"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Women of HistoryWomen of History

A site providing biographies of some of the fascinating women who have grac...

 
Gravestone pix .comGravestone pix .com

Grave sites and their markers are an important part of our heritage. They ...

 
Spirit of OrkneySpirit of Orkney

The Orkney archipelago is made up of around 70 islands situated off the Nor...

 
Ancient DiggerAncient Digger

Learning from the past while digging in the present. A journal and educatio...

 
Doug's DarkworldDoug's Darkworld

War, history, and science in a fractured world. A hopefully educated and ob...

 
Michael GoreyMichael Gorey

Random thoughts and observations by former regional newspaper editor Michae...

 
Sean's Russia BlogSean's Russia Blog

News and commentary on Russia.

 


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Yitzhak Rabin (1922–1995) eventually became an Israeli politic­ian and elder statesman. But even from his humble beginnings, Rabin’s family path exactly followed my own family’s and that may be why my parents admired him so warmly. Rabin’s p...

In 1901, Annie Edson Taylor, then 63, was the first person to make it over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She designed her own barrel, containing a harness and mattress, and sent her cat over the falls first as a test. Read the rest...

According to the uploader's description, these jolly Russian gentlemen here are opening what is identified as a 70-year-old package of Soviet fighter pilot war chow. Read the rest...

A display of items relating to the man known as the father of English geology, William Smith, opens next month in Scarborough’s Rotunda Museum, the visitor attraction he helped establish.The Man Who Put Scarborough on the Map will mark the 200th an...

After WW1 the British government started taking a proactive approach to their social problems. Prominent clerics supported the idea of removing street kids out to the colonies – the colonies would benefit and so would the children. So some 10,000 y...

I was curious today to discover a connection between my great-grandfather’s brother Michael Gorey and the bushranger Robert Burke, who was hanged at the Old Melbourne Gaol on November 29, 1866. They were both arrested by the same policeman! It&...

Image: Costică AcsinteCostică Acsinte was born Constantin Axinte in Romania in 1897He served as a combat photographer in World War I and opened a photography studio — “Foto Splendid Acsinte” — in the town of Slobozia...