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Assassinated with an Umbrella?
While watching Mythbusters (and registering speakers for Northern Voice) last night, I learned about how Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov met his sad but unusual end. Accounts of the incident differ. Some say a ricin-laced pellet was either fired or injected…
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The Big Lake They Called Gitche Gumee
My friend Kennedy writes to inform me that today is the thirtieth anniversary of the sinking of the S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald. From the Wikipedia entry: SS Edmund Fitzgerald was a ship that sank suddenly on Lake Superior, November 10,…
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On Not Wearing a Poppy
Clay McLeod, a teacher in Kelowna, has written a wrong-minded editorial about why he doesn’t wear a poppy. Here are a couple choice bits: What would Gandhi have done in Poland or Germany if he were faced with the advance…
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Additional items in History
Milk Box from the Eighties?
61 Years Ago Today
The Internet is So Weird Sometimes
They Shall Not Grow Old
A Memorial to Draft Dodgers?
The Book of War Letters
Man Keeps Archaeological Wonder Safe and Hidden for 50 Years
D-Day
Noah's Ark Spotted, Again
Genesis and the Origin of Cain's wife
The Refurbished Enola Gay
Gráinne Ní Mháille, Pirate Queen of Connaught

 

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