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Archive for November, 2008

22 November
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Remarkable Woman Trail

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This is a great educational resource for students of California history.  Click on any of the images of women along the “trail” in California and learn more about them.

Check out Remarkable Woman Trail

Found via CNET News

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21 November
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Life Magazine Photos Online

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Thanks to Google, you can now find Life magazine images from the 1860’s to 1970’s.  Very cool to look through, and everyone is talking about it.  You can find them on Google Images.

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20 November
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HP116 – Pocahontas

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We are finally back with another episode of history podcast.  Enjoy!  Thank you for staying subscribed.

Links discussed in this episode:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocahontas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smith_of_Jamestown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHBl-EuFoLY

Learn more:

The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History

Pocahontas: The Life And The Legend

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20 November
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Thanksgiving Tradition Trivia

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Which was the first department store to sponsor a Thanksgiving parade?
Nope, it wasn’t Macy’s. In 1920, Gimbel’s held the very first Thanksgiving day parade. Macy’s first parade occurred in 1924.

Read more Thanksgiving Trivia at You’re History

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14 November
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Mother of Aaron Burr

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Everyone has a mother you know…

From 1754 through 1757, Esther Edwards Burr – daughter of theologian Jonathan Edwards, wife of Aaron Burr, Sr. and mother of the infamous Aaron Burr – wrote a daily letter-journal to her friend Sarah Prince. Burr’s journal stands as an account of current events and of her daily activities and interactions with a wide circle of family, friends, acquaintances, and her husband’s students and colleagues. 

Read the whole story at History of American Women.

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13 November
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Jefferson Elected First and Last President

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President…Jefferson.  No, not Thomas Jefferson.  And no, not the President of the United States.  On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected as the first (and only) President of the Confederate States of America.

Found on Today’s History Lesson.  If you liked this article you may like John Hanson: First President? the podcast episode.

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12 November
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A Town in the Middle of a Lake

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Here’s something you don’t see every day: a town built in the middle of a lake. Not on an island, but actually below water level. It’s the ancient city of Seuthopolis, in Bulgaria, which was discovered in 1948. Six years later, a dam was destroyed and it was covered in water, ending up at the bottom of a huge lake. Now, the city is being unearthed via the most insane architectural project ever.

Found on Gizmodo

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11 November
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10 Celebrities Who Served Our Country

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From mental_floss:

1. Pete Rose
2. Glenn Miller
3. Elvis
4. Jimmy Stewart

Read the rest by clicking on the link above.

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07 November
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Discovery of Word’s 1st Temple, 6000 Yrs Before Stonehenge

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Found on Digg:

Fascinating piece on pretty stunning archeological discovery in Turkey — ruins of a Temple built 11,000 years ago, 1000s of years before it was thought people had settled & “civilized” and, thereafter, starting building temples & similar structures requiring large collective efforts.

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06 November
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Backstage at Versailles

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Found on the History Blog:

Versailles has been undergoing a massive renovation the past four years, renovations that are projected to continue until at least 2020.

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