Titanic hit “growlerR...

Apr 11, 2012 by

Says Titanic hit “growler” Term applied by mariners to iceberg all but submerged Speaking from his experience in ice...

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Krakatoa’s volcano erupt...

Apr 10, 2012 by

On August 27, 1883, the volcano of Krakatoa in the Sundra Strait between Java and Sumatra erupted in cataclysmic fashion. Considered the single largest explosion in recorded human history, the eruption killed upwards of 36,000 people.

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Roswell flying disc mystery (1...

Apr 8, 2012 by

Disc mystery is ‘solved’ for three hours until Roswell find collapses Roswell, New Mexico, July 8 [1947] – A...

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Asbestos: What it is and where...

Apr 4, 2012 by

As you will see in this 1896 article about asbestos, around the turn of the century, people thought the fibrous mineral may have...

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The newly-discovered Gigantosa...

Apr 3, 2012 by

36 feet of neck on shoulders 20 feet high! That’s what newly-found Gigantosaurus has, and now the scientists are going to...

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Civil War: Dispatches from Vir...

Apr 2, 2012 by

From Fortress Monroe Burnside advancing to Suffolk Great excitement in Norfolk Arrest of German Turners in Richmond American flags...

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Fingerprints: A new way to ide...

Mar 26, 2012 by

This article was written in 1891 by Francis Galton, who, among his many major achievements, created a very thorough method to...

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About the new invention: Photo...

Mar 22, 2012 by

It’s hard to imagine that there was actually a time when the word “camera” was so new, it had to be written inside...

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Exploding the myths of Captain...

Mar 21, 2012 by

Many of today’s Halloween costumes and the tales of buried pirate treasure we all know can be traced back to the life and times of Captain William Kidd.

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Tesla: What’s the future...

Mar 21, 2012 by

Nikola Tesla was undoubtedly a brilliant inventor and scientist — his predictions often came true, and the man’s...

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Titanic struck: Many leaped in...

Mar 17, 2012 by

Many leaped in sea Men describe horrors Graphic accounts of the terrible scenes aboard the Titanic after it struck the iceberg and of...

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A soldier’s funeral: Gen...

Mar 16, 2012 by

A soldier’s funeral General Sherman laid at rest — the impressive scenes Homage to the honored dead — high tribute...

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Titanic survivor: No alarm whe...

Mar 16, 2012 by

No alarm felt when steamer first struck Passengers came on deck to get view of big berg Terrible suffering in the lifeboats Carpathia...

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Under San Francisco lies a bur...

Mar 11, 2012 by

Under San Francisco lies a buried fleet Where store ships and water lot markers rest today, with skyscrapers as monuments above their...

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Wireless makes Marconi rich (1...

Mar 7, 2012 by

Guglielmo Marconi, considered by many to be “the father of radio,” made some good money from his first major wireless...

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Nikola Tesla talks iPad, Skype...

Mar 5, 2012 by

“We’ll telephone to stars!” declares scientist Nikola Tesla by Harry Payne Burton New York, Oct 13 — The...

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How Susan B Anthony recorded h...

Mar 5, 2012 by

Women known to fame How Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton record history “If you want to know how mother and Susan B...

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Saved from the Titanic: A woma...

Mar 5, 2012 by

This dramatic and compelling first-person account of the Titanic’s demise and some of the passengers’ rescue shares many...

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The Battle of Gettysburg begin...

Mar 4, 2012 by

The Civil War’s pivotal Battle of Gettysburg was waged over the first three days of July 1863 in and around Gettysburg,...

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Kennedy elected President of t...

Mar 1, 2012 by

Kennedy beats Nixon in a real photo finish California puts senator over top; popular vote is closest since 1888 John Fitzgerald...

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Cancer: Radium is brighter tha...

Feb 13, 2012 by

What at first reads like pseudo-science about cancer turns out to be the early beginnings of chemo and radiation therapy. Their...

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Wireless hero died right after...

Feb 10, 2012 by

Hero of wireless died on life raft after Titanic sank Waiter says Phillips was buried at sea from Carpathia after disaster Officer...

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Arizona: Statehood is achieved...

Feb 8, 2012 by

Statehood is achieved President Taft signs proclamation admitting Arizona into the union At 10:02, signature of executive is affixed...

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Copper in great demand (1900)

Feb 5, 2012 by

Copper in great demand United States fortunate in producing a vast quantity of this metal Producing by far a larger amount of copper...

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The race to get enough penicil...

Feb 1, 2012 by

Although penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, real research on this antibiotic didn’t begin until 1939...

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Two million miles of highway (...

Jan 25, 2012 by

Highways of US 2,000,000 miles Plans for national roads made extensive by national association Campaign for better conditions being...

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How far back can you trace you...

Jan 23, 2012 by

How far back can you trace your family tree? A Crusader in your past? A bank robber? Join the great ancestor hunt By John I Stewart A...

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Germany surrenders: WWI is ove...

Jan 23, 2012 by

GERMANY HAS SURRENDERED; WORLD WAR ENDED AT 6 A M. Armistice Signed By Hun Envoys At Midnight Official Announcement From Washington...

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The airplane’s invention...

Jan 21, 2012 by

Airplane only ten years old Just a decade has passed since flying machine was regarded as wonder of world One night just ten years...

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Scrapbooks, their value &...

Jan 19, 2012 by

Scrapbooks, their value, and the changes in taste which they show Who so keepeth a scrapbook keepeth a good thing, and the manner in...

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A study in ancestors (1896)

Jan 17, 2012 by

A study in ancestors Result of following up, or rather down, the family line A South side [Chicago] man tells a good story on...

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Liner Titanic strikes iceberg,...

Jan 16, 2012 by

Thousands in dire peril on the Atlantic Largest vessel afloat reported sinking head down; women put off in boats Wireless call for...

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In defense of the Union and th...

Jan 16, 2012 by

“In defense of the Union and the Constitution” Here is is a certificate that was printed to be given to volunteers...

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Looking back 100 years to 1812...

Jan 16, 2012 by

Just 100 years ago, how our ancestors dressed, traveled The short waist was just going out of fashion in 1812; skirts were almost as...

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Edison says electricity will c...

Jan 13, 2012 by

Electricity to cure all ills of world, predicts Edison The future uses of electricity that will benefit humanity most will be through...

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Kennedy slain on Dallas street...

Jan 12, 2012 by

Kennedy slain on Dallas street Pro-Communist charged in act A sniper shot and killed President John F Kennedy on the streets of...

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First account of Jesse James&#...

Jan 11, 2012 by

Details of the assassination of the bandit chief and outlaw

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Text of Nixon’s first Wa...

Jan 7, 2012 by

President Nixon delivered this, his first speech related to the Watergate scandal, on April 30, 1973, which started at 9:01 pm, from...

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The Titanic is “unsinkab...

Jan 5, 2012 by

She cannot sink, says official of White Star Line “Absolutely no fear is entertained for the safety of the passengers.” P...

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