Monthly Archives: May 2012

Video: Peru – Pachacama Temple of Doom


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Article: History of Eating Corpses as Medicine


The link below is to an article on the history of eating corpses as medicine.

For more visit:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Gruesome-History-of-Eating-Corpses-as-Medicine.html


Today in History: 30 May 1431


Joan of Arc Burnt at the Stake

On this day in 1431, Joan of Arc, The Maid of Orleans, was burnt at the stake as a heretic when 19 years old. Joan is regarded as a hero of the French people and a Roman Catholic saint.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc


Article: Greece – Corfu


Roman Era Shipwrecks Found

The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of two Roman-era shipwrecks off a Greek Island in the Mediterranean Sea.

For more visit:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47605902/ns/technology_and_science-science/


Article: Egypt – WWII Fighter Found in Desert


Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk Crashed in Sahara

The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of a WWII Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk recently found in the Sahara Desert.

For more visit:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/pictures/120524-world-war-ii-plane-egypt-desert-science-p-40-lost/


Jamaica, archaeologists seek world heritage status for remains of submerged port city – The Washington Post


Jamaica, archaeologists seek world heritage status for remains of submerged port city – The Washington Post.


Today in History: 29 May 1914


Canada: The RMS Empress of Ireland Sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

On this day in 1914, 1024 people died when the ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sunk in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. It had collided in the early hours of the morning with the Norwegian collier ‘Storstad.’

Launched in 1906, the Empress of Ireland often crossed between Quebec in Canada and Liverpool in England. It had not long departed on another crossing when the accident occurred. There was a heavy fog which resulted in both ships not being able to see the other.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Empress_of_Ireland_(1906)


Today in History: 28 May 1951


United Kingdom: The Goon Show is Broadcast for the First Time

On this day in 1951, radio comedy programme The Goon Show was broadcast for the first time on the BBC. The programme starred Michael Bentine, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. The first series was called ‘Crazy People,’ before returning under the title ‘The Goon Show’ in 1952. The show ran from 1951 to 1960.

The following videos make up The Goon Show episode known as ‘The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI’ Enjoy this trip down memory lane.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goon_Show


Today in History: 27 May 1967


USA: The USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) Launched

On this day in 1967, the US Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) (John F. Kennedy-class aircraft carrier) was launched and was commissioned on the 7th September 1968. It was the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier built for the US Navy. ‘Big John,’ as it is known, was named after former US president John F. Kennedy. The carrier was decommissioned on the 1st August 2007. The carrier’s name will be carried by the future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN-79).

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_John_F._Kennedy_(CV-67)
http://www.navysite.de/cvn/cv67.htm
http://www.uscarriers.net/cv67history.htm


Today in History: 26 May 1906


United Kingdom: England – Vauxhall Bridge Opened in London

On this day in 1906, Vauxhall Bridge was opened in London, England. The Vauxhall Bridge crosses the River Thames from Vauxhall to Pimlico. It replaced the former Vauxhall Bridge which was built between 1809 and 1816 and which was once known as the Regent Bridge.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vauxhall_Bridge


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