Lucretia Lucretia (/lʊˈkriːʃə/; died c. 510 BC (traditionally)) is a semi-legendary figure in the history of the Roman Republic. According to the story, told mainly by two turn-of-the-millennium historians, the Roman Livy and the Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus (who lived in Rome at the time of the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus), her rape by the Etruscan king's son and consequent suicide were the immediate cause of the revolution that overthrew the monarchy and established the Roman Republic. The beginning of the Republic is marked by the first appearance of the two consuls elected on a yearly basis. The Romans recorded events by consular year, keeping an official list in various forms called the fasti, used by Roman historians. This list confirms that there was a Roman Republic, that it began at the beginning of the fasti, and that it supplanted a monarchy. As the events of the story move rapidly, the date of the incident is probably the same year as the first of the fasti.
Inverted World This is what the world would look like if the world's areas of land and water was "inverted". Apart from having a incredible amount of landmasses, there are a number of interesting geological features. Like the huge English Lake, The Great Asian Ocean, and The huge Gulfstream Mountains. The world's power centers are also somewhat different. The North Atlantic States, the Indian Kingdom and the South Atlantic / Pacific kingdoms is sure to form the greatest financial and military centers. One thing is for sure - beach side property is going to be hugely expensive. The map is actually "just" a wallpaper (and a poster) created by VladStudio. Follow: 42Concepts
James Barry James Miranda Stuart Barry (c. 1789-1799 – 25 July 1865, born Margaret Ann Bulkley), was a military surgeon in the British Army. After graduation from the University of Edinburgh Medical School, Barry served in India and Cape Town, South Africa. By the end of his career, he had risen to the rank of Inspector General in charge of military hospitals. In his travels he not only improved conditions for wounded soldiers, but also the conditions of the native inhabitants. Although Barry lived his adult life as a man, it is believed that at birth he was identified or assigned as female and named Margaret Ann Bulkley, and that he chose to live as a man so that he might be accepted as a university student and able to pursue a career as a surgeon. Information about Barry's early life has been rife with myth and speculation; with no contemporary records known. Portrait of James Barry, painted circa 1813-1816 In a couple of weeks he became the Medical Inspector for the colony.
List of common misconceptions From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Arts and culture Food and cooking Roll-style Western sushi. Searing meat does not "seal in" moisture, and in fact may actually cause meat to lose moisture. Legislation and crime Literature The Harry Potter books, though they have broken children's book publishing records, have not led to an increase in reading among children or adults, nor slowed the ongoing overall decline in book purchases by Americans, and children who did read the Harry Potter books were not more likely to go on to read more outside of the fantasy and mystery genres. Music Religion Hebrew Bible The forbidden fruit mentioned in the Book of Genesis is commonly assumed to be an apple, and is widely depicted as such in Western art. Buddhism The historical Buddha was not obese. Christianity Islam Sports Words and phrases History Biology
Mary I of England Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558) was Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death. Her executions of Protestants caused her opponents to give her the sobriquet "Bloody Mary". She was the only child of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon who survived to adulthood. As the fourth crowned monarch of the Tudor dynasty, Mary is remembered for her restoration of Roman Catholicism after the short-lived Protestant reign of her half-brother. Birth and family Education and marriage plans Mary at the time of her engagement to Charles V. Throughout Mary's childhood, Henry negotiated potential future marriages for her. Adolescence Adulthood In 1536, Queen Anne fell from the king's favour and was beheaded. Mary in 1544 In 1547, Henry died and Edward succeeded as Edward VI. Accession On 10 July 1553, Lady Jane was proclaimed queen by Dudley and his supporters, and on the same day Mary's letter to the council arrived in London.
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Amelia Dyer Amelia Elizabeth Dyer (née Hobley; 1837 – 10 June 1896) was the most prolific baby farm murderer of Victorian England. She was tried and hanged for one murder, but there is little doubt she was responsible for many more similar deaths—possibly 400 or more—over a period of perhaps 20 years. Background Unlike many of her generation, Dyer was not the product of grinding poverty. She was born the youngest of five (with three brothers, Thomas, James and William, and a sister, Ann) in the small village of Pyle Marsh, just east of Bristol (now part of Bristol's urban sprawl known as Pile Marsh), the daughter of a master shoemaker, Samuel Hobley, and Sarah Hobley née Weymouth. She learned to read and write and developed a love of literature and poetry. However, her somewhat privileged childhood was marred by the mental illness of her mother, caused by typhus. Nursing This was the world opened up to her by the now-departed Ellen Danes. Murders
mental_floss Blog » He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died I came across a slightly mysterious website -- a collection of Polaroids, one per day, from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997. There's no author listed, no contact info, and no other indication as to where these came from. So, naturally, I started looking through the photos. I was stunned by what I found. In 1979 the photos start casually, with pictures of friends, picnics, dinners, and so on. Here's an example from April 23, 1979 (I believe the photographer of the series is the man in the left foreground in this picture): By 1980, we start to figure out that the photographer is a filmmaker. Some days he doesn't photograph anything interesting, so instead takes a photo of the date. Throughout the 1980s we see more family/fun photos, but also some glimpses of the photographer's filmmaking and music. The photographer is a big Mets fan. In the late 1980s we start seeing more evidence that the photographer is also a musician. In 1991, we see visual evidence of the photographs so far.
Genie Genie (born 1957) is the pseudonym of a feral child who was the victim of extraordinarily severe abuse, neglect and social isolation. Her circumstances are recorded prominently in the annals of abnormal child psychology. Born in Arcadia, California, United States, Genie's father kept her locked alone in a room from the age of 20 months to 13 years, 7 months, almost always strapped to a child's toilet or bound in a crib with her arms and legs completely immobilized. During this time she was never exposed to any significant amount of speech, and as a result she did not acquire a first language during childhood. Her abuse came to the attention of Los Angeles child welfare authorities on November 4, 1970. In the first several years after Genie's life and circumstances came to light, psychologists, linguists and other scientists focused a great deal of attention on Genie's case, seeing in her near-total isolation an opportunity to study many aspects of human development.
Olga of Kiev Saint Olga (Old Church Slavonic: Ольга, hypothetically Old Norse: Helga born c. 890 died 11 July 969, Kiev) was a ruler of Kievan Rus' as regent (945–c. 963) for her son, Svyatoslav. Early life Olga was a Pskov woman of Varangian extraction who married the future Igor of Kiev, arguably in 903. The Primary Chronicle gives 879 as her date of birth, which is rather unlikely, given the fact that her only son was probably born some 65 years after that date. After Igor's death, she ruled Kievan Rus as regent (945-c. 963) for their son, Svyatoslav. Drevlian Uprising The following account is taken from the Primary Chronicle. With the best and wisest men out of the way, she planned to destroy the remaining Drevlians. Now Olga gave to each soldier in her army a pigeon or a sparrow, and ordered them to attach by thread to each pigeon and sparrow a piece of sulfur bound with small pieces of cloth. Regency Christianity Princess Olga meets the body of her husband. See also
David Reimer David Peter Reimer (August 22, 1965 – May 5, 2004) was a Canadian man who was born biologically male. However, he was sexually reassigned and raised as female after his penis was accidentally destroyed during circumcision. Psychologist John Money oversaw the case and reported the reassignment as successful and as evidence that gender identity is primarily learned. Academic sexologist Milton Diamond later reported that Reimer failed to identify as female since the age of 9 to 11, making the transition to living as a male at age 15. Reimer later went public with his story to discourage similar medical practices. He later committed suicide, owing to suffering years of severe depression, financial instability, and a troubled marriage. History David Reimer was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They persuaded his parents that sex reassignment surgery would be in Reimer's best interest. Reimer said that Dr. Death Social legacy For the first thirty years after Dr. See also
Tarrare Baron Percy's original paper on Tarrare's medical history, Mémoire sur la polyphagie (1805) Tarrare (c. 1772 – 1798), sometimes spelled Tarare, was a French showman and soldier, noted for his unusual eating habits. Able to eat vast amounts of meat, he was constantly hungry; his parents could not provide for him, and he was turned out of the family home as a teenager. At the start of the War of the First Coalition Tarrare joined the French Revolutionary Army. General Alexandre de Beauharnais decided to put Tarrare's abilities to use, and he was employed as a courier by the French army, with the intention that he would swallow documents, pass through enemy lines, and recover them from his stool once safely at his destination. Childhood and early life Tarrare was born in rural France, near Lyon, around 1772.[note 1] His date of birth is unrecorded and it is not even known if Tarrare was his real name or a nickname. In 1788, Tarrare moved to Paris to work as a street performer.
Audrey Munson Early life Career Munson returned to New York in 1919 and was living with her mother in a boarding house owned by Dr. Walter Wilkins. Later years and death By 1920, Munson, unable to find work anywhere, returned with her mother to the town of Mexico, New York and worked for a while selling kitchen utensils door to door. In 1931, a judge ordered the 39-year-old Munson into a psychiatric facility for treatment. Fountain of the Setting Sun (1915) by Weinman Sculpture Priestess of Culture (1914) – PPIE, now in Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco Robert Ingersoll Aitken Karl Bitter Pomona or Abundance (1915) – Pulitzer Fountain in Grand Army Plaza, NYCVenus de Milo ("Venus with arms") for Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands Alexander Stirling Calder Star Maiden (1915) – PPIE - Court of the Universe, now in the Oakland MuseumEastern Hemisphere (1915) – PPIE - Fountain of Energy Daniel Chester French Sherry Edmundson Fry Albert Jaegers Rain (1915) – PPIEHarvest (1915) – PPIE Notes
House of Saud The House of Saud (Arabic: آل سعود Āl Saʻūd) is the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia. The family has thousands of members. It is composed of the descendants of Muhammad bin Saud and his brothers, though the ruling faction of the family is primarily led by the descendants of Abdulaziz Ibn Saud. The most influential member of the Royal family is the King of Saudi Arabia, currently King Salman. The family is estimated to be composed of 15,000 members, but the majority of the power and wealth is possessed by a group of only about 2,000. The House of Saud has gone through three phases: the First Saudi State (1744–1818), the Second Saudi State (1818–91), and the modern nation of Saudi Arabia (1916–present). Title Genealogical table of the leaders of the Āl Saud House of Saud is a translation of Al Saud. Today, the surname "Al Saud" is carried by any descendant of Muhammad bin Saud or his three brothers Farhan, Thunayyan, and Mishari. History First Saudi state U.S.