account of their bravery & unwavering support of Christian beliefs. Many of these skeletons (given the name ‘The Catacomb Saints’ by those who first discovered them) were then distributed across Europe (predominantly Germany) as replacements for the countless holy relics which had been smashed, stolen or destroyed during the Protestant Reformation.

Once delivered, each skeleton was then clothed and adorned into a variety of precious jewels, expensive cloth, crowns, armour and even given wigs. They were put on display inside their designated churches as a reminder to all who visited, for the riches and wealth that awaited them post death – providing they swore allegiance to the Christian faith. It sounds like a tale straight from a Dan Brown novel doesn't it? British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg. The analysis is contained in a new book, All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To.

British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg

Stuart Laycock, the author, has worked his way around the globe, through each country alphabetically, researching its history to establish whether, at any point, they have experienced an incursion by Britain. Only a comparatively small proportion of the total in Mr Laycock's list of invaded states actually formed an official part of the empire. 100 Diagrams That Changed the World. Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the Earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even concretize abstract concepts like consciousness and love. 100 Diagrams That Changed the World (public library) by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web.

100 Diagrams That Changed the World

It appears that no great diagram is solely authored by its creator. Most of those described here were the culmination of centuries of accumulated knowledge. Most arose from collaboration (and oftentimes in competition) with others. Christianson offers a definition: Earth Calendar. 100 Incredible YouTube Channels for History Buffs » Online College Search. If you love history, or just want to learn more about it, YouTube has exactly what you need.

100 Incredible YouTube Channels for History Buffs » Online College Search

Always up to the challege of providing thorough, accurate information, YouTube delivers channels from leading names in historical studies, from The Smithsonian to the Discovery Channel. You’re sure to find just the right information you need for your lecture, lesson plan, or perhaps just your personal viewing pleasure. General History These videos can give your students a better insight into historical events. Art History From ancient Greek sculpture to post-Modernism, YouTube has it all. HERE IS TODAY. 14 Mind-Blowing Facts That Will Change Your Perception Of Time. Published on February 28th, 2014 Check out this astonishing historical facts, these 14 time perception related titles will definitely makes you ask your self, how I didn’t know that… 1. France was still executing people by guillotine when Star Wars came out. Star Wars premiered in theaters in May 1977. The last execution by guillotine took place September 10th of the same year. 2.

Source: The Stegosaurus lived ~150 million years ago, while the T-Rex lived only ~65 million years ago. Voices of History - Old Time Radio Shows. Forgotten Nations. History Rome annihilated Carthage to ensure it would never again rise as a major threat.

The Ottomans forever ended Byzantium’s glory. 'Atlantis' Guns, germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies. Guns, Germs, and Steel, my best-known book, was published in 1997. It has been translated into 36 languages, including all the major languages of book publishing, as well as languages of small markets such as Estonian and Serbian. It won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction, plus numerous other prizes. 'Guns, Germs, and Steel' Reconsidered. How All 50 States Got Their Names. Alabama. Things That Are Not In the U.S. Constitution. Have you ever heard someone say, "That's unconstitutional! " or "That's my constitutional right! " and wondered if they were right? You might be surprised how often people get it wrong. You might also be surprised how often people get it right.

Your best defense against misconception is reading and knowing your Constitution. From Accordions to Zippers, a Map of 90 of the World's Most Surprising Capitals. UNCOVERED: The Haunting 'Human Zoo' of Paris.