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Museums Asked to Consider Donors’ Politics

Museums Asked to Consider Donors’ Politics

Scientists have signed an open letter to natural history museums requesting they cut all ties with donors whose political agenda may conflict with their own view. The primary focus of this letter is the Koch brothers. David Koch holds seats on the boards of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of National History in D.C. and […]

Nazi Hideout Discovered in Argentina

Nazi Hideout Discovered in Argentina

A Nazi hideout recently discovered in Argentina has reopened speculation and debate about how much the country essentially was a welcoming destination for war criminals. There have long been rumors of the extent to which Germans guilty of war crimes fled Europe as Germany’s empire crumbled at the end of World War II, and where […]

St. Patrick’s Day History

St. Patrick’s Day History

It is St. Patrick’s Day again, the holiday that traditionally honors the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick. Over history, however, the holiday has taken on a life of its own, and is known now as a time when many people wear green to show their Irish descent or their Irish spirit. There will […]

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 […]

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