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Donald and Ivana Trump's Divorce: The Full Story | Vanity Fair - Unfortunately for Donald and Ivana Trump, all that glittered wasn’t gold. But the reign of New York’s self-created imperial couple isn’t over yet. Donald’s Midas touch may be tarnished, but the banks are still throwing money at him, while Ivana is busy brokering a future of her own. Marie Brenner reports on how the Trumps are still going for it all.
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Ku Klux Klan marching down Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, - History going to repeat itself?
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Israel reveals eerie collection of Neolithic 'spirit' masks | The Times of Israel - Ahead of Purim, 12 relics of 9,000-year-old ancestor worship from Judean Desert, Hills to go on display at Israel Museum for first time
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45 years of terrorist attacks in Europe, visualized - Washington Post - The attacks can happen almost anywhere: In a holiday market outside a historic church in Berlin, on the street during a national holiday in France, in an airplane over Scotland or during the first day of school in a small town in Russia.
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National Archives at Atlanta - Aurelia S. Browder, et al. v. W.A. Gayle, et al. was the landmark court case that accompanied the Montgomery Bus Boycott and led to the Supreme Court decision declaring segregated buses to be unconstitutional. Although not a listed plaintiff, Rosa Parks' police report, fingerprints, and bus diagram were exhibits in the case.
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W. E. B. Du Bois's Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life - For the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, African American activist and sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois led the creation of over 60 charts, graphs, and maps that visualized data on the state of black life. The hand-drawn illustrations were part of an “Exhibit of American Negroes,” which Du Bois, in collaboration with Thomas J. Calloway and Booker T. Washington, organized to represent black contributions to the United States at the world’s fair.
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World War I in Photos: Technology - The Atlantic - When Europe's armies first marched to war in 1914, some were still carrying lances on horseback. By the end of the war, rapid-fire guns, aerial bombardment, armored vehicle attacks, and chemical weapon deployments were commonplace. Any romantic notion of warfare was blu
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From Bullet Holes to An Honoring Ground: Northern Cheyenne Breakout Monument Completed - ICTMN.com - The Northern Cheyenne Breakout Monument honors the tribal members who tried to break out from imprisonment at the U.S. Army outpost at Camp Robinson, now Fort Robinson, in western Nebraska during the winter of 1878-1879. More than 60 Cheyenne men, women and children were killed during the breakout following four days with no food or water, according to the Nebraska Historical Society.
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Armored vehicles of the Wehrmacht, found decades later - Armored vehicles of the Wehrmacht, found decades later.
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What they Wore to the Vanderbilt Ball: Inside the Photo Album - Like they do at prom, the guests of the 1883 Vanderbilt fancy dress ball each had the opportunity to have their photo taken at the event of the year, or perhaps the century. All of New York’s elite society turned up at the Fifth Avenue mega mansion dressed as pirates, goths, animals, gypsies and other inventive and slightly ridiculous get-ups.
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Hand colored photographs capture Japanese life during the Meiji Period - Every once in awhile, whilst browsing through the vast digital archive that is Flickr, we stumble upon something downright gorgeous. Take today, for instance, when we somehow found ourselves gazing in awe at this vast, colorful collection of Japanese photos from the Meiji Era. The photo collection in question was taken in 1890 by the prominent Japanese photographer Kusakabe Kimbei.
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Banned '90s Walmart shirt is relevant again thanks to Hillary Clinton - A T-shirt designer back in 1995 made a shirt that featured Margaret from the "Dennis the Menace" comic strip saying "Someday a woman will be PRESIDENT!" However, when one Walmart shopper was offended by the shirt's message, the store removed it from shelves.
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10 Dark Towers That Once Made The World's Bullets | Atlas Obscura - Who knew munitions factories could be so lovely?The little metal shot balls that were once the standard projectile for all manner of guns used to be made using little more than heat and gravity, in tall spires called shot towers. Most such towers operated in essentially the same way: melted lead would be poured through a funnel at the top of the tower and drip down the length of the tower, naturally forming into little spheres as it fell and cooled.
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LittlePawz - Supposedly, this is a historical photo of Air... - Supposedly, this is a historical photo of Air Florida Flight 90 crashing into 14th Street bridge over Potomac River on January 13, 1982 (yeah, yeah, I know, it’s photoshop all the way :)
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Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner - YouTube - A 45 minute video on why the world seems, as the speaker puts it, "afraid" of Muslims.
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Bikini introduced - Jul 05, 1946 - HISTORY.com - On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed “bikini,” inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.
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10 Documents With A Profound Influence On History - Listverse - History can prove hard to uncover. When delving back hundreds or even thousands of years into our past, we have to make do with whatever bits and pieces we find, hoping they can provide us with an accurate picture of a time long gone. Sometimes, we get lucky, though. Occasionally, we uncover documents that detail some of the most notable events in history.
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Workers will soon enter the tomb of Jesus - Workers will soon enter the tomb of Jesus — and repair the ‘Holy Stone’ with titanium bolts
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The Married Woman Who Kept Her Lover in the Attic | Atlas Obscura - Dolly Oesterreich, her "Bat Man," and one of the strangest sex scandals ever.
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The Surprisingly Short History Of The Plus Sign | Co.Design | business design - Before the 16th century, most math equations were written as metered verse. Thank god for graphic-design-inclined mathematicians.
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How Scams Worked In The 1800s : NPR History Dept. : NPR - These days we are constantly warned of scams and schemes designed to hoodwink us. The FBI sends out scam alerts from its Internet Crime Center. The Federal Trade Commission cautions against all kinds of fraudulence, from the recent Anthem Hack Attack to IRS impostors. And this week the AARP Fraud Watch Network is reminding people of Valentine's Day scams, including fake florists and cash-on-delivery hornswogglers.
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Here's The Real Story Of Why We Celebrate 4/20 - The origin of 420 had nothing to do with a police code, though the San Rafael part was dead-on. A group of five San Rafael High School friends known as the Waldos — by virtue of their chosen hangout spot, a wall outside the school — coined the term in 1971.
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New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists - The New York Times - The study was based on a trove of about 100 letters inscribed in ink on pieces of pottery, known as ostracons, that were unearthed near the Dead Sea in an excavation of the Arad fort decades ago and dated from about 600 B.C.
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How to Mess with the Nazis: The CIA%u2019s Sabotage Manual for Ordinary Citizens | Messy Nessy Chic - Trolling the Nazis. Sounds like fun right? During World War II, the CIA put out the “Sabotage Field Manual”, which described innovative ways in which ordinary citizens could sabotage America’s enemies by doing a range of disruptive things from starting arguments to starting fires.
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Hannibal's Famous Alps Crossing Revealed By Ancient Animal Poop | Popular Science - owels in the same areaOne of the astonishing things about Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps was that he was able to successfully move such a tremendous number of men and animals over such treacherous, unforgiving terrain. Conditions were likely terrible, and Inadequate clothing coupled with severe weather probably made it a harrowing experience for the average soldier. His army consisted of some 30,000 soldiers, 15,000 horses and at least 37 elephants.
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Isaac Newton%u2019s Lost Alchemy Recipe Rediscovered - The legendary physicist tried for years to turn lead into gold—and may have used a newly recovered manuscript in his quest.
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'Baby Hands' in Cave Paintings May Actually Belong to Lizards - Tiny hands — originally assumed to be those of very young children or infants — were stenciled inside the outlines of adult hands on the wall of the Wadi Sura II rock shelter some 8,000 years ago.
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Scans of King Tut's Tomb Reveal Hidden Rooms, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry Says - NBC News - CAIRO — Radar scans of King Tut's tomb have revealed two spaces on the north and east chambers of the pharaonic mausoleum that could contain the "discovery of the century," Egypt's antiquities ministry said Thursday.
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Science Answers An Age-Old Question: How Can You Spot A Pregnant T. Rex? - Scientists have discovered what they believe is a pregnant Tyrannosaurus Rex -- and it might even still contain dino DNA.Tests conducted on the fossilized femur of a 68-million-year-old T. Rex revealed the presence of medullary bone, or a type of bone that forms only in female birds before or during egg-laying, according to a news release from North Carolina State University.
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vintage everyday: 10 of the Most Famous Prostitutes in History - While most people are familiar with prominent historical figures like King Louis XV, Napoleon Bonaparte, and King Charles II, little is known about the mistresses who shared their beds and sometimes mothered their children. These 10 famous prostitutes made prominent names for themselves during their time, and many of them were respected models, entrepreneurs, artists, actresses, and explorers. Their lives were full of mystery, intrigue, and the occasional murder by erotic asphyxiation.
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Amazing Mummies: King Tut's Great Grandparents - The mummy of King Tut's great grandfather, Yuya, is a stunning example of ancient Egyptian embalming. He and his wife were probably between 50 and 60 years old at the time of death. Like her husband, Tuyu was identified by inscriptions on funerary equipment. Hieroglyphs spell out her name and titles, which include dresser to the king, chantress of the god Amun, and lady of the harem of the god Min.
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burglar alarm staircase | History Myths Debunked - It makes a great scene, doesn’t it? In the dead of night, a thief breaks quietly into the house. Sneaking up the stairs, he comes down hard on one foot when one of the stair risers is unexpectedly shorter than the rest. Thud! The noise wakes the household and the thief is caught!
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4,000 year-old shipwreck belonging to Minoans found in Turkey - Daily Sabah - The shipwreck is thought to be used for trading purposes and is from the Minoan Civilization, which existed around 3650 to 1400 BCE.
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In shards of glass, a new sign of how the enigmatic Easter Islanders met their demise - The Washington Post - Revised thinking about how the inhabitants of Easter Island came to their doom: disease and slave raids, not ecological collapse.
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Black History Month Magazines #4: The Crisis | Facebook - The Crisis was founded in 1910 by W.E.B. DuBois as the magazine of the NAACP. Within nine years it reached a circulation of 100,000. It was an important venue in its early days for African American authors, including Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Jessie Fauset. Notable cover artists included Frank Walts and Aaron Douglas. A complete set of issues from 1910-22 is available at The Modernist
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Babylonian Astronomy Text Changes History - To track the gas giant’s path across the sky, the Babylonians used a geometric technique—the so-called trapezoid procedure—that’s a cornerstone of modern calculus
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Jackie Kennedy believed LBJ had her husband killed according to tapes - Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon B Johnson was behind the 1963 assassination of her husband President John F Kennedy. Kennedy, who later became Jackie Onassis, claimed that the Dallas murder was part of a larger conspiracy to allow Johnson to become American President in his own right.
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Check Out The Incredible Armored Trains Of WWI & WWII - Now the world has turned it’s attention on South-Western Poland in the hunt for the Lost Nazi (Armored) Train, let us take a look at armored trains that were used during WWI and WWII.
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Victorian Sex Was Bizarre And Filled With Contradictions - We all that know the Victorians were a bunch of uptight prudes. In the late-19th century, women weren’t even allowed to vote, so how enlightened could they really be? People back then probably got arrested at the beach for showing their knees, right? Actually, while the Victorians—like everybody before and since—had their hangups, their all-too-human sexuality tended to come out in ways that modern people find really bizarre. For example:
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Climate change 'did not force Vikings to abandon Greenland in 15th century' | Environment | The Independent - “We have found no reason to believe that it was any more warmer at the start of the colonisation than at the end. It looks like the climate was by and large pretty stable. Other factors must have led to them leaving Greenland,” said Nicolas Young, a glacial geologsit at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York.
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Hitler disguised - US Government mockups of how Hitler could have disguised himself (1940s)
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The Beached German Submarine U-118 at Hastings, England | Amusing Planet - In the morning of 15 April, 1919, the townsfolk of Hastings, in Sussex, on the south coast of England, woke up to an astonishing sight. A huge German U-boat had washed ashore right in front of the popular Queens Hotel. The wreck of the submarine became an overnight sensation, drawing in tourists from all over England, Wales and Scotland.
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First pants worn by horse riders 3,000 years ago | Science News - Two men whose remains were recently excavated from tombs in western China put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. But these nomadic herders did so between 3,300 and 3,000 years ago, making their trousers the oldest known examples of this innovative apparel, a new study finds.
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zero focus: Kids at War, Paris, 1915.   Rare Color... - Rare Color Photographs from the First World War, Paris, August 1915: men are at war and women are working. Far from their parents, the children of the rue Greneta play at battle.
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Beautiful color photographs of England during the 1920s - The summers seemed brighter, the weather warmer, the days more leisurely. The First World War—”the war to end all wars”—was long over and the 1920s began as a decade of great prosperity. But by the 1925, the years of plenty were over. The gap between rich and poor widened, with unemployment rife and beggars—many old soldiers—a common sight on the cities’ streets.
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10 Famous People Who Vanished Without a Trace - Neatorama - Some mysteries linger for years, and the longer they go unsolved, the more likely they never will be solved. People go missing, and are sometimes found, sometimes a body is recovered, and sometimes we never have a clue as to what happened. Some of those people were pretty well-known in life, like New York socialite Dorothy Arnold, who disappeared in 1910.
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Why experts say a $2 photo from a California junk shop is the holy grail of Western Americana - As legend has it, Billy the Kid was a cold-blooded outlaw and cattle rustler who lived hard and died young. Less legendary, it turns out, is the fact that the kid — a.k.a. William Bonney — was a player of the popular 19th century British pastime known as croquet. That’s according to only the second photo ever to be confirmed of the infamous outlaw, whose short life and mysterious death continue to fascinate historians and bewitch investigators.
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Gebirgsjäger - Militaria,& Military History,politics,Hitler-jugend,Bund deutscher madel & female political & civil organisations within the Third Reich,RADwJ,NS-Frauenschaft,lebensborn.
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“Time Capsule” Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years - When a 91-year-old woman died in 2010, her family discovered she had inherited an apartment in Paris from her grandmother. In 1942 she had abandoned it in perfectly preserved—and decorated—condition.
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Schandmaskes / Masks of Shame - Do you know someone who is a gossip? Has one of your friends broken a social rule/expectation? Today's world doesn't really punish the gossip -- surely recent events with Perez Hilton have shown that. However, during the medieval period and the Renaissance, and even into the age of Early Modern Europe, there were methods, rituals, and punishments to control and condemn behavior.
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All power to the Soviets! - Blog dedicated to the military history of former Eastern Bloc countries.
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HISTORY BETWEEN THE SHEETS - Blow jobs may seem as American as apple pie these days, but that wasn’t always the case. The act was taboo for centuries, and the term didn’t even enter our lexicon until the 1940s, when it referred primarily to a forbidden homosexual encounter. So whom do we have to thank for bringing oral sex out of the shadows and into the mainstream? Organized crime, it turns out. From Mario Puzo’s The Godfather to Deep Throat (a film bankrolled by the Colombo crime family), the mob ushered the job into heterosexual bedrooms across the country, where it has stayed firmly in hand ever since.
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Shooting Film: Interesting Contact Sheets of a Photo Session with John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1965 - David Bailey is an English photographer who began snapping for British Vogue in the ’60s. Photographing the likes of Jean Shrimpton, The Beatles and Andy Warhol, Bailey captured the exciting and modern swinging ’60s fever that was gripping London and New York at the time, helping create icons out of It-girls and celebrity boys (apparently the English photographer in Blowup was based on his own ‘swinging’ adventures). As time went on, Bailey began shooting album covers for the Rolling Stones and Marianne Faithfull, a passion for music photography that still has taking portraits of stars today.
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Plugged in early: Briggs had a hybrid in '70s - Long before the Toyota Prius was even imagined, a modest gasoline-electric automobile from Briggs
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Military and Aviation - All the interesting things related to land, naval and aerial engineering, with a focus on military applications, most is from the internet, but some is OC.
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Can You Pass This Test From 1912? - Eight Grade Exam. American college graduates today can't pass it.
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Japanese WWII Blog - This blog in no way denies or supports the actions of the Japanese during the imperial era. It is purely for educational purposes.
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The Iraq War - The images on this website are gut-wrenching. They show both the suffering of Americans and Iraqis. This horror is what American senators unanimously voted to continue. Even if you are an American with a weak stomach, it would be cowardly to avoid looking at what you voted for. If you can’t bear to look, skip the pictures and read the text and remember if you cannot bear to even look at the suffering, how dare you insist anyone else bear the reality of it.
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Civil war surgery: The grisly photos that show how wounded soldiers were treated | Daily Mail Online - When a soldier is injured on the battlefield today he can expect the most sophisticated first aid.But medical treatment for troops has not always been so advanced, as these incredible pictures from the American Civil War show, originally featured on cbsnews.com.The images take you back 150 years to show the kind of gruesome emergency surgery that wounded soldiers had come to expect.
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100 Years Later, WWI Remains Found in Alps - A century since battles raged across northern Italy’s Alpine front during the First World War, remains believed to belong to a young soldier have been found. The skeleton was discovered by 57-year-old Livio De Francesco, near the summit of Costabella in Val di Fassa. Di Francesco has worked extensively to recover the remains of soldiers from along the mountains of the Great War.
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The Floating Catbox, =Operation Market Garden = September 17 - 25, 1944 - The plan was to take and hold strategic points with airborne troops and have the 30th Corps relieve the paratroopers with lightning-speed advances to eventually liberate the Netherlands and invade Germany. ‘Market’ is the code name for the initial paratroop landings and 'Garden’ is the subsequent advance of the 30th Corps. The entire operation failed due to the slower-than-expected advance of the 30th Corps and logistical problems on the Allied side. The airborne forces suffered very heavy casualties and had to be withdrawn and in doing so ended any chance of the war in Europe ending in 1944.
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The Mysterious Desert Kites - In the 1920s, pilots of the Royal Air Force flying over the deserts of Israel, Jordan and Egypt saw strange line shapes in the ground that they named “Desert Kites” because their outlines, as seen from the air, reminded them of airborne kites. It was the first time the white men had seen these mysterious figures, although the local Bedouin knew them for thousands of years. They called them “Works of the Old Men”. Since the discovery, thousands of desert kites have been identified distributed throughout the Arabian and Sinai peninsulas and as far northward as southeastern Turkey.
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Timeline of the far future - A great Wikipedia browse for a bit.
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1927 news report: Donald Trump's dad arrested in KKK brawl with cops - Boing Boing - In an article subtitled "Klan assails policeman", Fred Trump is named in among those taken in during a late May "battle" in which "1,000 Klansmen and 100 policemen staged a free-for-all." At least two officers were hurt during the event, after which the Klan's activities were denounced by the city's Police Commissioner, Joseph A. Warren.
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Bagration Operation - Red Army's Key 15 Battles vs Nazi Germany and Japan
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Fabled Amber Room could be hidden inside Nazi treasure train - The Nazi gold train that made headlines last week could contain the legendary Amber Room, presented to Tsar Peter the Great by the King of Prussia, according to British author and journalist Tom Bower. Meanwhile, the Polish have lawyered up, staking a claim to the finds.
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Lone Sentry: World War II Photographs, Documents, and Research - Photographs, Documents, and Research on World War II
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The Art Of Writing: The Joy Of Illustrated Letters (1800-1980) - Flashbak - Remember handwritten letters? Pretty much the only handwritten missives anyone gets today are birthday cards. But once upon a time, pen and paper were at technology’s bleeding edge. Together they created letters.
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Cree Code Talkers: Documentary Explores Role of Canada's Unsung WWII Heroes - ICTMN.com - Code talkers in the United States have been storied, honored and lauded for their military contributions. But much less known, and barely recognized for their service by the Canadian government, were Cree code talkers from Canada who assisted the Allies in World War II.
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8 Rights Women Didn't Have a Century Ago - Women's rights are something we take for granted these days. Because it was all a long time ago that the suffragettes fought for the right to vote, wasn't it? However, women's rights still depend very much on where they live, and even some of the rights we take for granted were relatively recently achieved. Here are some of the women's rights that have been accomplished over the last 100 years or so 

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British Union of Fascists - In 1931 Oswald Mosley founded the New Party. Early supporters included John Strachey, John Becket, Harold Nicholson, Cyril Joad, William Joyce, Mary Richardson, William Allen, Robert Forgan and A. K. Chesterton, but in the 1931 General Election none of the New Party's candidates were elected. In January 1932 Mosley met Benito Mussolini in Italy. Mosley was impressed by Mussolini's achievements and when he returned to England he disbanded the New Party and replaced it with the British Union of Fascists.
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Shackleton - Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance expedition, preparation - Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914 - 1917 is one of the most incredible adventure stories of all time. It is remarkable even for an era and region that already has far more than its fair share of incredible tales of heroism and fortitude in the face of appalling hardships.
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Hundreds of Awesome Vintage Sea Flags hidden away in a Museum | Messy Nessy Chic - It’s amazing what secret treasures museums don’t display. Hidden away in the back rooms of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England are 1000’s of flags used to identify navy vessels and shipping lines throughout history. The museum is constrained by conservation and space resources but they’ve done a very good job of documenting most of them in an online archive I stumbled upon today. Graphic designers, flag lovers, sea voyagers feast your eyes…
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cyberneticzoo.com - a history of cybernetic animals and early robots - a history of cybernetic animals and early robots
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Object of Intrigue: The Most Beautiful Banknote in U.S. History | Atlas Obscura - Art and money have a complicated relationship in America. But art on money has always been pretty simple: Put a dead president on the front of a note, some numbers and a seal on the back, and cover the whole thing in a lot of squiggly lines to make it harder for people to print their own cash.
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A Complete Ottoman Soldier's Camel Found In an Austrian Basement - Researchers excavated the first complete skeleton of a camel in central Europe — one that may have started out life in the army and ended it as a curiosity.
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Perry Rosen, Jukebox Repairman: A Baby Boomer's Love of Jukeboxes - The Atlantic - In this short documentary, filmmakers Alden Nusser and Patrick Donachie profile Perry Rosen, one of America's few remaining jukebox technicians. Rosen, whose Sheepshead Bay home is lined with a half-dozen Wurlitzers and Rock-Olas, says that he can repair any variety of jukebox "from the 1930s right up to the year 2000." Who knew they still made these things that recently?
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Roger Wilkerson, The Suburban Legend! - Fun with the Mid-Century everyman!
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The Questions People Asked Advice Columnists in the 1690s - The Atlantic - In a story about the origins of confessional apps like Whisper and the now-defunct Secret, I recently mentioned The Athenian Mercury, a British periodical of the 1690s that is widely credited with inventing the modern advice column. "I would honestly love to read a compilation of questions
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SPITFIRE P9374 - The remarkable story of the discovery and reconstruction of a Supermarine Spitfire
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30 Interesting Vintage Pictures when Coca-Cola Comes to France in 1950 - Coca-Cola's first bottling plant in Asia opened in the Philippines in 1912, and first bottling plant in Europe opened in France in 1919. Aaccording to Retronaut, after the war Coke decided to raise its profile and capitalize on the proliferation of refrigerators in French homes. In 1950, the Coca-Cola company decided the people of France were ready for the great taste of Coke.
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Elbe Day: A hand-shake that made history - Elbe Day, April 25, 1945, is the day Soviet and American troops met at the River Elbe, near Torgau in Germany. This contact between the Soviets, advancing from the East, and the Americans, advancing from the West, meant that the two powers had effectively cut Germany in two.
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The Wolf's Lair - lots of pics/clips of hitler for those interested
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The First Apple Homepage - Last week I happened across a blog post showing the history of Apple.com over the past 17 years, complete with screenshots culled from the very earliest days of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. It’s a serious trip down memory lane, but it didn’t go back far enough. This is the earliest mirror of Apple.com, captured shortly after the Wayback Machine went live:
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This 19th Century 'Stench Map' Shows How Smells Reshaped New York City - CityLab - During the 19th century, it was widely believed that bad smells carried diseases. In the 1870s, the New York City Metropolitan Board of Health created the below "stench map" to point out where malodorous industries—then called "offensive trades"—were located in the city.
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The Thirteen Legendary Treasures of Britain | Ancient Origins - The ancient Greek writer Hesiod once wrote that there were five ages of mankind – the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze Age, the Heroic Age, and the Iron Age. Similarly, in Hinduism, there are four different epochs – the Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapar Yuga and Kali Yuga. In both Greek mythology and Hinduism, the ages preceding our present age is described as much more pleasant, with humanity experiencing deterioration over the ages. Likewise, in early British legends, it is said that the British Isles were, in a bygone age, the home of gods and heroes. Although these figures no longer dwell on the British Isles, legends sprung up about the magical objects these beings left behind.
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History of the KKK: Membership application from the 1920s. - This application to join the Ku Klux Klan, printed by the Ku Klux Press, was mailed to people whose friends had identified them as good prospects for membership. The application starts with fairly anodyne questions about occupation and residence, moving on to ask whether the applicant believes in white supremacy and “the principles of a PURE Americanism.”
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The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852 - 1860 - The photographic career of Roger Fenton (1819-1869) lasted only eleven years, but during that time he became the most famous photographer in Britain. Part of the second generation of photographers who came to maturity in the 1850s—only a decade after the process was invented—Fenton strove to elevate the new medium to the status of a fine art and to establish it as a respected profession. He was the first official photographer to the British Museum and one of the founders of the Photographic Society, later named the Royal Photographic Society, an organization he hoped would help establish the medium's importance in modern life.
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Photos of 1910 Great Flood of Paris - The 1910 Great Flood of Paris was a catastrophe in which the Seine River, carrying winter rains from its tributaries, flooded Paris, France, and several nearby communities.
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vintage everyday: 45 Astonishing Photos of Daily Life in the Ghetto of Warsaw in the Summer of 1941 - The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II.
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Derek Ridgers Club Kids - In the early 1980s, against a backdrop of grey skies, recession and Thatcherism, a colourful new tribe emerged on the streets of Soho. The point of assembly was an unassuming wine bar that, every Tuesday night, became the cathedral to their new culture. The Blitz Club found itself at the centre of a new youth culture that would eventually be coined New Romantic, but back in the tentative beginnings was only known as the Blitz Kids.
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Guns Gas and Trenches - "War is all - fighting is all - everything else is cropped away"-- Ernst Junger
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The World War II Multimedia Database | For the 72 Million - More than any other war in human history, the Second World War was a war of advancing technology. Incredible advances changed the very nature of the warfare forever.
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D-Day's Legacy: Remnants of invasion linger in beach sands | EARTH Magazine - Before dawn on June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops began storming the shores of Normandy, France, in what would be the turning point of World War II. Troops poured out of planes and off ships along an 80-kilometer stretch of coastline. More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 airplanes supported the ground troops. The battles were bloody and brutal, but by day’s end, the Allies had established a beachhead. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said the operation was a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” Less than a year later, the Germans surrendered, and the Western Front of World War II came to an end.
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Poirtland. - Pacific War, naval ships, guns, torpedoes, WWII in general, and things.
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Auguste François - Having completed his studies in Law, Auguste François (1857-1935) began a diplomatic career that led him to work in French Ministry of Internal Affairs, then in Ministry of External Affairs. In 1886, he volunteered to accompany the French physiologist and diplomat Paul Bert in Tonkin. Since then he had kept on moving back and forth through the Middle Kingdom, while travelling to other countries. He became Consul-General and was appointed Delegate to the Yunnan railway Commission in charge of negotiating with Chinese authorities the construction of the Laokay-Yunnanfu railway, which linked Southern China and North Indochina. Between 1896 and 1904, he travelled across Southern China (Yunnan, Guangxi, Sichuan) and Tibet, and navigated through the Yangtze River. He has left us today over hundreds of photographs that captured daily life in China, magnificent landscapes, while questioning customs and the gradual modernization of a traditional society. Auguste François’ photographic archives are mainly held at the MusĂ©e Guimet (Paris).
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#TBT: A Weekly Photography Archive Dive (Feb. 26) - Photo Journal - WSJ - In this photo from Feb. 26, 1993, two New York City police officers help a woman away from the scene of a bombing at the World Trade Center. Twenty-two years ago, a group of terrorists detonated explosives in an underground parking garage under one of the towers, killing six people and ushering in an era of terrorism on American soil.
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World War II in pictures - World War II in pictures
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The Last Shell Oil Clamshell Station | Atlas Obscura - Although Winston-Salem, North Carolina is known more for tobacco than oil, it is home to the last Shell Oil clamshell station in the United States. Located on the quiet corner of Sprague and Peachtree Streets, the station sits abandoned, its two tall pumps now no more than curiosities.
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Developing 31 Rolls Of Lost World War II Film - The Rescued Film Project came into 31 rolls shot by the same soldier during World War II. The process is grueling, but the results were worth it.
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Detroit in the 1940s - The Atlantic - The early part of the 20th century saw the city of Detroit, Michigan, rise to prominence on the huge growth of the auto industry and related manufacturers. The 1940s were boom years of development, but the decade was full of upheaval and change, as factories re-tooled to build war machines, and women started taking on men's roles in the workplace, as men shipped overseas to fight in World War II. The need for workers brought an influx of African-Americans to Detroit, who met stiff resistance from whites who refused to welcome them into their neighborhoods or work beside them on an assembly line. A race riot took place over three days in 1943, leaving 34 dead and hundreds injured. After World War II ended, the demand for workers dried up, and Detroit started plotting its postwar course, an era of big automobiles and bigger highways to accommodate them.
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The Story Behind The Most Famous Picture From World War II - All Day - The flag raising at Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945 is not only the most famous picture from World War II, it’s one of the most iconic images ever captured in the history of photography. Often parodied, honored, and recreated, the story of this picture really is worth 1,000 words.
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Dem Deutschen Volke - Dedicated to the World Wars, the Interwar period, Militarism, the Third Reich, National Socialism, Fascism, History, and more. You may occasionally find posts about Beauty(which may or may not involve Nudity), the Middle Ages, Arts, Paganism. If any...
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A History Of The Most Impractical Weapons Ever Used In War - A lot of brainpower goes into designing weapons of war. Unfortunately, in a complicated situation, brainpower is a terrible substitute for testing. Here are some of the ingenious weapons of war that were great on paper and terrible in practice
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Great Republican Harrison and Morton, campaign ball. - Great Republican Harrison and Morton, campaign ball. The phrase "get the ball rolling" comes from a publicity campaign that began in 1840 with rowdy men and boys rolling a large ball from town-to-town to bring attention to their candidate. 1888. [1209x1920
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Early Stick-and-Poke Prison Tattoos Preserved In Formaldehyde - Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see people with copious amounts of tattoos on their arms, legs, and head. But, it wasn’t that long ago that these permanent adornments were only found on a very specific group of people – prisoners. Tattoos back then were markedly different than their modern counterparts, and some were preserved for posterity in formaldehyde. The tiny pieces of history are an eerie but a fascinating look at the past.
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vintage everyday: Women of the Future Trading Cards, 1902 - This set concentrates on the possible occupations of women in the future, and printed in 1902 by A. Bergertet in Nancy, France. The images are slightly odd, most being a little on the "swimsuit issue" side, but then again not without the women exhibiting a kind of coy pride in spite of what they looked like...
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Medieval Speech Bubbles | medievalbooks - The drawing from c. 1300 shows a group of people walking, some of them with a walking stick in their hand. You can almost hear the sing-songs in the background. As it turns out, this merry scene bears more than one parallel to a modern comic book story.
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The Suffragette and Fascist Mary Richardson and the Rokeby Venus at the National Gallery | Flashbak - In June 1934 at an anti-fascist gathering at Trafalgar Square a 52 year old Sylvia Pankhurst angrily denounced Blackshirt violence. It had been only three weeks since Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists had held their huge staged rally at Olympia for which the Daily Mail had offered free tickets to readers who sent in letters explaining ‘Why I like the Blackshirts’.
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Waffen Arsenal - A bit obsessed with German WWII stuff
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Louisiana plantation museum to focus on harsh realities of slavery - Life-size sculptures of slave children haunt the clapboard church on the grounds of the old sugar cane plantation, where ceramic heads of black men will soon sway on pikes in the Louisiana breeze.Unlike other plantation museums along the Great River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the newly opened and under-construction Whitney Plantation focuses squarely on the plight of slaves.
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games : Free Software : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive - Software for MS-DOS machines that represent entertainment and games. The collection includes action, strategy, adventure and other unique genres of game and entertainment software. Through the use of the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator, these programs are bootable and playable. Please be aware this browser-based emulation is still in beta
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vintage everyday: Santa Claus's Plane at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, 1934 - This collection of photographs documents the arrival of Santa Claus's plane at Northumberland. Santa can be seen arriving via plane in a field at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. He is greeted by a crowd of excited children who then go on to parade with him to the local High Street for gifts and music.
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Apocalypse Then: How Britain Scrambled to Protect Its Art From Nuclear War in the 1980s - Bloomberg - In the early 1980s, the world was gripped by thoughts of nuclear war. Soviet leaders were convinced the U.S. and its allies were on the brink of a pre-emptive strike. In Britain, museum officials were worrying about what, in the event of apocalypse, they should do with all their paintings.
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HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Watch a 104-year-old film adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol - Director J. Searle Dawley’s silent film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is as economical — it delivers the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey to redemption in a brisk 10 minutes — as it is underrated.
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B-29 “Enola Gay” - B-29 “Enola Gay”
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The Monsters of Christmas | Atlas Obscura - Many of the ancient pagan observances during midwinter have been transformed or forgotten by our modern society. If you look into the origins of traditions practiced around Christmas today, you might be surprised to discover that the Christmas pastimes you know so well are themselves teeming with the macabre and strange.
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Historic Architecture & Landscape Image Collection | The Art Institute of Chicago - Consisting of approximately 11,000 images that document the architecture, landscape and urban planning of sites across the United States—with a particular emphasis on Chicago and its suburbs—and, to a lesser extent, internationally, The Historic Architecture and Landscape Image collection, or HALIC, contains mounted photographic prints, lantern slides (both black and white and hand-colored), and postcards dating from the 1860s to the 1970s.
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Israel acknowledges Jews in fact Khazars; Secret plan for migration to Ukraine - A blue-ribbon team of scholars from leading research institutions and museums has just issued a secret report to the government, acknowledging that European Jews are in fact Khazars.
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Researchers unearth new clues about ancient ‘computer’ - The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient machine dubbed “the world’s first computer,” was recovered from a treasure-laden shipwreck off the coast of Greece in 1901. However, the latest research by James Evans, professor of physics at the University of Puget Sound, and Christián Carman, history of science professor at the University of Quilmes, Argentina, sheds new light on the clocklike astronomical mechanism. The study, published in the Archive for History of Exact Science, pinpoints the date when the mechanism was timed to begin as 205 B.C., making it 50 to 100 years older than previously thought
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Lock, Stock, and History - Historic and antique firearms, curiosities, and miscellaneous history.
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Hitlers former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolfs Lair - Every meal could have been her last. And when she had finished eating the bland vegetarian dishes put before her, 25-year-old Margot Wölk and her young female colleagues would burst into tears and “cry like dogs” because they were grateful still to be alive.
Margot Wölk was no Nazi, but she was one of 15 young women who were employed at Adolf Hitler’s heavily guarded Prussian “Wolf’s Lair” headquarters during the Second World War. Her job was to taste the Nazi leader’s food before it reached his lips, to make sure it wasn’t poisoned.
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THE LEGACY OF THE 1914 - 18 WAR - 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1: a pivotal time for Europe and a key transition point for medical science. The Lancet marks this centenary with a three part series ‘Legacy of the war 1914-1918’. The three papers examine the impact of World War 1 on infectious disease, military psychiatry, and amputation related pain. Accompanying the Series is an original research article describing a genetic analysis of a Shigella strain isolated in 1915, and a Case Report of the soldier from whom this strain was isolated.
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Völkertafel - Imgur -
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Baptists 'humbled' by failure to oppose Nazis - The 80th anniversary of a courageous stand by Christians in Germany who opposed Adolf Hitler also marks a sad chapter in Baptist history that festered four decades before Baptists voiced repentance.
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100-year-old notebook found encased in Antarctic ice is part of Robert Scott's expedition team : SCIENCE : Tech Times - Robert Scott was a British explorer who died with his several of his companions on his second expedition to the Antarctic due to starvation, exhaustion and the extremely cold weather. More than 100 years after his death, an artifact from his ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913 has emerged.
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Century old Antarctic Expedition Notebook Found Underneath Ice | Wall Street OTC - The Antarctic Heritage Trust has come across an incredible discovery of a notebook sheathed under the ice layers in an Antarctic hut that offers a close insight to the last expedition ‘1910-1913 Terra Nova Expedition’ of legendary British explorer Robert F. Scott after 100 years of his passing.
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New-York Historical Society - Explore four centuries of history and art at the New-York Historical Society. Need a high-resolution reproduction of something you see here? Send an e-mail to
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Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlin Postcards c.1970 - n the late 1960s and early 1970s, the prestigious John Hinde Studio, based in Dublin, produced a series of elaborately staged photographs that were made into popular postcards - sold at Butlins holiday camps throughout the UK. In those days more than a million Britons had a holiday at Butlins every year. Three photographers, two German (Elmar Ludwig and Edmund NĂ€gele) and one British (David Noble) took photographs to Hinde’s detailed and meticulous instructions. Each photograph utilised a large casts of real holidaymakers acting out roles in huge, beautifully lit ‘narrative tableaux’ of Beachcomber bars, gardens, outdoor swimming pools, ballrooms and snooker halls. The Somerset born Hinde sold his company in 1972 to pursue his love of painting.
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vintage everyday: Before there were Hippies, there were Beatniks - Before there were Hippies, there were Beatniks. Beatniks were followers of the Beat Generation - influential poets and authors through the late 1940s to the early '60s. Jack Kerouac came up with the "beat generation" concept - the underground, anti-conformist youth gathering in New York that he was a part of. He also related the term to the Biblical beatitudes and the hipster phrase of being "beaten down". Though at first Beatniks had a prophet-like connotation, the term came to signify a stereotype of people that, as Joyce Johnson (a Beat writer) said: "sold books, sold black turtleneck sweaters and bongos, berets and dark glasses, sold a way of life that seemed like dangerous fun—thus to be either condemned or imitated." They were anti-materialistic, soul searching people, open to drugs and a bohemian lifestyle. They hung out in smoky coffeehouses, listened to jazz and blues, were usually proficient in art or poetry, liked to dress in all-black, and had an air of mysteriousness about them. They highly influenced culture of the decades following - Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and Pink Floyd took on Beatnik characteristics and morphed in to free-thinking hippies. Allen Ginsberg led the way for the conversion
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These Were the First Wildlife Photographs Published in National Geographic - Did you know that after National Geographic published its first wildlife photographs in July 1906, two of the National Geographic Society board members “resigned in disgust“? They argued that the reputable magazine was “turning into a ‘picture book’”.
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Harvard Class Day: Harvard Klass Kow & Klans -... - Historical Times - Harvard Class Day: Harvard Klass Kow
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How To Train A Woman - A 1940s Factory Brochure - IN the 1940s women were amancipated. But the bosses were men. Could they handle the new female recruits? Well, with training. This booklet that was intended to “assist male bosses in supervising their new female employees at RCA plants”.
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Locked up for 40 years, the terrace that time forgot - Agents called to sell a Paddington terrace recently were greeted with an astonishing sight: a perfectly preserved time capsule.Most of the house in Brown Street had been locked up for 39 years and accessed only for the occasional dusting of the furniture.
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40 maps that explain the Roman Empire - Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome's first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace and prosperity. Here are 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire — its rise and fall, its culture and economy, and how it laid the foundations of the modern world.
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Into the Woodstock Crowd, 1969 - Forty five years ago today, nearly half a million music lovers descended upon a dairy farm in the Catskills for three days of peace, love and rock’n’roll. The year was 1969 and a total of 32 bands performed at the event that would make music history. But today, we’re veering away from the stages that Hendrix and Joplin immortalised and venturing into the crowd; the muddy fields, the leafy woods that shielded naked bottoms and the green hills turned parking lots where the flower children, beatniks, hippies, yippies and music lovers spent three days celebrating their youth.
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Social Security History - This is an archival or historical document and may not reflect current policies or procedures.
This section contains images of posters, pamphlets, and other materials that SSA has made available over the years as part of its various public information campaigns.
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Derinkuyu & The Underground Cities of Cappadocia - In 1963, a man in the NevƟehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room. The man continued digging and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. What he had discovered was the ancient Derinkuyu underground city, part of the Cappadocia region in central Anatolia, Turkey.
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Medieval Manuscripts Depict A Terrifying Tale Of The Walking Dead - And you thought zombie comics were a recent idea? Over the centuries, medieval artists applied their talents to illustrate a mysterious tale of animated corpses who tormented the living.
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Israel Almost Became a Communist State - Elliott Roosevelt, son of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt, wrote in his book, As He Saw It, that when his father met with our ally, King Faud of Saudi Arabia in 1944, Roosevelt promised that he would not support a Jewish state in Palestine.However, this policy changed under President Truman who sought Jewish votes in the major cities.Truman, backed by the World Zionist Congress, lobbied U.N. members to vote in favor of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine. On Nov. 26, 1947 the motion was defeated by a vote of 32 to 25. The pressure was intense to have the opponents change their vote. With Soviet support the vote switched on Nov. 29, 1947 to 33 in favor and 24 opposed.Stalin and Truman were then in a race to be the first to officially recognize the new Jewish state. Truman beat Stalin by just hours. The U.S. Communist Party celebrated and in New York City some two-thirds of their members were Jews.
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Kingship and Sacrifice | Atlas Obscura - This permanent collection of preserved bodies taken from Irish bogs is one of the leading authorities on such morbid mummies
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The Tobacco Museum of Prilep | - Ever since it was imported from the New World in the sixteenth century, tobacco has played a starring role in the economy of Prilep. This humid, low-lying valley town enjoys perfect cultivating conditions, and the high-quality tobacco produced here has long been used in cigarettes sold around the world. We took a taxi out to the outskirts of town to visit the museum found within Prilep’s Tobacco Institute.
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Buried treasure in Burma: Squadron of lost WWII Spitfires to be exhumed | Fox News - Like a treasure chest stuffed with priceless booty, as many as 20 World War II-era Spitfire planes are perfectly preserved, buried in crates beneath Burma -- and after 67 years underground, they're set to be uncovered.The planes were shipped in standard fashion in 1945 from their manufacturer in England to the Far East country: waxed, wrapped in greased paper and tarred to protect against the elements. They were then buried in the crates they were shipped in, rather than let them fall into enemy hands, said David Cundall, an aviation enthusiast who has spent 15 years and about $200,000 in his efforts to reveal the lost planes.
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CLARIDON GROUP SAVE THE SPITFIRE PROJECT IN BURMA - WAR HISTORY ONLINE - Global Logistics company Claridon Group Ltd have stepped in to save David Cundall’s project to locate buried Spitfires in Burma. After 16 years of dedicating his life to the project as well as his life savings, David is heading back to Burma to resume excavating and finding the Spitfires.
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Abandoned Suitcase | The Chawed Rosin - I have a carpenter friend whose specialty is tearing down houses to make way for townhouses. Why have one house on a city lot when you can have three? During a recent job he found a locked suitcase under the rafters in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. His coworkers wanted to break it open, but he knew I liked stuff like this so he saved it, and two days ago he gave it to me.
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Black Glamour Power: The Stars Who Blazed a Trail for Beyoncé and Lupita Nyong%u2019o | Collectors Weekly - Nichelle Gainer knows a thing or two about glamour: She spent most of her career working for magazines like “Woman’s Day,” “GQ,” “Us Weekly,” and “InStyle,” with a focus on celebrity, fashion, and grooming. But her true passion is fiction, so she decided to write a novel about black beauty pageants in the 1950s, partially inspired by one of her two glamorous aunts, who was a model in the 1950s—the other was an opera singer who rubbed shoulders with the biggest celebrities of her day.
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The city of Pripyat before the Chernobyl disaster - Imgur - This is a collection of photos of Pripyat from before the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. I've culled it from a collection of around 700 images found while doing research for my book: https://leatherbarrowa.exposure.so/chernobyl
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Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard - Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets the Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.
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Ancient-Wisdom - Online Guide to Prehistory. - Fully referenced FREE online research facility
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Nazi 'perfect Aryan' poster child was Jewish - Hessy Taft's baby photograph was selected by Nazi party as the ideal Aryan infant, but Joseph Goebbels' propaganda machine never discovered that she was in fact Jewish
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The Making of Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' - WSJ - In late 1968, Led Zeppelin began pioneering a heavier, more metallic-sounding form of rock geared for FM radio's new album-oriented stereo format. By combining a slashing electric guitar and wailing vocals with a rhythmic bass and locomotive drums, the band quickly became the darlings of better stereo systems and large indoor arenas—and inspired several generations of metal-driven rockers.
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Ever seen a Sinclair ZX music video? Here one created by the man who would become Frank Sidebottom - Us Vs Th3m - Fine, be boring and use the B-side of your single for another dull song - all the cool kids use theirs for Sinclair ZX81 programmes
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Jennifer in paradise: the story of the first Photoshopped image | Art and design | theguardian.com - One holiday snap has been manipulated thousands of times on thousands of computers. Here's how a woman on a beach in Bora Bora taught the whole world to tinker with pictures
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School's out for summer: Students smile for graduation day photo as their university goes up in smoke behind them | Mail Online - These university students had an unusual backdrop for their graduation day photo - their school engulfed in flames after a huge blaze broke out at their college as they collected their degrees.As the students posed up for their graduation day photos dressed in their robes and hats their university building is pictured going up in smoke behind them.
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Brooklyn: Gorgeous B&W photos of 1970s apartment life - In 1976 a woman named Dinanda H. Nooney became interested in Brooklyn, while working as a volunteer for George McGovern’s short-lived presidential campaign (he had lost to Nixon in 1972, of course, and he soon found that the Democratic Party wasn’t interested in a second attempt). Two years later, she used the connections she had made in order to undertake a survey of the borough. Along the way, she got more interested in the people living in some of the homes she was researching, and she began to ask permission to do portraits of families in their homes. Many of these sitters referred other potentially willing subjects to her.
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Inside Monopoly's secret war against the Third Reich - On 29th April 1913, Christopher Clayton Hutton, who earned his pay manufacturing boxes, wrote a letter to Harry Houdini, who earned his own by getting out of them.Clayton Hutton was 20 at the time, a self-confident, ingenious, and perhaps rather eccentric young man working at his uncle's lumber yard in Saltley in the West Midlands. He loved games and showmanship and magic, but he was also somewhat sceptical by nature - possessed of an engineering mentality that sought to understand how things worked and to separate the possible from the impossible. He'd seen Houdini perform an escape act in Birmingham several years previously, and he was struck that the packing crate the magician triumphantly broke free of at the climax of the evening had been in his possession for two whole days before the show. Clayton Hutton's letter was a challenge. Would Houdini attempt an escape from one of the lumber yard's packing crates the next time he was in town - a crate that would be constructed live on stage, by Clayton Hutton's colleagues, in the middle of the performance?
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Humanitarian Propaganda II--POWs and the Hope for Those at Home, 1943/1944 - Humanitarian Propaganda II--POWs and the Hope for Those at Home, 1943/1944
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Exclusive: Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus%u2019s flagship the Santa Maria - Archaeology - Science - The Independent - More than five centuries after Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, was wrecked in the Caribbean, archaeological investigators think they may have discovered the vessel’s long-lost remains – lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. It’s likely to be one of the world’s most important underwater archaeological discoveries.
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Hostages? No Problem Soviets Offer 'How-to' Lesson In Kidnapping - Are you among those frustrated Americans who have wondered how the Soviet Union's only hostage crisis in Lebanon was resolved in just a month, while the plight of the six U.S. hostages held there continues to drag on without anybreak in sight?Well, according to the Jerusalem Post, the Soviets turned the trick by forgoing diplomacy in favor of a brutally more direct approach to the problem.
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Kempton Bunton and the Great Goya Heist at the National Gallery - On Thursday December 5, 1963 the Daily Express reported that on the previous evening twenty-four distinguished men had sat down for a traditional English dinner at the Royal Academy on Piccadilly. It was to celebrate the opening of ‘The Great Goya Exhibition’ and masterpieces from the Spanish master had come from all over Europe. Most importantly, and carefully concealed in a tomato train, eleven paintings had from come Franco’s Spain and had arrived in London the previous week.
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Unearthing Atari ET: why we need to dig up an old video game - On Saturday, a film crew looked on as workmen dug up copies of failed Atari game, ET. But why does everyone care so much?
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Warship That Fired First Shots of WWI Now a Gravel Barge in Serbia - The river monitor Bodrog, the Austro-Hungarian navy ship that fired the first shots of World War I and a witness to the European conflicts of the 20th century under four different flags, now serves as a gravel barge in Serbia.The Bodrog, a heavily armored vessel launched in 1904 and equipped with the most advanced naval technology of the time, shelled the Serbian capital just before midnight on July 28, 1914.
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Swear Word History: Where Your Favorite Curses Came From | New Republic - Fuck. Shit. Cunt. Our favourite four-letter words have a fascinating history. Rather than being written in manuscripts by monks, we find them used by normal people and preserved in surprising places like place names, personal names, and animal names and they reveal more about our medieval past than just attitudes towards sex and body parts.
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Dumb hairstyles of the 1970s - No, these are not mug shots of the most wanted criminals from the 1970s—though the confusion is quite understandable, considering how these hirsute models could have probably been successfully prosecuted for crimes against good taste—no, these are genuine head shots of once fashionable hairstyles from the 1970s, and I’m sure a few of us can recognize ourselves here
 I know I can.
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Riding the Hate Bus, 1961 - The “Hate” Bus was the disturbing idea of George Lincoln Rockwell, whose name is proudly plastered all over the bus. He was the founder of the American Nazi Party, calling for “white power” and racial segregation. In the early 1960s, he acquired a Volkswagen van and decorated it with messages of hate, white supremacy and anti-semitic slogans. Rockwell personally drove it with a band of party members around the deep south, organising rallies and speaking at Ku Klux Klan meets. These photographs were taken on May 23rd, three days after the Freedom Riders were infamously assaulted at the Greyhound Station in Montgomery.
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Clear your calendars: Viking apocalypse scheduled for Saturday | The Sideshow - Yahoo News - Now's the time to cash out your life insurance policy and have a little fun, because, according to Norse mythology, the world is ending this Saturday.
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Rare World War One Colour Photographs by Hans Hildenbrand - Rare World War One Colour Photographs by Hans Hildenbrand
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The icebreakers of old - The Week - Most of us woke up to presents (and/or a welcome day off from work) on Christmas morning. The MV Akademik Shokalskiy ship, on the other hand, found itself trapped in ice up to 10 feet thick on all sides.
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Most Ironic Deaths In History - Death is a normal part of life. While most people die with predictable reasons, some people die rather ironic deaths. The world has seen numerous deaths in which the universe seemed to have conspired with fates to make an ironic statement. Some of these deaths include historical figures, royalties, celebrities and inventors. Remembering these various accounts of ironic deaths never fail to bring an eerie kind of sense.
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Tunnel vision: how an obsessed explorer found and lost the world's oldest subway | The Verge - f you went on one of Diamond’s tours, which ran between 1982 and 2010, you could see why the FDNY was concerned. He’d lug three plastic orange barricades out to the middle of Atlantic Avenue, pry off the manhole cover with a crowbar, and steady a thin ladder into the narrow shaft, the only entrance to the tunnel. Tourists would line up in the middle of the busy road, descending one by one into a tight passageway. It led to an Alice in Wonderland-sized doorway that opened up on a large staircase, built by Diamond and his colleagues in the ‘80s. The stairs lead down into a massive, spooky hall that is 2,570 feet long, 21 feet wide, and 17 feet tall.
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By God's Bones: Medieval Swear Words - What were bad words in the Middle Ages? In her book, Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing, Melissa Mohr takes a look at curse words from the ancient Romans to the modern day. Like with many aspects of medieval society, the way they swore was much different than ours.
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We Were This Close to Never Having Macs - Thirty years ago today Steve Jobs unveiled the first-ever Macintosh computer to much fanfare, naturally. The Apple hype machine was in full swing, and in all fairness, Jobs' claim that the Mac would change the world turned out to be true. But things look different through the lens of nostalgia. Really, Macintosh nearly bombed for the same reasons that it was eventually a huge success—prioritizing aesthetics, showmanship, and consumer appeal.
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Unit war diaries | The National Archives - For researchers and family historians, the war diaries contain a wealth of information of far greater interest than the army could ever have predicted. They provide unrivalled insight into daily events on the front line, and are full of fascinating detail about the decisions that were made and the activities that resulted from them. War diaries are still kept by the armed services to this day, and historical war diaries such as these are still referred to.
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Bras in Space: The Incredible True Story Behind Upcoming Film Spacesuit | The Credits. - The creation of the Apollo AL7 Pressure Garment is one of the great American stories of the past forty-plus years. When America pitched itself into the great Space Race, and president Kennedy declared we’d have a man on the moon by the end of the decade, among many of the colossal obstacles NASA had to face was how to make a suit that could withstand space’s incredibly hostile environment. NASA turned the creation of the spacesuit into a competition (largely dominated by military contractors)—and it was assumed a military contractor would win the day.
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Programmable Calculators - Master Index - This page contains a list of the 664 portable programmable calculators that I know about. Early desktop models such as the HP-9100 or the Wang 700 are not included, as these cannot even be considered luggable.
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1920s Jordan changed focus of auto ads - He channeled his art into a particularly American dream and in doing so invented automobile advertising.Jordan's advertising in Vanity Fair from 1918-1922 was so effective, it reportedly made the car company a million dollars in less than a year.
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When the Yellow Press Got Color by J. Hoberman - On October 18, 1896, newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst went to war—not with Spain in Cuba but with Joseph Pulitzer in New York. His opening salvo was The New York Journal’s five-cent color supplement, The American Humorist, which Hearst called “eight pages of iridescent polychromous effulgence that makes the rainbow look like a piece of lead pipe.”
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Evolution of Fast Food Logos (Top 10 Burger Chains) - I know I’m certainly not the first person on the internet to post a gallery showing the history of fast food logos. But I’ll be honest — a lot of the other ones I’ve seen have been half-hearted at best, completely lazy and misleading at worst. So here’s my attempt to remedy that. Here is my turn at a gallery showing the evolution of fast food logos, featuring the top ten largest chains in America (measured by number of locations in 2010).
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The Mohne Dam (Dambusters) Then and Now - WAR HISTORY ONLINE - We were sent these fantastic Then and Now pictures by Wojtek Arciszewski who took these pictures on the Mohne dam whilst on Holiday there this summer.
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Weird Weapons of WW2 -
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