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1888 - The Ripper's first victim?

31 August – On this day

Attacks against women in the East End during this era adds uncertainty to how many victims were killed by the same person.  132 more words


1864 - Battle of Jonesborough

31 August – 2 September

The Battle of Jonesborough (modern name Jonesboro) was fought August 31–September 2 (incorporating the fall of Atlanta), 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign in the American Civil War. 76 more words


Thoughts on Psalm 103

I’ve been working on metricizing a few more psalms lately. I’ve already said a few things about the peculiar status of metrical psalms as pieces of poetry. 359 more words


Diario de Pernambuco is Partially Digitized

The Brazilian newspaper Diario de Pernambuco has been partially digitized. “The holdings of the newspaper that were digitized include November 1825 – September 1924 and these were contained on 276 reels of microfilm….The Diario de Pernambuco is acknowledged to be the oldest newspaper still in circulation in Latin America. 19 more words

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1862 - Battle of Richmond, Kentucky

30 August – On this Day

Confederate forces rout the Union Army of Kentucky … 38 more words


Journals 7.3 - A Journey to Central Africa by Bayard Taylor (Part 3)

This is the continuation of my article on Taylor’s journal.  For the previous parts, please see the entries posted on 22nd and 26th August 2015. 2,409 more words

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