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This Riveting Art From the Frontlines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, war, off-beat, history, military, WW1 )

- 71 days ago -
During WWI, the War Department sent American artists to Europe.
Victorian Strangeness: The Great Balloon Riot of 1864
Offbeat  (tags: history, bizarre, odd, humans )

- 74 days ago -
Europe's largest balloon festival is staged this weekend in Bristol. We trust there'll be no repeat of the scenes in Leicester in 1864. Author Jeremy Clay tells the little-known tale of Britain's balloon riot.
America's 'Inexorably' Botched Executions
Offbeat  (tags: capital punishment, botched executions, history, USA )

- 81 days ago -
If there seem to have been a lot of botched executions in the US recently, there have. It turns out that lethal injection - by far the most common method of execution in those states that still practise capital punishment -
Nuclear Bomb Nearly Detonated After Falling on North Carolina - Declassified Report
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Air Force, Arms, Army, Blast, History, Military, Nuclear, Planes, Security, USA )

- 131 days ago -
In a scenario that could've been extremely devastating, the United States narrowly averted a nuclear disaster in 1961 when an atomic bomb nearly detonated after falling out of a B-52 bomber that broke up in the sky.
The D-Day Rehearsal That Cost 800 Lives
Offbeat  (tags: History, Normandy, Exercise Tiger, WWII, US servicemen, Lieutenant Douglas Harlander, US Navy, Devon, UK )

- 145 days ago -
The D-Day rehearsal, codenamed Exercise Tiger, was a disaster on a grand scale with the loss of life greater than the actual invasion of Normandy just months later. But the true story was to remain a secret for decades to come.
'Islamic Jew-Hatred' Ads With Hitler Adorn DC Buses
Offbeat  (tags: History, Religion, Scandal, USA )

- 153 days ago -
Bus ads linking "Islamic Jew-hatred" with Adolf Hitler are rolling through the streets of Washington, DC, with First Amendment protections guaranteeing they will remain a regular sight on the beltway for some time to come.
Scotland's Referendum: Eight Things That Connect Wales With Scotland
Offbeat  (tags: Scotland, Referendum, Wales, History, UK )

- 164 days ago -
What kind of relationship would Scotland have with the rest of the UK if independence were to happen? , UK Chancellor George Osborne says Scotland and the rest of the UK would become foreign countries.
US Won't Allow Israelis Visa-Free Entry Amid Increased Spying on America
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Court, Crime, FBI, Globalization, History, Intelligence, Israel, Military, USA )

- 167 days ago -
While the partnership between the Jewish state and the United States is often characterized as a special relationship, a new report has revealed Israel spies on the US more than any other ally.
Native American Burial Ground, Village Site Destroyed for Luxury California Homes
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, History, USA )

- 180 days ago -
A 4,500-year-old Native American burial ground and village site was found in California, but the contents were eventually destroyed, reburied, and paved over for construction of multimillion-dollar homes, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Brief Moments in Hystory (Colorized Photos)
Offbeat  (tags: photos, history, video, amazing )

- 186 days ago -
Rare historical photos (video)
TRADERS OF GOODWILL: Sikh Pioneers of Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Sikh, hawkers, interesting, society, history, little known )

- 191 days ago -
Not many know that our Sikh forefathers first came to Australia more than 150 years ago - at a time when the dust was yet to settle from the fall of Ranjit Singh's empire. Len Kenna has collected stories about Sikh hawkers around the country.
8 Surprising Historical Facts That Will Change Your Concept Of Time Forever
Offbeat  (tags: History, History Misconceptions, History Trivia, Historical Misconceptions, Historical Trivia, Same Time, History Timeline Wrong, Events Same Time, Historical Same Time, WorldPost News, huffington post )

- 234 days ago -
"What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don't seem like they would have?" puts key historical moments into some much-needed context.
The Nazi Olympics
Offbeat  (tags: history, interesting, world )

- 242 days ago -
The Olympics of 1936, officially called the Games of XI Olympiad took place in Berlin, Germany after winning the bid to host the games in 1931.
The English Expressions Coined in WW1
Offbeat  (tags: History, WW1, Expression, Oxford English Dictionary )

- 242 days ago -
World War One gave rise to expressions and slang such as blighty and cushy, but only some are still used, says Kate Wild, senior assistant editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Never Forget February 18, 1943 and the Bravery of the White Rose Students
Offbeat  (tags: History, WWII, death, sacrifice, courage, Hitler, interesting, society, humans, off-beat )

- 245 days ago -
Sophie & Hans Scholl & their friend Christoph Probst, plus several others, members of the White Rose, a group medical students founded to declare opposition to Hitler and rally the resistance movement paid the ultimate price for fighting a despot.

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