MC Escher: 10 Things You Should Know About The Artist of Impossible Worlds

His artwork has been reproduced countless times in pop culture and you’ve probably seen it somewhere even if you have never heard of MC Escher. Maurits Cornelis Escher was an artist with a unique perspective and a keen sense of geometry and mathematics which he used to create impossible worlds and three-dimensional optical illusions. Despite…

April 21 1918: The Notorious Red Baron is Killed in Action

In the skies above the Somme River in France, The Red Baron is killed by Allied fire on April 21, 1918. The notorious ace-of-aces of the first world war had 80 air combat victories and was considered invincible. His name was Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen. Watch Real film footage of the Red Baron (Manfred…

How a Harlem Hellfighter spread the ‘Jazz Germ’ throughout Europe after WWI

In the afterglow of the armistice in 1918 that ended World War I, Europe, and particularly the city of Paris, exhibited a wild exuberance. In mid-January 1919, future civil rights pioneer and American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) officer Charles Hamilton Houston encapsulated the mood and sounds of European joy: “Paris is taken away with [jazz] and…

Was Winston Churchill a Racist?

Was Winston Churchill a racist? British resource shows the dark side of Churchill’s legacy and exposes him as a genocidal racist. In 1943, Winston Churchill, then prime minister, was speaking to the British Cabinet about the famine that was raging through Bengal, India. Churchill told the secretary of state for India, Leo Amery, that the…

74 Seconds After Liftoff, Challenger Explodes: January 28, 1986

The space shuttle Challenger exploded in a ball of fire shortly after it left the launching pad, and all seven astronauts on board were lost. The date was January 28, 1986 The worst accident in the history of the American space program was witnessed by thousands of spectators who watched in wonder, then horror, as…