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Archive for June, 2009

30 June
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Six Wives of King Henry III Corrections

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I received this email from Laura R. last week:

I feel I must point out some critical mistakes in your video podcast chronicling the six wives of Henry VIII. Firstly, please note that the picture you displayed on the slide about Anne Boleyn’s coronation is NOT of Anne Boleyn, but her daughter, Elizabeth I, at the time of hercoronation. Also, when you mentioned the reasons for Anne’s emprisonment and execution, you failed to mention that these were almost certainly falsehoods concocted by Henry’s advisors as a way to “get rid” of Anne, as she never managed to provide a living male heir. These inaccuracies place Anne in a bad light similar to that of The Other Boleyn Girl, which is a work of fiction, not fact.  This information can be found in the excellent The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir. Thank you very much for your time.
Sincerely,
Laura R., 15

Thanks for keeping me honest Laura!

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29 June
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Michael Jackson Timeline

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I’ve created a timeline using the information in this LA Times article, images from flickr and BeeDocs Timline application.  Click here for the free download.

Image credit: Roadsidepictures

More Michael Jackson history resources:

Jackson in Orang County

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Watch Captain EO on Youtube.

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26 June
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25 June
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Photos from the 19th & early 20th century

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Today I stumbled upon a website with quite a large collection of old photos from the 19th century and really early 20th century. The site contains several collections, including a Civil War collection and an Old West collection.[History Rhymes]

Image credit: http://old-photos.blogspot.com/

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24 June
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Ancient mass grave found on Olympics site

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An ancient burial pit containing 45 severed skulls, that could be a mass war grave dating back to Roman times, has been found under a road being built for the 2012 British Olympics. Archaeologists, who have..[Digg]

Image credit:  Peter Blapps

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23 June
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10 Facts About the American Flag

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Well we missed flag day with this one but, its still interesting.  For example, did you know…

It was 1916 that Woodrow Wilson set aside June 14 as the the date for honoring the flag. But it wasn’t actually declared National Flag Day until 1949, when it was established by an act of Congress. Why June 14? Because that’s the day in 1777 that the Second Continental Congress adopted Betty Ross’ (according to popular legend, anyway) flag as the official flag of the United States.[mental_floss]

Image credit: jcolman

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22 June
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A Visual History of Nurse Uniforms

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This site is dedicated to those hardworking and underpaid Angels of Mercy who, over the years, have made a stay in hospital that much more bearable. It’s a growing collection of images of Nurses taken from Film, TV and The Media from the 1930s to the present, showing how uniform styles have changed over the years. [Metafilter]

Image credit: east_lothian_museums

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19 June
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Huge Pre-Stonehenge Complex Found

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Given away by strange, crop circle-like formations seen from the air, a huge prehistoric ceremonial complex discovered in southern England has taken archaeologists by surprise.  A thousand years older than nearby Stonehenge, the site includes the remains of wooden temples and two massive, 6,000-year-old tombs that are among “Britain’s first architecture,” according to archaeologist Helen Wickstead, leader of the Damerham Archaeology Project.[National Geographic News]

Image credit:  oddsock

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18 June
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History Podcast Turns Four!

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On this day in 2005 we released the first ever history podcast episode.  Episode number 1 was The Only Atomic Bomb Ever Dropped on America.  Check it out for a bit of nostalgia and some really bad sound quality.  Hopefully, I will have sometime to record some new episodes soon.  Thank you all for your continued support. Image credit: existentist

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17 June
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The Man Condemned for Surviving The Titanic

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Three times when he tried to make his way to the lifeboats, he was turned away by the ship’s officers, who ordered him to return to the lower levels of the ship. They likely assumed that, as a Japanese person, he must have been traveling in third class, or “steerage.” On his third attempt, Hosono managed to slip past a guard and make his way to the lifeboats. [Neatorama]

Image credit: moore fun

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