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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday links

T'was the eighteenth of April in seventy-five: The midnight ride of William Dawes and Samuel Prescott (and Paul Revere).

The Forgotten Nazi History of ‘One-Pot Meals’.

Dorothy’s ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Ruby Slippers On Sale For A Whopping $6 Million.

On April 18, 1906, an earthquake and fire destroyed 80% of San Francisco: here's a documentary, Library of Congress footage of the destruction, and side by side film of Market Street four days before the earthquake compared to afterward.

Why It's Almost Impossible to Throw a 110 MPH Fastball

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include Spring cleaning, 19th century style, a 1940's booklet to “assist male bosses in supervising their new female employees" entitled "Women are teachable", and predictions for 2018 from various times in the 20th century.

1 comment:

  1. The Ford Model T was introduced in 1908. It is seen frequently in the film clip mis-dated as being in 1906 before the earthquake