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Image The Paris uprising of July 27, 28, and 29,...

The Paris uprising of July 27, 28, and 29, 1830, known as the Trois Glorieuses ("Three Glorious Days"), was initiated by the liberal republicans for violation of the Constitution by the Second Restoration government. Charles X, the last Bourbon king of France, was overthrown and replaced by Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans. Delacroix, who witnessed the uprising, perceived it as a modern subject for a painting. #history

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From the inception of the Manufacture des Gobelins, Charles Le Brun, its first director, had the idea of designing a tapestry with a historical subject to promote the glory of Louis XIV. It was to recount the glorious events that occurred in the early years of his reign both at court and on the battlefield. The panel shown here belongs to The Life of Louis XIV, which is now considered precious documentation of grand interiors and artworks that no longer exist. #history

   

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Major Events in History | Louvre Museum | Paris, Alexander, standing in a chariot drawn by two elephants, makes his triumphant entry into Babylon; in the background, one can make out the terraces of hanging gardens. #history

   

Video Image Years of Trial - Caligula grips Rome in...

Years of Trial - Caligula grips Rome in fear; Judea's religious and political establishment finds Jesus a threat. #history #knowledgetv #historytv #documentary

   

Video Image Order from Chaos - #history #knowledgetv...

Order from Chaos - #history #knowledgetv #historytv #documentary

   

Image The Roman Empire: in the First Century. The...

The Roman Empire: in the First Century. The Roman Empire | #history #education #pbs

   

Video Image Winds of Change - Claudius rules; Britain...

Winds of Change - Claudius rules; Britain battles Roman legions; in Judea, Paul tells of Jesus; Rome verges on disaster under Nero's reign. #history #knowledgetv #historytv #documentary

   

Video Image Years of Eruption - Rival generals fight for...

Years of Eruption - Rival generals fight for control in Rome; Mount Vesuvius erupts; Emperor Trajan expands the empire. #history #knowledgetv #historytv #documentary

   

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#history #America the Story of Us: Trailer he extraordinary story of how America was invented, looking at the moments where technology overcame the environment - from the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental roads and railways - the internet of its day - to triumphing over vertical space from steel structured buildings to putting a man on the moon. Own America:

   

Video Image MacArthur & Me - Towns across America...

MacArthur & Me - Towns across America contain a wealth of historical information that exists nowhere else, including some nearly-lost footage of General MacArthur. #history

   

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America the Story of Us: American Revolution - How the revolution shaped our nation, and the tough and thrilling beginning of the United States. #history #america

   

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America the Story of Us: Declaration of Independence - The Declaration of Independence marks the first such document declaring the equality of men. #history

   

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America the Story of Us: #JFK - John F. Kennedy's progressive agenda during the 1960s inspired a new generation of optimism in America. #History

   

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America the Story of Us: Life in Jamestown - Find out what life was like in the Jamestown settlement. #History

   

Video Image America the Story of Us: FDR - FDR's impact...

America the Story of Us: FDR - FDR's impact on America was especially profound by use of his groundbreaking use of mass media. #History

   

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Video Image America the Story of Us: Frederick Douglass...

America the Story of Us: Frederick Douglass -Being a slave who had successfully escaped, Frederick Douglass was able to communicate the plight of slaves as no one else cold. #History

   

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Video Image #America the Story of Us: Faces of America -...

#America the Story of Us: Faces of America - What qualities made America the country it has become? #History

   

Video Image America The Story of Us: Why do Immigrants...

America The Story of Us: Why do Immigrants Come to America? - Skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty are symbols of the American Dream for millions of immigrants. Urban life introduces a new breed of social ills, set against the backdrop of stunning skylines and ambitious innovations. #History

   

Video Image America the Story of Us: Harriet Tubman -...

America the Story of Us: Harriet Tubman - Born a slave, Harriett Tubman became a famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom. #History

   

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#America the Story of Us: Gold Rush - Discover how the Gold Rush led to the creation of California. #History

   

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America The Story Of Us DVDs & Books - History Channel Store #History

   

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America: The Story of Us - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia #History

   

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National Museum of Natural History #Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC | Relive elementary school field trips with one step into this Smithsonian museum. Geology, anthropology and biology are the focus here, where stories are told with meticulous collections, interactive games and somewhat dated dioramas. One of the oldest Smithsonian museums, the National #Museum of Natural #History opened its doors in 1910.

   

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Enceinte de Charles V, XIVe siècle, In the mid-14th century, Paris spread far beyond Philippe Auguste’s original wall. With the onset of the Hundred Years' War, further defenses were needed for the French capital. Etienne Marcel, provost of the merchants of Paris, instigated the construction of an earth rampart (1356–58), which was continuedand developed under Charles V. The new defenses encompassed the neighborhoods on the right bank of the Seine. Enclosed within the expanding city. #history

   

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Louvre médiéval - vestiges des fossés du Louvre de Philippe Auguste et de Charles V, XIIe au XIVe siècle, After the death of Charles VI, the Louvre slumbered for a century until 1527, when François I decided to take up residence in Paris. The Grosse Tour (the medieval keep) was demolished, affording still more light and space. The medieval Louvre gave way to a Renaissance palace. #history

   

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Une société raffinée - Christophe Barbotin, conservateur au Louvre, éclaire la culture matérielle raffinée qui éclot sous le règne d'Hatchepsout , illustrée par des œuvres conservées au musée. #history

   

Video Image Le Louvre fouille la nécropole Saqqara -...

Le Louvre fouille la nécropole Saqqara - Récit d'une fouille archéologique hors du commun. Tombes inviolées, magnifiques sarcophages parfaitement conservés ; une immense cité funéraire de l'ancienne Égypte s'offre à nous. #history

   

Video Image Babylon, from reality to myth - The mythic...

Babylon, from reality to myth - The mythic city of Babylon was born in Mesopotamia almost 5000 years ago. Discovering this civilisation is a great journey through history and culture. #history

   

Image It was 1886, and in New York Harbour,...

It was 1886, and in New York Harbour, workers were constructing the Statue of Liberty. Eight hundred miles away, another great American symbol was about to be unveiled. #history #cocacola

   

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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but The Coca‑Cola Company was none too pleased about the proliferation of copycat beverages taking advantage of its success. Coca‑Cola was a great product, and a great brand. Both needed to be protected. Advertising focused on the authenticity of Coca‑Cola, urging consumers to 'Demand the genuine' and 'Accept no substitute' #history #cocacola

   

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In 1941, America entered World War II. Thousands of men and women were sent overseas. The country, and Coca‑Cola, rallied behind them. Woodruff ordered that 'every man in uniform gets a bottle of Coca‑Cola for five cents, wherever he is, and whatever it costs the company'. In 1943, General Dwight D Eisenhower sent an urgent cablegram to Coca‑Cola, requesting shipment of materials for 10 bottling plants. #history #cocacola

   

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After 70 years of success with one brand, Coca‑Cola, the company decided to expand with new flavours. Fanta, originally developed in the 1940s, was introduced in the 1950s, while Sprite followed in 1961, with TAB in 1963 and Fresca in 1966. #history #cocacola

   

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The 1980s - the era of legwarmers, headbands and the fitness craze, and a time of much change and innovation at The Coca‑Cola Company. In 1981, Roberto C Goizueta became chairman of the board of directors and CEO of The Coca‑Cola Company. Goizueta completely overhauled the company with a strategy he called 'intelligent risk taking'. #history #cocacola

   

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The 1990s were a time of continued growth for The Coca‑Cola Company. The company's long association with sports was strengthened during this decade, with ongoing support of the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup™ football, the Rugby World Cup and the National Basketball Association. #history #cocacola

   

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The last decade marked an increase in Coca‑Cola's efforts to create a sustainable framework for the future. In 2009, the company launched Live Positively - a public commitment to making a positive difference in the world by redesigning the way we work and live so that sustainability is part of everything we do. #history #cocacola

   

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Lectures in #History Preview: The Secession Crisis, History professor Susan Schulten discusses the causes of America's Civil War, including President Abraham Lincoln's refusal to allow slavery to expand into new territories. She explains that Lincoln refused to recognize the Confederacy as legitimate and viewed secession as illegal. The class took place at the University of Denver. #americanhistory

   

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IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas, National Museum of the American Indian Symposium - Friday, November 13, 2009. A part of the American story has long been invisible—the story of people who share African American and Native American ancestry. Over centuries, African American and Native people came together, creating shared histories, communities, and ways of life. #History #Smithsonian

   

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How to Make a Music Memories Family Storybook - Capture a special "music memory" to reside between the ear covers of this accordion-style book. #history #education

   

Video Image How to Make a Connections Family Storybook -...

How to Make a Connections Family Storybook - The two pieces of this book weave into each other to create a connected ³connections² book. #education #History

   

Video Image How to Make a My Hero! Family Storybook -...

How to Make a My Hero! Family Storybook - Tell the story of a personal hero with this special hidden pocket book. #education #History

   

Video Image How to Make an "Our Home" Nature Walk Album...

How to Make an "Our Home" Nature Walk Album - This nature walk album helps you capture treasures from your neighborhood. #history

   

Video Image Interview with Book Artist Susmita Mazumdar...

Interview with Book Artist Susmita Mazumdar - Watch Book Artist Sushmita Mazumdar talk about her work. #history

   

Video Image Politics & Postage of the Great Depression...

Politics & Postage of the Great Depression curator talk. Assistant curator of philately Daniel Piazza discusses stamps of the Great Depression. Apologies for audio issues. #History

   

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National Museum Of American History Star-Spangled Light Murals, A sneak peek at the 3-night-only light show on the outside of the American Hisotry Museum. Secret testing 2night. Museum reopens after 2 years of renovation tomorrow, November 21st. #history&culture #Smithsonian

   

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An Evening with America's First Female Thunderbird Pilot. An Evening with America's First Female Thunderbird Pilot Maj. Nicole Malachowski. What's it like to be first? In March 2006, Maj. Nicole Malachowski debuted as the first woman pilot selected to fly in any American military demonstration team, in this case, the Air Force Demo Squadron better known as the Thunderbirds, flying F-16Cs. Major Malachowski's two seasons as Thunderbird #3 Right Wing. #history

   

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Ambrose Burnside & the 1st RI at Camp Sprague (near Washington, D.C.), 1861. Frank Goodyear, associate curator of photography at the National Portrait Gallery discusses an 1861 photograph of Ambrose Burnside and the Rhode Island 1st Volunteer Infantry, taken at Camp Sprague (near Washington, D.C.) by an unidentified photographer. #history #civilwar

   

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Lincoln's Beard, interview with NPG historian David C. Ward. Abraham Lincoln grew beard before he was inaugurated as president, in 1861. David C. Ward, historian at the National Portrait Gallery, discusses the reasons that Lincoln changed his appearance. Interview by Warren Perry, recorded March 3, 2011. #history #civilwar #smithsonian

   

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The Life Masks of Lincoln, at National Portrait Gallery. David C. Ward, historian at the National Portrait Gallery, discusses Abraham Lincoln's life masks. These works, by Leonard Volk and Clark Mills, are on view in the "Americas Presidents" exhibition. David Ward was interviewed by Warren Perry of the National Portrait Gallery, on March 3, 2011. #history #civilwar

   

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"The Death of Ellsworth" exhibition, National Portrait Gallery. "The Death of Ellsworth" recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth in Alexandria, Virginia. The exhibition is open from April 29, 2011 through March 18, 2012. Elmer Ellsworth was the first Union officer to be killed in the four-year-long struggle. A friend of President Abraham Lincoln, Ellsworth commanded a regiment of New York Fire Zouaves—regiments raised for volunteer service. #history #civilwar

   

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The Inside Story of a Controversial New Text About Jesus | History & Archaeology | #Smithsonian #History

   

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History - #Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. History is the discovery, collection, organization, analysis and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians. It is a field of research which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it sometimes attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. #history

   

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Cultural heritage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts (cultural property) and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations. Cultural heritage includes tangible culture (such as buildings, monuments, landscapes, books, works of art, and artifacts) and more. #history #culture #society

   

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Historian. A historian is a person who studies and writes about the past and is regarded as an authority on it. Historians are concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race; as well as the study of all history in time. If the individual is concerned with events preceding written history, the individual is a historian of prehistory. #history

   

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The Historians' History of the World. #History, subtitled A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise and Development of Nations as Recorded by over two thousand of the Great Writers of all Ages, is a 25-volume encyclopedia of world history originally published in English near the beginning of the 20th century. It is quite extensive and its perspective is entirely Western Eurocentric. It was compiled by Henry Smith Williams, a medical doctor and author of many books.

   

Image Lincoln (2012) As the Civil War continues to...

Lincoln (2012) As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. #AbrahamLincoln #history

   

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Prime Minister Eden urges UN action on Suez - 6 November 1956. At the height of the Suez canal crisis, as Israeli troops enter the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Anthony Eden urges the United Nations to act quickly to resolve the conflict. The UN responds by proposing the creation of its first peace-keeping force. #history #Number10downingstreet

   

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Churchill Receives an Honourary Degree at Harvard - This Universal Newsreel, dated 9 September 1943, includes a short excerpt from the speech given by Churchill as he received an honourary degree at Harvard, on 6 September that year. #history #churchill

   

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Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt meet in Yalta - 15 February 1945 covers the Yalta Conference - a meeting between the 'Big Three': Prime Minister Churchill, Joseph Stalin and President Roosevelt at Yalta, on the Crimean Peninsula. It was the second of the large war time conferences, preceded by Tehran in 1943, and succeeded by Potsdam (after Roosevelt's death) later in 1945. The meeting took place between February 4 and February 11, 1945, with the Foreign Secretary. #history

   

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Henry Addington 1st Viscount Sidmouth - Number 10. The son of a doctor, Henry Addington was the first middle-class prime minister, holding office from 1801 to 1804. Having served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1789, Addington became PM when King George III rejected Pitt’s Emancipation of Catholics Bill, forcing his resignation. “In youth, the absence of pleasure is pain, in old age the absence of pain is pleasure.” #history

   

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William Pitt. Taking up office at the age of 24 years and 205 days, William Pitt was the youngest ever prime minister, and one of the longest in the role. His time at Number 10 was momentous. Pitt led the country through major events including the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, regained financial stability for Britain after the American War of Independence, and brought about Union with Ireland. #history #britishprimeministers

   

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Duke of Portland. A tall, dignified and handsome man, Portland was prime minister for two short periods separated by over 20 years, but was not especially successful in either. The Duke of Portland entered Parliament via the House of Lords, by virtue of his title, in 1761. In 1783, he was appointed Prime Minister of the Whig administration by King George III. The Duke of Portland’s first government was concerned with the power of the East India Company. #history

   

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Spencer Perceval. He is best remembered as the only British prime minister to be assassinated. A professional lawyer, he made his mark as by holding down the senior posts of Solicitor-General and Attorney-General. An admirer of William Pitt the Younger, he was politically conservative and an active Anglican, opposing Catholic emancipation. In later life he became an expert on Biblical prophecy and wrote pamphlets relating to prophecies that he had discovered. #history

   

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Origins and Early Inhabitants #Number10. The area around Downing Street was home to ancient Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman settlements, and was already a prestigious centre of government 1000 years ago. The Romans first came to Britain under the command of Julius Caesar in 55 BC. Making their capital at Londinium downriver, the Romans chose Thorney Island—a marshy piece of land lying between two branches of the river Tyburn that flowed from Hampstead Heath to the Thames. #history

   

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Long-term causes of war. Key points: 1. Nationalism is the belief that your country is better than others. 2. Imperialism is the desire to conquer countries. 3. Militarism is where military matters influence a countries policy, which make them build up their armed forces. 4. Alliances divided Europe into two. 1882 - Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy formed the Triple Alliance. 1907 - France, Britain and Russia formed the Triple Entente. #history

   

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The path to war. Key points: Between 1900 and 1914, there were a number of major incidents which made war inevitable. 1. 1905 - Kaiser Wilhelm promised to help Morocco gain independence. 2. 1908 - Wilhelm called the English 'all mad' and that the Germans hated them. 3.1908 - Austria annexed Bosnia. 4. 1911 - Revolution in Morocco. 5. 1912 to 1913 - Serbia and other Balkan countries conquered most of Turkeys land. 6. 1914 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot in Sarajevo. #history #revision

   

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The outbreak of war. Key points: 28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Russia mobilised to support Serbia, which led to Germany declaring war on Russia. Germany then declared war on France as part of its Schlieffen Plan. This plan took 9 years to finalise, and was based on a war on two fronts with France and Russia. #history

   

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Apple Think Different - Steve Jobs Narrated Version - #speeches #knowledgetv #history #marketing #Apple #historytv

   

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World Day of Audiovisual Heritage: Inventory and preservation of a legacy at risk - The UN's audiovisual archive dates back as early as the 1920s and constitutes the memory of the Organization, from the League of Nations to the construction of UN Headquarters in New York, as well as the footage and programmes which continue to be produced daily. Archiving such a rich and complex collection is a major challenge. #history

   

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6 Child Monarchs Who Changed History, By Evan Andrews, Examples of young royals who rose to positions of extraordinary power are found in nearly every culture and civilization. But while most of these child rulers were simply figureheads until they came of age, others managed to lead empires, make influential laws and even fight wars—sometimes all before the age of 18. Find out more about six child monarchs whose grown-up actions changed the course of history. #history

   

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7 Historical Figures Famous for Something They Never Did By Evan Andrews. Even if you disagree with Napoleon Bonaparte’s famous remark that “history is a set of lies that people have agreed upon,” there’s little doubt that myths, misconceptions and outright fabrications have often shaped our understanding of the past. In some instances, these legends have become so ingrained that they overshadow the actual facts of a historical figure’s life. #history

   

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6 Famous Prisoners of the Tower of London, By Evan Andrews. The Tower of London has served as everything from a royal residence to a zoo for exotic animals, but it remains best known as a fearsome prison and torture chamber. First constructed in the wake of the Norman Conquest in 1066, the Tower has held some of Great Britain’s most prominent inmates, including disgraced royals, would-be revolutionaries and even Nazi officers. #history

   

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5 Would-Be U.S. States, By Evan Andrews. Today’s 50 U.S. states weren’t the only contenders for admission to the Union. In fact, a number of upstart territories—often with recognized flags, leaders and systems of government—just missed out on statehood at various points in the nation’s history. Find out more about these would-be states that failed to get their star on the American flag. #history

   

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Halloween Video — #History, Bet You Didn't Know: Halloween (2:15) It's one of America's favorite holidays, but what's the real story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween?

   

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Bet You Didn't Know: Founding Fathers — #History Bet You Didn't Know: Founding Fathers (1:25) Our Founding Fathers were responsible for a lot more than the Declaration of Independence. Find out more about their legacy of innovation.

   

Image 8 Legendary Duels, By Jennie Cohen. From the...

8 Legendary Duels, By Jennie Cohen. From the Middle Ages until the late the 19th century, pairs of quarreling men—and, in some cases, women—regularly settled their disputes with duels. Find out how a bitter rivalry cost a U.S. vice president his life, how a friendly spot of tea took a violent turn and how jealousy spelled doom for one of Russia’s greatest writers. #history

   

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Halloween By the Numbers From pumpkins to candy to costumes, get the facts on Halloween by the numbers. #history

   

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Columbus Day Video — #History Bone Voyage (2:44) Columbus' body has been moved so many times, historians are not sure where he is truly buried.

   

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Why is the Liberty Bell cracked? In 1751, the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly—part of the state’s colonial government—paid around 100 pounds for a large bell to hang in its new State House (later known as Independence Hall). Cast at London’s Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the bell arrived in Philadelphia in August 1752. Because the metal was too brittle, it cracked during a test strike and had to be recast twice. #history

   

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Can you really see the Great Wall of China from space? — Ask #HISTORY.

   

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Was King Arthur a real person? We’ve all heard stories about King Arthur of Camelot, who according to medieval legend led British forces (including his trusted Knights of the Round Table) in battle against Saxon invaders in the early sixth century. But was King Arthur actually a real person, or simply a hero of Celtic mythology? Though debate has gone on for centuries, historians have been unable to confirm that Arthur really existed. #history

   

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Who invented the toothbrush? #history Looking for an innovative dental hygiene enthusiast to thank next time you polish your pearly whites? Turns out it’s not that simple. People have been cleaning their teeth for millennia, starting with the ancient Egyptians, who are thought to have scrubbed their choppers with a special powder made from ox hooves and eggshells as far back as 5000 B.C. The Romans opted for sticks with frayed ends, while the Greeks used rough cloths.

   

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Who posed for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa? Over the years, scholars have debated the true inspiration behind the most famous half-smile in history—and possibly even the world’s most recognizable face. Proposed sitters for the “Mona Lisa” have included da Vinci’s mother Caterina, Princess Isabella of Naples, a Spanish noblewoman named Costanza d’Avalos and an unnamed courtesan, among others. Some of the more provocative theories emphasize the subject’s masculine facial features. #history

   

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Did the Aztecs really practice human sacrifice? #history They did. Human sacrifice was an integral part of the Aztec religion—as it was for many other societies in the New World, including the Maya. One of the central beliefs of the Aztec world was that Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun, needed constant nourishment in the form of human blood—seen as the sacred life force—in order to keep the sun moving from east to west across the sky.

   

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Columbus Day — #History A U.S. national holiday since 1937, Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. The Italian-born explorer had set sail two months earlier, backed by the Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. He intended to chart a western sea route to China, India and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia; instead, he landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings.

   

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Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Prize — History.com This Day in History — 10/11/2002, On this day in 2002, former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development." Carter, a peanut farmer from Georgia, served one term as U.S. president between 1977 and 1981. #history

   

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On Board: The First Lady Speaks About Meeting Nelson Mandela - At the Young African Women Leaders Forum in Soweto, South Africa, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, speaks about meeting Nelson Mandela and gives advice to young women in a breakout session. #education #history #travel

   

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Campaign for Abolition | It will become clear that the issues of equality, justice and tolerance raised and explored by the resources are just as relevant today as they were two centuries ago. You might feel that the need for campaigns is also just as great. This resource therefore also outlines a series of activities that investigate what made the Abolition campaign so successful and what still makes a successful campaign today. #history

   

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William The Conqueror | Battle Abbey was founded in 1066 by William the Conqueror, on the site of his famous victory over King Harold at the Battle of Hastings (which actually took place about 7 miles from Hastings). This manuscript, created in 1150, contains two historical accounts of the abbey, almost certainly written there. The page is the start of the second account, introduced by an exceptionally large initial 'A' containing an image of King William enthroned. #history #manuscripts

   

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Scribe | This illumination shows a seated scribe writing with his quill, surrounded by monstrous creatures. Illuminated manuscripts are a precious source for learning about medieval visual culture, especially since they tend to be much better preserved than, for example, paintings on panels or walls. In the early Middle Ages, most illuminated manuscripts were produced in monasteries. #books #manuscripts #history

   

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First text in Middle English? | Most sermons (or homilies) in this collection are copies of earlier ones in Old English. But this one is different. It is an English translation of a Latin sermon in which we can see many of the changes that signal the end of Old English. The rhythm and pattern of the sentences are beginning to sound distinctly modern. That is why linguists have called it the first text in Middle English. #manuscripts #history

   

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William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833) | William Wilberforce was the main figurehead in Parliament for the Abolitionist campaign. He was born in Kingston-upon-Hull into a wealthy family of wool merchants and represented the town as MP. He was recruited by Thomas Clarkson, who recognised that, in order to get Parliament to change the law, the anti-slavery cause needed a brilliant advocate inside Parliament itself. Wilberforce was very well suited for this role. #history abolition #slavery

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A poster for an anti-slavery speech | This is an example of a speech against slavery made by Mr Hutt, a political candidate in Kingston upon Hull. The speech was made to two local groups who actively campaigned against slavery: the Society of Friends (Quakers) and the local abolitionist society. William Wilberforce, a former MP for Hull, had been the chief parliamentary advocate for the abolition of the slave trade. #slavery #abolition #history

   

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Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art - Stephen Walter's The Island | The Island satirises the London-centric view of the English capital and its commuter towns as independent from the rest of the country. The artist, a Londoner with a love of his native city, offers up a huge range of local and personal information in words and symbols. Walter speaks in the dialect of today, focusing on what he deems interesting or mundane. #maps #history #geography

   

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Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art - Psalter World Map | Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III's bedchamber in Westminster Palace from the mid-1230s. The original colours are intact. Showing east at the top, it is a visual encyclopedia, embracing ancient history, politics, scripture and ethnography as well as geography. #history #geography #maps

   

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Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art - Fra Mauro World Map | This is an 1804 copy of perhaps the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about 1450. It points south because 15th-century compasses were south-pointing. It shows the Portuguese discoveries in Africa and questioned the authority of medieval and classical sources. Intended for display in Venice, it emphasises the feats of Marco Polo. #history #geography #maps

   

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Detail of Ptolemy's world map, 1482 | Why is this map entitled Ptolemy’s world map, when it was made more than 1000 years after Ptolemy’s death? Ptolemy (c.100-178) was a hugely important geographer and astronomer working in Ancient Rome. This map takes valuable information from his famous book Geographia. His work informed mapmakers on the size of the Earth, and the co-ordinates for the positions of all the places and features indicated on the map. #geography #history #maps

   

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Detail of map of the moon | How do mapmakers hide their secret thoughts in their maps? This is the first scientific map of the moon, and was produced in Paris by the famous astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini. Working in the 1670s, Cassini used a telescope to make careful observations of the moon’s pock-marked surface. Thanks to the map, 17th century European scientists had a greater understanding of the moon than they did of much of the earth’s surface. #history #geography #maps

   

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Detail of Chart of the West Coast of South America | The information provided by maps can be amazingly powerful. In 1680 the captain of the Spanish ship the Rosario, threw his valuable collection of maps into the sea. You may ask why any sane sea captain would do such a thing? #geography #history #maps

   

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8th century Qur'an | The Ma'il Qur'an is one of the very earliest Qur'ans in the world, dating back to the eighth century. Not only that, but it also probably hails from the Hijaz region of Arabia – a region which contains the holy places of Mecca and Medina, homes of the Prophet Muhammad. #religion #history #sacredtexts

   

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Devimahatmya | This is one of Hinduism's most beautiful manuscripts. Written on palm-leaf, the Devimahatmya is a Sanskrit hymn extolling the Goddess as the Supreme Principle of the Universe. It was copied in 'Newari' script in 1549 and illuminated in Nepal with 32 miniatures and painted covers in the reign of Jayapranamalla of Bhaktapur (1523–?1550) for the use of the king. #religion #history #sacredtexts

   

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Gandharan Scroll fragment | These scroll fragments, from an extraordinary collection of birch bark writings from ancient Gandhara in present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan, may represent the oldest surviving Buddhist texts (and also the oldest South Asian manuscripts) ever discovered. #history #sacredtexts #religion

   

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Books on display in Sacred Exhibition at British Library | Explore 78 texts online in depth here... Jewish, Christian and Islamic holy books, including some of the world's most precious Hebrew and Christian Bibles and Qur'ans, plus Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian texts. #religion #history

   

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This cross-curricular resource provides students with visual encounters with key objects from Babylon, allowing students to become familiar with object identification and vocabulary. #history

   

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Visit resource Shakespeare. Key Stage 2 (Age 7–11). Find out about the life and times of William Shakespeare and explore the late Tudor/ early Stuart world which inspired him to write his plays. #history #schools

   

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Drip, drop, tick, tock This piece of stone was part of an ancient Egyptian water clock. It was bowl-shaped, and was filled at the start of the day. As water dripped out through a hole in the bottom, the markings would show how many hours had passed. Fragment of a basalt water clock from Egypt, around 320 BC #history #time

   

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It's your lucky day! This ancient Egyptian calendar shows which days are lucky and which are unlucky. Look closely – the unlucky days are the red ones. Here's an example of a good day: 'This is the day on which the gods received their hearts.' Papyrus calendar from Saqqara, Egypt, around 1225 BC. #history #time

   

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Catch some rays This ring sundial uses the sun to tell the time. The dial is set to the right time of year, then the ring is turned until a ray of sun shines through the hole to show the hour. The light moves as the sun's rays slowly change direction through the day. Ring dial from London, UK, around 1580. #history #time

   

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A journey through time and space This gadget, called an astrolabe, could tell the time and also work out the positions of stars and planets. It has a dog's head to point towards the star Sirius (also known as the Dog Star), and other star pointers in the shape of birds. The Chaucher astrolabe from England, UK, 1326. #history 'time

   

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Nighty-night When the sun went down people didn’t just give up on keeping time until the morning. They used a star clock called a nocturnal. Looking at the stars through the nocturnal, with its arm pointed correctly, would show the hour. Nocturnal and tide predictor from London, UK, around 1580. #history #time

   

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Spot the numbers This very old clock is from a country house at Cassiobury Park in England. It has a weight connected to a wheel that moves other wheels to tick away the time. Can you see the numbers marked in gold on the dial (at the left hand side of the picture)? Cassiobury Park turret clock from England, UK, around 1610. #history #time

   

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Much older than your grandfather This is the sort of clock the mice ran up in Hickory Dickory Dock! It’s called a longcase clock, also known as a grandfather clock. It has a weight hanging down inside the case - it needed winding with a key once a week or it would slow down. Longcase clock, England, UK, around 1655. #time #history

   

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Fit for a king This beautiful clock might once have belonged to the king of Poland. It used a spring instead of a weight to make it work, so it was lighter and could be moved around. It has dials showing the path of the moon and stars, and even works as an alarm clock! Table clock by Lucas Weydmann, Cracow, Poland, 1648. #time #history

   

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Ready to roll? The ball in this clock rolls up and down the table, making it tip back and forth like a seesaw. It takes thirty seconds to travel from one end to the next. Over the course of a year the ball will travel about 2,500 miles – that’s like rolling from England to Egypt! Rolling ball table clock, England, UK, 1820s. #history #time

   

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Watches and riches Soon people learned to make smaller clocks, so they could be worn or carried around. At first watches were just for rich people because they were so expensive. This watch is very valuable – it’s made of solid gold and the lid is set with 92 diamonds. Gold and enamel cased watch, London, England, around 1650. #time #history

   

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Swimming Reindeer | The Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells the history of human development from the first stone axe to the credit card, using 100 selected objects from the Museum. Found in France and dating back 13,000 years, this is a carving of two swimming reindeer - and it's not just the likeness that is striking. The creator of this carving was one of the first humans to express their world through art. But why did they do it? #history

   

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Clovis Spear Point. The Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells the history of human development from the first stone axe to the credit card, using 100 selected objects from the Museum. Neil describes an object that dates from the earliest settlement of North America, around 13,000 years ago. It is a deadly hunting weapon, used by the first inhabitants of the Americas. #history

   

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Olduvai Handaxe | Neil follows early humans as they slowly begin to move beyond their African homeland, taking with them one essential item - a hand axe. In the presence of the most widely-used tool humans have created, Neil sees just how vital to our evolution this sharp, ingenious implement was and how it allowed the spread of humans across the globe. #history

   

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Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool | Neil goes back two million years to the Rift Valley in Tanzania, where a simple chipped stone marks the emergence of modern humans. One of the characteristics that mark humans out from other animals is their desire for, and dependency on, the things they fashion with their own hands. #history

   

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Mummy of Hornedjitef | At the age of eight, Neil visited the British Museum for the first time and came face to face with an object that fascinated and intrigued him ever since, an Egyptian mummy. Hornedjitef was a priest who died around 2,250 years ago , and he designed a coffin that, he believed, would help him navigate his way to the afterlife. Little did he know that this afterlife would be as a museum exhibit in London. #history

   

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Central scene of the east frieze of the Parthenon | The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, about 438-432 BC The sacred robe of Athena held up by cult officials, and Athena and Hephaistos The procession pictured in the Ionic frieze of the Parthenon culminates on the east side of the building. Above the porch columns, at the approach to the great doorway, was placed an unusually long block of stone carved with a scene showing a folded cloth. #history

   

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Chariot group from the south frieze of the Parthenon | Greek, carved about 438-432 BC. From Athens, Greece. The Parthenon frieze shows racing chariots ahead of the cavalcade of mounted horsemen. The Panathenaic Games at Athens featured races in which chariots were driven at high speed. At the end of the race, a soldier would leap out of the vehicle and finish the contest on foot. #history

   

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Parthenon sculpture: Centaur and Lapith. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, around 447-438 BC. This sculpture from the famous temple on the Acropolis in Athens shows a mythological battle between a human Lapith and a barbaric centaur. The Parthenon featured 92 sculptures known as metopes. They were located on all four sides of the temple. Those from the south side of the building include this one, which is part of a series featuring Lapiths in combat with centaurs. #history

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Young cow and herdsmen from the south frieze of the Parthenon | The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, about 438-432 BC. Scene from a procession of sacrificial victims The procession of the Panathenaic festival accompanied cattle and sheep to the Acropolis, where they were slaughtered at a great altar. In the rendering of the procession on the Parthenon frieze, ten cattle were shown on the south frieze, while four cattle and four sheep were shown on the north. #history

   

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Head of a horse of Selene from the east pediment of the Parthenon | Acropolis, Athens, 438-432 BC One of the best loved sculptures from the Parthenon The east pediment of the Parthenon shows the birth of the goddess Athena from the head of her father Zeus. The event was witnessed by various figures shown on either side and filling the triangular space of the gable end of the temple. #history

   

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Line drawing of a seal of Pallas Athene | This volume, published to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Aurel Stein, presents papers about him, his colleagues and his collections. #publications #history

   

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Intelligible Beauty recent research on Byzantine jewellery. Edited by Chris Entwistle and Noël Adams. #history

   

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Terracotta figurine of the Goddess with uplifted arms from Palaepaphos | Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum. Essays in honour of Veronica Tatton-Brown. Edited by Thomas Kiely. #history

   

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A hoard of jewellery | When many objects are found buried in the same place it is called a hoard. This hoard of coins, rings and gems is from Snettisham in Norfolk. All the objects were hidden inside the pot in the picture. They belonged to a jeweller who lived nearly 2,000 years ago. Snettisham jeweller's hoard, Norfolk, buried around AD 155. #history #romans

   

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Boudica’s booty? Boudica was the famous Queen of the Iceni tribe, who lived in the area we now call East Anglia. She led a fight against the Romans in AD 60-61. This hoard of 872 silver coins may have been hidden during that time to keep them from being taken by the Romans. Hoard of Iceni silver coins, found in Cambridgeshire in 1982. #history #roman

   

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Hiding the silver | These silver wine cups, found in 1962, are from Hockwold in Norfolk. They had been taken apart and crushed before they were buried, but were put back together after they were found. Two of the cups match and two don’t – can you spot the matching pair? Silver drinking cups from Hockwold, Norfolk, late 1st century AD. #history #roman

   

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Silverware found in a field | In 1942, two men working in a field in Suffolk found a hoard. They dug up 34 pieces of Roman silver – bowls, platters and spoons with pictures of gods and animals on them. The Mildenhall treasure is one of the most valuable finds from Roman Britain. 'The Great Dish' from the Mildenhall treasure, 4th century AD. #history #roman

   

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The mystery of the missing treasure | This hoard, the Backworth treasure, includes jewellery and a silver pan. It was probably buried somewhere in north-east England as a gift to the gods. There may have been about 280 coins buried with the hoard but it arrived at the British Museum with only one! Hoard from Backworth, Tyne and Wear, 1st-2nd century AD. #roman #history

   

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The richest find | The Hoxne hoard, found in Hoxne, Suffolk, probably belonged to a wealthy family. There were about 15,000 gold and silver coins, as well as jewellery and tableware. We don't know why the owners never came back to collect it. Coins from the Hoxne hoard, buried during 5th century AD. #history #romans

   

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A young girl’s jewellery | This gold chain, part of the Hoxne hoard, was worn across the body by a young woman from a rich family. Where the chains meet at the back is a gold coin, and at the front there is a beautiful purple gemstone called an amethyst, with red garnets around it. Gold body chain from the Hoxne hoard, found in 1992. #history #romans

   

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A bronze mask for mock battles | A Roman soldier buried this bronze helmet in a Roman fort at Ribchester in Lancashire. It was held on with a leather strap and worn in sports events and mock battles. There were also bowls, military awards and an amulet (good luck charm) in the hoard. Helmet from Ribchester hoard, late 1st or early 2nd century AD. #history #romans

   

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Young explorers: a brief history of time telling - From computers, to phones, watches and clocks, everywhere you look there's something telling you the time. Watch our 'Young explorers' video about how time has been told throughout history. #history #time

   

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Roman Britain. Visit resource, Age 7–11. Find out about the food and drink the Romans consumed, and try out a recipe for honeyed bread. This resource also looks at Roman building techniques and tombstones. #history #schools

   

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Mesopotamia Visit resource, Age 7–11. Ancient Mesopotamia was responsible for some of the very earliest cities, writing, maths, astronomy and amazing crafts. This activity uses object based enquiry to examine the Standard of Ur, the People of Sumer, jewellery design and the relationship between humans and animals. #history

   

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Egyptian mummies, Visit resource, Age 7–11. Take a closer look at the materials, techniques, rituals and beliefs of mummification. This resource allows students to compare the different burial practices in Ancient Egypt, as well the beliefs which lay behind these practices. #history #schools

   

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US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War - Jamestown to the Civil War. Correction: Jamestown was the first successful ENGLISH settlement in what is now the United States. The Spanish actually settled St. Augustine, Florida in 1595. #history

   

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Appomattox Court House and Lincoln's Assassination - From Lee's Surrender to Grant to Lincoln's Assassination #history

   

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US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression - Reconstruction to the Great Depression #americancivilwar #history

   

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US History Overview 3 - WWII to Vietnam - World War II, Hitler, Cold War, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Space Race #history

   

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Communism - Overview of Communism and Marxist-Leninist States #history #politicalphilosophy

   

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Complete Essays by Francis Bacon. (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) Amazon.com | #books #Boooksfictionliterature #history #bookshistory

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Video Image American Artifacts Preview: Massachusetts...

American Artifacts Preview: Massachusetts Maritime History - In the Fall of 2011, historian and author Richard Norton Smith led a week-long bus tour of New England. Here are three stops from that tour along Boston's North Shore where we learn about maritime history. #UShistory #history #knowledgetv #historytv #uspolitics #travel #traveltv

   

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JFK White House Tapes: The Space Race - President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations, including this lively discussion with NASA administrator James Webb and White House Science Adviser Jerome Wiesner. On Nov. 21, 1962, JFK tells them the U.S. is in a race with the Russians, and that he wants the U.S. to be first on the moon. #UShistory #history #knowledgetv #historytv #uspolitics #politics #space #spacetv

   

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American Artifacts: Milwaukee Grain Exchange Building - Historic Milwaukee, Inc. tour guide & historian Kathy Kean tells the history of the building in downtown Milwaukee. #UShistory #history #knowledgetv #historytv

   

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1992 Vice Presidential Debate Clip - Vice President Dan Quayle, Democratic candidate Al Gore, and the running mate of independent presidential candidate Ross Perot, James Stockdale, faced off in Atlanta in October of 1992. #UShistory #history #knowledgetv #historytv #uspolitics #politics

   

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The Presidency: Richard Nixon's White House Speechwriters - The Nixon Foundation sponsored a gathering of former White House speechwriters who reflected on how the 37th president's messages were crafted and communicated. They discuss Richard Nixon's public language including minor statements and major speeches, from President Nixon's inaugural address in 1969 to his resignation in 1974. #history

   

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President Franklin Roosevelt 1933 Inauguration - Newsreel footage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first inauguration on January 20, 1933. #knowledgetv #history #historytv #uspolitics #politicstv #speeches

   

Video Image The Meaning of Life - Jill Lepore - Harvard...

The Meaning of Life - Jill Lepore - Harvard Thinks Big - David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History | #history #life

   

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William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833) | William Wilberforce was the main figurehead in Parliament for the Abolitionist campaign. He was born in Kingston-upon-Hull into a wealthy family of wool merchants and represented the town as MP. He was recruited by Thomas Clarkson, who recognised that, in order to get Parliament to change the law, the anti-slavery cause needed a brilliant advocate inside Parliament itself. Wilberforce was very well suited for this role. #history abolition #slavery

   

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Top 10 Crazy Dictators - Mad, bad and dangerous to know - find out about the most power crazed world leaders. #history #historytv #knowledgetv

   

Video Image Hundred Days and Waterloo - Napoleon's...

Hundred Days and Waterloo - Napoleon's escapes from Elba and retakes control only to be defeated at Waterloo. #history

   

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Top 10 20th Century #Battles That Changed #History - Some of the key military confrontations that shaped the 20th century. #war #history #historytv #knowledgetv

   

Video Image 10 Lost Civilizations - Find out who the...

10 Lost Civilizations - Find out who the greatest civilizations of antiquity were. #history #historytv #knowledgetv

   

Video Image Top 10 Shortest Wars - The 10 quickest wars...

Top 10 Shortest Wars - The 10 quickest wars in history. #history #historytv #knowledgetv

   

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10 Inspiring People From The 20th Century - 10 Inspiring People From The 20th Century #history #historytv #knowledgetv

   

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Internet History #history

   

Image Lincoln | Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis...

Lincoln | Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, #Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. #history #film

   

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The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America’s Doomed Invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs, Jim Rasenberger | In the ongoing debate over who was responsible for the failed U.S. invasion of Cuba in 1961, Rasenberger rejects accusations that the CIA acted as an independent rogue power and instead blames Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. #Books #History

   

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JFK50: Let the Word Go Forth - "Let the Word Go Forth" is a film of many faces and voices re-creating President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. #JFK #History #publicservice #speeches

   

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Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man epitomizes #Renaissance artistic and scientific advances. #history The Vitruvian Man is a drawing created by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1487. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the architect Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions.

   

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Leonard Barkan: 'Michelangelo: A Life on Paper' (long version) - Leonard Barkan talks about his book, "Michelangelo: A Life on Paper" #art #history

   

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How to Sound Like the Bee's Knees: A Dictionary of 1920s Slang - Prohibition be damned, words were just better in the 1920s. There's a fascinating piece today in the New York Times from Edward Rothstein about the new prohibition exhibition at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center that's well worth a read if you're interested in things booze and 1920s, and of course about that truly weird little legal time in our country's history. #words #history

   

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Cake's Evolution from Any Little Lump to Sugar-Coated Delight | Think of a cake. Though you might have baked a huge variety of them, a simple image probably comes to mind: a round tower of sweet dough topped with some kind of icing (maybe with some candles, if you're feeling festive). When the word first made its way into the English language in the 1390's, though, "cake" had more to do with shape than with birthdays. #Food #history #words

   

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Welcome to the National #Museum of American History - This video provides an overview of the iconic artifacts, stimulating exhibitions, engaging programs, and other amenities visitors encounter on a visit to the Smithsonian's National Museum of #American #History.

   

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Blast From The Past! — Part 1 A recently recovered deep-sea core contains convincing new evidence of an asteroid impact 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs went extinct. A section of the core is the centerpiece of a multimedia exhibit, "Blast from the Past," currently on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural #History. #Science

   

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The Making of the American Constitution - Judy Walton - How did a meeting intended to revise the Articles of Confederation lead to the new Constitution for the United States? Discover how a handful of men--sitting in sweltering heat and shrouded by secrecy--changed the course of history for America in 1787. #Lesson by Judy Walton, animation by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC. #Law #History

   

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Titanic 100 - New CGI of How Titanic Sank - James Cameron and his team pull together a new CGI of how they believe the #TItanic sank and reached the ocean floor. #History #knowledgetv #Historytv #documentary

   

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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel | The Man Booker-shortlisted sequel to the Man Booker-winning Wolf Hall. 'My boy Thomas, give him a dirty look and he'll gouge your eye out. Trip him, and he'll cut off your leg,' says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500. 'But if you don't cut across him he's a very gentleman. And he'll stand anyone a drink.' By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. #Books #History

   

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Six Buildings That Shaped Harvard History | Professors hanged in effigy; the Rebellion Elm; the Yard as armed camp; Victorian dreams of monumental splendor, social experiments tried and failed; presidents, Porcellians and "paths coincident" of iceberg and ocean liner . . .all of these are part of nearly four centuries of #architecture at #Harvard. #History

   

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Hurricane Sandy: View From Above - Interactive Feature | #Hurricane Sandy: View From Above FROM THE TIMES BUILDING: MONDAY, OCT. 29 2012 5:12 PM ET. #History #Nature #news

   

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The shadow of Air Force One is cast on the water as it prepares to land in Atlantic City on Wednesday, October 31. #Sandy #History #Nature

   

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Time Cover | Sandy Outsmarting The Surge, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 #Sandy #Hurricane #Nature #History

   

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A member of Army National Guard Unit Gulf 250 from Morristown, New Jersey, evacuates victims of #Hurricane #Sandy in Hoboken on Wednesday, October 31. #History

   

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New York City #Sandy #Hurricane | All PATH train service and stations were shutdown at 12:01 a.m., October 29 2012. 200 National Guard troops were deployed in the city. All bus carriers at the Port Authority Bus Terminal closed at 3 a.m., October 29. U.S. stock trading was suspended for October 29–30. (Wikipedia). #History #NYC

   

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Hurricane Sandy | By Chrisozer | Grand Central Terminal, Central Park and Battery Park were closed on October 29 (Wikipedia). #History #Nature

   

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The Village | Blackout | #NYC #Sandy #Hurricane Major carriers canceled all flights into and out of JFK, LaGuardia and Newark-Liberty airports. Broadway theaters cancelled all October 28 evening and October 29 performances. (Wikipedia). #History #NYC

   

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Hurricane Sandy Hits #NYC 51st Street | All state courts were closed on October 29, except for arraignments and emergency applications. NYU Langone Medical Center cancelled all surgeries and medical procedures, except for emergency procedures.(Wikipedia). #History #Sandy

   

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Empire State Building | #Sandy #Hurricane | one of #NYU Langone Medical Center's backup generators failed on October 29, 2012, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of patients, including those from the hospital's various intensive care units. (Wikipedia). #History

   

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Anatomical studies (larynx and leg) - Leonardo da Vinci | Gallery: Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, London, UK| Completion Date: 1510 Place of Creation: Milan, Italy Style: High Renaissance #Art #History

   

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States' official memorial to the #Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in #Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust #history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy. #Museum #travel

   

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George Washington: History In An Hour | A figure synonymous with American #history. His image is known worldwide, marked on American currency, postage stamps – even a state is named after him. George #Washington in an Hour explores the man beneath the symbol. This is the essential chronicle of Washington’s life – his rise from middle class Virginian upbringing to America’s first #President, elected unanimously twice. #philosophy. #Books #Bookshistory #BooksBiographiesMemoirs

   

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Why Do We Call Carrying A Person On Our Backs Or Shoulders “Piggyback”? | Experts believe the original phrase dates back to 1565 and was “pick-pack,” meaning objects that were taken from storage and pitched onto a person’s waiting shoulders for transport. As time went on, the phrase mutated to “pick-a-pack,” and then to “pick-a-back,” which ultimately turned into “piggyback.” #History #Language

   

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George Washington, 1780 | In Honor of Election Night enjoy this portrait of the first president of the United Sates of America. #Election2012 #Politics #History

   

Image The Paris uprising of July 27, 28, and 29,...

The Paris uprising of July 27, 28, and 29, 1830, known as the Trois Glorieuses ("Three Glorious Days"), was initiated by the liberal republicans for violation of the Constitution by the Second Restoration government. Charles X, the last Bourbon king of France, was overthrown and replaced by Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans. Delacroix, who witnessed the uprising, perceived it as a modern subject for a painting. #history

   

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Parthenon sculpture: Centaur and Lapith. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, around 447-438 BC. This sculpture from the famous temple on the Acropolis in Athens shows a mythological battle between a human Lapith and a barbaric centaur. The Parthenon featured 92 sculptures known as metopes. They were located on all four sides of the temple. Those from the south side of the building include this one, which is part of a series featuring Lapiths in combat with centaurs. #history

   

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Topographic Atlas of the City of New York, 1874 | "Includes graphic scale. Streets named, ferry routes shown, railroads, streamcourses designated, and topography shown by hachures. Lands designated as originally meadow or marsh, or water as shown as made (filled) lands. Includes Manhattan and the Bronx and adjacent islands. Shows three cross-sections: across Central Park, from 50th Street to Brooklyn Heights, and from Hoboken to Brooklyn." #NYC #History #Maps

   

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Elizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana", or "Good Queen Bess", #QueenElizabethI was the fifth and last monarch of the #Tudor dynasty. #History

   

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War of 1812 - The War of 1812 was a 32 month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire and their allies which resulted in no territorial change, but a resolution of many issues remaining from the American War of Independence. #UShistory #history

   

Image The Infographic Forefather (1842) | The...

The Infographic Forefather (1842) | The papyrus roll from Ancient Egypt, the direct ancestor of the modern book, is conceivably also the ancient forefather of modern infographics. visual logic of the timeline, chronological calculus and apocalyptic symbolism in a single scheme. The final date in the left-hand column, 1843, indicates the coming of the end of the world. #Infographic #history

   

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Five questions for a colonial culinarian | It's not everyday that you get to meet an expert on colonial foodways—especially not one dressed in a historically accurate pilgrim outfit. #Food #History

   

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Prehistoric humans cared for the sick and disabled | A Blog About History - History News | he case that led Lorna Tilley and Marc Oxenham of Australian National University in Canberra to this idea is that of a profoundly ill young man who lived 4,000 years ago in what is now northern Vietnam and was buried, as were others in his culture, at a site known as Man Bac.#History #Knowledgefix #caring #Disability

   

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1776 by David McCullough. The work is considered a companion piece to McCullough's earlier biography of John Adams, and focuses on the events surrounding the start of the American Revolution. #History #Books #HistoryBooks

   

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough. This is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. #Books #HistoryBooks #Paris #France #History #Travel

   

Image An Unfinished Life : John F. Kennedy, 1917 -...

An Unfinished Life : John F. Kennedy, 1917 - 1963, by Robert Dallek. Everywhere acclaimed for its compelling narrative, its fresh insights, and its dispassionate appraisal of John F. Kennedy's presidency, this #1 national bestseller is the first full-scale single-volume biography of JFK to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. #Books #History #USHistory #HistoryBooks #Presidents

   

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, by Barack Obama. This Books is a memoir by United States President Barack Obama. #History #Presidents #Autobiography #Obama #Books #HistoryBooks

   

Video Image Leonardo's Universe - Bulent Atalay, himself...

Leonardo's Universe - Bulent Atalay, himself a scientist and artist, offers a comprehensive look at Leonardo Da Vinci, his work, and the many ways in which this enigmatic genius has influenced our world. #LeonardoDaVinci #History #KnowledgeTV #Documentary #HistoryTV

   

Image Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai | TIME’s...

Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai | TIME’s Person of the Year Issue: Cover Gallery | TIME.com. #KnowledgeFix #Whatshot #History #2012

   

Image 12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn’t Make...

12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn’t Make the Cut by M. Asher Cantrell Read the full text here: #ixzz2FiLavSAj" onclick="target='_blank'" title="http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/143276#ixzz2FiLavSAj">http://www.mentalflos...z2FiLavSAj --brought to you by mental_floss! The road to 50 states was littered with wannabes who couldn’t wait to declare themselves—but never quite got to full statehood. Here are 12 states that could have been. #Justlearned #geography #History #facts

   

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How the Mayan Calendar Works by Ryan Johnson and Cristen Conger. The #Mayans originated in a region called Mesoamerica, or Middle America. This region lies in between Mexico and South America and was home to many other cultures, including the Aztec, Olmec, Teotihuacan and Toltec. The Mayans lived in what are today Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and Southern Mexico (Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo Tabasco and Chiapas). #Just learned #2012 #History #CoolKnowledge

   

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First museum exhibit on the biblical ruler of Judea. - #knowledgetv #museums #newstv #art #History #news

   

Video Image What do MP3s and Magic Spells Have in...

What do MP3s and Magic Spells Have in Common? | Idea Channel | PBS - #Music #Knowledgetv #Ethics #ideas #History

   

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End of an Era: Mayan 'Apocalypse' Today | Space.com | Today is the final day in the 13th 144,000-day cycle of the ancient Mayan Long Count Calendar — otherwise known as the Mayan apocalypse. #Space #History #Justlearned #Knowledgefix #Science #2012

   

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Robben Island | The Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in #SouthAfrica held every year on December 16. The holiday was introduced in 1994 after the end of #apartheid to foster reconciliation and national unity. Photo by puuruiteten • Instagram | #History #Photography #justLearned #Knowledgefix #mandela

   

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Wrappers' Delight: A Brief History of Wrapping Paper | Disguising presents with decorative sheets of paper is, like so many other things, an accident of #history. #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

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Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | #history. #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

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Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | #history. #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

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Mr and Mrs Kennedy at the White Hosue during Christmas. #History #Politics #Kennedy #Christmas

   

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Photos of the World’s Oldest Living Things | #Science & #Nature | #Smithsonian Magazine. The Glencoe baobab, located in Limpopo Province, South Africa, is one of the stoutest trees in the world—its trunk was 154 feet around before being split in two by lightning in 2009. The dates “1893” and “1896,” carved into its trunk, merely hint at its age: it is an estimated 2,000 years old. #History #Justlearned #Knowledgetv

   

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Lincoln's Pocket Watch Reveals Long-Hidden Message | The Smithsonian opens one of its prized artifacts and a story unfolds. By Beth Py-Lieberman. #History #Archaeology #Knowledgefix #Justlearned

   

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The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, popularly known as Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in the City of Westminster, #London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. (Wikipedia) #Religion #History #Geography #Travel #photography

   

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Hunter Boot Ltd. is a major rubber wellington boot and footwear importer based in Edinburgh, Scotland, founded in 1856. Originally known as the North British Rubber Company, the company manufactured vulcanised rubber products for over 150 years. The company also sells bags, socks and other related accessories, and historically has been involved in the manufacture of tyres, conveyor belts, combs, golf balls, hot water bottles and rubber flooring. (Wiki) #Fashion #History #knowleddgefix

   

Image Sketches of the moon from Galileo’s...

Sketches of the moon from Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius,” a short treatise on #Galileo’s early observations of the Moon, the stars, and the moons of Jupiter; it was the first scientific treatise based on observations made through a telescope. #space #Science #Knowledgefix #Justlearned #history

   

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December 31, 1600: The British East India Company is chartered. | UNHISTORICAL #history #Britishhistory #empire #geography #maps

   

Image January 1, 1863 - The Emancipation...

January 1, 1863 - The Emancipation Proclamation is issued. Today 150 years. #history #ushistory #museums | UNHISTORICAL

   

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"President Lincoln knew that in these United States, no dream could ever be beyond our reach when we affirm that individual liberty is served, not negated, by seeking the common good." —President #Obama on the Emancipation Proclamation, which #Lincoln issued 150 years ago today. #History #UShistory

   

Video Image 2012 In 4 Minutes - #2012...

2012 In 4 Minutes - #2012 #History

   

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Get a bird's-eye view of the New Year's Eve ball in Times Square - TODAY Celebrates | #2013 #History #NYC #Travel #justlearned #Knowledgefix #guides #nycguides

   

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'The Open Country of Woman's Heart': Illustration From the 1800s | Created by D. W. Kellogg circa 1833-1842, in the tradition of these #maps of the human condition you might recall, subtitled "Exhibiting its internal communications, and the facilities and dangers to Travellers therein. #books #history #knowledgefix #justlearned

   

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Blackout over Manhattan | #2012 #history #nyc

   

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2013 calendar: key events for the year ahead | World news | guardian.co.uk | #2013 #events #History #Knowledgefix

   

Image Obamas campaigning by Jim Watson | It is...

Obamas campaigning by Jim Watson | It is hard to keep political photographs interesting. I took this when Michelle Obama had just introduced the president at a campaign event in Iowa. It shows a personal side of them that you don’t get to see very often, but this ­embrace seemed very genuine and real to me. #photography #election2012 #obama #history #2012

   

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany from above. | Photograph by AirPano. #travel #geography #photography #germany #history

   

Video Image A History of the World in 5 Minutes (BBC...

A History of the World in 5 Minutes (BBC Radio 4) - #knowledgetv #museums #museumtv #History #Historytv

   

Video Image The Atlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course World...

The Atlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course World #History 24 - #Knowledgetv #historytv #courses

   

Image 150 years old today, The London Underground,...

150 years old today, The London Underground, 9 January 2013 | It is a rapid transit system in the United Kingdom, serving a large part of Greater London. It incorporates the oldest section of underground railway in the world, which opened in 1863 and now forms part of the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines. #history #technology #engineering

   

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Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman. Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy—both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future. #politics #currenteventsbooks #currentevents #books #politicsbooks #history

   

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The proclamation of emancipation, by the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, to take effect January 1st, 1863. | This extremely rare miniature version (9 cm) of the Emancipation Proclamation is the first and only contemporary printing in separate book form of the historic act. Published by Boston businessman and abolitionist John Murray Forbes (1813-1898). #history #ushistory #politics #documents #books #historybooks

   

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History of London Tube on the big screen - #history #knowledgetv #historytv #news #newstv

   

Image The Dead Sea Scrolls | The Israel...

The Dead Sea Scrolls | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is very proud to present the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a free online digitized virtual library of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hundreds of manuscripts made up of thousands of fragments – discovered from 1947 and until the early 1960’s in the Judean Desert along the western shore of the Dead Sea – are now available to the public online. #History #religion #documents #museums #knowledgefix

   

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A Modern Teenager Interprets Classic Art (18 Pics) | Alcibiades-Being-Taught-by-Socrates---Francois-Andre-Vincent #art #history #entertainment #funnyknowledge

   

Image Signature Styles: Favorite Fashions of...

Signature Styles: Favorite Fashions of Picasso, The Beatles and Other Great Creatives | #fashion #style #beauty #history #entertainment

   

Image Floods in Hoboken by Brendan Smialowski | I...

Floods in Hoboken by Brendan Smialowski | I had heard about the taxis, and it was certainly an image that illustrates the devastation of Hurricane Sandy within the New York area, because the yellow cab is so iconic. #2012 #photography #nyc #news #history

   

Video Image The largest migration in history: China's...

The largest migration in history: China's migrant workers - #politics #economics #knowledgetv #politicstv #history #historytv

   

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Children's Talk, English & Latin | Childrens talk, English & Latin : divided into several clauses : wherein the propriety of both languages is kept : that children by the help of their mother-tongue, may more easily learn to discourse in good Latine amongst themselves. #books #manuscripts #childrensbooks #libraries #history #language

   

Image Exactly 54 years ago today, January 14,...

Exactly 54 years ago today, January 14, 1959, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at #Yale in Woolsey Hall, to a crowd of more than 2,000 people. (Photo of Dr. King in 1963, when he received an honorary doctorate from Yale) #history #civilrights #ushistory

   

Video Image President Nixon 1969 Inaugural Address -...

President Nixon 1969 Inaugural Address - #knowledgetv #history #historytv #uspolitics #politicstv #speeches

   

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Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Join President Obama in honoring his legacy by signing up to take part in the National Day of Service: http://bit.ly/VfdAxk #history #education #uspolitics #civilrights

   

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8 Government Conspiracy Theories (And How They Could Be Right) | Mental Floss | Grab your tinfoil hats. It’s time to get paranoid. #knowledgefix #justlearned #government #entertainment #history

   

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Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Join President Obama in honoring his legacy by signing up to take part in the National Day of Service on January 19th: http://action.2013pic.org/service #history #civilrights

   

Video Image President Obama Speaks to the Muslim World...

President Obama Speaks to the Muslim World from Cairo, Egypt - #speeches #history #IR #historytv #irtv #knowledgetv

   

Image A military base, reborn #Design students...

A military base, reborn #Design students outline imaginative futures for huge Cape Cod site | The military controls about 15 million acres in the United States. That’s down by half from a Cold War peak, but enough that growing American cities and towns are increasingly brushing up against those set-aside spaces. Landscape architects and historians are awakening to the prospects for this little-studied military acreage. #history #architecture

   

Video Image JFK Assassination: "Let Us Continue" - ...

JFK Assassination: "Let Us Continue" - #knowledgetv #politicstv #speeches #politics #history

   

Video Image President Barack #Obama takes the oath of...

President Barack #Obama takes the oath of office in an official swearing-in ceremony at the White House. January 20, 2013. #knowledgetv #government #history #historytv #politicstv #politics #inauguration2013

   

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10 inaugural moments that mattered By Alan Silverleib, CNN | Barack Obama is sworn in as the first African-American president of the United States on January 20, 2009. #knowledgetv #history #USpolitics #inauguration2013 #politics

   

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Bibles, oaths and parades: Inaugural trivia, By Allison Brennan, CNN | #Inauguration2013 #USpolitics #History #facts #trivia

   

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The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal in New York City - #NYC #Travel #places #History #historytv #traveltv

   

Image Interior Dome of the Panthéon Paris | The...

Interior Dome of the Panthéon Paris | The Panthéon (from Greek meaning "Every god") is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. (Wikipedia) #History #France #Paris #travel #photography

   

Video Image Past four years in four minutes | CNN's John...

Past four years in four minutes | CNN's John Berman looks back at the events of President Obama's first term in office. #knowledgetv #USpolitics #history #politicstv #historytv #news #newstv #inauguration2013 #politics

   

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Use this map to find your way to and from Metro stations; to locate restrooms, concessions and Jumbotrons; and to navigate your way through security checkpoints to the parade and the Mall. #maps #inauguration2013 #USpolitics #travel #History

   

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Inauguration 2013: A last-minute, low-stress guide to best events - The Washington Post | #Inauguration2013 #USpolitics #History #facts #trivia #health #living

   

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The Lincoln Bible is the bible originally used by United States President Abraham Lincoln at his 1861 presidential inauguration. The Lincoln family donated the bible to the Library of Congress, which includes it in their collection. Barack Obama chose to use the Lincoln Bible at his 2009 presidential inauguration and his 2013 second inauguration. #history #books #historybooks #inauguration2013 #USpolitics

   

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Invitation to the January 20, 2009, inauguration of President Barack Obama. #history #documents #inauguration2013 #USpolitics

   

Image Every US president listed Complete list of...

Every US president listed Complete list of US presidents from George Washington up to Barack Obama, with party and year inaugurated | #inauguration2013 #USpolitics #History #UShistory #politics

   

Image Obama’s First Term - A Romantic Oral...

Obama’s First Term - A Romantic Oral History - NYTimes.com | Obama’s First Term: A Romantic Oral History By PETER BAKER Members of Obama’s first administration learned a humbling lesson in Washington realpolitik, but they remember it more like a great episode of “The West Wing.” #USpolitics #Knowledgetv #politicstv #History #politics #inauguration2013

   

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The oath is specified in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. It states: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." #history #inauguration2013 #USpolitics #politics

   

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15. The floating holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, though the act predated the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by 15 years. #civilrights #history #USHistory

   

Image The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom...

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (or "The Great March on Washington") was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States #history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. It took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony. #civilrights #UShistory

   

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How do you get tickets to the inauguration? Members of Congress receive an allotment of free tickets to distribute to the public. You should contact your Representative or Senators to inquire about securing tickets. Click the link below to find out who represents you. You do not need tickets to view the inaugural parade. #history #howto #trivia #USpolitics #inauguration2013 #politics

   

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Invitation letters to the #Inauguration2013 | #USpolitics #Politics #History #documents

   

Video Image Inauguración Presidencial 2013 | The 57th...

Inauguración Presidencial 2013 | The 57th Presidential Inauguration 2013 of President Barack Obama, in #Spanish | UnivisionNoticias.com | #knowledgefix #politicstv #inauguration2013 #History

   

Image "We are made for this moment, and we will...

"We are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together." —President Obama. #inauguration2013 #USpolitics #History #quotes #USpolitics

   

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#Quotes #inauguration2013 #speeches #USpolitics #History

   

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President Barack Obama addresses the audience after taking the oath of office on January 21 | #USpolitics #history #news #inauguration2013 #politics

   

Image Complete Essays by Francis Bacon. (Dover...

Complete Essays by Francis Bacon. (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) Amazon.com | #books #Boooksfictionliterature #history #bookshistory

   

Image The Space Shuttle Columbia and its seven...

The Space Shuttle Columbia and its seven member crew were lost 10 years ago, on February 1, 2003 | #Justlearned #knowledgefix #history #science #space #engineering #documents

   

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Beyoncé is to sing at the Super Bowl XLVII 03 feb 2013. #history #sports #music #entertainment #nfl #beyonce #justlearned #geekiscool #knowledgefix

   

Image President Lincoln. c. 1862 | Mathew B. Brady...

President Lincoln. c. 1862 | Mathew B. Brady (studio of). #history #photography #ushistory #lincoln

   

Image All sizes | Trembling Giants | by Michæl...

All sizes | Trembling Giants | by Michæl Paukner | #science #environment #nature #infographics #history

   

Image Every recorded meteorite strike on Earth...

Every recorded meteorite strike on Earth since 2,300 BCE mapped By Carl Franzen | Now you can see the location of every recorded meteorite impact on Earth going back to 2,300 BCE all in one heat map created by Javier de la Torre, cofounder of geo software companies Vizzuality and CartoDB. #maps #geography #space #science #history #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

Image Last Launch: Dan Winters and the Shuttle...

Last Launch: Dan Winters and the Shuttle Program | Endeavour on her pad. May 15, 2011 | #science #nasa #space #history #photography #newsstand #news #tech #engineering

   

Image Nicolaus Copernicus | He broke open the...

Nicolaus Copernicus | He broke open the medieval idea of an enclosed, Earth-centered universe. He set the stage for all of modern astronomy. His book – De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) – just before his death in 1543, set the stage for all of modern astronomy. He set that the sun was at the centre of the solar system. #science #space #history #astronomy #maps #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

Image The 85th Academy Awards ceremony (referred...

The 85th Academy Awards ceremony (referred to as "The #Oscars") is an upcoming event during which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will present its annual Academy Awards to honor the best films of 2012 in the United States. The ceremony is scheduled for February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California. Seth MacFarlane will host the Academy Awards for the first time (Wikipedia) #films #history #events #entertainment

   

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Pres Obama quotes Kennedy: “It is my task to report the State of the Union – to improve it is the task of us all” #speeches #quotes #obama #uspolitics #politics #history #ushistory

   

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President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela died Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with cancer, the government announced, leaving behind a bitterly divided nation in the grip of a political crisis that grew more acute as he languished for weeks, silent and out of sight in hospitals in Havana and Caracas. #history #justlearned #politics #Latinamerica #publicfigures #biographies #obituaries

   

Image Inside The 2013 Billionaires List: Facts and...

Inside The 2013 Billionaires List: Facts and Figures | This is our 27th year publishing the Forbes Billionaires list. Here are the top five: 1. Carlos Slim Helu, Net worth: $73 billion 2. Bill Gates, Net worth: $67 billion 3. Amancio Ortega, Net worth: $57 billion 4. Warren Buffett, Net worth: $53.5 billion 5. Larry Ellison Net worth: $43 billion. #business #entrepreneurship #billionaires #rankings #history #covers #forbes

   

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Senate Delays Negatively Impacting our Judicial System | The White House | #law #infographics #politics #uspolitics #society #news #history

   

Image Soyuz Blueprint of a Russian Soyuz rocket |...

Soyuz Blueprint of a Russian Soyuz rocket | Soyuz (meaning "union") is a family of expendable launch systems developed by OKB-1, and manufactured by TsSKB-Progress in Samara, Russia. According to the European Space Agency, the Soyuz launch vehicle is the most frequently used launch vehicle in the world (Wikipedia) #space #science #engineering #knowledgefix #charts #justlearned #history #spaceexploration

   

Video Image Inside Abraham Lincoln's Brain - Everyone...

Inside Abraham Lincoln's Brain - Everyone knows the great accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln, but few know the depth of his intellect and the inner workings of his brain. Lincoln expert Harold Holzer exposes the fascinating mind of a self educated man who went from a log cabin the the White House over the course of his extraordinary life. #science #history #Lincoln #books #knowledgetv #bookstv #historytv #leadership #education #educationtv #ushistory #historybooks #psychology

   

Image 10 things about the conclave | The cardinals...

10 things about the conclave | The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are gathering to elect a new pope. At some point, white smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel will show that a decision has been made. But what goes on behind the closed doors before the smoke appears? Here are 10 lesser-known facts about the conclave. #religion #news #ir #history #society

   

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Pope Francis: 13 key facts about the new pontiff, Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, lives in a small flat, takes the bus and only has one functioning lung | Pope Francis leaves the Santa Maria Maggiore basilica (Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters) #religion #ir #news #facts #history #Catholicism #publicfigures #leaders #biography #worldaffairs

   

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Daily chart: In 1990 the United Nations Development Programme launched the Human Development Index. This index combines life expectancy at birth, the average and expected number of years in education and economic output. Only two countries, Zimbabwe and Lesotho, have seen their index scores fall since 1990, but elsewhere big strides have been made, particularly in China, Iran and India. #economics #politics #ir #news #charts #infographics #society #causes #history #development #worldaffairs

   

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Cool Selfie: This rectangular version of a self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013). (Photo by nasagoddard) #photography #curiosity #space #science #nasa #engineering #history #mars #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

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The Atlantic - A Brief History of Applause, the 'Big Data' of the Ancient World - Once, people measured their leaders -- and themselves -- one clap at a time. #history #applause

   

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The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln (Wikipedia) photo by Jason Clark | #history #travel #monuments #ushistory #photography

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UN General Assembly approves global arms trade treaty | 2 April 2013 – The United Nations General Assembly has approved a global arms trade treaty that failed to achieve unanimous support last week but garnered the support of a majority of Member States when put to a vote today. #ir #news #law #treaties #UN #armstrade #politics #history

   

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Chicago Sun-Times Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies | The most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time who became the first journalist to win a #Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and, on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation’s most influential thumb, died Thursday. He was 70. #history #obituaries #films #entertainment #bio #people

   

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How to Get in Touch With Loved Ones During a Disaster | Don’t call, Text, Use Apps.If You’re the loved one we’re trying to reach: Get to a hardwired data connection. You tell us! Update your voicemail message. read more. #news #advice #security #nationalsecurity #usnews #history knowledgefix

   

Image The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a...

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln (Wikipedia) photo by Jason Clark | #history #travel #monuments #ushistory #photography

   

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