When I was a kid, I could never imagine Santa Claus without reindeer. They were as much a part of his character as his bushy white beard, his red coat, or his sack of gifts. After all, how else would he get there if they weren't there to pull his sleigh? Before going to bed on Christmas Eve, I would take care to leave a carrot for Rudolph – and the next morning, I would swear blind that I heard the sound of hooves on the roof before I went to sleep. I had not the slightest doubt how recently Santa had arrived on his reindeer – or how much his nighttime sleigh rides were due to religious reform, migration and cultural exchange.
During World War II, German U-boats wreaked havoc on Allied supply lines and commercial shipping, causing heavy losses to merchant convoys. Hiding secretly beneath the waves, these deadly submarines operated with great secrecy and surprise, using torpedoes and sometimes surface guns to attack merchant ships and warships, resulting in considerable economic and military losses to the Allies. used to have.
Step back in time and get ready to uncover unknown pieces of history that have been hidden for too long. These old photographs will take you on a journey to a time that was full of mystery and wonder, uncovering stories that many people think they know, but in reality, have no idea about.
In the quiet frames of the past, a kaleidoscope of ordinary moments opens up, revealing a vivid panorama of life in 1940s America.
Brought to life through the stunning colors of Kodachrome film, these snapshots take us to a time when the country stood on the cusp of change, painting a vivid backdrop of the challenges and triumphs of the era.
The streets of cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles pulsed with the energy of a working nation, even as the war effort was in the foreground.
A major donor to the University of Pennsylvania is withdrawing a nearly $100 million donation in protest over the college's handling of anti-Semitism on campus and the UPenn president's controversial testimony on the subject.
Ross Stevens, founder and CEO of Stone Ridge Asset Management, donated to Penn in 2017, a gift that included partnership units in the firm, now worth about $100 million, to help the university establish a center for financial innovation.
Stevens' attorneys sent a letter to the university indicating that the school had violated Stone Ridge's limited partnership agreement through its failure to follow anti-discrimination and anti-harassment rules.
The story of curling begins in medieval Scotland, where the game was born on frozen lakes using stones and brooms. Over time, the rules were formalized, turning a casual activity into a structured game.
In 1838, the Grand Caledonian Curling Club established standardized rules, laying the foundation for the modern game we know today.
The word curling first appeared in print in 1620 in Perth, Scotland, in the prologue and stanzas of a poem by Henry Adamson.
During his 27-year reign, King Frederick William I of Prussia greatly expanded the size of the Prussian army, turning it into one of the largest and best-equipped and trained armies in Europe. Frederick William I was particularly focused on creating a well-trained and efficient military force to protect and advance the interests of the Prussian state. The military reforms initiated by Frederick William I laid the foundation for Prussia's later successes under the leadership of his son Frederick II, who transformed the state from a small German kingdom into a great European power.
For more than two centuries, from the 16th to the 19th century, Japan pursued a strict policy that prohibited foreigners, especially Europeans, from entering the country. This ban also extended to Japanese citizens, preventing them from leaving the country. This strict approach implemented during the Edo period was intended to prevent the spread of Christianity and protect Japanese society from perceived colonial and religious threats posed by European countries. Officials feared that such influence could destabilize the power of the shogunate and disrupt peace in the archipelago.
The White House is trying to distance itself from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) after its leader appeared to say that he was concerned about seeing Palestinians in Gaza "breaking the siege" during Hamas' deadly October 7 terrorist attack. He was "happy". Against Israel.
CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad is seen making the comments in a video going viral on social media.
"The people of Gaza only decided to break down the walls of the siege, the torture camp, on October 7," Awad says in the video, which quickly went viral on social media. “And yes, I am happy to see people breaking the siege and breaking the shackles of their land and moving freely on their lands where they were not allowed to go.”
Step back in time and explore the intriguing world of Ancient Egypt, a civilization rich with mystical beliefs and captivating traditions. In this captivating slideshow gallery, we highlight the most unique and fascinating beliefs of the ancient Egyptians. From their elaborate burial rituals to their deep reverence for cats as magical creatures, the ancient Egyptians had a unique perspective on life, death, and the afterlife.
Shawn Bolz shares: The list of people is starting to come to light: People like Chris Rock, Richard Branson, Woody Allen.Chase bank was involved with transactions between those in the private address book and Epstein, but not sure what the transactions were. Epstein was holding some of the JP Morgan execs hostage with information. Prince Andrew and his ex wife Sarah Ferguson and had very detailed information about their finances. Was he blackmailing them?
Bill Gates and Epstein were working on a 100 million dollar fund. Bill Gates finally admitted that he did have an affair.
One of the main accusers of Giselle Maxwell was murdered. So much is happening still around this that people are still dying for cover ups. More will come out and I believe God will use this as an example.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney David Sullivan says the American people are owed an explanation as to why President Joe Biden’s home address in Delaware was flagged in at least six suspicious activity reports (SARs) concerning Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings. Congressional investigators said the SARs documented around $12 million in transactions over several years, some of which passed through Biden’s home.