It is the eighteen hundreds and a strange disease is sweeping New England. People are getting sick and slowly wasting away. The disease is called “Consumption”
With the last episode of Game of Thrones approaching, you may feel that you’ve already lived through as much subterfuge, twists, turns, thrills, horror and heartbreak. If not, however, try The Wars of the Roses.
On February 24, 1582, Pope Gregory XIII corrected mistakes on the Julian calendar, effectively putting into a place a New Style, or what we call a Gregorian, calendar.
Where were you in December of 1991? We know that some of our patrons might not have been born yet, but for some of us, we remember that December. It was when the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) ceased to exist.
In November of 1889, two women set off to see if they could beat the record of Jules Verne’s imaginary hero, Phileas Fogg (who went around the world in 80 days). Nellie Bly, a reporter for the New York World, set off first, boarding the steamship Augusta Victoria and beginning her 40,070 kilometer journey eastward…