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August 21, 1911 the theft of the Mona Lisa is discovered.
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An amateur painter sets up his easel near Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris, only to discover that the masterpiece is missing. .
The day before, in perhaps the most brazen art theft of all time, Vincenzo Perugia had walked into the Louvre, removed the famed painting from the wall, hid it beneath his clothes, and escaped. .
Investigators and detectives searched for the painting for more than two years without finding any decent leads. Then, in November 1913, Italian art dealer Alfredo Geri received a letter from a man calling himself Leonardo. .
It indicated that the Mona Lisa was in Florence and would be returned for a hefty ransom. When Perugia attempted to receive the ransom, he was captured. The painting was unharmed.
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A political & historical interlude: exactly 50 years ago, on the night of August 21, 1968, Soviet tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia.

The invasion sought to crush the Prague Spring—a period, during which the Czechoslovak leadership began to gradually liberalize life in the country.
The pre-invasion 1960’s also spurred a geyser of literary creativity (Milan Kundera and Václav Havel), accompanied by a new wave of Czechoslovak movies (Miloš Forman), with many of the works gaining international recognition.
Then, it all came to a crushing halt. The tanks arrived to ensure the communist party regained control over all aspects of people’s lives.

These events had a far-reaching effect on the lives and worldview of the then-young Czechs and Slovaks—my parents’ generation.
They had never seen tanks of another country before, and the scene of invasion came as a shock to them, unimaginable to today’s Czech or Western youth.
A sense of anger and helplessness overpowered them (most vividly expressed in the act of self-immolation by Jan Palach, a twenty-year old student). For the next 20 years, dubbed as the “normalization” period, the country was run by a communist leadership subservient to the Soviet Union. Some of the country’s talent emigrated (Milan Kundera to France and Miloš Forman to the U.S.), while others ended up serving time in jail (Václav Havel). The tanks left the country only after the Velvet Revolution of 1989 that swept the communist regime away and reinstated democracy.

Read more at http://travelsbooksessays.com/1968-generation-czechoslovakia/

This image taken by photographer Jaafar Ashtiyeh very shortly before the breakout of the 2014 Gaza Conflict that pitted the Israeli Armed Forces against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip depicts a group of Israeli soldiers, one holding the Israeli national flag, as they take a patrol and help in the search of three Israeli teenagers, who were all kidnapped and later believed to have been murdered by members of Hamas. Image taken in the West Bank village of Beit Furik, in disputed territory. June 20th 2014.
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Hanes Holland’s first book in the series covers an amazing part of the war between 1939 and 1941 when Germany was stretching its Third Reich across Europe. Covering Blitzkrieg, Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and Operation Barbarossa this book is well researched and well written with a narrative covering the people who fought or watched the fighting happening on their doorstep.
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Illustration of University of California, Berkeley’s famous landmark, the Campanile, from the school's 1922 “Blue and Gold” Yearbook. On August 18, 1919, 18-year-old Ursula joined the ranks of the largest freshman class ever to enter the state university (at that time). Start at the beginning — read Ursula's extraordinary story and see many fabulous photos at http://mysterydancer.net/ __________________________________ #archivesofinstagram #antiquephotos #foundphotography #historymatters #vintagephotograph #historicalpix #foundphotos #historyiscool #photoarchive #historygram #historylovers #antiquephoto #readingforfun #historygeek #historylover #foundphoto #historybuff #genealogy #sathertower #historynerd #familyhistory #campanile #sanfranciscohistory #read #estatesalefind #archivephoto #creativenonfiction #goodreading #herstory #ucberkeley

6th post for the day of my pictures from the DeRussy US Army Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii.

There should be no black or white feminist, it should just be feminist. Unfortunately, it's split across the board because so many would rather keep their privilege of their skin color over their gender!


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Kurt Cobain photographed by Karen Mason-Blair.

On this day in 1754, Banastre Tarleton is born in Liverpool. During the #AmericanRevolution, he came to be known as “Bloody Ban” Tarleton because of his cruel and ruthless tactics. Tarleton was born to an Englishman who had a thriving business in the sale of slaves. (Do you feel like you already understand some of Tarleton’s problems?!) He eventually lost much of his inheritance gambling or otherwise engaged in “fashionable amusements,” so he used his remaining funds to buy himself a commission in the 1st Regiment Dragoon Guards. Once in #America, Tarleton became known for his scorched-earth tactics. The phrase “Tarleton’s Quarter” came to be used in the wake of the Battle of #Waxhaws. In that battle, he allegedly continued to attack Americans who were laying down their arms and trying to surrender. Tarleton’s last major battle during the war was the Battle of #Cowpens. In that battle, American Brig. Gen. Daniel Morgan administered “a devil of a whipping” by using Tarleton’s own tactics against him. Tarleton escaped, but his forces had been devastated. After Cornwallis’s surrender at #Yorktown, many British officers remained in America as terms of peace were negotiated. In the courteous practice of the day, Americans would sometimes host British officers as their dinner guests. Tarleton was never invited to a single home. He apparently asked about the omission and was told that it was because of his cruelty during the war. Tarleton nevertheless returned to England a hero. P.S. The picture is of Tarleton, the Battle of Cowpens (top) & the Battle of Waxhaws (bottom). FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #TDIH #thisdayinhistory #AmericanHistory #USHistory #history #liberty #freedom #homeschool #throwback #revolution #classicalconversations #historybuff #sharethehistory

Dirty History Episode 1 is out now!
Go listen, link in bio! You can also check us out on Youtube and wherever else you get podcasts!

Artwork by @woodrowdrawspictures

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👀 The new exhibit is starting to come together! See you all on Saturday for opening night!
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City girl livin’ the island life. 🌴
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Hawaii has always treated me well. The people, their culture, the food... I love talking with locals (especially ones with Hawaiian ancestry) and learning more about their way of life. Some people might go on vacation to “shut down their brain” and take a break (and that’s perfectly fine) but I personally love traveling/going on vacation to learn. I love finding the answers to my observations and trying to understand their language and history.
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I find it so fascinating how almost every tree in Hawaii is a fruit tree especially on the Road to Hana. A local I spoke with explained how you can never go hungry on the island for that reason. Another local had told me schools used to ban the Hawaiian language after the annexation of Hawaii as a U.S. territory and how the language nearly died out... it’s amazing that Hawaiians are so in love with their culture and try to preserve it the best they can. They treat their people, culture, and land with so much respect.
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Spent Saturday @museemaritimeduquebec screening #TheRaftsmen doc and reading from the book. Thanks to the team there for hosting me and putting bums in these seats. From @firefly.books available @chaptersindigo and @amazon
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Wehrmacht soldiers storm a house in order to properly secure a Soviet city for occupation during the height of Operation Barbarossa
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This is the Shunga Empire, it was an ancient Indian dynasty from Magadha that controlled vast areas of the Indian subcontinent from around 187 to 78 BCE. It made a huge difference in the culture of this country, they flourished with Art, education, philosophy, and other forms of learning.

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After being destroyed four times throughout history, the current cathedral has lived through three centuries, and its dome is the second largest in the world at 366 feet high
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