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'Tuam babies' historian wins award "The "tireless" research of Catherine Corless helped to uncover a grim secret from Ireland's past." http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41767948
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British Museum on Twitter “Roman general Germanicus was born #onthisday in 15 BC. This statue has been defaced with a cross on the forehead. Some Christians once believed demons haunted Roman statues – defacing them like this was thought to keep the demons at bay” https://twitter.com/britishmuseum/status/999671427799355392
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Fred Wu, MD on Twitter “Dr. Helen Taussig, considered to be the founder of pediatric cardiology and best known for her role in developing the Blalock-Taussig shunt operation for "blue babies," was born 120 years ago today. Happy birthday, Dr. Taussig! #CHDhttps://twitter.com/FredWuMD/status/999516748297768961
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Karl Galle on Twitter “By age 35 you should have published nothing, begged your uncle for money after blowing through your grad student stipend, & still be 35 years away from publishing a book that will rewrite our understanding of the cosmos. Nicholas Copernicus died #OTD 1543: https://t.co/4YJhDfQQTrhttps://twitter.com/GalleKarl/status/999606985564749824
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Archaeologists Find 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks' Carrying Stash Worth Up to $17 Billion "Distinctive engravings of dolphins on the San José's bronze cannons have helped archaeologists identify the 310-year-old shipwreck. " https://www.livescience.com/62638-san-jose-shipwreck-cannons....
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carve her name... on Twitter “#OTD, 23 May 1907, 19 women took their seats in the Finnish Parliament: the first female Parliamentarians in the world. #VotesForWomenhttps://twitter.com/CarveHerName/status/999370652418232322
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Christian Cole (barrister) - Christian Frederick Cole (1852 – 1885) was the first African barrister to practise in the English courts.[1][2] Originally from Sierra Leone, he was the first black graduate of the University of Oxford, where he studied at University College.[1][3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Cole_(barrister)
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Cole was the grandson of a slave,[3] and the adopted son of Reverend James Cole of Waterloo.[4] Prior to his studies at Oxford he was educated at Fourah Bay College in Freetown.[5] He enrolled at Oxford as a non-collegiate student in 1873, studying classics.[4] Short of money, he paid his way by teaching Responsions, one of the qualifying exams for Oxford degrees, and his classes were reportedly popular.[4] He also taught music lessons: a cartoon of the time depicts him playing a banjo.[4] Cole's popularity at the college is indicated by the fact that when his uncle died and his financial situation worsened, fellow students and the then Master of the College, George Bradley, raised money to help him.[5] Despite his financial problems and the disadvantages of being unattached to a college, he graduated in 1877 with a fourth-class honours degree[5] and in November of that year was accepted as a member of University College; a position he held until April 1880.[4][2] His presence drew a lot of attention, including press cartoons depicting him with racial stereotypes. His feelings about these reactions are not recorded, and he still took a very visible role in the life of the college,[4] including speaking at the Oxford Union.[5] ‎· Halil
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On leaving Oxford in 1880 he returned to Sierra Leone, but did not find employment, so returned to England to train as a barrister.[4] He was accepted by the Inner Temple in 1883, thus becoming the first black African practising in English courts. He later went to Zanzibar to continue his career in law.[4] ‎· Halil
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He died of smallpox in 1885, at the age of 33.[4] On 15 October 2017 the Master of University College unveiled a plaque to Cole's memory in Logic Lane which runs through the college.[5] ‎· Halil
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Cole delivered lectures on education in Freetown, which were published in 1880.[4] In 1879,[6][7] he published his thoughts on the Anglo-Zulu war in Reflections on the Zulu War, By a Negro, BA., of University College, Oxford, and the Inner Temple.[4] In 2006, a copy of this pamphlet, which includes two poems, was put up for sale. Former students and staff of University College donated more than a thousand pounds to buy it for the college's library, where it now resides.[8][4] ‎· Halil
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Mimi Matthews on Twitter “From my archives, a decade-by-decade look at #19thcentury menswear. https://t.co/nXR3Mf3sxS #fashionhttps://twitter.com/mimimatthewsesq/status/998265088409665536
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Myko Clelland on Twitter “In 1866 Liechtenstein's last military engagement sent 80 men to war. 81 returned, as they had made a friend.” https://twitter.com/DapperHistorian/status/998629415125946369
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Daz Hale BBC WM on Twitter “The imposing new statue of Anglo-Saxon Warrior Queen , Aethelflaed, which was unveiled yesterday outside #Tamworth Railway Station” https://twitter.com/DazHaleWM/status/998458902860763137
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Simon Kuestenmacher on Twitter “#Map shows homeland / birthplace of characters in Homer’s Iliad. #Greek #mythology #nerd paradise! Source: https://t.co/vxFpuhgCbxhttps://twitter.com/simongerman600/status/997945016164278272
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At the link there are corrections, but it's still an interesting graphic. ‎· Spidra Webster
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Apparently not only birthplaces but also sites of death. ‎· 9000 ‎· 1
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@9000: Well, that muddies the wine-dark seas a bit. ‎· Spidra Webster
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NatGeoMaps on Twitter “Discover iconic maps from National Geographic's archives through our new "Map of the Day" series. https://t.co/cUBY8ecpVyhttps://twitter.com/natgeomaps/status/994998610327691264
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Hats Off To Women Who Saved The Birds "At the turn of the 20th century, millions of birds were being sacrificed for fashionable hats — until women flocked together to protest." https://www.npr.org/sections/npr-history-dept/2015/07/15/4228...

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FIDM Museum on Twitter “Something blue for the bride-to-be: #QueenAlexandra's blouse with mother of pearl buttons! It was worn by the fashionable royal while Princess of Wales; research shows it was likely purchased for her trousseau prior to her 1863 wedding to Prince Edward. #RoyalWedding #RoyalWeekhttps://twitter.com/FIDMMuseum/status/997648344674545664
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I really like how modern that embroidered design looks. ‎· Spidra Webster
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Goodman Darkness on Twitter "“Julie d'Aubigny, famed fencer & opera singer. She roamed France, teaching fencing and winning fights, & broke the Paris ban on duels thrice in one night, when she fought & defeated three noblemen at once after they took issue with her kissing a woman at a ball. #FolkloreThursday”" https://twitter.com/schwartz_ben/status/997125021637193728
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This tweet based on research from here: https://kellygardiner.com/fiction/books/goddess/the-real-life... Art by Jean Béraud ‎· Spidra Webster
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Musta been quite a badass ‎· SaeedTheGiraffe ?
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@saeedgreen: it seems so! ‎· Spidra Webster
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#WOMENSART on Twitter “Faye Schulman, Jewish partisan, only photographer to document Jewish partisan resistance, Eastern Europe during WW2 #womensarthttps://twitter.com/womensart1/status/997366924878086144
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Ancient Anatolia on Twitter “Mosaic detail in the Temple of Apollo, #Letoon Ancient City, Aegean Region, #Anatolia. Our Photo Sponsor: https://t.co/JrTNYvG1uUhttps://twitter.com/ancientanatolia/status/997493310775332864
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Julia Hensley on Twitter “@DamienKempf Full throttle Aristotle! #ludicrousmodehttps://twitter.com/JuliaHensley/status/996895787274530816
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Damien Kempf on Twitter "“Aristotle ridden by Phyllis [MET, 14/15th c.]”" https://twitter.com/DamienKempf/status/996886750587912192
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The Language of the Roman Empire | History Today "Latin may be the language that we associate with the Roman Empire, but the question of whether the Romans spoke Latin does not have a simple answer." https://www.historytoday.com/katherine-mcdonald/language-roma...
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Century Past History on Twitter “Monuments Men & the 1945 Allied effort to save European cultural heritage: some key documents https://t.co/8TPGEd4EXshttps://twitter.com/lienhart85/status/996606668548034560
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Martha B. Reiskind on Twitter “Check out this poster tonight we need more analyses like this #PEQG18https://twitter.com/fishgirlburford/status/996422478066053120
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The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced "Zora Neale Hurston’s searing book about the final survivor of the transatlantic slave trade, Cudjo Lewis, is being published nearly a century after it was written. " https://www.history.com/news/zora-neale-hurston-barracoon-sla...
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ExperimentArchaeolog on Twitter “Reconstruction of Irish Famine era turf-built hut or Bothán for University College Cork’s commemoration of this dark time in Irish history https://t.co/YrnDHG2vJnhttps://twitter.com/earchaeol/status/993752997044858881
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I came across this a while ago been meaning to share it with you, this post reminded me: Welcome to the Irish Famine Eviction Project The aim of this project is to document, where possible, evidence of eviction during the years of the Great Irish Famine. In this respect it is hoped to include details such as the physical location, landlords name, tenants names (where cited) and other relevant information in relation to the eviction. This information will help towards understanding the local experience of removing people from the land during the Great Famine. https://irishfamineeviction.com/ ‎· Halil ‎· 1
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@halil: I remember hearing about that. I'll have to check out the places my relatives come from. ‎· Spidra Webster ‎· 1
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Only a few evictions listed yet for County Kerry, but the shocker is that the landlord that did it was Trinity College. ‎· Spidra Webster ‎· 2
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Dan Hill on Twitter “Of all the #ww1 items I have seen these last few years, this one stands out as truly special. The humanity shown by this German soldier to the wife of an enemy soldier he had never met is just breathtaking. But for him, Mrs Buck may have never known what became of her husband.” https://twitter.com/danhillhistory/status/993828956523696128
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