Every month, a wail of bagpipes reverberates through a plaza in downtown Mexico City, causing startled passersby to stop and stare. Then, from behind the bullet-scarred walls of an old fortress, a platoon of Mexican bagpipers emerges through the gate
This great article by William Grigg speaks about the recent veto by Bush on the bill forbidding torture. But the interesting part of this piece is the story of Hanns-Joachim Scharff, the German Luftwaffe's "master interrogator".
Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph shows an 8-year-old Helen sitting outside holding Sullivan's hand and cradling on
October 27, 1969, 18 B-52s began racing from the western US toward the eastern border of the Soviet Union. The pilots flew for 18 hours, hurtling toward their targets at more than 500 miles per hour. Each plane was loaded with nuclear weapons hundred
For a day that's only occurred 103 times since the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar, it sure has been busy.
In June of 1775, George Washington was appointed Major General and elected by Congress to be commander in chief of the American revolutionary forces. Although he took up his tasks energetically, Washington accomplished nothing militarily
Dozens of "artifacts" have been discovered in a Dallas courthouse including Part II of the two page transcript where Ruby and Oswald discuss killing the president on October 4, 1963, at Ruby's Carousel Club.
Part II of an epic work that puts in context everything happening now.
Reviewing an epic work on a vitally important topic in two parts.
Youtube archive of Martin Luther King's speeches and comments that is sadly lacking in coverage [no protest march videos either????].
It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know....
A man passed away who lived life to the fullest, even after he crashed while test piloting a jet fighter and was paralyzed.
In recent news, the Press has begun to pillory Ron Paul over his unconventional views of the US Civil War. It is unknown what they hope to accomplish by spotlighting a 147-year old historical event as a campaign issue; but the inference, since the di
Some thoughts on how the holiday season is corrupted for profit.
The only lead curse on a Roman emperor ever found, with a Roman gold coin. The lead foil would be hung in a temple to enact the curse, which would be made with the impression of a coin.
Unbeknownst to Anna Plumstead, her attic in Wiscasset, Me., held a treasure: one of the earliest copies of the Declaration of Independence, delivered to her town in 1776 as part of a campaign to spread its message through the original 13 colonies.
Archaeologists have reportedly found traces of a glue used by the Romans 2,000 years ago near the town of Xanten in Germany. This ancient glue was used to mount silver laurel leaves on legionnaires' battle helmets, made of iron. Though the hel
"A day that will live in infamy" -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
A high school student hunting fossils in the badlands of his native North Dakota discovered an extremely rare mummified dinosaur that includes not just bones but also seldom seen fossilized soft tissue such as skin and muscles, scientists will announ
Forty-four years after it happened, details continue to come to light about the assassination and the presidency of John F. Kennedy. New information about Cuban nationals and the Chicago plot by an ex-Secret Service agent.
Thanksgiving is the oldest holiday in America. It began in 1621 and is well documented by the diaries of the Plymouth settlers who set apart a holiday immediately after their first harvest.
Italian archaeologists believe they have found the cave where, according to legend, a she-wolf nursed Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of Rome. An underground cavity decorated with seashells, colored marble mosaics and pumice stones was discovere
Exposing the Thanksgiving myth and denouncing its shame
LONDON (Reuters) - A bonfire celebration in York, the home town of Guy Fawkes, has been banned on health and safety grounds, the local council said on Tuesday.
You thought that the Manna that rained down from Heaven was a myth. Wrong. It was real. Hear the truth; a story that pulls back the veil, bringing with it solutions to the most egregious problems we face today rebuilding our economy and giving al
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Knights Templar, the medieval Christian military order accused of heresy and sexual misconduct, will soon be partly rehabilitated when the Vatican publishes trial documents it had closely guarded for 700 years.
French archaeologists have discovered an 11,000-year-old wall painting underground in northern Syria which they believe is the oldest in the world. "We found another painting next to it, but that won't be excavated until next year. It is slo
The mysteries of the Order of the Knights Templar could soon be laid bare after the Vatican announced the release of a crucial document which has not been seen for almost 700 years
he ruling was made in a lawsuit filed by the American Historical Association and other organizations, which argued that Bush’s Executive Order 13,233 was an “impermissible exercise of the executive power.” A bill that would overturn the order is pend
Bryce Lockwood, Marine staff sergeant, Russian-language expert, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism, ordained Baptist minister, is shouting into the phone. "I'm angry? I'm seething with anger! Forty years, and I'm seething wi