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16 October
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Forward Thinking Professor

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This morning I received an email from a David, a professor from Minnesota asking for my permission to use this podcast in his class.  I think this is great and I hope that his students can take something away from the podcast.  Once I got home from the office I was able to spend a little more time with the email and noticed that he is on Twitter.  David also has a great podcast, I know because I listened to a couple episodes and I will be subscribing as well.  I am very impressed to see a professor embracing social media so much.  I really think that his students will benefit from it.  Great work David!

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12 October
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Anne Frank on Video

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Annemarie Bekker of the Anne Frank House is quoted as saying:

“The museum has had the footage for some time, but thought YouTube would be a good platform to show the film and the other films about her life. It’s another way to bring the life of Anne Frank to the attention of younger people, and all people worldwide.”

Found via Mashable.

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11 October
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The story on Benedict Arnold

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Learn the real story that turned a man’s name into a synonym for traitor from Today’s History Lesson:

He began negotiating turning over the Fort to the British, finally agreeing to do so in exchange for money. Having already weakened the Fort by shuttling off supplies and soldiers, he met with Major John André on September 21st and gave him the plans.

Image credit:  Wikimedia Commons

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10 October
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Muskets in the Revolutionary War

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One of my favorite sites and podcast Speaking of History…….. recently filmed a park ranger talking about msukets and their use in the Revolutionary War.  See the video below:

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07 October
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Manzanar

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Read this story about Manzanar, one of the Japanese interment camps during WWII.  Story from mental_floss, image from flickr via trialsanderrors

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06 October
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05 October
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Learn more about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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Find out five interesting facts about Jackie O. in this mental_floss article.  Like, did you know she was accidentally pictured in Hustler magazine?  Image credit: Wikimedia Commons.

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04 October
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Dinosaur Eggs Found

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Follow this link to the video at Scientific American.  Image credit: currybet

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03 October
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The Watts Towers

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Found via mental_floss:

Los Angeles doesn’t have a Statue of Liberty. It can’t boast an Eiffel Tower. But we do have one monument unlike anything else in the world: the Watts Towers. Built between 1921 and 1954 by an Italian immigrant named Simon Rodia — in his backyard, with a window washer’s tools and no special equipment — they’re among the United States’ best and most famous examples of vernacular art. (Another is Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain, just a few hours away in the desert, which I did a photo essay about earlier this year.) And yet many people in Los Angeles (I’d even say most) have never seen the Towers and don’t know much about them, perhaps fearing the reputation of Watts. The towers are an amazing and enigmatic national treasure.

No, they’re not named after me.

Image courtesy of: danagraves

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02 October
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Hitlers Descendents may be your Neighbors

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Found on MailOnline:

Thirty-nine living relatives of Adolf Hitler have been discovered by Belgian researchers after they claim to have decoded the Nazi dictator’s DNA.

The American relatives have agreed not to have children to extinguish the saga of Hitler and stop living in fear, but have promised to publish a book before they die,’ said Mulders, who works for Belgian newspaper Het Laaste Nieuws.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

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