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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

WHEREAS recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, WHEREAS disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted … Continue reading

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War Magicians

"Masters of wizardry and illusion, they hid the Suez Canal. They moved Alexandria Harbour." "The War Magician". "I think that camouflage men must be among the few otherwise sane beings who yearn to be bombed." Geoffrey Barkas , The Camouflage … Continue reading

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The Ancient Greek Olympic Program

“In ancient Greece, the Olympics would be over by now Though far more culturally important to the Greek world than the modern Olympics, the ancient games took place over the course of just five days. Below is a reconstruction of … Continue reading

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WW II Water Color Envelopes

“Right Island”, Water Color Envelope [12/1/44] Experiencing War Illustrated Water Color Envelopes The Library of Congress [via MeFi]

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Apollo 11

“Launch: July 16, 1969; 09:32:00 am EDT. Launch Complex 39-A Kennedy Space Center, FL. No launch delays.” NASA

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Secretarial Signatures of Presidents of the United States

“Ronald Reagan is unique among presidents in that he was a pop icon long before he assumed the presidency. While he was in Hollywood he hired his mother to execute his correspondence. Nelle Reagan imitated her son’s handwriting quite well. … Continue reading

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