San Francisco: The day after t...

Apr 18, 2013 by

It is incredible that with so much chaos and destruction around them, and from within a fire zone in the hours just after a 7.8...

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It’s new! Dial your own ...

Apr 9, 2013 by

Dial service starts Sunday, July 21 And when your new dial system goes to work, all telephone numbers change. New numbers start with...

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Birth of the American League (...

Apr 7, 2013 by

Rival of National League American Association of Baseball Clubs comes into existence Philadelphia, Jan 30 – The American...

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New state of matter discovered...

Mar 6, 2013 by

Matter neither liquid nor solid possessing properties of both reported discovered by physicist Greensboro, NC, May 4 –...

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Civil War recruitment poster (...

Jan 25, 2013 by

Head quarters Cadwalader Regiment Recruits wanted for three years or during the war Active able-bodied young men are wanted to fill...

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Writer tells story of attack o...

Dec 7, 2012 by

Writer tells story of attack on Hawaii by Eugene Burns Honolulu, Dec 7 – At least two Japanese bombers, their wings bearing the...

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350 killed in Japanese attack ...

Dec 7, 2012 by

Air raids on Hawaii & Manila throw US into World War Striking with bomb and torpedo in the early morning dawn, Japan attacked the...

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Thomas Edison at home (1916)

Oct 27, 2012 by

Thomas A Edison in Glenmont, his Llewellyn Park (NJ) home Click the page image to see a larger version Captions: A characteristic...

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Peace proclaimed: Spanish-Amer...

Oct 2, 2012 by

Peace proclaimed The protocol was signed at 4:23 pm on Friday The war was ended officially by a peace proclamation from the President...

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King’s Tut’s tomb ...

Oct 2, 2012 by

Sealed inner chamber of ancient Egyptian tomb opened and king’s sarcophagus found Facts on discovery New York, Feb. 16...

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View of Bunker Hill & mon...

Sep 30, 2012 by

The Battle of Bunker Hill occurred on June 17, 1775, during the siege of Boston, and is considered to be the first major battle of...

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The Emancipation Proclamation ...

Sep 8, 2012 by

The Emancipation Proclamation President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...

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Small collider: New atom smash...

Sep 3, 2012 by

Particle accelerators, commonly known as “atom smashers” — despite the fact that they are often breaking apart...

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The evolution of telephones: 1...

Sep 3, 2012 by

Telephones through the years How many of ’em can you remember? “Some of the old-timers must look pretty strange to you....

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146 die in Triangle Shirtwaist...

Aug 29, 2012 by

To this day, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York on March 25, 1911, remains the deadliest industrial disaster in the...

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How the internal combustion en...

Aug 10, 2012 by

The combustion engine’s inner workings What you see above in the front half of the picture is not the engine of a motor car,...

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One of the earliest portraits ...

Aug 3, 2012 by

At the time this picture was published in 1896, it was thought to be the earliest portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The photo of the man...

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Einstein says don’t give...

Aug 1, 2012 by

Don’t give Russia A-bomb secret, Einstein warns by Joseph Nolan Boston – Asserting that two-thirds of the earth’s...

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Nikola Tesla’s plan to h...

Jul 25, 2012 by

Earth’s electric force Nikola Tesla’s amazing plan to harness free currents The world is on the eve of an astounding...

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Alexander Graham Bell: Flight ...

Jul 24, 2012 by

Flight is a fact Professor Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, has witnessed the trial flights of the machine...

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Make your own X-rays at home (...

Jul 6, 2012 by

As you might imagine, the suggestion from the very early days of X-ray technology to try making your own at home was not the smartest...

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Nobel prize winner keeps heart...

Jul 5, 2012 by

Dr Alexis Carrel was the recipient of the 1912 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his development of vascular suturing...

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The Space Shuttle program laun...

Jun 27, 2012 by

Now retired after a thirty year career, NASA’s space shuttle fleet has gone from making history to becoming a part of it. For...

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Dispatches from Custer’s...

Jun 25, 2012 by

While most contemporary accounts portray the Native Americans that annihilated Custer’s forces at Little Big Horn as nothing...

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Civil war scenes: Grant’...

Jun 22, 2012 by

The following photos are from the main eastern theater of war, Grant’s Wilderness Campaign, May-June 1864. They were all taken...

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How independence was won in 17...

Jun 5, 2012 by

How independence was won by Ben Winslow Did a lie and nine blank cartridges win independence for America? Everyone knows how our...

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Stories from WWII: Nijmegen, H...

May 28, 2012 by

Below is part of a biography written by my grandfather, discussing some of the time he spent in Europe during WWII. Captain Chet...

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Civil war leaders (1863-1865)

May 27, 2012 by

These four drawings come from “A history of the Civil War, 1861-1865, and the causes that led up to the great conflict,”...

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X-ray wonders (1896)

May 16, 2012 by

For the discovery detailed here, Wilhelm Röntgen was awarded the very first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901, “in recognition of...

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Horseless vehicles an ancient ...

May 14, 2012 by

For hundreds of years has it been tried Horseless drawn vehicles ancient ambition Self-moving machines date from 200 B C Greatest...

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How we will finally reach the ...

May 7, 2012 by

A gun with the propulsive power of the Simpson invention, having the muzzle velocity claimed for it, overcomes the chief hindrance to mortal invasion of the moon.

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Oh, the humanity: The Hindenbu...

May 6, 2012 by

The German airship took only a minute to burn, but that moment was enough to etch the image of that fiery Zeppelin onto the minds of millions around the world. Only 62 would survive the tragedy, and many of them were seriously injured.

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How to dial a telephone (1952)

May 5, 2012 by

Rotary dial telephones replaced operator-assisted calling, which meant there was a whole new system for people to learn. These basic instructions were printed in a 1952 telephone book.

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$100,000 reward for apprehensi...

May 2, 2012 by

War Department, Washington, April 20, 1865 $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of our Late Beloved President, Abraham Lincoln is still at...

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Battle of the Wilderness: Civi...

May 1, 2012 by

This is a detailed account of what would come to be known as The Battle of the Wilderness, which was the first battle of...

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Cooking with the new ‘el...

Apr 29, 2012 by

Cooking by electricity The woes of the long suffering housekeeper are now about to vanish. The comforts of home are to be secured...

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The Wright Brothers: Aerial na...

Apr 25, 2012 by

by Malcolm McDowell Author of “Shop Talk on the Wonders of the Crafts“ When the flying machine built by Wilbur and...

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The new color photography (190...

Apr 23, 2012 by

The new color photography The remarkable negatives being made by local camera experts by Hanna Astrup Larsen Color photography, that...

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Jack the Ripper once more plie...

Apr 16, 2012 by

While, of course, the Jack the Ripper murders occurred in England, they still made front-page headlines stateside. Here is an early...

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