Tuesday, December 10 In 1956, Chicago's fire academy was built, rather aptly, on the site of Mrs. O'Leary's barn, at 558 W DeKoven Street, which was numbered 137 at the time of the fire. The barn, or more precisely, a cow inside of it, was once blamed for burning the …Read more. Monday, December 9 A vet named Pete Hodgson was known in New Zealand as one of the pit bulls of the Labour Party. Outside New Zealand, though, he is known for being appointed "Minister of the Rings" to promote the fact that "The Lord of the Rings" …Read more. Saturday, December 7 In 1541, on the Yucatan Peninsula, a Franciscan monk named Diego de Landa burned all the Mayan books he could find, except for a few codices written in hieroglyphs on bark paper. This was part of an inquisition to suppress traditional religious …Read more. Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more.more articles
Monday, April 30
He may be a titan of science, but for some reason when Copernicus died, nobody could remember where the body was buried. In 2005, his remains were finally found under the floor of Frombork Cathedral in northern Poland. Scientists compared a tooth found there to known strands of his hair. He was reburied in the same spot, but this time with a black tombstone that depicts his model of the solar system.
You have down and up, strange and charmed, and top and bottom. What are they?
Previous answer: Those coordinates are off the coast of Newfoundland and mark the location of the Titanic.
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