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Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne through the ages

The traditional – and fairly violent – game of Royal Shrovetide Football is entering its second day in the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne. Played for centuries, its origins are now forgotten. 465 more words


The Great God Pan (1890) by Arthur Machen


An experiment to reveal the mysteries that lie beyond the veil of our material world goes terribly awry in this imaginative, superbly structured horror novella. Top-notch.

Short Stories

'La Bête humaine' Cover Images

La Bête humaine was first published in 1890 and has been translated as The Beast Within, The Beast in Man etc. but often retains the French title. 43 more words

Émile Zola

Sergeant William Grafton Austin, E Troop, 7th Cavalry - Conspicuous Gallantry

He displayed great bravery in crossing the ravine under a hot fire and maintained his position there until his troop was withdrawn at the time the Hotchkiss gun was put in position.

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Wounded Knee Massacre

From the Pittsburgh Dispatch on April 27, 1890

Over a decade after a terrible fire at the Brooklyn Theatre, stories about the victims haunting the seats remain so persistent that business is ruined.

Spectral Edition ~ Reports On Ghosts In U.S. Newspapers, 1875-1925

Happy Birthday Queen’s Park Library!

Today Queen’s Park Library celebrates its 125th birthday.

Queen’s Park is Westminster’s oldest library. The purpose-built library first opened its doors on 16 January 1890 as Kensal New Town Library, which was then in the borough of Chelsea. 182 more words

Queen's Park Library