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  • Almanac
    Snow removal, coldest June day, a shipwreck and tornado damage
    Snow removal, coldest June day, a shipwreck and tornado damage top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on June 2.1891 - The wood scow-schooner Mayflower,...
  • Wreck of slave ship: Historic findings, but not of gold and riches
    Wreck of slave ship is first ever discovered: 1794 ship once held enslaved souls
    The first wreck of a slave ship to ever be discovered is making headline news today. This wreck is an important find that also acts as a reminder today how different this wreck is than any of the other sunken ship discovered to date. This ship...
  • Almanac
    Icebergs, blistering heat, shipwrecks, large hail, and seiches
    Icebergs, blistering heat, shipwrecks, large hail, and seiches top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on June 1.1878 - The wood schooner Phantom was...
  • Almanac
    The derecho of 1998, tornadoes and cold air
    The derecho of 1998, tornadoes and cold air top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on May 31.1907 - Marquette had an average temperature of 39.8°...
  • Rain
    "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History"--A Review
    Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive.Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, by Cynthia Barnett, begins with the history of the torrents that filled the oceans, four billion years ago, and how it all built up to climate change. It...
  • Almanac
    An ice sheet, a shipwreck, a seiche, and large hail
    An ice sheet, a shipwreck, a seiche, and large hail 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 May 30.1868 - The wood schooner Oneida Chief, while...
  • Almanac
    Latest snow, hail, a squall line and a shipwreck
    Latest snow, hail, a squall line and a shipwreck 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 May 29.1895 - The second heat wave of the month gets...
  • Almanac
    Tornadoes a shipwreck and minor flooding
    Tornadoes a shipwreck and minor flooding 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 May 28.1860 - The side-wheel wooden steamer Arctic while...
  • Oliver Martinez is Santa Anna, the true star of Texas Rising
    Santa Anna: The Real Star of the Real Texas Rising
    Bill Paxton's General Sam Houston and Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Texas Ranger Erastus“Deaf” Smith are the heroes of The History Channel's big, bold and brash miniseries about the days after the fall of the Alamo and the...
  • Almanac
    Snow flurries, shipwrecks, tornadoes and record temperatures
    Snow flurries, shipwrecks, tornadoes and record temperatures 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 May 27.1884 - The side-wheel boom tug...
  • Aerosmith bailed out over 28 fans after being arrested at their concert
    Aerosmith bailed out over 28 fans after being arrested at their concert
    On the Excitedlybored website, Aerosmith was credited with paying the fines and bailing out 28 fans who got a little rowdy at one of their concerts in 1978. The website explains: "On October 3rd 1978, 30 people were arrested for drinking beer...
  • Almanac
    Record warmth, snow flurries and a shipwreck
    Record warmth, snow flurries and a shipwreck 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 May 26.1919 - The wood, bulk freight Ferdinand Schlesinger...
  • Almanac
    Large hail, tornadoes, and record rain
    Large hail, tornadoes, and record rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on May 25.1896 - An estimated F5...
  • Almanac
    Tornado death, ice floe shipwreck, and record temperatures
    Tornado death, ice floe shipwreck, and record temperatures top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 24.1890 - One person was injured as a...
  • Joy Harris' "A Culinary History of Florida"
    Florida's food history: 500 years of good eats in the Sunshine State
    From barbecued alligator to Key lime pie, Florida's culinary history is as diverse as the people who have called the state home. In her beautifully illustrated new book, "A Culinary History of Florida:Prickly Pears, Datil Peppers &...
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