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North Korea Warns Of Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack On U.S.

North Korea Warns Of Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack On U.S.

Pictured above:  Korean War/National Archives

VAV!/March 7, 2013

A preemptive nuclear attack on the United States and allies is being threatened by North Korea as the United Nations Security Council moves forward to approve new sanctions in response to Pyongyang's latest nuclear test.

The threat from the North Korean Foreign Ministry came just hours before the United Nations Security Council was scheduled to meet on the sanctions, Thursday.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 06 April 2013 05:24 )

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Life’s a Journey - Teenage Crushes

Life’s a Journey - Teenage Crushes

VAV!/February 10, 2012 By Helen Spencer of Life's A Journey

Look, if I'm going to be totally honest with you about this, then there were more than three.

But in case anyone ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 February 2012 07:09 )

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The Madness of King George III – London Theatre Review

The Madness of King George III – London Theatre Review

VAV!/February 10, 2012  By Rebecca McWattie

This tremendous Theatre Royal Bath production of Alan Bennett’s play is directed by the great Christopher Luscombe. King G...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 11 February 2012 09:15 )

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Diana Mitford, Part II – Rebel with a Cause

Diana Mitford, Part II – Rebel with a Cause

VAV!/January 28, 2012 By Rebecca McWattie

(Diana Mitford - Bright Young Thing Part I )

In 1932 Diana was still at the height of her beauty and her life with Bryan Guinness and...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 January 2012 00:55 )

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Diana Mitford, Part I - Bright Young Thing

Diana Mitford, Part I - Bright Young Thing

VAV!/January 12, 2012 By Rebecca McWattie

My old penguin copy of Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate is without doubt the most well thumbed book in...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 January 2012 10:27 )

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April 24 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Willie Shoemaker VAV!/April 24, 2012 1184 BCE - The Trojan Horse of Greece entered Troy via Greek Forces. 1704 - The Boston News-Letter was the first American newspaper to be published. 1781 - Phillips and Arnold launched an attack on Petersburg, Virginia. 1778 - The Continental Navy sloop Ranger captured HMS Drake. 1779 – Eleazar Wheelock, American minister and academic died.  He founded Dartmouth College (b. 1711) 1800 - The United States Library of Congress is established after President John Adams signed legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress". 1805 - United States Marines attacked and captured the town of Derna in Tripoli.

 

April 23 On This Day In History

Pictured above:  The First Presidential Mansion/{{PD-US}} – published in the US before 1923 and public domain in the US. VAV!/April 23, 2014 1616 - English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, died at age 52 on what has been otherwise regarded as the anniversary of his birth in 1564. 1635 - The first public school in America, the Boston Latin School, was founded. 1778 - John Paul Jones burns Whitehaven, England.

 

The History of Earth Day

VAV!/April 22, 2014 Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement launched in 1970. During the 1970's, when Flower Children were strewing love, peace and flowers onto a world drowning with air and water pollutants from factories, a war raged on in Vietnam.  However, there was a change 'blowin' in the wind'... With the publication of author Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller "Silent Spring" in 1962, a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement took place. Through her book, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health. Earth Day 1970 grasped onto the growing tide of consciousness to place environmental concerns into the forefront globally.

 

The History of The Feeding Bottle

Pictured above: Middle River, Maryland. A FSA (Farm Security Administration) housing project (later administered by the National Housing Agency) for Glenn L. Martin aircraft workers. A baby drinking from its bottle/LOC VAV!/April 22, 2014 Bottle feeding may be the most suitable option for families and the new baby. In fact, bottle feeding may be the only option available!   It's natural to take the feeding bottle for granted, but hold on! Let's visit "The History of The Feeding Bottle "  and take a closer look into its historical evolution of where it all began. The feeding bottle was introduced in the 19th century but there is evidence that a form of artificial feedings were used throughout ancient times.  We know this because vessels in a variety of shapes and sizes have been discovered dating back thousands of years BC, through the Roman Era, Middle Ages, and into the Renaissance. It wasn't until the Industrial Revolution that an improved, refined, hygienic, and sanitary version of the feeding bottle came into existence.

 

April 22 On This Day In History

Pictured above:  Earth Day, 1970 VAV!/April 22, 2013 1778 - Captain John Paul Jones of the Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England 1793 - Philadelphia hosted the first circus attended by George Washington. 1836 - A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston captured Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. 1864 - Congress authorized the use of the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins. 1876 - The National League began its inaugural season.

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