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The First Photographs of Jerusalem


The link below is to an article featuring the first known photographs of Jerusalem.

For more visit:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-first-photographs-ever-taken-jerusalem-180949473/

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Article: Oldest Torah Scroll Discovered


At the BookShelf

The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of the oldest known copy of the Torah.

For more visit:
http://ehrmanblog.org/exciting-discovery-of-a-hebrew-bible-scroll/

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Article: Anglo-Zanzibar War – World’s Shortest War


The link below is to an article that looks at the world’s shortest known war.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49030/worlds-shortest-war


Article: Fort Knox ‘Treasures’


The link below is to an article that considers some of the lesser known treasures of Fort Knox.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49070/5-non-gold-treasures-stored-fort-knox


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: 24 May 1522


England: Puritan John Jewel was Born

On this day in 1522, John Jewel, the English Bishop of Salisbury was born. He studied at Oxford.

Jewel was known to the early English Reformers, including Thomas Cranmer and Nicholas Ridley who were both martyred for their faith. Though he signed Catholic articles of faith, he fled to Continental Europe.

Under Elizabeth I, Jewel returned to England, where he became involved in the Elizabethan reforms to the Church of England.

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

Book:
The Life of Bishop Jewel, by Charles Webb Le Bas


Article: Lesser Known Nazi Plans & Projects


The following link is to an article on five lesser known Nazi plans and projects during World War II.

For more visit:
http://www.cracked.com/article_19840_5-nazi-plans-that-prove-they-were-dumber-than-you-think.html


Today in History: 19 April 1770


Captain James Cook Sights What Will Become Australia

On this day in 1770, Captain James Cook sights for the first time the east coast of what will become known as Australia.

ABOVE: Captain James Cook


Today in History: 27 February 1700


Papua New Guinea: New Britain – Discovered by William Dampier

On this day in 1700, William Dampier became the first known European to discover New Britain. He named the island Nova Britannia

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


Today in History – 2 January 1904


Confederate General James Longstreet Died

On this day in 1904, Confederate general James Longstreet died at Gainesville, Georgia, USA. He was known by General Robert E. Lee as his ‘Old War Horse.’ He was also known as ‘Old Pete.’

James Longstreet was born on the 8th January 1821, in Edgefield District, South Carolina, USA. He served in the military for most of his early life. He served with distinction in the Mexican-American War, in Texas and in the Confederate States Army.

General James Longstreet was one of the Confederate army’s leading generals, serving in both the eastern and western theaters of the American Civil War. Longstreet was severley injured at the Battle of the Wilderness, though he returned to the war.

Following the war, Longstreet lost many of his civil war friends, as he joined the Republican Party, helped President U.S. Grant and because of his highly critical comments on Robert E. Lee. His reputation has suffered great damage at his own hand, though it seems it is being restored with the passing of time.

For more read:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Longstreet

From Manassas to Appomattox, by James Longstreet (memoirs of the civil war in America, published in 1903)


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