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Which Ridiculous Historical Figure From Fate/Grand Order Would You Summon?

Which Ridiculous Historical Figure From Fate/Grand Order Would You Summon?

Since Fate/Grand Order made its way stateside, we’ve been embroiled in unlocking more and more historical figures for our digital Holy Grail War. The Fate series is basically a giant battle royale

On this day: The Soviet Union started its bombing campaign on Berlin

In August 1941, when the Nazis were advancing on Moscow, Smolensk had fallen, Leningrad was in mortal danger, and Hitler declared that the Soviets were on the brink of defeat. So the USSR started

Liberal efforts to erase confederate history run into a snag

On an Army base they don't take orders from you The post Liberal efforts to erase confederate history run into a snag appeared first on Hot Air.

On this day: The Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive ended

By the middle of 1944 Finland’s position had seriously deteriorated. The Finnish high command desperately tried to hold the Karelian Isthmus and Southern Karelia. The Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive
The Long History of Terrified Americans Fleeing to Canada

The Long History of Terrified Americans Fleeing to Canada

Today, the farmers who work the verdant fields of Buxton, a small farming community in southern Ontario about an hour’s drive from Detroit, are mostly white. But a visitor in the 1850s would have

On this day: The Chazma Bay nuclear submarine accident

On Aug. 10, 1985 one year before the Chernobyl disaster, a reactor exploded at the Chazhma Bay submarine shipyard in Russia’s Far East. The reactor of the K-431 Echo-II submarine was hit by a strong

On this day: Sheremetyevo International Airport was opened

On Aug. 11, 1959 a Tupolev Tu-104 aircraft flying from Leningrad landed in Sheremetyevo. This day is considered the official birthday of Sheremetyevo International Airport.On June 1, 1960 the first
Tracing Your Roots: Untangle My Redbone Heritage

Tracing Your Roots: Untangle My Redbone Heritage

A mystery illustrates how an 18th-century family became caught up in Virginia’s laws around race, sex and freedom. Read more...

Fake Romanovs: 5 pretenders who claimed to be royal family members

Some people will do anything to get recognized, but this lot really took the biscuit. They claimed to be survivors of the infamous execution of the Romanov family in 1918 – and despite some people

On this day: The Kursk submarine disaster happened

On Aug. 12, 2000 as a result of a catastrophe during a Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea, the K-141 Kursk submarine sank to a depth of 108 meters. K-141 Kursk was an Oscar-II class

On this day: Emperor Alexander I banned secret Masonic societies

The first Masonic lodges in Russia appeared in the early 1730s. Masons included many well-known Russian figures including Alexander Suvorov, Mikhail Kutuzov, and Alexander Griboedov.Initially, the

What have we become?

Human nature at its worst. The post What have we become? appeared first on Hot Air.

On this day: The Orthodox Church celebrates Honey Spas

Honey Spas is the Orthodox holiday of the first day of the Dormition fasting, which ends on August 27. Russia started celebrating this holiday in the 15th century.The name Honey Spas comes from the
Those Game of Thrones Ravens Are Based on Real Birds Who Also Had Important Jobs

Those Game of Thrones Ravens Are Based on Real Birds Who Also Had Important Jobs

There's a reason they're trusted with such big secrets
Those Game of Thrones Ravens Are Based on Real Birds Who Also Had Important Jobs

Those Game of Thrones Ravens Are Based on Real Birds Who Also Had Important Jobs

There's a reason they're trusted with such big secrets

On this day: Summer residence of Russian emperors in Peterhof is opened

The idea of creating an emperor’s residence on the Baltic Sea - that would compare to luxury French palaces - came to Peter the Great in 1714.By the time of the official opening on Aug. 15, 1723 the

WaPo bravely asks, ‘why is there still racism?’ Allow me to help

You're not doing science the right way The post WaPo bravely asks, ‘why is there still racism?’ Allow me to help appeared first on Hot Air.
Confederate Monuments Aren't History, They're a Cheap Cultural Memory

Confederate Monuments Aren't History, They're a Cheap Cultural Memory

On Monday evening, protesters in Durham, North Carolina pulled down a Confederate monument that had stood in front of the old Durham County courthouse since its dedication on May 10, 1924. As one of

On this day: Raspberry jam is praised

Raspberry Jam Day was created by an internet food service in 2015. In ancient Rus, Slavs celebrated “Malinnik” on this date, which was devoted to their favorite berry.Raspberries are praised not only

Educators say reactions to Charlottesville reveal need for better teaching of history

After a white supremacist in Charlottesville rally grew increasingly violent, and eventually ended in the death of a 32 year-old counterprotester and injured 19 people, many Americans responded by