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HOW TITUSVILLE PENNSYLVANIA SAVED THE WHALES

  There was one less whale ship butchering whales in 1820. A rightfully angry whale turned on the wooden ship, rammed it below the water line and sank it. Some called it poetic justice. The ship was called the Essex and the story of how some of the crew got to safety from the middle  Continue Reading »

CHRISTMAS ON STORMY SOUTH AFRICAN SEAS WHERE THE WORLD IS STILL FLAT

The world’s most famous sailor struggled by himself in his 35-foot sloop against winds that shoved and buried the bow and him under water. Crawling on the bowsprit, trying to adjust his sails, the rolling sea shoved him under water 3 times. It was a dangerous situation especially being alone; there was no one on  Continue Reading »

THE DOOMED MEN OF THE COLORADO RIVER

Three men of the John Wesley Powell Colorado River Exploration party had enough! They would go no further! It was August 28, 1869 and behind them was nearly 3 months of hardship, struggle, poor food and near death. Now, they were faced with what they considered certain death, as described by John Wesley Powell in  Continue Reading »

THE MORNING WHEN PRESIDENT LINCOLN DIED

  At 7:30 on a cold and rainy morning, April 15, 1865, Dr. Charles Augustus Leale sadly pronounced dead Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. Then, Leale walked across 10th Street in Washington, D.C. from the Peterson Boarding House, where Lincoln’s lifeless body lay, back to Ford’s Theatre, where the assassination had taken place  Continue Reading »

WHAT HAPPENED TO AMELIA EARHART’S AIRPLANE ‘THE FRIENDSHIP”?

On June 18, 1928, women throughout the world watched a new female role model unleash new potential for women. Her name was Amelia Earhart and on that June day, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean from America to Europe. Earhart was an instant heroine–named by the public “Lady Lindy,” the  Continue Reading »

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