'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
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
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! #CHD” https://twitter.com/FredWuMD/status/999516748297768961
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/4YJhDfQQTr” https://twitter.com/GalleKarl/status/999606985564749824
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....
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. #VotesForWomen” https://twitter.com/CarveHerName/status/999370652418232322
Christian Cole (barrister) - Christian Frederick Cole (1852 – 1885) was the first African barrister to practise in the English courts. Originally from Sierra Leone, he was the first black graduate of the University of Oxford, where he studied at University College. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Cole_(barrister)
Mimi Matthews on Twitter “From my archives, a decade-by-decade look at #19thcentury menswear. https://t.co/nXR3Mf3sxS #fashion” https://twitter.com/mimimatthewsesq/status/998265088409665536
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
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
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...
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 #RoyalWeek” https://twitter.com/FIDMMuseum/status/997648344674545664
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
#WOMENSART on Twitter “Faye Schulman, Jewish partisan, only photographer to document Jewish partisan resistance, Eastern Europe during WW2 #womensart” https://twitter.com/womensart1/status/997366924878086144
Ancient Anatolia on Twitter “Mosaic detail in the Temple of Apollo, #Letoon Ancient City, Aegean Region, #Anatolia. Our Photo Sponsor: https://t.co/JrTNYvG1uU” https://twitter.com/ancientanatolia/status/997493310775332864
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...
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...
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/YrnDHG2vJn” https://twitter.com/earchaeol/status/993752997044858881
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