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If this isn't accurate... 😂 Anyone else have the same thoughts then and now? 💭 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And in other news, stay tuned for a history related experiment I'll be performing tomorrow in honor of Benjamin Franklin's birthday! 🎂🎉
All across Poland you can see traces of the Second World War. One of these traces are countless military bunkers from that war. In this photo you can see a Polish bunker that was built before WWII, and remained as another memory to this horrendous war. #poland #polska 🇵🇱 #wwii #military #bunker #śląsk #forest #historyinpictures #history #worldwar2 #historygeek #travel #travelgram #warhistory #civilwarhistory #wwiihistory #polandphotos #travelhistory
Když máte v terapii půlku rodiny, otec soudce, kteremu řeknete, že máte rádi historii, a dcera je otaku, se kterou po cvičení dlabete japonské sladkosti a rozebíráte anime 💖 #physiolife #historygeek #otaku #pocky #neberuplatkyneboseztohozblaznis
The Turbine, the first ship of the Turbine class destroyers comissioned in the late 1920s. She probably enters La Spezia harbor, but I am not sure about this. She sports two triple launchers, 2 40 and 2 13.2 mm AA guns. Her main armament are two twin 120mm canons. She also carried 52 mines. The Turbine was ubiquitous during the first weeks after Italy's entry into the war, sinking the submarine HMS Orpheus off Tobruk for example. #ww2 #ww2italy #historygeek #instahistory #instadaily #ww2inthemed #history #secondworldwar #worldwar2 #worldwar2 #worldwarii #ww2german #ww2germany #historylovers #militaryhistory #regiamarina #turbine #destroyer #laspezia #italia
I ve never thought about finding so much history in history. #historygeek #travelmoments #traveler #theworldismine #vacation #virginia #usa
The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified by Congress on this day in 1919. The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse effects of drinking began forming temperance societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, campaigning on the state level and calling for total national abstinence. In December 1917, the 18th Amendment, also known as the Prohibition Amendment, was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. Nine months after Prohibition's ratification, Congress passed the Volstead Act, or National Prohibition Act, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. The Volstead Act provided for the enforcement of prohibition, including the creation of a special unit of the Treasury Department. One year and a day after its ratification, prohibition went into effect—on January 17, 1920—and the nation became officially dry. #LearnOurHistory #Prohibition
Can I have a refund/ exchange? . . Saint Agatha, with her tits on a tray... Because nothing says ‘saintly’ like handing your jugs back. . . Well, actually, as an act of martyrdom it is kind of up there. Saint Agatha was put to death in the mid 3rd century during the persecution of Christians by Decius. She was tortured, raped and put to death, survived and died in prison. Her festival is on February 5th and she’s a very popular saint in Sicily, as she comes from there (Catania). . . 👉Saint (get yer tits out for the lads) Agatha, is hanging in the picture gallery at the #palazzopitti @uffizigalleries . . #arthistory #arthistorynerd #arthistorymemes #art #oilpainting #florenceart #florentine #artinflorence #religiousart #historygeek #historymatters #historygirls #womenshistory #womeninhistory #museumlover #museumlove #gallerylover #museumlife #arthistorylover #iloveflorence #renaissance #renaissanceart #renaissanceartist #medici #medicifamily #medicifangirl
The year is 333BC,after weeks of marching Alexander's troops stumble upon a giant cherry in the middle of the desert.I bet you didn't read about this in your history books. Should they eat it? Comment below. #boardgames #boardgame #tabletopgames #wargames #wargaming #wofun #wofungames #history #historicalgaming #miniatures #miniature #alexanderthegreat #battleofarbela #persianempire #ancienthistory #ancient #historicalreenactment #historybuff #historygeek #geek #geeks #geekculture #nerdforlife
You Pick the Battles - March the 4 Battles with the largest vote total will be covered! ▪️ Vote in Comments or in the Story ▪️ Iwo Jima 1945 Described as maybe “the most heavily defended area in the history of war”, Iwo Jima was bound to be a tough but to crack. The ferocious fighting that followed the U.S. attack on the Japanese held island gave proof that the war was far from over. -Colorized by Jecinci Colourization- ▪️ ▪️ #history #historic #medieval #war #warfare #battle #warhistory #military #militaryhistory #podcast #podcasting #historypodcast #history4u #wwi #ww1 #empire #victory #crusade #worldwar2 #ww2 #wwii #worldwarii #wehrmacht #historygeek #historynerd #army #usnavy #medieval #iwojimamemorial
LATVIA: or more to the point BLACK BALSAM. Would you really be travelling if you didn’t try the local tipple? This drink will be offered to you by every Latvian you meet! Or at least they will ask you if you have tried it 🥂 coming in original or black currant, it’s very strong and I don’t know if I can recommend it but when in Rome and all that. Black balsam is a liqueur, made from 24 different plants, flowers, roots, oils, berries and so on, made in oak barrels. As I was in here in winter, I was told it cured the common cold 🥶 this idea comes from a legend based when Catherine the Great came to visit in the 18th century. She became ill on her visit to (now) Latvia, and after drinking some black balsam, was cured! Cheers to that huh 😉 also the cobbles pick is the only photo you can take after black balsam #blackbalsam #blackcurranttoo #wheninriga #doasthelocalsdo #localsandtouristsdrunkonaschoolnight #seemedlikeagoodideaatthetime #visitriga #visitlatvia #historygeek #catherinethegreat
A column is typically made out of three elemtents: the Capital Κιονόκρανον, the cylinder Κύλινδρος and the base βάσις. Of all the different types of columns, the Doric order is probably the most know. A cylinder that is wider at the bottom than at the top was all it was. Often It had neither a base nor a detailed capital. It was build from dimension stone (most of the time). The height-to-thickness ratio is about 8:1. The grooves running vertically on the cylinder is called fluting. Other very known types of columns are Corinthian and Ionic. Pictured here is the temple of Lindia Athena in Lindos, Rhodos, taken by me. #ancientgreekhistory #greece #greek #history #rhodos #life #art #historygeek #historylovers #greekmythology #greekislands #assassinscreedodyssey #world #photography #travel #world #summer #templeofathena #athena #akropolis #acropolis
#RepostSave @newspaperscom with @repostsaveapp ・・・ If you're a fan of classic Hollywood films, you've probably seen a Carole Lombard movie. But did you know that the actress, famous for her roles in screwball comedies, died in a plane crash when she was only 33 years old? The tragedy happened on this day in 1942. Lombard was returning from a tour to sell war bonds when the plane crashed, killing Lombard and 21 others, including her mother and 15 army men. The story made front page news around the country, including in this paper from Ohio. (Mansfield News-Journal, 01.17.1942). . . . . . @mansfieldnewsjournal #carolelombard #classichollywood #worldwar2 #worldwarii #ww2 #wwii #historybuff #historylover #historygeek #historynerd #historylesson #ushistory #historygram #oldnewspaper #newspaper #newspapers #newspaperclipping #newspaperarticle #historicalnewspapers #otd #onthisday #thisdayinhistory #todayinhistory
Ever wonder why some coins have ridges on the sides? Alright, maybe we are the only ones! So, here is the scoop, back in the days coins were cat from different metals and their value was based on the value and weight of the metal used. But throughout history there have always been scammers. People started shaving small peices of metal off of coins to save up to melt into a new coin, but continued to pass the “shaved” coins off at their full value. So to solve the problem, coin minters began using the ridge of the pattern so that it would be obvious if the coin had been shaven. So, there you have it, a mid-week fun fact from your friends @notoriousnarratives !!! #counterfeit #history #historybuff #historygeek #historynerd #historypodcast #funfacts #historyfun #weirdhistory #partytrick #coins #money #treasury #treasure #femalepodcasts #ingenious #problemsolver
USAF Over Vietnam II A trio of F-100D Super Sabres from the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron are seen above on a combat mission in February of 1966. The Air Force’s transition to the new SEA camo scheme is readily apparent in this photograph, with the lead jet already wearing it. #usaf #airforce #usairforce #unitedstatesairforce #f100supersabre #northamericanaviation #fighter #jet #fighterjet #airplane #aircraft #militaryaviation #military #aviation #vietnam #vietnamwar #combat #battle #war #usa #america #american #historygeek #historynerd #historybuff #UnitedStatesMilitary #History Thank you : usmilitaryhistory True American hero! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
A photo of a Zubr class (NATO reporting name: Pomornik) hovercraft in 1987. During the cold war, the Soviet Union was extremely interested in hovercraft technology and invested in various designs and experiments. The Zubr class is the largest LCAC (Landing Craft, Air-Cushioned) in service. Fully loaded, it can displace over 550 tons. This allows it to carry up to three main battle tanks or over 500 troops. The collapse of the Soviet Union had ended production of the Zubr class. Russia and Greece remained the only operators of the Zubr. However, in 2017, it was announced that production would restart and a newer model would begin production for Russia. China has also announced an interest in purchasing Zubr class LCACs. Photo courtesy of the Russian Ministry of Defense Want to see more naval history? Follow us ➡️ at: @navygeneralboard for more great photos of naval history! Drop a like ❤ and tag your friends!
My exams are nearly over so I should be able to post again in about a week's time. There will be a vote for the next series shortly, I will have to write it in advance. Thank you for being so patient! #history #historygeek #historybuff #historyfacts #military #militaryhistory #europeanhistory #europe #napoleon #napoleonic #napoleonicwars #facts #knowledge #war #warmovie
If you're a fan of classic Hollywood films, you've probably seen a Carole Lombard movie. But did you know that the actress, famous for her roles in screwball comedies, died in a plane crash when she was only 33 years old? The tragedy happened on this day in 1942. Lombard was returning from a tour to sell war bonds when the plane crashed, killing Lombard and 21 others, including her mother and 15 army men. The story made front page news around the country, including in this paper from Ohio. (Mansfield News-Journal, 01.17.1942). . . . . . @mansfieldnewsjournal #carolelombard #classichollywood #worldwar2 #worldwarii #ww2 #wwii #historybuff #historylover #historygeek #historynerd #historylesson #ushistory #historygram #oldnewspaper #newspaper #newspapers #newspaperclipping #newspaperarticle #historicalnewspapers #otd #onthisday #thisdayinhistory #todayinhistory
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WEIRD WEDNESDAY OPAL FACT Opal was known as "patronus forum"- patron of thieves - as it was believed if you held an opal in a bay leaf you would turn invisible. We don't think it's possible - when you wear an opal EVERYONE wants to see it!
"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."⠀ ⠀ In Knoxville, Tennessee we had the chance to visit the McClung Museum of Natural History. This educational museum is located on the campus of the University of Tennessee. With a lots of galleries, we found artifacts from a wide range of topics beginning with the earliest occupants of the region.⠀ ⠀ As we arrived at the entrance, we were greeted by "Monty", the resident duck-billed dinosaur. Once inside, we found a deeper dive into the creatures that roamed the Tennessee Valley eons ago. Models and casts offer replicas of dinosaurs. Computer simulations help guests see how dinosaurs moved.⠀ ⠀ When you are planning your vacation to Knoxville, you will certainly want to include a stop at McClung for a walk back in time. It's a great place to continue your education in a fun way. Be sure to tag the museum with your Monty pic at #mcclungdino
"Superman" debuted as a daily newspaper comic strip on this day in 1939.  From the beginning Superman fought against oppressors.  He even went after the Nazis before the U.S. officially entered WWII. . . . #supermanhistory #superman #supermancomics #dccomics #goldenagesuperman  #antinazi  #1939 #secrethitler #huntinghitler #wwii #ww2 #nazi  #nazis  #nazigermany  #wwiihistory  #ww2history  #nazihistory  #historygeek #historyisfun #manofsteel #comicstrip #comicstrips #newspapercomics #ushistory #fightoppression #comicbookhero #comicbookheroes
Wasting my precious time taking photos of this Maltese #knight figure instead of working.. Oh well 🤷‍♀️😂 . . #malta #hospitallers #cross #maltesecross #history #instahistory #photooftheday #historylovers #historylover #historymatters #historyisfun #history #historygram #historygeek #historypics #instacool #instagood #cool 🇲🇹
Now gallop, now gallop to swim or to ford! Ol' Stonewall, still watching, prays low to the Lord: "Goodbye, dear ol' rebel! The river's not wide, And Maryland's lights in her window to guide." #boardgames #boardgame #tabletopgames #wargames #wargaming #wofun #wofungames #history #historicalgaming #miniatures #miniature #historybuff #historygeek #geek #geeks #geekculture #nerdforlife #americancivilwar #confederatecavalery #confederate #confederacy #dixieland #northvssouth
This Wignacourt Aqueduct (L-Akwedott ta' Wignacourt) is a 17th-century aqueduct in Malta, which was built to carry water from springs in Dingli and Rabat to the capital city Valletta until the 20th century. This is an aqueduct that I drive past everyday on my way to work. Though I don't often pay much attention to it. I'm glad i decided to. #aqueduct #aqueducts #maltahistory #oldbuildings #oldbuildinglover #oldbuilding #oldbuildingsarecool #oldbuildinglove #oldbuildingphotography #visitmalta #lovinmalta #lovemaltatv #vivereamalta #malteseislands #malteselife #lovemalta #historical #historybuff #historygeek #historylovers #historygram #historyplace #historyphoto #historypics #historyphotography #building_shotz #buildingalegacy #buildinglovers #guidememalta
Become a member of the Frick today and enjoy free Clayton tours and free admission to exhibitions throughout the year. Discover the art, history and nature that make the Frick such a special place. #frickpgh #pittsburgh #pittsburghhistory #historicpittsburgh #history #historybuff #historygeek #historylovers #historygram
I’m back from Berlin and I had the most amazing time. We managed to walk around 30 miles in the 3 days we were there. We saw everything we wanted to see and more with the help of my #WelcomeBerlin card courtesy of @visit_berlin 🇩🇪 . . . #berlin #berlinigers #travelblogger #travelphotography #eastsidegallery #eastsidegalleryberlin #berlinwall #ubahn #sbahn #capitalcity #citybreak #HayleyWarrenTravels #incolourfulcompany #germany #germancapital #sovietunion #germanhistory #europeanhistory #historygeek
According to Mayan records, today in 378, a Mayan warlord General Siyaj K'ak' conquered the great city of Tikal. This increased the power of the Teotihuacan state within the Yucatán Peninsula. The Maya had become a technologically advanced civilization within mathematics and astronomy and after this period will outnumber their medieval European contemporaries. Have you heard of the Mayans or visited the remains of their great civilization? #abouthistory #mayans -The Prince #history #historynerd #historygeek #historybuff #historylesson #historyteacher #historylover #historyfacts #medieval #medievaltimes #medievalworld #ancient #antiquity #culture #viking #vikings #military #militaryhistory #ancienthistory #archaeology #worldhistory #war #ancientrome #knowhistory #antique #historia
Sword of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, 1496. Maximilian helped to establish the Habsburg dynasty in Spain, which allowed his grandson Charles to hold the thrones of both Castile and Aragon.This sword cannot be purchased with donor points! #history #historynerd #historygeek #historybuff #historylesson #historyteacher #historylover #historyfacts #medieval #medievaltimes #medievalworld #ancient #antiquity #culture #viking #vikings #military #militaryhistory #ancienthistory #archaeology #worldhistory #war #ancientrome #knowhistory #antique #historia
A rare moment of solitude in the morning rush hour: being the first to get on to an empty Bakerloo Line carriage as it sits on the platform waiting to leave Elephant and Castle 🐘🏰 #londonmoments . . . . #london #thisislondon #ldn #everydaylondon #londonbylondoners #londonphotography #iglondon #londonist #londonviews #visitlondon #visitbritain #londonunderground #thetube #bakerlooline #elephantandcastle #tubegeek #historygeek #historiclondon #commute #commuterlife #goodmorning #humpday
How quickly times change.. 🙌 One day, this’ll be us, looking with wonder at the progression of technology, of our families and of Australia as a whole! 👌 • It’s moments like these that make our research and recording all the more worthwhile! ✍🏻 Who else is catching up on their family albums and working hard to fill gaps in their family tree this Summer?!
Me in 2008 vs me today. Wow, how I’ve aged.
Abfluss statt Abschuss: Am 16.1.1920 beginnt die Prohibition in den USA. 13 Jahre später scheitert das Experiment: Der Alkohlkonsum war nur leicht gesunken und während dem Staat die Steuereinnahmen aus dem Alkoholgeschäft fehlten, profitierte die Mafia vom illegalen Handel. #Alkohol #Prohibition #USA #Mafia #Geschichte #FaktdesTages #history #facts #ZDFinfo #🤓 #fact #throwback #factoftheday #theworldbackthen #dailyhistorypics #dailyhistory #didyouknow #vintagepics #knowyourhistory #blastfromthepast #historynerd #historygeek #instadaily #sobriety #noinstadrinks
Today In History, January 16, 1919 The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified and becomes the law of the land. Nine months later, Congress passed the Volstead Act which provided for the enforcement of prohibition, including the creation of a special unit of the Treasury Department. Despite a vigorous effort by law-enforcement agencies, the Volstead Act failed to prevent the large-scale distribution of alcoholic beverages, and organized crime flourished in America.
Es gilt uneingeschränkt: #keinegewalt ! Denn Rosa Luxemburg und Karl Liebknecht wurden von ihren politischen Gegnern zu Feinden erklärt und zielgerichtet erschossen. Ihr Mord bildete den traurigen Auftakt zu hunderten politischen Morden bis 1923. Auch heute werden weltweit Oppositionelle angefeindet und ermordet. Erfahrt mehr in der Bio. #revolution100 #kulturprojekteberlin
A plane in free fall. Luckily, the pilot ejected in time and survived. 1962. #historyphoto #history #history101 #avation #historyfacts #historyphoto #historybuff #historygeek #photography
I don't watch NASCAR anymore... It's barely a shell of what it use to be but I use to watch it all the time and I spent way too many Sundays with this one to let this day pass without saying Thank You to NASCAR Legend Benny Parsons... He left this world after a battle with Lung Cancer 12 years ago today on January 16, 2007... May he forever Rest In Peace and Forever Drive on Those Tracks Of Gold... #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #history #historychick #historynerd #historygeek #historygirl #historymatters #onthisdayinsportshistory #sportshistory #sportslegend   #anelephantnvr4gets #nascarhistory #onthisdayinnascarhistory #formerwinstoncupchamp #bennyparsons #thankyoubennyparsons #rememberingbennyparsons #nascarlegend #nascarannouncer
I was fortunate enough to see this amazing printed and spangled fan from the 1790's a few years back at a local rummage sale. It was strange seeing a museum-quality historical item for purchase. I think I took pictures to show my friends, and I'm so glad I did because now I can share it with you all as well. Happy #georgianjanuary ! . . . #historicalsewing #historicalcostume #historicalfashion #historicalcostuming #historygeek #18thcenturyfashion , #18thcenturysewing , #rococo , #gorgeousgeorgians , #the18thcenturylook #1790sfashion ,
“Operation Cottage was a tactical maneuver which completed the Aleutian Islands campaign. On August 15, 1943, Allied military forces landed on Kiska Island, which had been occupied by Japanese forces since June 1942. The Japanese, however, had secretly abandoned the island two weeks prior, and so the Allied landings were unopposed. Allied forces suffered over 313 casualties in total during the operation, due to stray Japanese mines, friendly fire incidents, and battlefield combat” (Operation Cottage: A Cautionary Tale of Assumption and Perceptual Bias — Del C. Kotska). . I can confirm this is real, it’s a screenshot from the Operation Cottage Wikipedia page if you wanna know more Imagine tactically losing to a nonexistent enemy - Tommy Jeffs . . . . . . . #apushmemes #meme #memes #history #historymemes #apush #america #usa #historymeme #ap #apworldhistory #apeuro #worldhistory #memestagram #historygeek #ww2 #wwii #japan #canada #island #worldwar2 #worldwar2memes
The stealthy eyelash pit viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) tracks a wide variety of small animals, including frogs, lizards, bats, and rodents, using the heat-sensing pits between its nostrils and eyes. Its “eyelashes” are actually a fringe of scales! It’s venomous, too. And like most viper venom, its venom is a mix of nerve poisons, muscle-destroying poisons—myotoxins—and blood poisons, or hemotoxins, which activate clotting factors in the blood with astonishing speed. As a result, the victim has none left for clotting and bleeds uncontrollably. Photo: Geoff Gallice
SO looking forward to attending Dr. @karacooney 's #QueensOfEgypt 👑 talk at @omsi tomorrow 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "When Women Ruled the World" sounds right up my alley 💅
First read of 2019 will be tough to top. A fascinating look at the wars our country has fought and the men who sat atop the Executive Branch and guided them, sometimes effectively, other times not so much. Highly recommend, a well deserved rating of 10 executive stars out of 10. #reading #history #bookstagram #book #books #historyteacher #historynerd #historygeek #presidentialhistory #kindlepaperwhite #kindle #firstread
First read of 2019 will be tough to top. A fascinating look at the wars our country has fought and the men who sat atop the Executive Branch and guided them, sometimes effectively, other times not so much. Highly recommend, a well deserved rating of 10 executive stars out of 10. #reading #history #bookstagram #book #books #historyteacher #historynerd #historygeek #presidentialhistory #kindlepaperwhite #kindle
Used my lunch break to fix the chin strap on my sallet for training tonight. Even dyed it red, arguably the best colour! . . . . #costume #medievalmatt #reenactor #reenactment #knight #reenacting #youtube #gameofthrones #larp #hmb #sca #hema #wma #cosplay #medieval #middleages #armour #medievalhistory #medievalist #history #historygeek #diy #leatherwork
#OnThisDay in 1967, the Green Bay Packers rout the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the AFL-NFL World Championship Game, now known by its far catcher name "The Super Bowl." Packers QB Bart Starr earns MVP honors and coach Vince Lombardi earns the first championship trophy that will later bear his name 🧀🧀🧀🏈🏈🏈🏆🏆🏆Funny enough, the game is kinda, sorta a bust with 33,000 tickets going unsold as many folks balk the, ahem, $12 tickets. More than 50 million watch from home. Lombardi and his Packers win the next year in Super Bowl II where this pic is snapped. Who y'all taking this weekend!? We see Patriots/Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
#OnThisDay in 2009, Captain C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger lands his Airbus A320-214 and its 165 passengers in the Hudson River after an engine failure shortly after takeoff. "The Miracle on the Hudson" is a prime example of grace, leadership, and courage under truly dire circumstances. Where were you when you saw the incredible photos or heard the news?
#OnThisDay in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr., is born in Atlanta and will soon change the world.
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