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Lake Reflections

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  • Effects of vaping March 28, 2019
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  • How the Immigrants Who Came to Ellis Island in 1907 Compare to Arrivals Today
    The busiest day at Ellis Island was April 17, 1907, when 11,747 immigrants passed through the processing center to enter the United States. Nearly 1.3 million immigrants came to the U.S. that year—a record for highest volume of immigrants that held until 1990. Like immigrants today, these people ...
  • Royal Births Were Once Terrifying, Deadly and Watched by Huge Crowds
    On November 1, 1661, Queen Marie-Therese, the shy, retiring Spanish wife of King Louis XIV of France, went into labor. As soon as the Queen’s contractions began, her quiet palace rooms, in which she had been ceremonially confined for days, began to fill up with Princesses, Dukes and Countesses. ...
  • Claiming ‘Sanctuary’ in a Medieval Church Could Save Your Life—But Lead to Exile
    The most famous scene in the The Hunchback of Notre Dame is when Quasimodo saves Esmeralda from execution, rushes her to the cathedral and cries, “Sanctuary!” Though the act is pretty dramatic (he swings in and out on a rope), it’s based on a real religious custom. In medieval Europe, fugitives ...
  • The Mysterious Fate of the Romanov Family's Prized Easter Egg Collection
    In 2010, an American scrap-metal dealer visited an antiques stall somewhere in the United States and purchased a golden egg sitting on a three-legged stand. The egg was adorned with diamonds and sapphires, and it opened to reveal a clock. Intending to sell the object to a buyer who would melt it ...
  • Ancient Pee Suggests Agricultural Revolution Whizzed By
    The Neolithic Revolution marked a major turning point in history. During it, many communities transitioned from hunting and gathering to farming and herding, providing them with a more stable food source and allowing their populations to grow. Now, researchers suggest the transition may have ...
  • How a Sex Worker's Murder Brought Down Tammany Hall's Corrupt Political System
    To the naked eye, it was nothing more than a case of simple prostitution: When the police officer burst into Vivian Gordon’s New York hotel room in 1923, he found her in bed with a man who wasn’t her husband. Believing her lover had paid her for sex, the police officer hauled her off to […]
  • Why Was Joan of Arc Burned at the Stake?
    The English claimed many offenses against Joan of Arc. But when they burned her at the stake in Rouen, France on May 30, 1431, they not only immortalized the 19-year-old, but made her a national symbol for the French cause during the long-fought Hundred Years’ War. Born a peasant in a small French ...
  • Whooping Cough Killed 6,000 Kids a Year Before These Ex-Teachers Created a Vaccine
    After a long day in the laboratory in 1932, Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering walked out into the chilly Michigan evening with specially prepared petri dishes, called cough plates, in tow. The two scientists were on a mission to collect bacteria in the wild: one by one, they visited families ...
  • How Joseph Stalin Starved Millions in the Ukrainian Famine
    At the height of the 1932-33 Ukrainian famine under Joseph Stalin, starving people roamed the countryside, desperate for something, anything to eat. In the village of Stavyshche, a young peasant boy watched as the wanderers dug into empty gardens with their bare hands. Many were so emaciated, he ...
  • When Global Warming Was Revealed by a Zig-Zagged Curve
    It looks, at first glance, like a doodle, a zig-zag pattern squiggled absent-mindedly on a notepad during an uninspiring meeting. In fact, it has been called one of the most important scientific works of the 20th century and its emergence in the 1950s offered one of the first key readings of the ...
  • How ‘Unicorn Horns’ Became the Poison Antidote of Choice for Paranoid Royals
    Being a king or queen has always been a treacherous job. Between homicidal enemies, duplicitous courtiers and back-stabbing family members, royals had every reason to constantly fear for their lives. And there was one form of assassination that particularly terrified them: silent, invisible ...
  • The Notre-Dame Cathedral Was Nearly Destroyed By French Revolutionary Mobs
    It’s one of France’s most powerful religious, architectural and cultural symbols—and images of Notre-Dame de Paris in flames evoke questions about how the city, and the cathedral, will move forward. But the fire isn’t the first time the cathedral has faced destruction.  During the ...
  • Chernobyl Timeline: How a Nuclear Accident Escalated to a Historic Disaster
    A safety test, which took place on April 26, 1986, at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, was deemed so routine that the plant’s director didn’t even bother showing up. It quickly spiraled out of control, however, as an unexpected power surge and steam buildup led to a series of explosions that ...
  • There Was a Spy Inside Hitler's SS. Here's What He Did to Stop the Nazis
    On June 8, 1942, with the Second World War at its height, a Nazi officer in civilian uniform entered the Institute of Hygiene in Berlin and was shown into the office of Major Kurt Gerstein. The visitor brought an order from his superior, Adolf Eichmann, of the Reich Security Main Office: Gerstein ...
  • Villa for Stone Age ‘One Percent’ Found Near Stonehenge
    Stonehenge may be the most famous stone circle in the world, but its northern neighbor, Avebury, is the largest. Avebury is so big that there are actually two Stonehenge-size circles tucked inside—one of which, archaeologists believe, was built to commemorate the place where a socially important ...
  • The Secret World War II Mission to Kidnap Hitler's A-Bomb Scientists
    One of the Allies' greatest fears during World War II was that Adolf Hitler and his Nazi forces would unleash so-called Wunderwaffen, or “wonder weapons.” Some of the rumored weapons were outlandish, such as earthquake generators and death rays. But others, like bacterial weapons, rockets and new ...
  • Black Holes Were Such an Extreme Concept, Even Einstein Had His Doubts
    More than a century ago, Albert Einstein stunned the world when he explained the universe through his theory of general relativity. The theory not only described the relationship between space, time, gravity and matter, it opened the door to the theoretical possibility of a particularly ...
  • Previously Unknown Human Species Discovered in the Philippines
    Beneath the rocky floor of Callao Cave on Luzon island in the Philippines, researchers have uncovered a number of fossils from what they believe is a previously unknown ancient human species. Dubbed Homo luzonensis, the newly identified species inhabited Luzon more than 50,000 years ago, during ...
  • Legendary musician and megawatt star Prince dies at 57
    On the morning of this day in 2016, Prince, the polymathic musician who created more than 30 albums and won seven Grammy Awards over a 40-year career, is found dead in Paisley Park, his Minnesota home and recording studio. The cause of death was an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl. He was ...

Bermuda Triangle Conspiracy

April 5, 2019

Rockin’ Promposal

Rockin’ Promposal

April 2, 2019

Spring Dance Concert

March 28, 2019

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