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January 18, 2018

Dear Friends, Tangents: On Jan. 18, 1912, English explorer Robert F. Scott and his expedition reached the South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there first. Go to article » PHOTOS OF THE DAY People walk through […]

January 17, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: On Jan. 17, 1893, Hawaii’s monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate. Go to article » PHOTOS OF THE DAY A surfer wipes out at Pe’ahi, also known […]

January 16, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: On this day in 1919, prohibition takes effect in the U.S. when the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified. 1874: Poet Robert Service was […]

January 15, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Martin Luther King Jr. Day PHOTOS OF THE DAY A great tit bird flaps its wings in the village of Troitskoye, outside Moscow. This action shot shows a pair of Polar bears grappling with each other in the […]

January 12, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Happy Friday! On this day in 1914, Henry Ford announces that he will raise wages from $2.34 for a nine-hour day to $5.00 for an eight-hour day. The move is meant to combat massive turnover and expensive training of […]