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‘Lost’ Italian village set to emerge from watery depths for the 1st time in 27 years

NYPost
A “lost” medieval village is set to emerge from the waters of an Italian lake. The sunken village of Fabbriche di Careggine disappeared beneath the waters of the artificial lake Vagli in 1953, according to La Repubblica, but “reappears” whenever the reservoir is drained for maintenance work. The Tuscan ghost......
History

How to Have That Tough Conversation About Race, Racism and Racial Identity

Smithsonian
The nation—and the world—have been glued to their televisions over the sadness and anger following the death of George Floyd. Scenes unfold of multi-racial crowds of people wearing masks in the midst of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Their hands are raised, they chant “we can’t breathe,” and they carry signs......
History

158 Resources for Understanding Systemic Racism in America

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | June 4, 2020, 11:47 a.m. In a short essay published earlier this week, Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch wrote that the recent killing in Minnesota of George Floyd has forced the country to “confront the reality that, despite gains made in the past 50 years, we are still......
ESPN

Bonds, balks and umps packing heat: Here’s what ‘this day in MLB history’ leaves out

ESPN
8:00 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” At 6:15 p.m., 39 years ago today, Bobby Bonds arrived at the ballpark for a night game in Pittsburgh. It had been a long journey. Bonds, a......
CNBC Business

This is the greatest 50-day rally in the history of the S&P 500

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The S&P 500 has returned 37.7% over the last 50 trading days, making it the benchmark index’s largest 50-day rally in history, according to LPL Financial. And if history is any indication, there could be more gains ahead. Looking at......
History

10 Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in June

Smithsonian
Smithsonian Voices Smithsonian Associates 10 Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in June June 2nd, 2020, 12:59PM / BY Lauren Lyons Art historian Renee Gondek will discuss the disasters of Ancient Thebes in live, virtual Smithsonian Associates event on June 4. The new online learning initiative Smithsonian Associates Streaming continues with live,......
New York Post

Charlamagne tha God calls out Biden’s ‘racist’ Senate history

NYPost
Charlamagne tha God isn’t joining Team Biden just yet. The radio personality, speaking to CNN on Tuesday evening, discussed his assessment of how the presumptive Democratic nominee was performing as the country reels over the murder of George Floyd and the protests and riots that ensued as a result. Despite......
ESPN

He hits moonshots, and he’s going No. 1: Meet ‘Tork,’ who’s about to make MLB draft history

ESPN
In this most abnormal of springs, the Detroit Tigers may make an abnormal pick with the first selection in the 2020 MLB draft: a first baseman. Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson is regarded not just as the top talent in the draft, but as the safest pick in a draft......
USA Today - NFL

Oh-so-close to greatness: From the Titans to Butler, these are the top just-missed moments in sports history

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY CLOSE Sports Pulse: Athletes have gone to social media to share their feelings about what happened to George Floyd USA TODAY Sure, some sports are back. But “sports” as we know them are largely still on pause......
History

Mail Handlers Used to Poke Holes in Envelopes to Battle Germs and Viruses

Smithsonian
Since the dawn of written communications, missives sent by card or letter have been the source of both joy and pain for recipients. During times of epidemics, however, the mail is viewed with extra wariness. “The mail is something you welcome in times of normalcy, but just like any other......
CNBC Business

What history can tell us about how stock markets react to civil unrest

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Protests over the killing of George Floyd are both “alarming” and “enormously important,” analysts told CNBC on Tuesday, but it is unlikely the ongoing unrest will have a material impact on financial markets. It comes after violent protests on Monday......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

The Making of ‘Miracle’: An Oral History

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SI – For more and to sign up click here The Hockey News “Do you believe in miracles?” Perhaps no phrase is as synonymous with hockey as the one Al Michaels exclaimed in the closing moments of the 1980 Winter Olympics game between the United States and the Soviet Union.......
History

Secretary Lonnie Bunch: It Is Time for America to Confront Its Tortured Racial Past

Smithsonian
Like many Americans, watching multiple incidents of deadly violence against black people unfold before our eyes has left us feeling demoralized and distraught, aghast, and angry. Not only have we been forced to grapple with the impact of a global pandemic, we have been forced to confront the reality that,......
New York Post

The 50 greatest home runs in New York sports history

NYPost
New York City has been a baseball town since the 19th century. That span has seen countless memorable moments, the majority of which revolve around the longball. Legendary home runs have defined the sport in the city since even before Babe Ruth exploded the dead ball era with his power,......
New York Post

The 10 most powerful queens in history, from Catherine the Great to Queen Victoria

NYPost
The hit Hulu miniseries, “The Great” is being binge-watched all over the country — showing (loosely) how Catherine the Great, a German princess came to rule Russia. But while Catherine was indeed great — she was not the only powerful woman to lead a nation much better than the men......
New York Post

Favre, Manning, Wilson: Jets’ QB history may have been very different

NYPost
In a weeklong series, The Post is looking at alternate realities in New York sports. Today’s edition looked at what would have happened had Bill Belichick not resigned as head coach of the Jets. Here are some other big Jets what-ifs from the past 30 years: What if the Jets......
History

Inside the Incredible Effort to Recreate Historic Jewish Sites Destroyed Years Ago

Smithsonian
On a narrow street in Damascus, one of the oldest cities in the world, I pull open a heavy iron door in a cinderblock wall and enter an ancient synagogue. Behind the door, just past a tiled courtyard shaded by a large tree, I am stunned by what I see.......
New York Post

Examining the biggest what-ifs in Devils’ and Islanders’ history

NYPost
In a weeklong series, The Post is looking at alternate realities in New York sports. Today’s edition looked at what would have happened had the Rangers acquired a 19-year-old Eric Lindros in 1992. Here are some Devils and Islanders What-ifs: What-if Devils The fate of the franchise would have turned......

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