Friday, April 17, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #32

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.

Nearly 100,000 works of art are stolen every year. Though the pictures can be hard to move, thieves had a surprisingly easy time taking them.

Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years.

So squishy.

An “up-close-and-personal” look at the Erebus, which was part of the ill-fated Arctic exploration team that set off from Britain in 1845 under the command of Sir John Franklin.

Decades after the murder of Abraham Lincoln, an Oklahoma drifter confessed on his deathbed that his true identity was John Wilkes Booth and that the man killed in the manhunt for the president’s assassin was an imposter. The story grew even weirder when the drifter’s embalmed body toured American carnivals for decades as the purported “mummy of John Wilkes Booth.”

John Wilkes Booth certainly saw himself as a dramatic figure in history. Upon shooting Lincoln, he jumped onto the stage and condemned his victim in Latin (3:17).

History's most important White House residents.

Roman general Julius Caesar may have suffered a series of mini-strokes and not epilepsy, according to a new review of his symptoms.

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