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Malcolm X: 50 Years Remembered [Video]

Malcolm X: 50 Years Remembered [Video]

Malcolm X was assassinated February 21, 1965. There was a memorial in New York City in his honor Saturday.  A blue spotlight shone on the exact spot Malcolm X was shot. Malcolm X was a Muslim leader addressing his Muslim followers.  Malcolm X: 50 years remembered. Malcolm X believed that black people could change the […]

Valentine’s Day Murders

Valentine’s Day Murders

Valentine’s Day is not a day for murders; it is believed to be a day of love. On the other hand, for some it was the day of heartbreak, tears and sorrow. Murders that happened on Valentine’s Day are not always linked to romance, jealousy or controlling spouses. The romantic day shared by millions of […]

Winston Churchill Not Forgotten

Winston Churchill Not Forgotten

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the unforgotten Winston Churchill’s death. This week, the public remembers the celebrated author of the leader’s biography, Martin Gilbert, who passed away this Tuesday. Churchill was a rigid individual who was not hesitant about exposing himself to media coverage or in forging his countrymen through WWII. Aside from his at […]

Auschwitz on Fire, 70 Years After

Auschwitz on Fire, 70 Years After

Seventy years after its liberation, Auschwitz still brings to mind the fires that intentionally and mercilessly destroyed 1.1 million lives. Over 190,000 were deported or killed outside of the camp’s borders. Located in Oświęcim, Poland, the site is the largest and most infamous complex of concentration, forced labor, and extermination camps during the Nazi era […]

Auschwitz Liberation 70 Year Anniversary

Auschwitz Liberation 70 Year Anniversary

This Tuesday, January 27th, will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet forces. The date of the liberation of the infamous death camp was recognized in an official capacity when January 27 became known as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. World War II was the deadliest war in history, claiming more […]

New Year’s in History

New Year’s in History

New Year’s Day is a time traditionally for new beginnings, as an old year expires, and a new year arrives. This gives hope to many for better fortunes and new directions. People will count down the final seconds of the old year, and celebrate once those seconds of the old yield to a new day […]

Boxing Day History and Traditions

Boxing Day History and Traditions

Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated widely throughout British Commonwealth nations, and filled with history and traditions. It falls on December 26, the day after Christmas, and shares some similarities with both Christmas and Black Friday. It is a day when some people (mostly, poor people) have received gifts and money, but it is also […]

Christmas Celebrations Predate Christianity [Video]

Christmas Celebrations Predate Christianity [Video]

It is Christmas time again. Traditionally, it is a festive time of the year, as streets and homes are decorated and lit up, and countless living rooms have gifts lying underneath beautiful Christmas trees. Children write letters to Santa Claus, and wait in eager anticipation for the day when they can finally unwrap all of those wonderful packages in shiny […]

Christmas Pyramids Part of Germany’s Woodcarving History

Christmas Pyramids Part of Germany’s Woodcarving History

Christmas pyramids are multi-level wooden platforms with figures depicting either religious themes, such as the Nativity or angels, or secular life. They have a horizontal propeller at the top which spins around from heat emitted by candles lit at the base. The multiple levels also turn, like a carousel, so the various scenes are visible […]

German Christmas Museum Tree Ornaments Exhibition

German Christmas Museum Tree Ornaments Exhibition

The history of Christmas tree ornaments is as varied as the decorations themselves. They come in many shapes and sizes. Some are handmade by elementary schoolchildren and others are carved and painted by skilled artisans. The tradition of decorating evergreen trees as a symbol of Christmas originated in Germany. It is in the German Christmas […]

Monticello Evening Tours Combine History and Christmas Holiday Traditions

Monticello Evening Tours Combine History and Christmas Holiday Traditions

Monticello, the Charlottesville, VA, home of Thomas Jefferson, is hosting evening tours beginning Dec. 12 and throughout the month that combine history and Christmas holiday traditions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The first tour starts after dark at 5:30, followed by additional tours spaced 15 minutes apart at 5:45 and 6 p.m. […]

Ferguson and the Complex History of Racial Tension in St. Louis

Ferguson and the Complex History of Racial Tension in St. Louis

The protests over the grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager in Ferguson also spoke volumes about the ongoing and complex history of racial tension in the St. Louis area. The issues change depending on which side the point of view rests. This article […]

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