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May 25 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1916
The era of the all-volunteer British Army ends as universal conscription takes effect requiring all eligible British men between the ages of 19 and 40 to report, excluding men working in agriculture, mining or the railroads. 141 more words


Faust and Mephistopheles (1903)

Small aside: This is the 500th post I have written on this blog, according to WordPress. I never expected to make 500 in just over two years! 545 more words


How Monsieur Takes His Bath (1903)

Alternate Title: Comment Monsieur prend son ban

This is a short trick film from Alice Guy, using techniques pioneered by Georges Méliès to have some fun at the expense of its main character. 269 more words


#2 The Great Train Robbery (1903)

Behold! One of the first action and western films! Done by Edwin S. Porter. This film was a first for a lot of things. 269 more words


April 1, 1903: The Tenor Nose

Fabrio Abruzzi was born in a village near Milan in 1883. The Abruzzi family was quite poor with Fabrio’s father cobbling together their existence as a shoemaker. 11 more words


The impact of the Boer War; opposition to Conservative legislation

The impact of the Boer War 

In the short term, the Boer War benefited the Conservatives, in the longer term it contributed to their defeat in 1906.Helped the Conservatives to win an impressive electoral victory- partly because of patriotic support for the government and also because the war split the Liberal Party. 907 more words


The Great Train Robbery (1903)

This movie, along with A Trip to the Moon, are the two earliest films on the 1001 List and are the only films that come before the Griffith era, when Birth of a Nation radically redefined the medium of film and set the rules for what a movie would look like. 834 more words