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Patent Drawing for C. P. Fest’s Air Ship, 08/29/1882
From the series: Utility Patent Drawings, 1837 - 1911

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Patent Drawing for C. P. Fest’s Air Ship, 08/29/1882

From the series: Utility Patent Drawings, 1837 - 1911

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A mysterious discovery has been made inside the wall of a seaside house - the lid of an Egyptian coffin thought to date back 3,000 years.

Auctioneer Stephen Drake was assessing the contents of a property after the death of its owner when he found the cobweb-covered relic.

It was standing…

(Source: greatestgeneration)

Hetty Green was the wealthiest woman in the U.S., but her eccentric behavior and miserly ways led to bad press and a less-than-flattering nickname. (And one we’d heard so many times from listeners that both of us were sure she’d been the subject of an episode before.)

Here’s a link to our notes and research.

The Foreign Mission School in Cornwall, Connecticut, was founded with the plan that it would educate young men, convert them to Christianity, and then send them back home again to spread their new-found religion. Many of these young men were from Hawaii or belonged to to one of the continental United States’ Native American tribes, so the school quickly became known as the Heathen School.

Here’s a link to our notes and research.

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What fear-fighting-FEARLESS thing have YOU done today? Tell us here & join girls around the world with real talk that matters from our Conversation Kit. iamthatgirl.com/words

Worthwhile sentiment, but not by Eleanor Roosevelt. It’s really another smart woman: Mary Schmich, who won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2012. The quote is from a column she wrote in 1997 and later became famous in the 1998 spoken word piece “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen).” Quote Investigator has the scoop.

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What fear-fighting-FEARLESS thing have YOU done today? Tell us here & join girls around the world with real talk that matters from our Conversation Kit. iamthatgirl.com/words

Worthwhile sentiment, but not by Eleanor Roosevelt. It’s really another smart woman: Mary Schmich, who won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2012. The quote is from a column she wrote in 1997 and later became famous in the 1998 spoken word piece “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen).” Quote Investigator has the scoop.

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Women inspecting filled boxes of cereal before boxes go to sealer., 08/22/1934
Kellogg Company, photographer.  From the series: General Photographic File, 1893 - 1945. Records of the Women’s Bureau, 1892 - 1995

We talk about Kellogg’s cereal and how it was invented in our John Harvey Kellogg episode.

Women inspecting filled boxes of cereal before boxes go to sealer., 08/22/1934

Kellogg Company, photographer.  From the series: General Photographic File, 1893 - 1945. Records of the Women’s Bureau, 1892 - 1995

We talk about Kellogg’s cereal and how it was invented in our John Harvey Kellogg episode.

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CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- This fall, Harvard archaeologists will continue excavations in Harvard Yard in the area of the 17th-century Indian College sited near Matthews Hall. This is the 4th excavation season in this area of the Yard. (Earlier excavations took place in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011). A…

More on the Harvard Indian College from Harvard.

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Fragments of Roman pottery and food waste from the 18th century have been uncovered during work to replace Lancaster’s sewer system.

Engineers working for United Utilities had to tread carefully when working at the Damside Street site, as the area was subject to archaeological monitoring, due…

Continuing on from Monday’s episode, today we tell the story of Andrews’ Raid, also known as the Great Locomotive Chase, from the time the raiders left Big Shanty until they were, in some cases posthumously, awarded the first Medals of Honor in the United States. (Also part of the story: a very dramatic jail break with an improbable route back to the Union.)

Here’s a link to our notes and research.

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