A professor with his nose deep in a library archive in London has stumbled upon 47 previously unknown letters from, to and about Benjamin Franklin.
When greedy bankers gambled and lost in 1907, other rich bankers and financiers like J.P. Morgan bailed out the system with their own money. So why did the government make today's banking crisis a burden to the average over-taxed citizen?
The Founding Fathers were strongly opposed to the formation of a central banking system - the fact that England tried to place the colonies under the monetary control of the Bank of England is seen as leading directly to The War of Independence.Entered By: Tyger Gilbert
Gardening was exhausting labour as the land had to be cleared. The bases of the huge hardwood trees were burned and stone adzes used to chip away at the charred wood. This process of burning and chipping was slow work; each tree would take four days
A list of Jews saved by Oskar Schindler that inspired the novel and Oscar-winning film "Schindler's List" has been found in a Sydney library, its co-curator said.
More unpublished pictures of Marin Luther King's assassination aftermath.
Kind of fun. I suspect it is best viewed in the state in which it was intended . . . stoned.
Does an abandoned tunnel in NYC hold clues to Abraham Lincoln's assasination?
Nearly a century after the Titanic struck ice in the North Atlantic, a federal judge in Virginia is poised to preserve the largest collection of artifacts from the opulent oceanliner and protect the ship's resting place. A maritime jurist who con
Researchers may have discovered a mass grave for nearly five dozen 19th century Irish immigrants who died of cholera weeks after coming to Pennsylvania to build a railroad. On Friday, researchers using ground-penetrating radar were able to unearth pi
we have this item which even gives us a firm description of the 1159 event. It confirms the existence of a major tsunami on the west coast of Scotland. This same tsunami traveled south parallel to the Iberian coast and hit the Moroccan Coast squar
U.S. courts have ruled that no link has been established between Agent Orange’s active ingredient, the highly toxic dioxin, and the birth defects claimed. Both victims and the Vietnamese government claim otherwise.
Mr. Taylor makes a good arguement that indicates the 'Obama Birth Issue' is a moot point.
An academic says he’s found evidence that Britain’s legendary outlaw Robin Hood wasn’t as popular as folklore suggests. Julian Luxford says a note discovered in the margins of an ancient history book contains rare criticism of the supposedly benevole
While disease will usually kill off the very young and the very old with the exception of influenza allowing easy replenishment, slave trading preferentially takes the young adults with a full working life ahead of them. Rather obviously, if you con
Pretty cool how accurate these 1993 predictions turned out to be. Pretty scary that I remember seeing the commercials when they aired. (Youtube video link)
Mallya pledged through a representative to return the items to India for public display. But Prabhu Dayal, the Indian consul general in New York, said, "There is still a legal matter to be resolved,"...
"King Charles [II] took from your father the plate, specie, and bullion that had been entrusted to the House of Ham by its depositors. The House was ruined. Your father died of shame. Others in the goldsmith trade had suffered likewise
The tests have established that Haley – whose work is credited with helping transform the self-image of millions of black Americans – is directly descended from a Scottish paternal bloodline.
This documentary traces Utley's journey through former labor camps and cities in northern Russia and his final uncovering of the horrible truth [of his father's fate] at the dreaded camp city of Vorkuta within the Artic Circle.
They are sorting out the Bronze Age chronology of the Mediterranean. That really means getting it all to agree with ultimately every site. It is likely a good time to attempt it. Carbon dating has had one revolution a generation ago and this effort i
Settlement of the Atlantic coast was substantially supported by slave trading of American Indians every bit as egregious as that of the African trade. The coastal tribes were depopulated and shipped south into the sugar plantations of the Caribbean f
The tsunami washed over Fire Island and, to the west, waves perhaps as high as 20 feet spilled into Lower Manhattan. The furious onrush of water left sediment a foot and a half deep on the Jersey Shore, and debris cascaded far up the Hudson River.
A hoard of jewels and coins, probably hidden by Jews fearing reprisals when the Black Death plague sweeping Europe was blamed on them, has gone on display in Britain for the first time.
A book is out this past year titled Crossing the Continent 1527 – 1540 by Robert Goodwin and is reconstruction of the experiences of the four survivors of an ill fated Spanish expedition to land and penetrate Florida, just a couple of generations aft
"This (civil) war would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits. We owe it to popery that we now see our land reddened with the blood of her noblest sons. Though there were great differences of opinion between tRead Letter
Talking about the carbonization and incineration system this past week, reminded me of Ben Franklin's development of the pot bellied stove in the late eighteenth century. Anyone who has tried to heat a house with a fireplace can appreciate what a
Presidents can make or break a nation with the profound power that is bestowed upon them by the voters. Every four years the nation makes what they hope is the best choice to lead the nation into an era of peace and prosperity.
Plainly, the sooner Atlantis and its Atlantic mercantile empire is dug up and acknowledged the better for scholarship everywhere. What impresses me most is how accurate Plato’s report turned out to be. I am developing a healthy respect for ancient so
History tells us that Lincoln was a politically ambitious lawyer who eagerly prostituted himself to northern industrialists who were unwilling to pay world prices for their raw materials and who, rather than practice real capitalism, enlisted brute g