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Estelle Landers-Lang and Sherron Lang

Originally posted on Whereabouts Still Unknown:
This entry is a bit different from my usual entries. In light of the ridiculous number of unidentified people who seemingly do not match…

August 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Sage of Monticello looks skyward: Thomas Jefferson’s weather book.

Today I experienced perhaps the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me since I became a historian: in the reading room of the Massachusetts Historical Society, I was handed the … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Post 33: The start of the History of Germany Podcast

Originally posted on Ox History Blog:
Just a quick note here. I had previous written a post on the History of Alchemy podcast by Travis Dow and Pete Collman, two…

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Architecture of tragedy: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin murders.

A century ago today, on August 15, 1914, something terrible happened in a very unique house in southern Wisconsin. The house and the estate on which it stood was called … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

A landmark 632 years in the making: the odyssey of Cologne Cathedral.

One hundred and thirty-four years ago today, on August 14, 1880, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany. Kaiser Wilhelm I attended … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

A tradition as old as the stars: the Perseid meteor shower.

If you live in the U.S. you may have been too distracted this week by the sad news about Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, and the terrible events unfolding in … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

42 Historical People, No. 4: Glaphyra, Jewish princess.

If there was ever one person in the ancient world who was everywhere and knew everyone, it was Glaphyra. You may not have heard of her–I hadn’t, until I started … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The spaceship that stayed home: the storied career of the shuttle “Enterprise.”

Thirty-seven years ago today, on August 12, 1977, a flight of an experimental aircraft occurred over the California desert near Edwards Air Force Base. The pilot’s name was Joe Engle, … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Earth: Dupplin Moor, Scotland, site of a great medieval battle.

This grassy sloping field located in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, is traditionally called Dupplin Moor. On this field 682 years ago today, on August 11, 1332, a battle occurred here … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us ! Ada Lovelace and Elizabeth Montague

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
(Watercolour portrait of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, 1840. Source Wikipedia. ) Ada Lovelace Author and reader alike have undoubtedly…

August 10, 2014 · Leave a comment
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