Historical

The theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning physician Albert Schweitzer is born on this day in 1875 in Upper-Alsace, Germany (now Haut-Rhin, France).

The son and grandson of ministers, Schweitzer studied theology and philosophy at the universities of Strasbourg, Paris and Berlin. After working as a pastor, he entered medical school in 1905 with the dream of becoming a missionary in Africa. Schweitzer was also an acclaimed concert organist who played professional engagements to earn money [...]

Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Funded by a grant of $1.47 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Michigan State University will create a massive database that brings together scattered information about enslaved people as a priceless research hub for scholars and the public alike. The project, entitled Enslaved: The People of the Historic Slave Trade, will be one-stop-shop for people seeking slave data for academic, genealogical and personal interest purposes. They will be able [...]

Sat, Jan 13, 2018
Source: The History Blog

In the late 1950s, Armchair Voyage was the BBC's first foray into televised historical documentary, taking its viewers on a tour of the classical world and establishing a format that is still popular today. Though it introduced classics to a mass audience, its origins lay in an elite members' club.

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Wed, Jan 10, 2018
Source: History Today

In the late 1950s, Armchair Voyage was the BBC's first foray into televised historical documentary, taking its viewers on a tour of the classical world and establishing a format that is still popular today. Though it introduced classics to a mass audience, its origins lay in an elite members' club.

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Wed, Jan 10, 2018
Source: History Today
Death of Nikola Tesla

By Justin and Stephanie Pollard

Child genius, engineer, inventor and physicist, Nikola Tesla died on 7 January 1943. Despite his reputation as a child genius, engineer, inventor and physicist, Nikola Tesla never graduated from university: he became addicted to gambling in his final year and, fearing humiliation, let his friends and family believe he had drowned in Graz's river Mur.In [...]
Sat, Jan 06, 2018
Source: History Today

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