Category: Reposted

Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk deserves praise for his bravery!

Born in Istanbul in 1952, where he grew up in a fairly wealthy and Westernized district. He studied architecture and then journalism, but at 23 years old, he decided to become a novelist. He lived with his mother and wrote full time, and seven years later, he published his first novel, Cevdet Bey and His…



The Salem Witch Trials

Salem Town, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem Witch Trials. The hysteria had begun in Salem Village (now Danvers, Massachusetts) in January of that year; a few preteen and teenage girls, including the daughter of Samuel Parris, the village’s minister, began acting strangely and having fits, insisting that they were being poked…



It’s the birthday of Walt Whitman

It’s the birthday of Walt Whitman, born in West Hills, Long Island, New York (1819). Whitman worked as a printing press typesetter, teacher, journalist, and newspaper editor. He was working as a carpenter, his father’s trade, and living with his mother in Brooklyn, when he read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “The Poet,” which claimed the…



On this day in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated.

The monument was first proposed in 1867, but construction didn’t begin until 1914; the cornerstone was set in 1915. Architect Henry Bacon designed it to resemble the Parthenon, believing that a defender of democracy should be memorialized in a building that pays homage to the birthplace of democracy. The monument has 36 marble columns, one…



Martin Luther was declared an outlaw

It was on this day in 1521 that German priest and theologian Martin Luther was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms. The edict made Luther more of a hero than he already was, and it’s a big reason that Protestantism caught on so quickly. Luther decided to become…



Here’s a head ready for transplantation, and if successvile will bring historic events to the present.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/diogo-alves-head-lisbon?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=273d72b811-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-273d72b811-63246513&ct=t(Newsletter_5_22_2017)&mc_cid=273d72b811&mc_eid=178a5d8a30  



As a wanna be artist, writer,creator of 3-D paintings and much more, I found this interesting.

Art, Money, Ambition: Lessons Learned From Damien Hirst’s Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable  



Exchangeable heads

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2017/05/13/canavero-head-transplants/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=News0_DSC_170518_000000_Final%20remainder&utm_content=&spMailingID=29074186&spUserID=MTE2MDc2NDE5OTI0S0&spJobID=1042494632&spReportId=MTA0MjQ5NDYzMgS2#.WR4kT2jyvct  



Today is Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May, commemorating the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 when 8,000 well-armed French troops were routed by 4,000 ill-equipped Mexican soldiers. It wasn’t a crucial battle in the course of the war, but became a symbol of Mexican pride and a…



President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at the opening ceremonies of the New York World’s Fair i

https://www.c-span.org/video/?319178-1/president-roosevelt-opens-1939-new-york-worlds-fair&utm_campaign=TWA%20Newsletter%20for%20April%2030,%202017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&utm_content=The%20Writer%27s%20Almanac%20for%20April%2030,%202017&elqTrackId=2f66b0493aed4186a12f42c63763c212&elq=b5a748965ea341a99cc5b589050b09e9&elqaid=28257&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=24886