And what a life he led.
At the age of 76, Linda Brown, the African American woman at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, has passed away. Brown was only eight-years-old when her father, Rev. Oliver Brown, sued the school district for denying her admission into an all-white elementary school. With the National Association for the … Continued
Abnormally low tides in the Alabama unearth the remains of a ship which could be the last slave ship to ever make landfall in the U.S.
Are there 28 days in February this year or 29? Chances are that question will be asked quite a bit when people go to write the date on Thursday. The answer, in case you’re among the perplexed many, is 28. Every four years we experience a 12-month span that has 366 days instead of the … Continued
Red hearts and boxes of chocolate and the radiated anger from every jilted single person amplifies enough to heat a small office building. Annually, we go through the motions of Valentine’s Day, handing out love notes to those closest to us and finding new and unique ways of showing our affections. For many, it’s a … Continued
Thirty-three skeletons more than 2,000 years old might have been members of an ancient Jewish sect.
Hanukkah is just around the corner, so get those Menorahs out. The Jewish holiday will begin the evening of Tuesday, December 12, this year. It will end Wednesday, December 20. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, lasts for eight days. During this time, families gather in honor of the rededication of the Second … Continued
How well does the general public understand the level of destruction that occurred at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941? Numbers like the 2,403 American lives lost under the pressure of the Japanese attack paint a grim picture, but it doesn’t help visualize the horrific memories the survivors walked away with. For that, we turn … Continued
Today Google honors hole punch history and the 131st anniversary of the hole puncher. The hole puncher can be traced to German Friedrich Soennecken, an entrepreneur and inventor, who filed for a patent for his Papierlocher für Sammelmappen on November 14, 1886. Papierlocher für Sammelmappen translates to “paper punch for binders.” Soennecken is also the … Continued
Scientists are reporting a newly discovered “void” within the Khufu monument in Egypt by using a technique called muography. According to a Japanese study carried by the U.S. National Library of Medicine & National Institute of Health, “Muography is an emerging technique that provides information complementary to and independent from existing techniques using an elementary … Continued