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In June 1867, James Glaisher, an English astronomer and meteorologist, and an avid balloonist, was floating over Paris in a balloon when he entered an area of dense cloud:

Tags: ARTS, ASIA, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, HIDDEN HISTORY

 Until about a century ago, in the Western world, you couldn't tell whether a small child was a girl or a boy by her clothing.

Tags: ASIA, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Forget what you learned in history books. Often they tell only one side of a nuanced story. The rare finds collected here show an aspect of history that we rarely get to see.
Tags: ASIA, FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
You've heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but pictures like the ones in the collection here have a lot of stories to tell.
Tags: ASIA, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, HIDDEN HISTORY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Testing Firepower: A Woman's Accuracy in Aberdeen, 1942 Amid the shadow of World War II, humanity faces its greatest test yet.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
In 1966, a small Welsh village is forever changed by a devastating event that shocks the nation. The Aberfan disaster, caused by the collapse of a colliery spoil tip, tragically resulted in the loss…
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA

 The rugged terrain of North Caucasus, nestled within the Russian Federation, is filled with ancient towers that stand as silent sentinels to an architectural tradition begun by the…

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
Take a trip back in time to the 1970s with a look at the colorful and dynamic world of television.
Tags: ASIA, ENTERTAINMENT, HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
The 1970s, a period of great change in America, holds a treasure trove of forgotten events that, for some, have been forgotten. From trending toys to daring stunts, these events serve as symbols of…
Tags: HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA

 Step into a Technicolor time machine and travel back to the '60s, where television screens were alive with groovy characters and far-fetched storylines.

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 In February 1869, two British prospectors, John Deason and Richard Oates, were digging for gold in central Victoria, Australia, when their ax struck something hard very close to the…

Tags: AUSTRALIA, HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA

By Mat Nashed
Published On 25 Apr 202425 Apr 2024

Haitham Kaabna and his family were terrified when dozens of Israeli settlers stormed their village of Tajamaa al-Murajaat in the occupied…

Tags: IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD

John Legend goes scorched earth on Trump and reveals why he thinks the former president is a 'tried and true, dyed-in-the-wool racist'

Tags: ENTERTAINMENT, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION

Topline: California’s prison system received $34 million to institute reforms related to staff misconduct allegations.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE

The conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East have not distracted Washington from flexing its military muscles in the Asia-Pacific. Through one drill after another, the US is coercing regional countries into taking its side, further intensifying regional conflicts and transforming the Asia-Pacific into a more dangerous place.

From Wednesday to Thursday, US, Australian and Japanese warships conducted a trilateral joint operation in the South China Sea to "promote transparency, rule of law, freedom of navigation and all principles that underscore security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific." On Monday, as a part of the ongoing Cope North 2024 multinational air exercise, more than 80 military aircraft and some 3,000 troops from the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada and France participated in an elephant walk, a close formation of aircraft taxiing en masse before takeoff, in Guam to flaunt the synergy of the six countries' air forces in the air.