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Let us never forget

The last British soldier who fought in the Great War has passed on. Let us remember. Embedded video from <a href=“http://www.cnn.com/video“>CNN Video</a> Let us not repeat history. And also, let me take this opportunity to remeber the last soldier of the German Army who died: Dr. Erich Kästner, who was …

On this day in 1909

Another official Steampunk Holiday One hundred years ago today, French aviator Louis Blériot (very impressive mustache) succeeded in crossing the English Channel in a motor-powered airplane. Let’s raise our glasses and give three cheers to Monsieur Blériot. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! And here are two images of the aviator and his …

109 years and three cheers

Official Steampunk Holiday Today is a day of celebration for all Steampunks and Dieselpunks out there. Let us raise our glasses and give three cheers to his Excellency, Ferdinand Graf Zeppelin: Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! For today in 1909, exactly 109 years ago the first Zeppelin took to the air and …

On this day in 1914

A short but important historic note: 95 years ago today, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were asassinated in Sarajevo… What more is there to be said? Possibly the farthest reaching and most tragic murder of the 20th century. Some of the issues that came out of this event are …

Hope over Fear

The whole speech: My fellow citizens:I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown …