11 janeiro 2017

Most of you know my love of animated maps

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The electric toaster was commercially sold, and a hit with the public (in 1909) before sliced bread...

The electric toaster was commercially sold, and a hit with the public (in 1909) before sliced bread was invented (in 1930).

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earth, today: photographed by suomi npp weather satellite, 11th...















earth, today: photographed by suomi npp weather satellite, 11th january 2017.

tales from the high latitudes.

image credit: noaa.

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In 1953, Mr. and Mrs. Rosenberg were executed for spying for the Soviet Union. After the Soviet...

In 1953, Mr. and Mrs. Rosenberg were executed for spying for the Soviet Union. After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, KGB agents admitted that Julius Rosenberg had given them secrete information, but it was not about the bomb. And Ethel Rosenberg was not involved at all. In 2001, Ethel’s main accuser (her own brother) admitted he had lied about her involvement. Prosecutors had asked him to lie, because they wanted the threat of Ethel’s possible execution to make Julius confess.

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson's 7th Spacewalk


NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson's 7th Spacewalk

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Happy birthday William James. Born on this day in 1842.Visit...



Happy birthday William James. Born on this day in 1842.

Visit –> http://ift.tt/2id2XPT to learn all about the life and work of William James.

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January 11th 1755/57: Alexander Hamilton bornOn this day in...





January 11th 1755/57: Alexander Hamilton born

On this day in 1755 or 1757, future Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies. Hamilton’s early life was troubled, and he was left parentless at a young age after his father left and his mother died. He found work as an accounting clerk, and his employer, impressed by Alexander’s abilities, paid for him to move to America for an education. However, as the American colonies teetered on the brink of revolution, Hamilton found himself drawn to the Patriot cause. Soon into the Revolutionary War, in which he served in the army, Hamilton became the assistant and adviser to General George Washington. It was during this time that he met and married Elizabeth Schuyler, who came from a prominent New York family. After the Revolution, Hamilton was a fierce advocate of a strong central government, penning the majority of the Federalist Papers which supported the ratification of the Constitution, and served as the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury from 1789 to 1795. In 1801, Hamilton and Elizabeth’s nineteen-year-old son Philip was killed in a duel defending his father’s honour. Just three years later, Alexander himself was killed in a duel by his long-time rival Vice President Aaron Burr.

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