Awesome Things From History

Awesome Things From History Because I am obsessed with history and have way too much time on my hands.

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mediumaevum:

Medieval Graffiti - not so rare after all

A project to record the graffiti, which began in Norfolk, has now been rolled out to other areas and is gradually spreading across England.

Armed with just a torch and a camera, a team of volunteers have recorded more than 28,000 images from churches in Norfolk alone and are a third of the way through searching Norwich Cathedral, where there are many more examples. Read on

usatoday:

45 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left their footprints on history.

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usatoday:

45 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left their footprints on history.

scrapironflotilla:

French soldiers wearing First World War-era uniforms parade on the Champs Elysees during the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, on July 14. 
As the vast majority of WW1 era photos we see are black and white, it’s often hard to imagine how they should look. Every so often it’s good to have a reminder that the War, and all of pre-colour history, looked as vibrant and real as life today.

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scrapironflotilla:

French soldiers wearing First World War-era uniforms parade on the Champs Elysees during the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, on July 14. 

As the vast majority of WW1 era photos we see are black and white, it’s often hard to imagine how they should look. Every so often it’s good to have a reminder that the War, and all of pre-colour history, looked as vibrant and real as life today.

(Source: gettyimages.com)

colchrishadfield:

45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.

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colchrishadfield:

45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.

penamerican:

"Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it." - Mark Twain

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penamerican:

"Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it." - Mark Twain

The Mysterious Part Of This National Park You're Not Allowed To See

smithsonian:

Happy birthday, Rubik’s Cube! The mind-bending toy, known to stump most who try it, turns 40 today. The original prototype above was initially designed to be a learning tool for Rubik’s architecture students, but the well-known colorful toy has reached curious challengers worldwide. Learn more about the Cube on the Bright Ideas blog from Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

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smithsonian:

Happy birthday, Rubik’s Cube! The mind-bending toy, known to stump most who try it, turns 40 today. The original prototype above was initially designed to be a learning tool for Rubik’s architecture students, but the well-known colorful toy has reached curious challengers worldwide. Learn more about the Cube on the Bright Ideas blog from Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

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mediumaevum:

Are you interested in local history and old maps? Would you like to explore historic places across the globe? If so, you can help the British Library. You can quickly create an overlay of historic maps on current mapping and compare the past with the present.

What a great way to utilise your procrastination!

Here

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eadfrith:

Sir Thomas Holme’s Book of Arms - folio 12r

Two Jousting Knights in armour and colourful Tabards, these are from Suffolk.

Harley MS 4205, Manuscript made in England, probably London between 1445-1524.

Images from The British Library Manuscript website.

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Harley_MS_4205

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Farm Security Administration: Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children, ca. 02/1936.
Item From: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Public Domain Photographs. (1882-1945).
Best known for her Depression-era photography for the Farm Security Administration, Dorothea Lange documented this famously recognized image of a distracted mother and three of her children.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/jvhA 

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Farm Security Administration: Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children, ca. 02/1936.

Item From: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Public Domain Photographs. (1882-1945).

Best known for her Depression-era photography for the Farm Security Administration, Dorothea Lange documented this famously recognized image of a distracted mother and three of her children.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jvhA