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Ann Macmillan, chief of CBC's London bureau, is shown a large collection of letters and maps owned by Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812. The items were auctioned in one block Wednesday for almost $700,000. (Ellen Mauro/CBC)

Newswise — Diaries belonging to a Civil War soldier who witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln have been digitized and published by UC Merced's Kolligian Library. www.newswise.com/...

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Who Were the Queens of England from the Houses of York and Lancaster?

Margaret of Anjou ~ Queen consort to Henry VI... she was imprisoned during the War of the Roses (Red rose / White rose) between the Houses of Lancaster & York

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Holocaust Auschwitz Concentration Camp Medical Experiments

Holocaust Auschwitz Concentration Camp Medical Experiments Holocaust Auschwitz Toplama Kampı Tıbbi Deneylerinden...

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314 - Watch the Road: World's Earliest SatNav

This fantastic contraption, called the ‘Routefinder’, showed 1920s drivers in the UK the roads they were travelling down, gave them the mileage covered and told them to stop when they came at journey’s end. The technology – a curious cross between the space age and the stone age – consisted of a little map scroll inside a watch, to be ‘scrolled’ (hence the word) as the driver moved along on the map. A multitude of scrolls could be fitted in the watch to suit the particular trip the driver…

The Armenian massacre, refers to the deliberate killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during and after the First World War implemented through massacres, deportations and forced displacement which were marches under harsh conditions designed to lead to the death of the deportees. Researchers estimate that the number of victims range between 1 and 1.5 million. Three individuals were responsible for the genocide. These were called the ‘Three Pashas’ Mehmed Talat, Ismail Enver, Ahmed…

Hannah Scholze, archivist for the Holmen Area Historical Society, will give a presentation, "Cordelia Harvey, Civil War Angel," at the March 6 HAHS meeting at Holmen Village Hall.

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Los Angeles librarian Glen Creason is all over the maps

Glen Creason, map librarian at the downtown Central Library, helps preserve a street-by-street history of Los Angeles.

Illinois State University archivist April Anderson found a pre-Civil War portrait of the first ISU president, Charles Hovey, in the archives, Thursday, July 5, 2012

Map Guide to American Migrations Routes, 1735-1815 (available at many libraries) #gentipjar #genealogy #migration

A letter sent in 1918 by the British military governor to the Chief Rabbi of Baghdad. This “Jewish archive” document is among thousands rece...

Grand Duchess Tatyana Nikolayevna in court dress 1913, for the Dowager Empress ball on October 12, 1913 at the Anichkov palace in Petersburg.

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The madness of King Edward VIII: Shocking letters hidden for 76 years reveal Archbishop accused Monarch of insanity, alcoholism and persecution mania - and forced him into abdication crisis

Uncovered: Archbishop Lang's 'smoking gun' secret letter to the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin