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Alternate History – A Brief Introduction
What if Lee had won at Gettysburg? What if the Allied Landings at D-Day had been repulsed? The Alternate History community offers answers to such speculations.
Beethoven’s 10th Premieres
The lead artificial intelligence researcher on a project to complete Beethoven’s 10th Symphony tells how it all came together, leading up to a world premiere on October 9, 2021.
IBM PC Turns 40
The IBM PC was introduced on August 12, 1982 and revolutionized the computer industry. Here’s a look at how IBM won, then lost, the personal computer market.
Royal Palaces Reopen
More than a year after closing due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many of Great Britain’s palaces and royal gardens are reopening to tourists this week.
Queen Addresses Parliament
Queen Elizabeth, who recently marked her 95th birthday, gave the traditional address from The Crown to open the Houses of Parliament today, Tuesday, May 12, 2021.
Prince Philip Turns 99
Prince Philip celebrated his 99th birthday with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, June 11, 2020.
View the Queen’s VE Day Address
A televised address by Queen Elizabeth followed by a nationwide singalong of We’ll Meet Again were among the highlights during Great Britain’s 75th VE Day celebration on Friday, May 8, 2020.
The Origins of Easter
Where did the name “Easter” originate? When did Easter eggs and the Easter bunny make their appearance? Read a short history of the holiday by Religious Studies scholar Brent Landau.
Hear the Queen’s Easter Address
Queen Elizabeth gave an Easter address to the nation on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Inside the Beatles’ messy breakup, 50 years ago
“Paul Quits the Beatles” was the headline on April 10, 1970 after Paul McCartney hinted he was leaving the band.
Prince Charles Announces Recovery
Prince Charles today broadcast a message about his recovery from coronavirus and his appreciation for those on the front lines.
How Fashion Promoted Social Distancing
A historian writes about how fashions of the past were an early social distancing construct to keep people separate.
What ‘Walden’ can tell us about social distancing
The author of three books about essayist, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau says “Walden” has much wisdom for us in trying times like today.