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  1. Woohoo! New forum!

    Okay, let's start this forum out right! Did anyone happen to catch the Discovery special last Sunday on the death of Rameses heir, Amun-her-khepeshef? If so, what did you think of the evidence and conclusions drawn?

    Started by Hawke, 12-07-2004 03:48 PM
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  2. Arrow Remember Remember

    When Prince Harry had his high jinks recently and wore a swastika to a party, a poll discovered that well over half of Britain under the age of 35 had never heard of Auschwitz, the great killing camp of the Holocaust. We live in an age in which the historical memory is becoming shorter and...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 01-27-2005 06:28 AM
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  3. A world apart

    This is a little bit of personal history, but it's common, I just don't know how common it is to do what I have been able to do. Long story short... Back in the October Revolution of 1917, my grandfather was told by his father to leave... He made his way to friends in Austria, where he was...

    Started by persephone, 12-09-2004 04:24 AM
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  4. Exclamation Diaries prove Pope was hostile...

    The long-running controversy over the attitude of Pope Pius X11 to the Nazi Holocaust has taken a new turn with the publication of diaries that prove that after the Nazis' defeat he opposed the return of Jewish children to their parents. The diaries were kept by Angello Roncalli, the future...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 12-29-2004 04:53 PM
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    02-06-2005 08:27 AM Go to last post
  5. Wwii

    how about canada in WWII

    Started by LT flora, 02-06-2005 03:46 PM
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    02-08-2005 06:56 PM Go to last post
  6. NHL lockout

    I'm sure the NHL lockout which started in 2004 will be remembered. I miss my Bruins. I also miss the Bruins winning a Stanley cup. The last time this happened was in 1972.

    Started by SergeiSamson0v, 02-12-2005 10:26 PM
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    02-13-2005 06:33 AM Go to last post
  7. The Story of St. Valentine

    As we all sit back and munch on our assorted chocolates (mmm...Hershey's Kisses...), I think it important for us to reflect upon the history behind this day. Who was Valentine, and why was he a saint? The following text comes to us courtesy of the History Channel (http://www.historychannel.com),...

    Started by Hawke, 02-14-2005 03:09 PM
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  8. The Secret Love of Diana's Grandfather

    Their affair was brief and passionate - but the love between Anglo-Irish peer Lord Fermoy and American divorcee Edith Travis lasted a lifetime. At the height of the First World War, Maurice Roche, heir to the Anglo-Irish Fermoy title, met Edith Travis, a young american divorcee, on a train en...

    Started by Florrie, 02-21-2005 04:14 PM
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  9. Secret Love of Di's Grandfather 1931-1938

    Ruth Sylvia Gill, just 22 was the daughter of a Scottish Army colonel from the small village of Delhebity in Aberdeenshire. But young men drawn to her beauty, found her unstinting self-belief somewhat daunting. It soon became clear that there was no hope of courting Ruth Gill unless they could...

    Started by Florrie, 02-21-2005 04:44 PM
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  10. Secret Love of Di's Grandfather 1931-1938

    Ruth was soon mixing with the highest company. Maurice wrote to Edith: "We had the honour of dining with the King and Queen the other night. They were easy to talk to and very charming indeed. I sat next to the Queen, and Ruth to the King." A few years later Ruth gave birth to their first...

    Started by Florrie, 02-21-2005 05:31 PM
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  11. Diana'a Grandfather 1939-1944

    In March 1939 Maurice was cradeling his new son, Edmund James Burke. He immediately told Edith: "We are overjoyed." Within six months all thoughts of joy were forgotten. Britain was at war with Germany and Edith wrote incessantly to Maurice. In 1944 Maurice's mother died in America and he...

    Started by Florrie, 02-21-2005 05:49 PM
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  12. Thumbs up Amnesty

    Peter Benenson, the lawyer who founded Amnesty International, human rights campaign group, has died aged 83 years. The son of a British Army colonel,Benenson set up the group in 1961 after he read about the arrest and imprisonment of two students in a Lisbon cafe who drank a toast to liberty when...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 02-27-2005 01:01 PM
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  13. Question Ever wonder?

    What the world would have been like had Alexander not died at 30 something?

    Started by Raven, 02-11-2005 02:15 PM
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  14. Question The battle of troy - were the Amazons there and why?

    I am doing a historic story about the battle of Troy, involving the ledgendary women warriors known as Amazons. I have heard that they supported the Trojons and they went with their queen Penthaselia where she was killed. Can anyone help me on this please? :confused:

    Started by Aura, 03-03-2005 11:12 AM
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  15. Peninsular War

    Anyone else interested in this?

    Started by Goober, 03-02-2005 06:32 AM
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  16. on this day 3-15

    1972-- Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" opens on this day. The film swept the Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Actor (for Marlon Brando) and Best Screenplay (Coppola and Mario Puzo, author of the best-selling novel). It's sequel, "The Godfather, Part II, was released in 1974 and...

    Started by Bullet, 03-15-2005 06:22 PM
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  17. on this day 3-16

    On this day in 1926, the first man to give hope to dreams of space travel is American Robert H. Goddard, who successfully launches the worlds first liquid-fueled rocket at Auburn, Massachusetts. The rocket traveled for 2.5 seconds at a speed of about 60mph, reaching an altitude of 41 feet and...

    Started by Bullet, 03-16-2005 02:24 PM
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  18. on this day 3-18

    1852, bussinessman in New York established Wells, Fargo and Company, destined to become the leading freight and banking companyof the West. The California economy boomed after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1849, spurring a huge demand for shipping. Henry Wells and William Fargo...

    Started by Bullet, 03-18-2005 01:44 PM
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  19. on this day 3-22

    1974- The Equal Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the States for ratification. First proposed by the National Woman's Political Party in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment was to provide for the legal equality of the sexes and prohibit descrimination on the basis of sex. ...

    Started by Bullet, 03-22-2005 03:43 PM
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    03-23-2005 05:20 AM Go to last post
  20. on this day 3-17

    1762, in New York City, the first parade honoring the Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army. Saint Patrick, who was born in the late 4th century, was one of the most successful Christian missionaries in history. ...

    Started by Bullet, 03-17-2005 06:08 PM
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    03-23-2005 05:29 AM Go to last post

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