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Archive for September 2011

Halley’s Comet – Part 4 (16th – 18th Centuries)

This is the fourth in a series of posts about the storied history of Halley’s Comet (officially designated 1P/Halley). If you missed the earlier posts, you can still read Part One here, Part Two here, and Part Three here. 1P/Halley made its first post-medieval appearance in 1531, which also marked the start of a more […]

Landøyðan – A Bird in the Hand…

Of the various methods Vikings employed to plant fear in the guts of their enemies, perhaps none would have been as visually striking as the raven banner–a sort of warcloth flown by many famous Norsemen, particularly during the 9th through 11th centuries. From surviving accounts and a few visual depictions such as the one at […]

Linen-clad Idlers, Unite and Take Over!

Although Labor Day did not officially become a federal holiday in the United States until 1894, it was first observed as a celebration of the social and economic contribution of workers on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. The CLU itself was established as a trade […]