Coretta Scott King appears at the signing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day bill. Ever since the loss of her husband she worked hard to make it a federal holiday. An activist in her own right she was a supporter of women ‘s rights, the gay rights movement, and was dedicated to anti-war causes. […]Read more "Coretta Scott King Attends the Signing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Bill (1983)"
Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said was the leader of Oman from 1970 until his death in 2020. This will be a major political and cultural change for a country that has known only one sultan for decades. He was a reformer compared to his father whom he deposed. This stamp from 1993 celebrates National […]Read more "Year of The Youth Stamp Featuring Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said (1993)"
Hans von Gersdorff was a surgeon who published a general guide of procedures. His work was known as Feldbuch der Wundarzney ( Field Book of Surgery ) . Published in 1517 it provided both written text and detailed wood cuts. During this period surgery was still in a phase of being experimental. France and Germany […]Read more "The Depiction of Proper Amputation From Feldbuch der Wundarzney (1517)"
Nursultan Nazarbayev announced in 2019 he was resigning. This ended an era in Kazakhstan, however his political influence is not gone even if he is no longer president. President Nazarbayev become one of the most powerful authoritarian post-cold war leaders in Central Asia. The Alma-Ata Protocol was the foundation for the Commonwealth of Independent States […]Read more "Nursultan Nazarbayev Attends The Signing of The Alma-Ata Protocol (1991)"
The First Photograph of a Black Hole There has finally been physical evidence of a black hole captured through photography. Black holes had been predicted through the mathematical work of Albert Einstein and Karl Swarzschild. However, there was no direct means of detecting this strange phenomenon in outer space. The Event Horizon Telescope collected data […]Read more "Most Significant Events of 2019"
The Tasmanians during the 19th century saw a radical change to their way of life. European colonization and invasion threatened their survival. The British were adding additions to their empire and Tasmania was to become part of it. The Aboriginal Tasmanians had a long history dating going back 30,000 years. Taming the land and establishing […]Read more "Truganini (1812-1876) One Of The Last Full Blooded Tasmanians"
Toys R Us was a large toy store chain can trace its origins back to 1948. It had stores internationally with stores in Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, and Switzerland. Yet, this retail chain was distinctly an American company. It was a large part of American childhoods through the generations. Toy R Us filed […]Read more "Toys R Us Commercial (1982)"