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The Brexiteer’s guide to #history


https://www.newstatesman.com/robert-tombs-this-sovereign-isle-review?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB

#UK #Brexit #EU #Europe
 

The Brexiteer’s guide to #history


https://www.newstatesman.com/robert-tombs-this-sovereign-isle-review?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB

#UK #Brexit #EU #Europe
 
Late good morning with the sixth picture in this week's Islay from the air series:

Dunyvaig Castle (and the Southern Skerries) from the air, Isle of Islay

#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #coast #shore #Castle #ruin #history #landscape
Dunyvaig Castle (and the Southern Skerries) from the air, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with the fourth Islay from the air picture in this series:

Eilean Mòr at Finlaggan from the air, Isle of Islay

#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #loch #Lake #island #history #historic #drone #Finlaggan #landscape #ruins
Eilean Mòr at Finlaggan from the air, Isle of Islay
 
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Feb. 22, 1943: White Rose Members Executed


On Feb. 22, 1943, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst were executed for their role in urging students to rise up and overthrow the Nazi government.

They were members of the White Rose, who organized nonviolent resistance to Hitler, and were arrested for printing and distributing anti-Nazi flyers.

On Feb. 22, 1943, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst were executed for their role in urging students to rise up and overthrow the Nazi government.

They were members of the White Rose, who organized nonviolent resistance to Hitler, and were arrested for printing and distributing anti-Nazi flyers.
https://www.zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/white-rose-members-executed/
#History #Nazism #Activism #Bravery #AntiFa #Politics
 
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Feb. 22, 1943: White Rose Members Executed


On Feb. 22, 1943, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst were executed for their role in urging students to rise up and overthrow the Nazi government.

They were members of the White Rose, who organized nonviolent resistance to Hitler, and were arrested for printing and distributing anti-Nazi flyers.

On Feb. 22, 1943, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst were executed for their role in urging students to rise up and overthrow the Nazi government.

They were members of the White Rose, who organized nonviolent resistance to Hitler, and were arrested for printing and distributing anti-Nazi flyers.
https://www.zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/white-rose-members-executed/
#History #Nazism #Activism #Bravery #AntiFa #Politics
 
using mud-wasps and cave-popcorn to date art
17,000 year old kangaroo: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-02-23/oldest-rock-art-australia-kimberley-kangaroo-mud-wasp-nest/13173792

and the Sulawesi pig (oldest known painting of an animal) https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-01-14/indonesia-sulawesi-homo-sapiens-caves-rock-art-warty-pig-humans/13050766

#art #asia #Sulawesi-pig #kangaroo #archaeology #history
 
using mud-wasps and cave-popcorn to date art
17,000 year old kangaroo: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-02-23/oldest-rock-art-australia-kimberley-kangaroo-mud-wasp-nest/13173792

and the Sulawesi pig (oldest known painting of an animal) https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-01-14/indonesia-sulawesi-homo-sapiens-caves-rock-art-warty-pig-humans/13050766

#art #asia #Sulawesi-pig #kangaroo #archaeology #history
 
#History. (3 photos)
The Best 18th-Century Toilets Were Designed to Look Like Books
 

Thanks to the Internet Archive, the history of American newspapers is more searchable than ever » Nieman Journalism Lab


#history #information #media #science #freedom #culture
Thanks to the Internet Archive, the history of American newspapers is more searchable than ever
 

Thanks to the Internet Archive, the history of American newspapers is more searchable than ever » Nieman Journalism Lab


#history #information #media #science #freedom #culture
Thanks to the Internet Archive, the history of American newspapers is more searchable than ever
 
What happened during Germany's 'catastrophic winter' of 78/79? - The Local

We are currently having similar weather conditions here. But not yet that extreme

#winter #history #Germany
 
"History Documentary Nerd *" https://youtube.com/c/HistoryDocumentaryNerd

There are so many good documentaries here I just linked to the channel page.
Tags: #dandelíon #video #documentary #history #world #learn #youtube

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"History Documentary Nerd *" https://youtube.com/c/HistoryDocumentaryNerd

There are so many good documentaries here I just linked to the channel page.
Tags: #dandelíon #video #documentary #history #world #learn #youtube

via dandelion* client (Source)
 

How Germany came in from the cold - UnHerd


#history #politics #Germany
Any colonial elite like this has to be constantly on guard, and the Teutonic Knights eventually developed into Junker Prussia, that uniquely militarised realm of which Voltaire famously said: “All states have armies but in Prussia, the army has a state”.
How Germany came in from the cold
 

How Germany came in from the cold - UnHerd


#history #politics #Germany
Any colonial elite like this has to be constantly on guard, and the Teutonic Knights eventually developed into Junker Prussia, that uniquely militarised realm of which Voltaire famously said: “All states have armies but in Prussia, the army has a state”.
How Germany came in from the cold
 

Thread by @davidfickling : Here's a story about how a ship-eating clam helped bring about the Industrial Revolution


#science #history #technology
 

Thread by @davidfickling : Here's a story about how a ship-eating clam helped bring about the Industrial Revolution


#science #history #technology
 

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Saw Through The Stars | Hackaday

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin discovered that stars are primarily made of hydrogen and helium, at a time when astronomers thought that the Sun and the Earth had no significant elemental differences. She proposed that hydrogen wasn’t only more common, but that it was a million times more common.
#women #science #history #astronomy
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Saw Through the Stars
 
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#History. (10 photos)
What Did the Romans Eat and Drink? Learn About Dining and Diets in the Ancient Empire

https://mymodernmet.com/what-did-the-romans-eat-drink/
 
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#History. (10 photos)
What Did the Romans Eat and Drink? Learn About Dining and Diets in the Ancient Empire

https://mymodernmet.com/what-did-the-romans-eat-drink/
 

The First 100 Years of the Bicycle: A 1915 Documentary Shows How the Bike Went from Its Clunky Birth in 1818, to Its Enduring Design in 1890


https://youtu.be/WI6lgUlEUFU

#bicycle #bike #history #documentary
The First 100 Years of the Bicycle: A 1915 Documentary Shows How the Bike Went from Its Clunky Birth in 1818, to Its Enduring Design in 1890

Open Culture: The First 100 Years of the Bicycle: A 1915 Documentary Shows How the Bike Went from Its Clunky Birth in 1818, to Its Enduring Design in 1890 (OC)

 
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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
 
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