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We began work at the apotheke yesterday. It went as it usually does, a little chaotic. Some of it involves arranging things that have been in storage and plugging in things. We also set up the portable XRF station and checked … Continue reading ?

Rijksmuseum aquires 1st photo illustrated book by 1st female photographer

The Rijksmuseum has acquired an extremely rare copy of the first photographically illustrated book, a compendium of British algae created and privately published by botanist Anna Atkins. The museum bought the book from a private collector for €450,000 ($500,000) with funding from the lottery and family foundations. These were contact prints, technically photograms rather than [...]

If Trump and Nixon Comparisons Hold, Here’s What Comes Next

"Nixon hung on to office for as long as he could, at great cost to the country. More than 40 years later, the scars of Watergate remain."

America’s First Anti-Slavery Statute Was Passed in 1652. Here’s Why It Was Ignored

Rhode Island passed what is considered the first slavery ban in the U.S. colonies. But there is no evidence that it was ever enforced.

How the U.S. Got Its Police Force

For National Police Week, a brief history of policing in the U.S. and how societal changes shaped the evolution of the force

The 1927 Bombing That Remains America’s Deadliest School Massacre

Ninety years ago, a school in Bath, Michigan was rigged with explosives in a brutal act that stunned the town

The Birth of the U.S. Police Force

When President John F. Kennedy named the week of May 15 as National Police Week, he noted that law enforcement had been protecting Americans since the nation’s birth. But in fact, the U.S. police force is not so old. In colonial times, the closest analog was usually a volunteer night watch. Watchmen got a bad…

How World War I Changed Weather Forecasting for Good

Prior to the Great War, weather forecasters had never considered using mathematical modeling

What Richmond Has Gotten Right About Interpreting its Confederate History

And why it hasn't faced the same controversy as New Orleans or Charlottesville

Boston’s Orrery “luckily preserved”

Yesterday we left watchmaker Joseph Pope burned out of his home and workshop on the west side of Orange Street in April 1787. The Massachusetts Gazette’s 24 April report on the fire included some good news:We are happy, however, in informing...Show More Summary

Ashmolean aquires unique Civil War painting

The Ashmolean Museum has acquired an exceptional group painting by Civil War-era court painter William Dobson. It was acquired through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, which allows donation of nationally significant artworks and antiquities in place of payment of taxes owing, and allocated to the Ashmolean because of the painting’s unique relevance to Oxford during [...]

Dark Satirical Maps from a Depression-Era Anti-Fascist Magazine

Ken magazine was the 1937 brainchild of David Smart and Arnold Gingrich, the publisher and editor of the then–four-year-old Esquire. Ken was published only from April 1938 through August 1939 and is most notable for having put several of Ernest Hemingway's dispatches from the Spanish Civil War into print. Show More Summary

Gettysburg NMP April Advisory Commission Meeting: Part 1

On April 13, 2017 at 7 PM the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission met[...] The post Gettysburg NMP April Advisory Commission Meeting: Part 1 appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Nodosaur fossil so well-preserved it boggles minds

A dinosaur fossil that was discovered in a bitumen pit in Alberta, Canada, in 2011 is the best-preserved specimen of a nodosaur ever discovered, and it is truly a spectacle to behold. The herbivore died between 110 and 112 million years ago in a riverbed and was swept to sea where it was swiftly buried [...]

18 Sitting Senators Were in Office During Bill Clinton’s Impeachment. Here’s How They Voted

As talk of impeachment began in the Capitol this week, some in Congress may be experiencing déjà vu. Eighteen current senators—11 Republicans and seven Democrats—were also in the upper chamber during the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton in 1999. With the exception of Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Shelby of Alabama,…

Why President Trump Can Share Classified Information If He Wants

He President can share pretty much any information he wants, with whoever he wants. Here's the history behind that power

How Coffee, Chocolate and Tea Overturned a 1,500-Year-Old Medical Mindset

The humoral system dominated medicine since the Ancient Greeks—but it was no match for these New World beverages

Joseph Pope’s Own Orrery

All the talk in the 1770s about David Rittenhouse’s orreries and the honor they brought to America might have inspired a young Boston watchmaker named Joseph Pope (1748-1826). Pope married Ruthy Thayer, daughter of a tallow-chandler, on 13 May 1773. Show More Summary

Hanock Avenue Gate: 1921 Design

The design of the Hancock Avenue Gate was submitted by E.B. Cope and approved in[...] The post Hanock Avenue Gate: 1921 Design appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

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