Posts tagged history
A dolphin has found a 130 year-old torpedo! Is there anything Flipper can’t do? Find out more from DNews’ Anthony!
Deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. History: Photos
Deadly tornadoes have lashed the United States for centuries. Most of the worst occurred before modern warning systems existed, although one occurred almost exactly two years before the deadly twister that struck Oklahoma on May 20. See the gallery.
British archaeologists have unearthed the remains of what might be the first queen of Windsor in a 4,400-year-old female skeleton adorned with some of Britain’s earliest gold jewels. The find could predate Windsor’s royal connection by more than three millennia. Read more
King Richard III may not have been a hunchback as portrayed by Shakespeare, but he did suffer from the spine-curving condition scoliosis, and he may have undergone painful medical treatments to straighten it out, scientists report today (April 19). Read more
Historians trace April Fool’s Day back to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, in the late 14th century. But in our view, the April Fool’s red letter dates all happened in the last 50 years. Here are 10 favorite pranks, half of them pulled by “responsible” news media organizations.
With the issue of gay marriage before the Supreme Court, the gay rights movement aims to strike a blow for equality, demonstrating that a person’s sexual orientation should not in any way affect how that individual is treated before their peers and, equally importantly, before the law.
Although the gay marriage movement has only hit its stride in the United States in the 21st century, gay men and women have been a part of America since this nation’s founding — and long before that.
A pointer named “Major” was identified this week as the first known example of a modern dog. A description of the dog was found in a now-obscure 1865 edition of a Victorian journal called The Field. It marks the earliest reported dog breed based on physical form and pedigree.
By making his historic announcement in Latin, Pope Benedict XVI breathed new life into the so-called dead language. In fact, a knowledge of the ancient tongue and the ability to understand Benedict’s XVI whispered farewell speech, allowed Italian journalist Giovanna Chirri to get the world scoop. Read more
Not much of a surprise here. The internet always sides with the lolcat.