Category: HISTORY

Sep 5, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Lion’s Mound, Belgium

Picture of the Day: The Lion’s Mound, Belgium

Located in Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium, the Lion’s Mound is a large conical hill with a lion statue at the peak that commemorates the location on the battlefield of Waterloo where a musket ball struck William II of the Netherlands (the Prince of Orange) in the shoulder.

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Sep 3, 2015

This Triple Nave Stave Church in Borgund, Norway Looks Awesome

This Triple Nave Stave Church in Borgund, Norway Looks Awesome

A stave church is a medieval wooden Christian church building style once common in northwestern Europe. In Norway there are 28 extant stave churches still standing today and this particular one in Borgund features a triple nave and is said to be the best preserved of them all.

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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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