Monthly Archives: December 2011

Unearthed in 2011: Part 2


In part two of this episode, we continue to uncover some of the most interesting historical discoveries of 2011, from the world’s oldest winery to France’s oldest brewery. Tune in to learn more about the biggest historical discoveries of 2011. … Continue reading

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Unearthed in 2011: Part 1


In this two-part episode, we take a look at some of the most interesting historical finds of 2011, from one of Captain Henry Morgan’s pirate ships to a rare portrait of Jane Austen discovered by British author Dr. Paula Byrne. … Continue reading

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The Christmas Truce


During the first Christmas of World War I, British and German soldiers laid down their weapons and celebrated the holiday together. They sang carols, traded insignia and buried their dead. How did the truce start, and why didn’t it happen … Continue reading

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The Halifax Explosion


The Halifax Explosion was one of history’s worst man-made, non-nuclear explosions. The disaster killed about 2,000 people, and part of the city was completely leveled. So how and when did Halifax begin to rebuild? Tune in to find out.

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Rosalind Franklin: DNA’s Dark Lady


The men who are usually credited with discerning DNA’s structure won the Nobel Prize in 1962, but they used Rosalind Franklin’s research. In 1952, she captured the best DNA image available at the time, and the Nobel winners used it … Continue reading

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The Kaiser’s Chemist: Fritz Haber


Fritz Haber has a mixed legacy. The Nobel-Prize-winning Father of Chemical Warfare was responsible for fertilizers that fed billions, as well as poisonous gasses used during World War I. Tune in to learn more about Fritz’s complicated life and work.

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Civil War Medicine: Angels of the Battlefield


Women weren’t initially welcome in the Civil War armies, but thousands eventually ended up serving as nurses. We feature five here. Listen in to learn about nurses like Sally Louisa Tompkins, whose hospital became one of the most successful of … Continue reading

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