Category Archives: History

Diving into History: HMS Ontario

In June 2008, after a 35-year search, electrical engineers Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville discovered the HMS Ontario, the oldest shipwreck in the Great Lakes and the only known fully intact British warship in those waters. The vessel sank in … Continue reading

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Horrible History: Spinosaurus, the first known aquatic dinosaur

Meet Spinosaurus, the first-known water dinosaura

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What’s In a Word : Etymology of ‘Theater’

I get too hungry for dinner at eight. I like the theatre, but never come late. I never bother with people I hate. That’s why the lady is a tramp. ~Lorenz Hart, The Lady is a Tramp 1937 The theater … Continue reading

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Horrible History: September 11

9 AD: The Battle of the Teutoberg Forest ends 813 AD: Charles the Great Crowns Louis I as emperor 1185 AD: Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus … Continue reading

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