Lydia Boeckel

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Drone captures controlled explosion of a 500lb German WW2 bomb

The potentially deadly shell must have lain in situ for over 70 years.<p>An unexploded World War Two bomb weighing up to 500lbs has been discovered in …

This Day in History: October 15th- A Tale of Two Brothers, Hitler’s Right Hand Man and the One Who Opposed Him

<b>This Day In History: October 15, 1946</b>Hermann Göring was second only to Hitler in the hierarchy of the Third Reich. Commander of the Luftwaffe, acting …

The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

European Travel

Many Photographs From the Great Depression Were ‘Killed’ With a Hole Punch. Why?

<b>That's one way to deal with photos you don't like...</b><p>During the Great Depression in the U.S, the government had a role in creating the “golden age of …

American Experience

<b>Narrator</b>: In 1931, there was no better place to be a farmer than the Southern Plains. The rest of the nation was in the grip of the Great Depression, …

Artist Cindy Sherman Embodies 1920s Film Beauties In New Photos

The nubile starlets of Cindy Sherman's "Untitled Film Stills" are getting older, and still performing for us.<p>After years of grand retrospective exhibitions that have celebrated her long and fruitful artistic career, photographer Cindy Sherman has a show up that features something art buffs have …

Flappers

46d. Flappers<p>More than any other illustrator, John Held Jr.'s comic art captured the style and exuberant tenor of the "Decade that Roared."<p>The battle …

Short Hair

World War I in Photos: Soldiers and Civilians

When looking through thousands of images of World War I, some of the more striking photos are not of technological wonders or battle-scarred landscapes, but of the human beings caught up in the chaos. The soldiers were men, young and old, and the opportunity to look into their faces and see the …

The Man Who Ignited WWI Has A Nephew Who's Still Alive (And Other Crazy Great War Facts)

A hundred years ago on June 28, a young man named Gavrilo Princip fired at Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie during their visit to Sarajevo. The assassination and ensuing instability precipitated what would become the Great War, the brutal conflict that would kill millions of …

Hawaii cites tourism fears in lawsuit over travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's white sand beaches, towering volcanoes and relaxing tropical vistas attract millions of visitors annually from around the …

First cargo vessel to cross newly expanded Panama Canal arrives in Miami

PortMiami reached a milestone, Saturday, when the MOL Majesty traveled through the newly expanded Panama Canal.<p>“This is the first ship that traversed the Panama Canal that we wouldn’t have been able to accept in the past because of the billion dollars that we invested here,” said Miami-Dade Mayor …

Michelle Obama Surprises Group of Female Students on International Women's Day

Talk about one lucky group of ladies.<p>Michelle Obama spent International Women’s Day in the best way possible—inspiring teenage girls at a local …

Michelle Obama

The Real Value of the Suffrage Pin That Just Auctioned for $6,000

The news that a rare Himalaya Niloticus crocodile diamond Hermès Birkin sold earlier this week for more than $300,000 astonished the auction market. We don’t know anything about the anonymous bidder who won this item—whether he or she bought it purely as an investment (not such a bad idea, as these …

Sitting Bull | Biography Facts

<b>Alternative Title:</b> Tatanka Iyotake<p><b>Sitting Bull</b>, Indian name <b>Tatanka Iyotake</b>, (born <i>c.</i> 1831, near Grand River, Dakota Territory [now in South Dakota], …

Tribes hope Trump’s ‘America first’ helps first Americans

Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn’t forget them when he puts “America First!”<p>BOSTON — Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."<p>Tribes have been reaching out to the Republican administration since …

How Can We Put A Stop To Racism In The Workplace?

We live in a society where racial discrimination occurs routinely, but often subliminally. The discreet element of racism allows it to maintain its …

Feminism

U.S. Industrial Output Slips in January Due to Warm Weather

U.S. industrial production fell in January because unseasonably warm temperatures cooled demand for utilities, but underlying figures show modest progress for the manufacturing sector.<p>Industrial production--a measure of output at factories, mines and utilities--declined 0.3% from a month earlier, …

The Real Work Of Being An Ally

"Never in a generation have women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community more dearly needed active allies to counter inequality."<p><i>By Tamara Winfrey Harris</i><p>Never in a generation have women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community more dearly needed <i>active</i> allies to counter inequality. …

The 12-Year-Old Who Fought In the Civil War

When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, John Clem decided to enlist in the Union Army. There was just one problem: The Ohio resident was just …