Friday, April 3, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #30

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb is a round-up of brand spankin' new history articles, selected by yours truly. Click on the link to be directed to the home site where you can read a professional being professional in their entirety.

If you believed in the spaghetti tree you are a fucking idiot.

Just when it looked like Selena Quintanilla, Queen of Tejano music, would cross over into mainstream music, the 23-year-old's life came to a tragic end.

A hermit turned this Mexican island into a creepy shrine for a girl he never knew. Now, the Island of the Dolls is one of the scariest places in the world.

The UK has refused to enter into mediation for the return of the sculptures, but has made tentative overtures towards arranging a loan.

Due to open in the summer of 2016, the Leicester park will feature three roller coasters, a princes in the Tower ghost train, Bosworth Bumper Cars and a fun slide, as well as teacups and crazy golf. The park will also include a Medieval Mayhem ride, a waltzer, and a water slide. What in the fucking shit...

On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was first opened to the public. But before that, this is what the iconic tower would have looked like as it slowly crept above the Parisian cityscape.

Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp at least a month earlier than her official date of death, a new study said on Tuesday.

On March 31, 1930, Hollywood’s film studious adopted the Motion Picture Production Code, a series of regulations designed to ensure that mainstream movies upheld “correct standards of life” and moral decency. Eighty-five years after the beginning of Hollywood’s most famous era of self-censorship, learn the stories behind eight famous films that tested the limits of what was acceptable content for the silver screen.

Remains of more than 1,000 people, many thought to be struggling scholars from 13th-15th centuries, were discovered during excavations at St John’s College in England.

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