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A Very Late Apology: The Komagata Maru, Canada and Racisim
Today, something happened. Canada said sorry...again. For another bad screw up. This one has been 102 years in the making. As reported by the CBC: Nearly 102 years after the Komagata Maru sailed into Vancouver, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered a fu...

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History News: 'Lost' Medieval Music Performed for First Time in 1,000 Years
I'm a huge classical and ancient music fan, which is code for geek. Big news then for me is that a lost piece of Medieval music has been reconstructed and performed. After a 20-year reconstruction effort, Sam Barrett, a senior lecturer in music at the Unive...

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High Plains Drifter: Revisionist History in Wraith Form
I've been so busy with the two theatre companies I'm involved with, that history had taken a back seat. Well, here I am in the saddle again, and what better way than to write on my favourite supernatural western - High Plains Drifter . And don't forget ther...

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Any Excuse: The War of Jenkins' Ear
Today in history, a man lost an ear which started a war. So lend me an ear and give a listen to my tale of woe... In April of 1731, British Captain Robert Jenkins loses an ear to a band of Spanish brigands, starting a war between Britain and Spain: The War ...

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New Viking Settlement In Canada Located- Pointy helmets not found yet
The internet is exploding with news of a new Viking site in Canada. Otherwise, it's all about an epic text conversation over boyfriend buying makeup for his girl . ZZZZZZZ Archaeologists have used satellite imagery to identify a site in Newfoundland that co...

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Minnie Vautrin - The Goddess of Mercy in Nanking
Vautrin and the memorial to her in Nanjing It's not a well known story outside of Asia or among non-historians: the actions of a few brave foreigners trying to hold off the massacre in Nanking (Nanjing) in 1937 to 1938. One was Minnie Vautrin, an American w...

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Too Bad For You: It's A History Holiday In Cambodia!
Sign me up for this. From Beach  Cambodia This week on the " Historical Places I Can Never Go" list is one I have cherished for a long time. When I was young, many of my friends were immigrants, and many were from Cambodia. I never asked why they came to Ca...

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Too Bad For You: Historical places I can't visit...Ghadames, Lybia
Ahhh...Libya? The list of amazing places I hope to visit in the world is really long. I've been very lucky that I have gone to Asia, North America and the UK so far. But these places are relatively safe. When I say relative I mean I don't have to worry abou...

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She Shoots and She Scores! The History of Women's Soccer
1907 Oahu College women’s soccer team (photo courtesy Futbol Heritage Archive). I love watching Women's Football (Soccer) especially cheering for the Women's National Team! They are getting ready for the Olympics in Rio. The team won a bronze in 2012 and I'...
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