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  • Almanac
    Hurricane Sandy, shipwrecks and heavy snow
    Hurricane Sandy, shipwrecks and heavy snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 30.1856 - The sidewheel steamer, wood, passenger and...
  • Halloween
    The Haunted History of Halloween
    Halloween has a long, colorful history, dating back to the Celtic festival of Samhain, 2000 years ago. The Celts celebrated the end of the summer and prepared themselves for the coming winter. As the seasons changed, they believed the lines...
  • Har Homa
    The case for a unified Jewish Jerusalem
    "Throughout all the generations, during the two thousand years of their exile, the Jewish people had yearned for Jerusalem. It was the object of their pilgrimage, their dreams, their longings. In the previous two decades, this craving of the...
  • Almanac
    Mild highs, shipwrecks, and feeling like December
    Mild highs, shipwrecks, and feeling like December top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 29.1874 - The side-wheel steamer, wood, "...
  • Phil Collins
    Phil Collins' collection of Alamo artifacts arrives home in Texas for donation
    After quite some time away, pieces of the most famous battle in Texas history are back at home this week. On Tuesday, British rock legend and Alamo enthusiast Phil Collins was on hand in San Antonio to personally oversee the arrival of his large...
  • The Haunted Boonslick
    A Ghostly Time of the Year at Columbia Public Library
    On Monday, October 27, 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Friends Room of Columbia Public Library, Mary Barile began with a question to her attentive listeners. “Who believes in ghosts?” she wanted to know. A handful of people raised...
  • Ten Must-See Sites Along Alabama's Civil War Trail
    Ten Must-See Sites Along Alabama's Civil War Trail
    Alabama's Civil War Trail offers some 49 attractions and sites, seven battle sites and about 20 yearly re-enactment events.Among the top 10 attractions and sites are: Janney Furnace, Joe Wheeler Plantation, Karl C. Harrison Museum, Magee Farm ...
  • Highest paying superfectas in Breeders Cup racing history
    Highest paying superfectas in Breeders Cup racing history
    The following is a list of the highest paying superfectas in Breeders Cup racing history. I am a big horse racing fan and actually bet $5 across the board on one of the horses on this list that keyed a huge superfecta payoff, but I did not bet...
  • Almanac
    Shipwrecks, record highs, and snow
    Shipwrecks, record highs, and snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 28.1864 - The wood side-wheel steamer, passenger &...
  • Major John Pelham
    Six Stops Along Alabama's Civil War Trail
    As home of the Confederacy, Alabama is rich in Civil War history and continued interest has prompted the state to create the "Alabama Civil War Trail."Six interesting sites along the trail include Fort Tyler, the "Gallant Pelham...
  • Ten horses that paid the most to win in Breeders Cup racing history
    Ten horses that paid the most to win in Breeders Cup racing history
    The following is a list of the ten horses that paid the most to win in the history of the Breeders Cup races. The ten horses listed here are from all the Breeders Cup races run from 1984 to 2013.To get the info, I had to go through the results of...
  • Brakeless: Not just a runaway train, but a runaway corporate culture
    The Great Japanese Train Crash: Brakeless, on PBS Independent Lens
    What is are more frightening – or more deadly – than a runaway train, especially one racing at high speed through a city? In April 2005 one such out of control train packed with commuters slammed full speed into a crowded apartment...
  • Almanac
    Wind, the heaviest October snowstorm and shipwrecks
    Wind, the heaviest October snowstorm and shipwrecks top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 27.1856 - The wood schooner Magnolia, while...
  • Holy Shroud of Jesus a prop?
    Holy Turin Shroud theory: Cloth with Jesus' image a medieval prop [Report]
    Like many archaeological findings, researchers disagree over authenticity, age and other matters of science. Jesus' Holy Shroud is no exception. According to an October 24Newserreport, British historian Charles Freeman claims the Holy Shroud...
  • November is National Aviation Month
    Learning soars high during Aviation History Month
    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Aviation History Month! The story of humans in the air is celebrated every November, and your students will enjoy spending the month exploring this fascinating topic. Read your way through the history of...