Monday, December 12, 2016

Archeologists Discover Nearly 2,000-Year-Old Pet Cemetery in Egypt

Containing 100 lovingly positioned creatures, the site suggests that the ancients could have valued their companion animals as much as we do. Not quite sure how anyone kept a pet hippo though.


Friday, December 09, 2016

These Photos Bring the Women’s Movement to Life

Catching the Wave highlights the work of vaunted women’s movement photographers Bettye Lane and Freda Leinwand, in addition to that of four other professional photographers—Catherine Allport, Mima Cataldo, Diana Mara Henry, and Dorothea Jacobson-Wenzel—who spent the 1970s and 1980s documenting the women’s movement. Along the way, they captured the verve and tensions of the time full of hard fights for women insistent on holding their own. (Link to Article)

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

At Pearl Harbor, This Aircraft Risked It All to Find the Japanese Fleet

It was the morning of December 7, 1941, and Navy ensign Wesley Hoyt Ruth was having breakfast in the bachelor’s quarters on Ford Island in the middle of Pearl Harbor, when Japanese planes roared in and began dropping bombs.  (Link to Article)

Monday, December 05, 2016

The End of Prohibition

This day in history 1933.