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  • Allen Haff and Ton Jones end Spike show Auction Hunters
    'Auction Hunters' Series finale: Allen Haff and 'Ton' Jones end Spike show
    Last Saturday night, May 9, "Auction Hunters" aired their series finale on Spike and with that brought to an end the popular storage locker show that explores the adventures of Allen Haff and Ton Jones. The two men live and breathe...
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    Code for winning the war
    Prior to the arrival of European immigrants on the shores of North America, the land which would become known as the New World had been home to a large number of Indians for many generations. (The term ‘Indian’ has a bit of an...
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    Hitler was a both a maniac and a raging drug addict
    Of all the awful things Adolf Hitler did, drugs is fairly low on list. But a new documentary, “Hitler the Junkie,” has shed new light on yet another dark side of the maniac dictator. According to the documentary, released on March 26,...
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    The taste of Brad Pitt’s fury is bittersweet
    A story well told.Intense is an understatement… proof resides in my stiff neck that was held in suspense for 2 hours (or was it 15 minutes… holding your breath then cheering to the point of frustrating heart break).Classic characters...
  • 'Blackadder Goes Forth'
    DVD review: Blackadder Goes Forth'
    In its short, four series run in the 80s, 'Blackadder' made a huge impact in shaping much of what we know of English comedy.Shall we explore the fourth and final run, 'Blackadder Goes Forth'?Captain Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) is...
  • The Marne
    9/11-14: ISIS, the Marne and The Star-Spangled Banner
    Today marks the thirteenth anniversary of that infamous day in American history when Islamist terrorists hijacked three planes to destroy the Twin Towers and the Pentagon; and the second anniversary of that infamous day in Benghazi when a...
  • Indian Harbor
    Greenwich Historical Society celebrates Great Estates in exhibit
    Now through the end of August there is still time to visit the Greenwich Historical Society, http://www.greenwichhistory.org located on 39 Strickland Road in Cos Cob to view their summer exhibition titled Enjoying the Country Life, Greenwich's...
  • World War I memories in photographs brought home by Otis Franklin Taylor
    World War I memories in photographs brought home by Otis Franklin Taylor
    Otis or Ottis Franklin Taylor, (1891-1953) Bloomfield, Johnson County, Illinois wrote, "Keep these cards & I will explain them when I come home from Frank." His collection contains over a hundred photographs and printed booklets. His...
  • French invade Alsace
    American Exceptionalism and France's WWI invasion of Germany 100 years ago today
    Today marks the 100th anniversary of the August 7, 1914 WWI invasion by France of the Alsace Rhineland taken by Germany in 1870 Franco-Prussian War. Germany had already provided France with a causus belli when it had invaded neutral Luxembourg and...
  • World War I postcard home from KY basic training
    World War I resources at the National Archives at Atlanta
    World War I resources at the National Archives at Atlanta offer valuable historical data. The researcher may be searching for a specific family member in the W.W.I draft cards or a topic such as the aviation and the balloon school. The National...
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    Actual beginning of WWI, albeit via a pinprick, occurred 100 years ago today
    Numerous articles and commentary since June 28, 2014 have heralded that centennial anniversary of the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne by Serbian nationalists during his visit to his empire's provincial Bosnian capitol...
  • World War I
    World War I: A look at past, present photos on the 100-year anniversary
    July 28, 2014, marks the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I, and a moment that would change the history of everyone forever. The Journal.IE reported a bit on the history of the first day of World War I, and how global superpowers...
  • A hundred years after start of WWI the Ottoman Empire returns
    A hundred years after start of WWI the Ottoman Empire returns
    On June 29, just one day after the 100th anniversary of the assassination of the Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand, the extremist group known as theIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), declared the establishment of a new Caliphate, or fully...
  • Gavrilo Princip
    Bosnian Serbs erect statue of Franz Ferdinand assassin on 100 year anniversary
    100 years ago today Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a group of six nationalist assassins made up of five Serbs and one Bosnian Muslim. This historical landmark is universally known as the event that triggered the...
  • Historic Headline: A Memorial Day in 1918
    Historic Headline: A Memorial Day in 1918
    At the end of 1918, the University of Utah Daily Chronicle ran a memorial day message:The fighting is over; the list of casualties is almost complete; the epidemic of influenza has all but run its course; and now at the end the service flag of the...
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