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By: BaltimoreBrian , 2:26 AM GMT on March 03, 2017

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Almost all images in comments can be expanded.

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History sources I use.

Old English Wordhord (Old English word of the day)

Damian Kempf, University of Liverpool, posts many bizarre medieval images with sardonic commentary and captions.

Dr. Caitlin Green, historian.

Discarding Images, another twitter with many interesting medieval images.

Michael Beschloss, American historian and the source of most of my American History images.

Dr. Susan Oosthuizen posts a lot of historic artifacts--also links to history articles I don't usually link.

Clerk of Oxford Eleanor Parker posts mostly about medieval texts--sermons, songs and poems.

Dr. Sophie Hay, Roman historian

Carole Madge, Roman Historian

Public Domain Review, historical oddities

British Library (medieval), a source of historical items.

Irish Archaeology


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957. BaltimoreBrian
2:32 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Baltimore will have fewer inhabitants in 2020 than it did in 1920 (733,826).

Baltimore City population

July 1, 2015: 621,402

July 1, 2016: 614,664
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956. BaltimoreBrian
2:20 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
White House interior during gut-reconstruction under Harry Truman, 1950.

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955. BaltimoreBrian
12:48 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Bess and Harry Truman return to White House after 3 year gut-reconstruction, March 23, 1952.

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954. BaltimoreBrian
12:39 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
First date? ;) From the Luttrell Psalter, 1325 - 1340 AD.

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953. BaltimoreBrian
12:37 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Illustration of Hell from St. Augustine's City of God, from an edition produced in 1475 AD.

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952. BaltimoreBrian
12:34 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Ladies defending the Castle of Love by throwing flowers at the attackers, De Nobilitatibus, Sapientiis, et Prudentiis Regum, 1326 - 1327 AD.

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951. BaltimoreBrian
12:31 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
When in doubt, tweet a unicorn. From the Luttrell Psalter, 1325 - 1340 AD.

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950. BaltimoreBrian
12:30 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Grumpy Aries in a pink tutu, from from De Astrologia by Hyginus c. 1100 AD. Comment #898, q. v.

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949. BaltimoreBrian
12:27 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Phoenixes always rise from the ashes, from the Harley 4751 manuscript, second quarter of 13th century.

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948. BaltimoreBrian
12:25 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Aviarium; Bestiary, in the Dicta Chrysostomi from northern France, c. 1250 AD. #not an elephant.

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947. BaltimoreBrian
12:23 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Images from the Luttrell Psalter, 1325 - 1340 AD.





I especially like this one:

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946. BaltimoreBrian
12:18 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
A 12-foot-tall replica of the Washington Monument is hidden under a manhole near the actual monument.

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945. BaltimoreBrian
12:16 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
944. BaltimoreBrian
12:13 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Today (March 23) is the 178th birthday of 'Okay' The word first appeared in print in the Boston Morning Post to make fun of a rival paper, March 23, 1839.

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943. BaltimoreBrian
12:11 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
The Doome warning all men to the Judgemente (1584)

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942. BaltimoreBrian
12:10 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Illustration of the intense Leonid meteor shower over Niagara Falls in 1833.

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941. BaltimoreBrian
12:09 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Plates from Robert Thornton's Temple of Flora (1807) Many more images inside link.







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940. BaltimoreBrian
12:05 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Still from the very first Tarzan film ever made, released in 1918.

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939. BaltimoreBrian
12:03 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
Between 1400 and 1650, some 3,000 tower houses were constructed across Ireland. The Spanish sea captain Francisco de Cuéllar (whose Armada vessel was wrecked off the coast of Ireland), was rescued and brought to this one, the tower house at Lackeen, County Tipperary.

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938. BaltimoreBrian
12:00 AM GMT on March 24, 2017
A very elaborate tombstone, Ardmore, County Waterford. Date not provided.

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937. BaltimoreBrian
11:59 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
12th century church and an early ogham stone, Kilmallkeadar, County Kerry.

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936. BaltimoreBrian
11:55 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Roman tauroctony relief with figures of the 2 torchbearers on either side and votive inscription, from Sarrebourg, France, 1st century AD. I learned a new word today. 'tauroctony'. Tauroctony is a modern name given to the central cult reliefs of the Roman Mithraic Mysteries.



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935. BaltimoreBrian
11:52 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
View of the Temple of Hephaestus (constructed 450 - 415 BC) in the ancient Agora of Athens with the back of Hadrian's statue in the foreground.

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934. BaltimoreBrian
11:51 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Roman helmet and mask, found in Crosby Garrett, Cumbria, northwestern England, from the reign of Roman Emperor Septimus Severus (reigned 193 - 211 AD)

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933. BaltimoreBrian
11:47 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Men playing cricket on a bomb site near Blackfriars, London, June 1945, photograph by Harry Todd, with St Paul's cathedral in background.

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932. BaltimoreBrian
11:45 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Sabretooth skull found in La Brea tar pits, c. 16,000 years old.

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931. BaltimoreBrian
11:41 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
March 23, 1540 AD: Waltham Abbey, Augustinian house in Essex, is the last monastery dissolved under Henry VIII.

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930. BaltimoreBrian
11:38 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
'And grawnt us all an esy nyght.' The beautiful Compline hymn 'O Christ, who art the light and day', (British Library, Cotton Vespasian D XII, f. 13, edition produced in mid 11th century.

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929. BaltimoreBrian
11:35 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Ox stretches his hindfeet through 1 hole to touch his forefeet through another, from the Sacramentarium gelasianum, 780 - 800 AD, Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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928. BaltimoreBrian
11:32 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Rare, almost intact, late 14th century medieval roodscreen at Guilden Morden, though its loft (ceiling) has gone - a lovely survival.

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927. BaltimoreBrian
11:31 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
This charming bronze statuette of a dog was found at Kirkby Thore, site of the Roman settlement Bravoniacvm, in Cumbria, northwestern England.

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926. BaltimoreBrian
11:29 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Coin of Byzantine Emperor Justinian II (reigned 565 – 578 AD), found in Sri Lanka.

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925. BaltimoreBrian
11:27 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Byzantine gold semissis of Justinian II (reigned 565 - 578 AD), minted in Sicily, found at Kelston near Bristol, England.

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924. BaltimoreBrian
11:26 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Very tiny liturgical miscellany with - surprise! - Guidonian hand. A Gregorian chant book from 1450 - 1500 AD.

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923. BaltimoreBrian
11:23 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Mycenaean Boar Tusk Helmet, 14th century BC. like the one described in Book 10 of Homer's Iliad. This is the oldest helmet found on Greek mainland.

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922. BaltimoreBrian
11:21 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Fragment of a 5th century cigar shaped amphora from Palestine, found in London.

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921. BaltimoreBrian
11:20 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Stone tools by Neanderthals found in Britain from various sites dating to 50,000 - 35,000 years ago.

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920. BaltimoreBrian
11:19 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Fit for a king: Gospels that belonged to King Æthelstan (King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 - 927 AD and King of the English from 927 - 939 AD)



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919. BaltimoreBrian
11:16 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Sæhengest, strange and wonderful Old English poetic word for ship: 'sea-horse,' 'horse of the sea.'

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918. BaltimoreBrian
11:14 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
The Medici giraffe features in the background of this fresco by Andrea del Sarto (1486 - 1530) at the family's Poggio a Caiano villa.

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917. BaltimoreBrian
11:12 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Beautiful bronze bracelet with coral settings, from an Iron Age (5th century BC) cemetery in East Yorkshire. It fastens with a hidden joint.



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916. BaltimoreBrian
11:11 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Greyware sherd of same type as the Roman style pots from Cleatham; dated to mid 5th century AD by Kevin Leahy and found near Littleborough on the Trent.

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915. BaltimoreBrian
11:09 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Another 6th century AD Byzantine bucket with hunting scene and Greek inscription; made at Antioch, Syria and found Breamore, Hampshire.

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914. BaltimoreBrian
11:08 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
The runes on this spindle whorl from Lincs invoke Óðinn, Heimdallr and the otherwise unknown deity Þjálfa. Found at Saltfleetby St Clement, Lincolnshire, and dating to early 11th century.

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913. BaltimoreBrian
11:05 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
An early 7th century Byzantine silver gilded dish with Silenus and a Maenad; made Constantinople and found in 1878 near Perm, Russia.



Where Perm is - a long way away!

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912. BaltimoreBrian
10:59 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Exactly 4 years later, the first part of the Frost/Nixon interview aired.



The most interesting statement Nixon made during the interview, in another part aired later:

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911. BaltimoreBrian
10:55 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
James McCord warned Judge Sirica that perjury and political pressure had been used to cover up sources of Watergate burglary, March 23, 1973 - when Watergate exploded into the scandal of the 20th century.

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910. BaltimoreBrian
10:52 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
United States Beats Puerto Rico for First World Baseball Classic Title Finally! :)
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909. BaltimoreBrian
10:43 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
LowerCal I'm glad you've enjoyed them! It's a pity that the comments won't be retained in the blogs.
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907. LowerCal
10:37 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Brian, I will truly miss your curation of interesting articles, art and artifacts. I hardly ever read all the articles in a single comment but that always required great restraint. :^)
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