Category: HISTORY

Aug 26, 2015

Picture of the Day: Castle Ruins of Aggstein, Wachau, Lower Austria

Picture of the Day: Castle Ruins of Aggstein, Wachau, Lower Austria

Aggstein Castle is a ruined castle situated on the right bank of the Danube in Wachau, Austria. The castle dates back to the 12th century and is perched about 300 meters (980 ft) above the Danube.

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Aug 19, 2015

Picture of the Day: Union Station, Chicago 1943

Picture of the Day: Union Station, Chicago 1943

Two officers stand in the waiting room of Chicago’s Union Station as the sun pierces through and spotlights the two. Photo by Jack Delano.

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Aug 5, 2015

During WWII, Monopoly Made a Wartime Version Due to Production Constraints

During WWII, Monopoly Made a Wartime Version Due to Production Constraints

The rules were altered, pieces were replaced and a spinner was used in lieu of dice.

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Aug 4, 2015

When Buzz Aldrin Returned from the Moon He Had to Fill Out a Customs Form

When Buzz Aldrin Returned from the Moon He Had to Fill Out a Customs Form

He also had to fill out a travel voucher form for the historic mission.

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Aug 1, 2015

2000 Year Old Paw Print Shows Cats Have Never Cared

2000 Year Old Paw Print Shows Cats Have Never Cared

An archaeologist was examining ancient Roman roof tiles from 100 AD when he came across a fragment that contained a cat’s paw print.

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Jul 23, 2015

Artist Begins 5 Year Project to Draw the 100,000+ Items in Late Grandfather’s Tool Shed

Artist Begins 5 Year Project to Draw the 100,000+ Items in Late Grandfather’s Tool Shed

When artist Lee John Phillips’ grandfather passed; he left behind a lifetime of tools, parts and knick-knacks.

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Jul 22, 2015

In 1969 Miles Davis’ Record Producer Sent This Memo to Columbia Records

In 1969 Miles Davis’ Record Producer Sent This Memo to Columbia Records

Best use of the phrase, “Please advise”, ever.

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