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Lucky Lindy Flies the Atlantic!

At 7:52 on the rainy morning of May 20, 1927, a 25-year-old former U.S. Air Mail pilot with the nickname of Slim taxied his single-engine Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. 3,524 more words

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Royal Wedding 2018

The Kiss

Well, here we go again. With all the nasty news happening around us, it was a relief to have a ‘happy ending’ for a change. 515 more words


What About the U.S.A.?

Sometimes I wonder what Thailand Post is thinking of when the stamp selection committee meets to choose topics for future issues. Tue, most subjects on Thai stamps are quite worthy and beautifully executed; we aren’t bombarded with the tons of frivolous wallpaper that some postal administrations churn out with regularity. 1,202 more words


Centenary of Airmail & the Inverted Jenny

On May 15, 1918, under the auspices of the U.S. Post Office, an airmail operation was launched as a wartime effort to stimulate aircraft production and to generate a pool of trained pilots. 6,208 more words

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The Establishment of Jamestown in 1607

When I was growing up, I was quite blessed that my family undertook long vacations each summer from our homes in Texas, Tennessee, or Kansas. Many of these holiday trips had as their final destination the home of a relative, most of whom lived on either the Atlantic Seaboard or out west in California. 11,182 more words

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Stanford Libraries: The Stanford Media Preservation Lab begins preservation of the New Dimensions radio show

Stanford Libraries: The Stanford Media Preservation Lab begins preservation of the New Dimensions radio show. “Adi Da (Bubba Free John) was a 20th century religious leader that studied English literature at Stanford, Joseph Campbell proposed a universal narrative that is mythopoetic, and host Michael Toms interviewed the latter and the early followers of the former in the embryonic episodes of the radio show New Dimensions. 30 more words

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Star Wars: why did the film make history?

From History Extra by Nicholas John Cull:

There is a moment in the first Star Wars film when the mystic Obi Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) detects across at great distance of space the destruction of a planet and remarks: “I felt a great disturbance in the Force… as if as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.” 222 more words