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Scotland: East Linton – Phantassie Doocot


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Phantassie Doocot in East Linton, Scotland. This building was built for keeping doves in order to supply eggs, meat and manure.

For more visit:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/phantassie-doocot

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Article & Photos: The Mary Rose Museum


The link below is to an article (with photos) on the Mary Rose Museum which features the Mary Rose, a ship built in 1510 and sank in battle during 1545.

For more visit:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mary-rose-museum


Article: Guernsey – German Military Underground Hospital


The link below is to an article that takes a look at a German Military Underground Hospital built during WWII on Guernsey, a territory of the United Kingdom.

For more visit:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/german-military-underground-hospital


Article: The Boynton Bicycle Railway


The link below is to an article that looks at the Boynton Bicycle Railway, which was built on Long Island in 1892.

For more visit:
http://www.retronaut.co/2012/09/the-boynton-bicycle-railway-1892/


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


Today in History: 11 April 1976


The First Apple Computer is Released

On this day in 1976, the first Apple computer was released by the Apple Computer Company (now known as Apple Inc.). Built by Steve Wozniak, the computers were sold by he and his friend Steve Jobs.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_I


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