Category: HISTORY

Sep 28, 2011

This Day In History – September 28th

This Day In History – September 28th

FRANCE WORLD’S 1ST COUNTRY TO EMANCIPATE JEWS – SEPT. 28, 1791 Jewish emancipation was the external and internal process of freeing the Jewish people of Europe, including recognition of their rights as equal citizens, and the formal granting of citizenship as individuals; it occurred gradually between the late 18th century and…

Read More »

Sep 21, 2011

This Day In History – September 21st

This Day In History – September 21st

MOST REPRINTED EDITORIAL EVER IS PUBLISHED – SEPT. 21, 1897 Is There a Santa Claus? was the title of an editorial appearing in the September 21, 1897 edition of The Sun of New York. The editorial, which included the famous reply, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”, has become an…

Read More »

Sep 14, 2011

This Day In History – September 14th

This Day In History – September 14th

U.S. PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY ASSASSINATED – SEPT. 14, 1901 Photograph of drawing by T. DART WALKER The assassination of William McKinley occurred on September 6, 1901, inside the Temple of Music located on the grounds of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. United States President William McKinley was visiting…

Read More »

Sep 11, 2011

Remembering the September 11 Attacks

Remembering the September 11 Attacks

Photograph by REUTERS / SEAN ADAIR Ten years ago there was no such thing as Facebook (Feb 2004), YouTube (Feb 2005), or Twitter (March 2006); and the ubiquitous device we know as the iPhone (June 2007) was light years away. Before the morning of September 11th, 2001, the twin 110-story towers of the World…

Read More »

Sep 7, 2011

This Day In History – September 7th

This Day In History – September 7th

BRAZIL DECLARES INDEPENDENCE – SEPT. 7, 1822 Independence or death by Pedro Américo (1843–1903) When John VI, King of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves, returned to Portugal in the early 1820s, most of the privileges that had been accorded to Brazil were rescinded, sparking the ire of…

Read More »

Sep 6, 2011

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

These intriguing shots were taken at the turn of the 20th century in New South Wales, Australia. These women were photographed right after their respective charges were levied on them, their crimes can be found underneath each mug shot.

Read More »

Aug 31, 2011

This Day In History – August 31st

This Day In History – August 31st

HENRY V OF ENGLAND DIES AT 35 – AUGUST 31, 1422 Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422) was King of England from 1413 until his death at the age of 35. He was the second monarch belonging to the House of Lancaster. After military experience fighting various lords…

Read More »