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SEPTEMBER 27 - DEATH DAY #UrbanVII 1590- Castagna was born into a noble family in #Rome in 1521. He became Archbishop of Rossano on 1 Mar 1553 & became ordained as a priest on 30 Mar 1553. He served as governor & Apostolic Nuncio for various cities & states before becoming #Cardinal in 1583. He was elected Pope on 15 Sept 1590 taking the name #Pope Urban VII. Prior to his death from malaria #OTD , his short reign gave rise to a subsidy to Roman bakers & public works projects & the world’s 1st smoking ban, when he threatened to excommunicate any that smoked, snorted or chewed tobacco inside a church. #X2 1956- Cpt. #Apt began his career in the US Army Air Forces in 1942 & becoming an experimental flight test pilot in Sept 1954. OTD, he was flying an X2 rocket-powered #plane over the #Mojave Desert & reached a speed of 3377kmh (2098mph ) or Mach 3.196. He was the first pilot to ever crack the Mach 3 barrier, but shortly after the record the plane lost control from Inertia coupling. Apt ejected in his escape capsule but its main parachute failed to deploy, killing Apt upon impact with the ground. The plane landed with minimal damage 5mi (8km ) away. #Radioactive #BoyScout 2016- #Hahn became fascinated with #chemistry at a young age & his dream was to collect samples of every element on the #periodictable . With the Boy Scouts he earned a merit badge in Atomic Energy which, in part, led him to wanting to create a breeder reactor & began gathering radioactive material (thorium from lanterns; radium from old clock faces; tritium from gunsights ). He amassed a homemade neutron source that emitted over 1000x the normal background radiation. Realizing what he had created he dismantled his experiments but was found out by police who reported it to the EPA. His mother’s shed was deemed a hazardous materials cleanup site & demolished. Hahn served in the Marines & honorably discharged, dying OTD from alcohol & drug overdose. #History #Historical #HistoryOTD #dayofthedead

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it’s interesting because normally people assume that the meaning of life is to find happiness. What if it’s not?

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A little motivation for you guys today

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John Cleese taking a break on the set of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" 1975 #history #historic #historical #historia

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Dutch war volunteers for the Dutch East Indies training in Brentwood, England. The first image is of volunteers training on an obstacle course, the second shows volunteers shooting the Stengun. (1946 ) Oorlogsvrijwilligers voor Nederlands-Indië doen mee aan de gevechtsopleiding in Brentwood, Engeland. Op de eerste foto wordt op een hindernisbaan geoefend, de tweede laat zien hoe vrijwilligers de Stengun schieten. (1946 ) #colorsofwars #wwii #secondworldwar #worldwartwo #worldwarii #colorizing #colorised #history #historical #colorized #colorization #colourized #ww2history #ww2photos #ww2pics #resistance #nijmegen #arnhem #Netherlands #Dutcharmy #Nederland # #krijgsmacht #geschiedenis #volunteer #obstacle #shooting #Brentwood

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The Man Behind Beloved Fairy Tales: Hans Christian Andersen ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣📸 May 2018📍 #Solvang #SantaYnezValley #California ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #Danish #Author #Scandinavian #Trip #Travel #TravelDeeper #travelgram #Wander #RoadTrip #Explore #Wanderlust #BeautifulDestinations ⁣⁣ #seetheworld #TravelTheWorld #Inspire #lonelyplanet #tourist #village #placestovisit #beautifulplaces #mustsee #travelphotography #Fairytale #instafamous #hanschristianandersen #writer #historical

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Mein neuer stolz aus Lego : ) die Schweizer Krokodil : ) #lego #krokodil #switzerland #swiss #railway #historical

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“A história mais importante é a que estamos escrevendo hoje.” -Meredith Grey #ruinashistoricas #historical

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>>> SWIPE! >>> • • • ➡️ FOLLOW @educational .history.memes FOR MORE MEMES WITH INFORMATIVE EXPLANATIONS

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@rajivsreviews - Book Review 📚 Jubilee by Conor Bender⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⭐⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣I am not a fan of historical war novels, but I could not put #jubilee by @conor .bender down! The story is filled with action, adrenaline, adventure and I loved every minute of it. ❤⁣ ⁣ ⁣Click here for my full review:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣https://rajivsreviews.com/2020/09/27/jubilee-by-conor-bender/⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Synopsis:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Dieppe. Summer, 1942. Lord Louis Mountbatten, Commander of the Combined Operations Office, has his eye on Northern France. He has an audacious plan for an Allied raid on this quiet fishing port in Normandy. But the head of Special Operations, Charles Hambro, has his doubts. Mountbatten’s plans with a political motivation seems to be  dangerously lacking in detail.⁣ Bowing to Mountbatten’s seniority – and against his better judgement – Hambro sends his best agent, Arthur Cutter, undercover to France. Cutter Smuggles himself into the outskirts of Dieppe. He links up with a young, hostile, and female French resistance fighter, Talia Crevier. Hence, as the Allied Forces attempt to penetrate the Nazi Atlantic Wall, Cutter and Crevier must find a way to trust each other – and infiltrate the Nazi forces within the town in a desperate attempt to give the raid a fighting chance. But as circumstance and Nazi cunning encircle them, the odds of success for Mountbatten’s Operation Jubilee grow smaller and smaller….⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #amreading #amreviewing #bookstagram #books #booknerd #booklover #bookstagrammer #bookworm #bookreview #booksparks #bookphotography #booksofinstagram #bookish #bibliophile #readersofinstagram #reading #bookpals #bookstabuddies 📚 #bookblog ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #historical #diepperaid #worldwartwo #operationjubilee

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More fun for today #FrenchQuarter #neworleans #nola

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مكتبة الأسكندرية أو مكتبة الأسكندر الملكية من أكبر و أعرق صروح العلم فى التاريخ، بعد وفاة الأسكندر الأكبر فى بابل و بعد سلسلة اللاهزيمة الى كان عملها و الكلين شيت مات الأسكندر و مكنش له وريث ف قسمت الأمبراطورية بتاعته على القاده و ضباط جيشه و كانت مصر و أجزاء أخرى من نصيب بطليموس الأول و تكريما للقائد بتاعه أهتم بالأسكندرية و أسس الصرح الكبير ده و سماها على اسمه و على مر العصور المكتبة كانت Costa العلماء و كانت تحتوى على ١٢٠ ألف مخطوطة و ممكن أكثر من كل بلاد العالم و أغلبها حاجات نادرة و لكن للأسف المكتبة مسلمتش و تعرضت لحريق كبير جداً أدى لضياع أغلب كتبها و محتويتها. فى ٣ نظريات لأسباب الحريق النظرية الأول هى إن يوليوس قيصر أثناء حصاره للأسكندرية و بسبب مقاومة أهل المدينة، قرر إنه يستخدم قذائف النار فأنتشرت النار فى أنحاء المدينة وصولاً للمكتبة. النظرية الثانية هى إن مسيحيين القرن الرابع بعد ما اعتمدت الديانة المسيحية ك دين الأمبراطورية الرومانية أمر  الأمبراطور ثيودوسيوس بحرق و تدمير كل رموز و كتب الوثانية و تدمير كل ما هو وثنى النظرية الثالثة هى اتهام عمرو ابن العاص بحرقها بأمر من الخليفة عمرو ابن الخطاب و لكن النظرية ديه تم التأكد من خطأها لأن عمرو ابن العاص دخل مصر بدون أى مقاونة من أهلها و لكن بدعوه من أهلها لإنقاذهم من الظلم و ديه حدوته تانية حنحكيها بعدين #historyfacts #historical #alexandria #biblothica_alexandria

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Book Review 📚 Jubilee by Conor Bender⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⭐⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣I am not a fan of historical war novels, but I could not put #jubilee by @conor .bender down! The story is filled with action, adrenaline, adventure and I loved every minute of it. ❤⁣ ⁣ ⁣Click here for my full review:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣https://rajivsreviews.com/2020/09/27/jubilee-by-conor-bender/⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Synopsis:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Dieppe. Summer, 1942. Lord Louis Mountbatten, Commander of the Combined Operations Office, has his eye on Northern France. He has an audacious plan for an Allied raid on this quiet fishing port in Normandy. But the head of Special Operations, Charles Hambro, has his doubts. Mountbatten’s plans with a political motivation seems to be  dangerously lacking in detail.⁣ Bowing to Mountbatten’s seniority – and against his better judgement – Hambro sends his best agent, Arthur Cutter, undercover to France. Cutter Smuggles himself into the outskirts of Dieppe. He links up with a young, hostile, and female French resistance fighter, Talia Crevier. Hence, as the Allied Forces attempt to penetrate the Nazi Atlantic Wall, Cutter and Crevier must find a way to trust each other – and infiltrate the Nazi forces within the town in a desperate attempt to give the raid a fighting chance. But as circumstance and Nazi cunning encircle them, the odds of success for Mountbatten’s Operation Jubilee grow smaller and smaller….⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #amreading #amreviewing #bookstagram #books #booknerd #booklover #bookstagrammer #bookworm #bookreview #booksparks #bookphotography #booksofinstagram #bookish #bibliophile #readersofinstagram #reading #bookpals #bookstabuddies 📚 #bookblog ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #historical #diepperaid #worldwartwo #operationjubilee

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On this day in 70, The walls of the upper city of Jerusalem are battered down by the Roman army. — Yelling, “Don’t worry. Mexico will pay for it!” #LightheartedHistory#HistoryAndHumor #history #historic #historical #historylover #historylovers #Historymemes #Historian #Historians #HistoriansRock #OnThisDay

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Photo by @serkangulguler 🦋💫

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New drawing lol Made that some weeks ago but I was to lazy to post it... It is so hard to draw many people on one drawing, but I kinda like the composition here. The background is just meh. The drawing shows btw the family of the main characters from a book idea I’m working on. Don’t know if I will ever really write that... . . . #aquarelle #drawing #art #artwork #originalcharacter #historical #aestheticart

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I'm really enjoying working with the tshirt yarn, but it does have a few downsides. It's pretty heavy so I can't work with it for long periods (chronic pain sucks ). I've used 2 different brands and one is a fair bit chunkier than the other, but hopefully it won't be too noticeable when the bag is complete. #viking #vikingage #wool #historical #historic #vikingcraft #history #woollover #nalbinding #wip #madebyme #workinprogress #oslostitch #handmade #wip

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再也不抱怨车水马龙,那才是国泰民安,再也不 嫌弃人潮拥挤,那才是人世繁华,愿山河无恙, 人间皆安🙏 #throwback #malacca #heritage #city #historical #red #church #white #ootd #candidshot #random #natural #cute #happy #holiday #lovely #sweet #beautiful #smiles #qotd #positive #likeforlikes #like4likes #lfl #follow #followforfollowback #follow4followback #fff

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Beautiful and historic place .. Let's appreciate what the past has left us 🙏 . . #romania #beautifuldestinations #beautifulromania #historical #naturephotography

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7’3” Jakob Nacken (221 cm ), the tallest German soldier of WW2, chatting with 5’3” (160 cm ) British corporal Bob Roberts after surrendering to him near Calais, France, 1944. . Follow @historyfromeveryday for daily historical content! . . Source: PeJae (Reddit ) . #worldwar #ww2 #calais #germany #captured #surrender #history #historical #historyeveryday #britisharmy #corporal #germanarmy #france #militaryhistory #warhistory #tallestman #soldiers #tall #bigandsmall

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