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The Santa Barbara Simoom of 1859

By Brian Dunning via skeptoid

Today we’re going to go back more than a century and a half to a hot summer day on the central coast of California, to the town of Santa Barbara. 449 more words


The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley (1863)

This is another one of those books I thought that I read – or at least had started to read – when I was very much younger, but it’s cropped up in a couple of recent conversations, so when I came across a copy in the Bristol Hippodrome Grand Circle Bar being used as part of the decor, I decided to “borrow” it and have another go.  290 more words

First College Baseball game in 1859. Or was it basketball?

It sounds like a basketball score. In the first college baseball game ever played on July 1, 1859, Amherst defeats their archrival, Williams College, 73-32 (66-32 by some reports). 28 more words

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