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Five summers worse than 2014: An answer to The Daily Beast.

I read a lot of news/politics sites, and one of them, although I don’t agree with it a lot of the time, is The Daily Beast. A few days ago … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 1 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 history of the First World War in one hundred blogs ! No.4 Austria bombs Belgrade and all hell breaks loose !

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
(Austrian shallow-draft naval monitors steam down the river Sava and the Danube for Belgrade, 1914.) “One day the great European…

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Archduke Francis Ferdinand, assassinated 99 years ago today. [reblog]

Originally posted on www.seanmunger.com:
On June 28, 1914, 99 years ago today, Francis Ferdinand, Archduke and heir-apparent of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was riding through the streets of Sarajevo,…

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Empress of Ireland

Originally posted on historywithatwist:
The cruise ship cut through the near-freezing water in the dead of night. For the first-, second- and third-class passengers it was an exciting time, ahead…

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

42 Historical Objects, No. 35: the Titanic doll’s head.

This entry is unique in the “42 Historical Objects” series because it’s the only item that you can’t go see in a museum. It’s the porcelain head of a child’s … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Watch this amazing color HD film footage of Berlin and Munich, 1900-1914! [video]

We’re so used to seeing moving pictures of the distant past in scratchy, indistinct, black-and-white shadows that have the look of old, poorly-preserved silent movies. That’s why, whenever I find … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

A tangled tapestry of faith and prophecy: the Fátima events.

A few days ago when I started planning this article I expected to write a short, fairly straightforward description of the events surrounding Our Lady of Fátima, a fascinating episode that … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The long reach of war: the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.

Ninety-nine years ago today, on May 7, 1915, a passenger ship called the Lusitania sank off the coast of Ireland. Most people have heard of this event, often in history class. … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth: Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, where something tragic once happened.

This spit that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean is called the Old Head of Kinsale. (Sounds like the name of a beer, doesn’t it?) It’s in County Cork, Ireland, … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

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