...the first years of the 19th century, Robert Fulton developed the first commercially successful steamship -- not because government dictated it should happen, but because of clever men trying to invent things that could make them money by solving e
The diary of Friedrich Kellner "'All Minds Blurred and Darkened' Diaries 1939-1945" came to prominence thanks to the intervention of the elder former U.S. President George Bush.
Filled with scathing commentaries on events, newspaper clippings an
Alcohol consumption dropped by 50%, cirrhosis of the liver by 63%, admissions for alcohol psychosis by 60%, and arrests for drunk and disorderly, by 50%. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we got organized crime.
Columbus, a self-taught man, greatly underestimated the Earth's circumference. He also thought Europe was wider than it actually was and that Japan was farther from the coast of China than it really was. For these reasons, he figured he could reach
The world's oldest running car has sold at auction for a staggering $4.62 million.
The odd looking 1884 De Dion 'Steam Runabout' was sold in front of a packed Pennsylvania auction auction house. The 127-year-old water powered tricycle
"The biggest revelation is an authenticated secret German document which lists Hitler as one of the passengers evacuated by plane from Austria to Barcelona on April 26, 1945." - Although official history contends Hitler committed suicide with his n
Here is an interesting article on US contingency war plans against the British Empire in the early 1930s. However, the author poorly researched the political-economic background for this possible war. Although little known to the general public today
For a proposed amendment to be added to Constitution two-thirds of the members of Congress must vote for it and three fourths of the states must approve of it.
At the time the amendment was proposed in 1810 there were only 17 states and ratifi
In March of 1861 there were 34 states. When seven of the Southern States seceded there were 27 States and a total of 54 Senators available to convene a quorum. There were 238 Representatives and only 33 walked out. With 205 Representatives avai
In 1941, a Nazi torpedo tore a hole in a British merchant ship carrying a fortune in silver to England from India. The ship was part of a convoy headed for Liverpool, but it went down about 300 miles southwest of Ireland, disappearing in icy waters n
Albert Jay Nock wrote one of the first American books of World War I Revisionism — revising the received story of why WWI began. As a lover of history, what I find particularly fascinating about his book The Myth of a Guilty Nation is not whether thi
During the 1930s, the Rockefellers pushed hard for war against Japan, which they saw as competing with them vigorously for oil and rubber resources in Southeast Asia and as endangering the Rockefellers' cherished dreams of a mass "China market" for p
The Gilded Age, lasting from 1865 to World War I, was an era of economic growth never before seen in the history of the world. The standard of living of the modern age was born during this time of phenomenal transition. Lives lengthen. Wealth explode
Given the fact that no society has ever lasted forever, are there any clues or warning signs that we in the United States can take from the fall of the Roman Empire?
Any clues that might be red flags telling us that we had better keep our eye on t
he woman is convincingly speaking into a cell phone circa from now on into our immediate future. I can imagine no other object from 1928 that a person would hold up to their head in that manner. Even the body language is right.
It certainly was
For the past 34 years I have been a historian of international and domestic politics, as well as an authority on some of the more famous criminal cases in American history. For the past five years I have been using this space to comment on current ev
After sixty years we have a large body in individual UFO sighting that include sightings of the non human operators and which confirms a magnetic field exclusion technology able to explain all the observed behavior. A Roswell incident today would
The first recorded word for ‘freedom’ in any human language is the Sumerian amargi, a word for debt-freedom, and by extension freedom more generally, which literally means ‘return to mother,’ since when they declared a clean slate, all...
I thought Charles Burris' comments and NY Times article pretty interesting to the origins and evolution of war, civilization and cooperation/altruism. A new wave of archaeological research on the origins of the state is vindicating the pioneer socio
Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal.
The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that
The Greithanners, from the town of Glonn near Munich, are the owners of a strange subterranean landmark. A labyrinth of vaults known as an "Erdstall" runs underneath their property. It is at least 25 meters (82 feet) long and likely stems from th
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