May 19, 2024

Hankering for History

Hanker: To have a strong, often restless desire, in this case for–you guessed it–history!

History from the Web

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It is 2:00 a.m. local time, and I cannot sleep. What better time to have a segment of…history from the web? After tossing and turning–for what seems like an eternity–I quietly sneaked out of my bed and slinked down the hall. My wife is never fond of rolling over and finding me gone, but what am I to do? I pull out my laptop and start scouring the internet for history. There are always great finds, but I am looking for blogs. If I type “history” in my Google search and your site pops up, you are probably too mainstream for me. Sorry, History Channel!

I have never found a great way to search Blogger blogs, so I generally spend most my time on Tumblr or WordPress. In looking through WordPress, I stumbled across several excellent sites. The first of these was a “this day in history” site. Aviation History Project has daily post with aviation events that occurred on this day in history. So if planes are your thing, go check them out. (Site was taken down, link removed on March 18, 2013.)

I ran across a site, with a post titled Civil War 2.0. The author of the post says what we are all thinking,

Does history really repeat itself?

If you aren’t aware, there are currently 20 states that are gathering signatures, on a petition, to secede from the United States of America. Last I heard, Texas almost had the required number of signatures to make it a real policy, they were only 2,000 short.. (They now have well over the 25,000 necessary.) Below is a map of the states that have filed petitions.


I am not surprised at most of these, as most voted for Romney. Colorado and Florida were somewhat surprising, but oh man…Oregon, New York, and New Jersey. Those are Democrat states. I am interested to see how this unfolds.

King George IV

The last interesting blog post that I ran across was “Trivial Sex Facts About the Victorian Era.” I don’t want to steal the author’s thunder, but I will tell you this… King George IV had a very interesting ‘romantic souvenir’ that he kept from his lovers. So go check out the site.