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On this day, 28 November 1919, Faye Schulman, photographer and Jewish resistance partisan, was born in Lenin, Poland (now Belarus). In 1942, the Nazis murdered 1,850 Jews in the Lenin ghetto, leaving only Faye and 25 others alive, making Faye take and develop photos of the massacre. Covertly she made copies of the photographs for herself.

She soon fled and joined the partisan resistance, serving as a fighter and nurse. While on a raid in Lenin with her unit, Faye managed to retrieve her camera equipment, and then began documenting the resistance movement, developing her photos under blankets.

"I want people to know that there was resistance. Jews did not go like sheep to the slaughter. I was a photographer. I have pictures. I have proof." Faye survived the war, currently lives in Canada and turns 101 today.

#history #Poland #Belarus #nazi #jew #antifa #nurse
#photo #art #photography #worker #canada
 
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On this day, 28 November 1919, Faye Schulman, photographer and Jewish resistance partisan, was born in Lenin, Poland (now Belarus). In 1942, the Nazis murdered 1,850 Jews in the Lenin ghetto, leaving only Faye and 25 others alive, making Faye take and develop photos of the massacre. Covertly she made copies of the photographs for herself.

She soon fled and joined the partisan resistance, serving as a fighter and nurse. While on a raid in Lenin with her unit, Faye managed to retrieve her camera equipment, and then began documenting the resistance movement, developing her photos under blankets.

"I want people to know that there was resistance. Jews did not go like sheep to the slaughter. I was a photographer. I have pictures. I have proof." Faye survived the war, currently lives in Canada and turns 101 today.

#history #Poland #Belarus #nazi #jew #antifa #nurse
#photo #art #photography #worker #canada
 
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#History. (3 photos)
Why One Australian Island Celebrates Thanksgiving
There’s pumpkin pie, but also multiple banana dishes.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/norfolk-island-thanksgiving
 
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#History. (3 photos)
Why One Australian Island Celebrates Thanksgiving
There’s pumpkin pie, but also multiple banana dishes.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/norfolk-island-thanksgiving
 
Good afternoon with another view of some Islay history:

Old water wheel at Kilchoman (3), Isle of Islay

#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #history #landscape #waterwheel
Old water wheel at Kilchoman (3), Isle of Islay
 
Why are there 7 days in a week? I always figured it's because a moon cycle is about 29 days, and, well, you can't divide 29 by anything (it's a prime number), so if you want to, you either round down to 28 and divide by 2, 4, 7, or 14, or you round up to 30 and divide by 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, or 15. In this video, Joe "It's okay to be smart" Hanson, who is apparently becoming increasingly deranged from prolonged quarantine, implied without mentioning the 30 option that the 28 option was chosen because it allowed dividing by 4 because we humans like quarter moons. So each 7-day week corresponds approximately with a quarter of the moon's cycle.

But that's only part of the story. Apparently another clue is that there were 7 "wanderers" in the sky: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Uranus and Neptune weren't visible to the ancients. No, they couldn't see Pluto, either, or Ceres for that matter. Anyway, there's a clue to this in the names of the week: Sunday is the Sun's Day, Monday is the Moon's Day, Tuesday is Týr's Day, Wednesday is Wōden's Day, Thursday is Thor's Day, Friday is Freyja's Day, and Saturday is Saturn's Day.

Wait, I hear you say, we have a bunch of Norse gods with one Roman god thrown in there (Saturn). But that's just in English. If you look at most Romance languages, you'll see other Roman gods in there, and they are the same as the "wanderers", for example Wednesday is miércoles for Mercury in Spanish (domingo, lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes, sábado), mercredi in French (dimanche, lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi), and mercoledì in Italian (domenica, lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì, venerdì, sabato). Squint and you can see Mars in there (martes, mardi, martedì), Jupiter (jueves, jeudi, giovedì), and Venus (viernes, vendredi, venerdì). For us English speakers, somewhere in our history, we got invaded by a bunch of Norse people and they tossed out some Roman gods and inserted their own.

I haven't mentioned German but in the video he says the Germans have "middle of the week", and yes, Wednesday is "Mittwoch" in German which literally means "middle of the week". He doesn't mention Samstag (Saturday) which in German means "Sabbath day". The rest of the days of the week in German correspond to the same Norse gods as English (Sonntag, Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag).



#history #linguistics
 
Why are there 7 days in a week? I always figured it's because a moon cycle is about 29 days, and, well, you can't divide 29 by anything (it's a prime number), so if you want to, you either round down to 28 and divide by 2, 4, 7, or 14, or you round up to 30 and divide by 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, or 15. In this video, Joe "It's okay to be smart" Hanson, who is apparently becoming increasingly deranged from prolonged quarantine, implied without mentioning the 30 option that the 28 option was chosen because it allowed dividing by 4 because we humans like quarter moons. So each 7-day week corresponds approximately with a quarter of the moon's cycle.

But that's only part of the story. Apparently another clue is that there were 7 "wanderers" in the sky: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Uranus and Neptune weren't visible to the ancients. No, they couldn't see Pluto, either, or Ceres for that matter. Anyway, there's a clue to this in the names of the week: Sunday is the Sun's Day, Monday is the Moon's Day, Tuesday is Týr's Day, Wednesday is Wōden's Day, Thursday is Thor's Day, Friday is Freyja's Day, and Saturday is Saturn's Day.

Wait, I hear you say, we have a bunch of Norse gods with one Roman god thrown in there (Saturn). But that's just in English. If you look at most Romance languages, you'll see other Roman gods in there, and they are the same as the "wanderers", for example Wednesday is miércoles for Mercury in Spanish (domingo, lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes, sábado), mercredi in French (dimanche, lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi), and mercoledì in Italian (domenica, lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì, venerdì, sabato). Squint and you can see Mars in there (martes, mardi, martedì), Jupiter (jueves, jeudi, giovedì), and Venus (viernes, vendredi, venerdì). For us English speakers, somewhere in our history, we got invaded by a bunch of Norse people and they tossed out some Roman gods and inserted their own.

I haven't mentioned German but in the video he says the Germans have "middle of the week", and yes, Wednesday is "Mittwoch" in German which literally means "middle of the week". He doesn't mention Samstag (Saturday) which in German means "Sabbath day". The rest of the days of the week in German correspond to the same Norse gods as English (Sonntag, Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag).



#history #linguistics
 
Late good morning with a sunny view of Islay's Finlaggan:

Finlaggan across the reedbeds, Isle of Islay

#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #Finlaggan #history #landscape #lordsoftheisles
Finlaggan across the reedbeds, Isle of Islay
 

World War II discovery in attic: 24-year-old tries dried potatoes from Australian troops

Bielefeld A 24-year-old from Bielefeld discovered crates in an attic, containing tins from the Second World War. He decided to have a taste of the contents: 76-year-old dried potatoes from the Australian armed forces.
@Muse What a find and still edible!

#Australia #Bielefeld #history
 
Just posted on the blog, a quick look back at over 10 years of posting to my Islay Pictures photoblog:

3,333 posts on my Islay Pictures photoblog…

#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #blogging #history #milestone
3,333 posts on my Islay Pictures photoblog…
 
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On this day, 9 October 2014 the Greek ‘riot dog’ Λουκάνικος (Loukanikos: “sausage”) died peacefully in his sleep. Loukanikos was the most famous of the Athens stray dogs who joined demonstrations and riots against the police murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos and later against austerity measures. Inhaling police tear gas and other chemicals during the many riots in which he participated, led to a deterioration of his health, he was adopted and retired out of the city in 2012. He died at the approximate age of 10.

He was a good boy.

Working Class History have produced some posters and merch commemorating his life to help fund their awsome work, available here: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/animals


#dog #doggo #history #greek #Athens #riot #police #Loukanikos
 
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On this day, 9 October 2014 the Greek ‘riot dog’ Λουκάνικος (Loukanikos: “sausage”) died peacefully in his sleep. Loukanikos was the most famous of the Athens stray dogs who joined demonstrations and riots against the police murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos and later against austerity measures. Inhaling police tear gas and other chemicals during the many riots in which he participated, led to a deterioration of his health, he was adopted and retired out of the city in 2012. He died at the approximate age of 10.

He was a good boy.

Working Class History have produced some posters and merch commemorating his life to help fund their awsome work, available here: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/animals


#dog #doggo #history #greek #Athens #riot #police #Loukanikos
 
Schau dir "SABATON - Night Witches (Animated Story Video)" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/5YPo8zDkvy4

Wow! That's what I love about Sabaton, you learn so much about #history
Really really good video and animation as well!
#music #metal #history
 
Schau dir "Italian Armoured Death Ride - Sicily 1943" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/k71newAIQkw

Probably watched too much Sabaton videos, because YouTube renommecded me this video now

#italy #history #tanka

YouTube: Italian Armoured Death Ride - Sicily 1943 (Mark Felton Productions)

 

Émile Dunkheim auf Twitter: "Check out this new paper in Nature Communications https://t.co/6M6hBR2nsT" / Twitter


Haha ;)
advice for "Young ladies"

#history

https://twitter.com/NinaStrohminger/status/1309840992783273986
 
A brief history of masks from the 17th-century plague to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

https://theconversation.com/a-brief-history-of-masks-from-the-17th-century-plague-to-the-ongoing-coronavirus-pandemic-142959

#history #pandemic #masks
 
A brief history of masks from the 17th-century plague to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

https://theconversation.com/a-brief-history-of-masks-from-the-17th-century-plague-to-the-ongoing-coronavirus-pandemic-142959

#history #pandemic #masks
 
Schau dir "Hitler, Nazis and World War II: How Germany deals with its dark past | Meet the Germans" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/L90ehLuSrKI

#history
 
Schau dir "SABATON - The Future Of Warfare (Building Blocks Video)" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/rnqpNO_FNx4

Sabaton with an awesome #Lego #music #metal video!
And of course the release date is historic relevant. #history
 
Schau dir "SABATON - Winged Hussars (Live - The Great Tour - Warsaw)" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/KPzCE4HmbGM

On this day, in 1683 the Polish Winged Hussars (heavy cavalry helped to defeat the Ottomans in the Battle of Vienna.!

#music #metal #history #Poland
 
Probably one of the best Vines (remember Vine?) ever:



#Vine #Vines #nostalgia #internet #history #longgone
 

M.Z. Naser auf Twitter: "The Elephantine Colossus (or simple, The Elephant Hotel) was one of three hotels. This one was a 7 story building in #coneyisland). Built in 1885 and lasted till 1896. Cause of collapse: #fire. https://t.co/hF0YE1UzHm" / Twitter


Wow that is fascinating!
#history

https://twitter.com/mznaser/status/1298919037754372096
 

The Case of the Top Secret iPod

It was a gray day in late 2005. I was sitting at my desk, writing code for the next year’s iPod. Without knocking, the director of iPod Software—my boss’s boss—abruptly entered and closed the door behind him. He cut to the chase. “I have a special assignment for you. Your boss doesn’t know about it. You’ll help two engineers from the US Department of Energy build a special iPod. Report only to me.”
https://tidbits.com/2020/08/17/the-case-of-the-top-secret-ipod/

#history #iPod #apple
 
Good morning with some Islay history and landscape:

American Monument on the cliffs of the Oa, Isle of Islay

#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #cliffs #Monument #American #history #landscape
American Monument on the cliffs of the Oa, Isle of Islay
 
Schau dir "SABATON - The Attack Of The Dead Men (Official Music Video)" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/LRNuWYvRtac

On this day
The Attack of the Dead Men was a battle of World War I that took place at Osowiec Fortress, in northeast Poland, on August 6, 1915. The incident got its name from the bloodied, zombie-like appearance of the Russian combatants after they were bombarded with a mixture of poison gases, chlorine and bromine, by the Germans. (from Wikipedia)
#music #metal #history #WWI
 
Schau dir "SABATON - The Attack Of The Dead Men (Official Music Video)" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/LRNuWYvRtac

On this day
The Attack of the Dead Men was a battle of World War I that took place at Osowiec Fortress, in northeast Poland, on August 6, 1915. The incident got its name from the bloodied, zombie-like appearance of the Russian combatants after they were bombarded with a mixture of poison gases, chlorine and bromine, by the Germans. (from Wikipedia)
#music #metal #history #WWI
 
Today’s Internet Still Relies on an ARPANET-Era Protocol: The Request for Comments - IEEE Spectrum https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/cyberspace/todays-internet-still-relies-on-an-arpanetera-protocol-the-request-for-comments

Very fascinating that it was just a bunch of students laid the foundation for the protocols for the internet today.

#RFC #history #network
 
Schau dir "For 21 Years, No-One In Britain Knew How Long An Inch Was" auf YouTube an https://youtu.be/mmh819Lfgfs

The sandwich scene is the best!
#science #metric #history #england
 
Kondo Isami — Badass of the Week
“Not one of the paper screens was left intact, all of them having been smashed to pieces. The wooden boards of the ceiling were also torn apart where men who had been hiding under the floorboards were stabbed with spears from below. The tatami mats in a number of the rooms, both upstairs and downstairs, were spotted with fresh blood. Particularly pitiful were arms and feet, and pieces of facial skin with the hair still attached scattered about.”

—Nagakura Shinpachi, assistant vice commander of the Shinsengumi
Wow, absolutely badass troops and what a massacre they did. Seriously.

#japan #history #badass #samurai
 
Chevy's 1987 MS-DOS 'Build And Price' Program Was Totally Rad https://jalopnik.com/chevys-1987-ms-dos-build-and-price-program-was-totally-1844314157

Still looks cool today

#retrocomputing #chevy #history
 
Menschenhandel - Eine kurze Geschichte der Sklaverei - Geschichte | ARTE
Die Geschichte der Sklaverei beginnt nicht erst auf Baumwollfeldern. Sie reicht bis in die frühesten Hochkulturen der Menschheit zurück. Bis zur Abschaffung der Sklaverei eroberte der Menschenhandel riesige Territorien, setzte seine eigenen Grenzen und schuf seine eigenen Gesetze in einer Welt der Gewalt, Machtbesessenheit und Profitgier.
#Sklaverei #rassismus #geschichte #history
 
Powhatan Beaty — Badass of the Week
Powhatan Beatty was a hardcore dude with a badass Action Hero name who was born into slavery in the heart of the Confederacy, escaped to freedom, received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions undertaken in a bayonet charge to liberate his hometown, survived thirteen Civil War engagements, and then went on to become a successful playwright and one of the first black actors to ever perform Shakespeare on stage in the United States.
Wow! What an impressive story,

#history #BlackLivesMatter #CivilWar
 
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#History. (5 photos)
Medieval Italian Village Sunken in Lake Will Resurface for the First Time in 27 Years

https://mymodernmet.com/sunken-medieval-city-resurface/
 
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#History. (5 photos)
Medieval Italian Village Sunken in Lake Will Resurface for the First Time in 27 Years

https://mymodernmet.com/sunken-medieval-city-resurface/
 

Entire Roman city revealed without any digging


#science #archeology #history

For the first time, archaeologists have succeeded in mapping a complete Roman city, Falerii Novi in Italy, using advanced ground penetrating radar (GPR), allowing them to reveal astonishing details while it remains deep underground. The technology could revolutionise our understanding of ancient settlements.
Entire Roman city revealed without any digging
 

Entire Roman city revealed without any digging


#science #archeology #history

For the first time, archaeologists have succeeded in mapping a complete Roman city, Falerii Novi in Italy, using advanced ground penetrating radar (GPR), allowing them to reveal astonishing details while it remains deep underground. The technology could revolutionise our understanding of ancient settlements.
Entire Roman city revealed without any digging
 

The Fate of Elevators in the Post-Pandemic City - CityLab

The lengthiest of early elevator dilemmas, though, seems to have been whether should a man remove his hat when sharing a lift with a lady. On this topic the New York Times regularly published opinions, articles, and satire from the 1880s well into the 1920s. At stake was not only the practicality of hat-doffing in general but also the peculiar space of elevator itself: Was it more like a waiting room or a subway car? In the end, social arbiters decided the elevator was a means of conveyance, which meant heads could stay covered. (Still, as Don Draper once demonstrated, the matter might not have been fully settled by the 1960s.)
Hah!
#history #elevators #corona #transportation
 

Tom Gill auf Twitter: "This was dug up by Hiram Jackson (H/T Hiram) from the archives of the Agricola, the UC Davis student newspaper, as part of their influenza pandemic coverage (12/13/1918 edition). Even then it was clear that six feet was not a magic social distance! @CorsIAQ @kprather88 @ucdavis https://t.co/ot9zE2CJRQ" / Twitter


Nehmt das ihr Masken Verweigerer!
#corona #history

https://twitter.com/tomgillpredicts/status/1267288981638647809
 
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