Archive for the ‘Historical Information’ Category

From noon to dusk on November 22, 1963, history went dark, locked inside the closed and crowded cabin of Air Force One. Fifty years later, what happened after JFK died has fully come to light.

President John F. Kennedy

Esquire‘s Chris Jones tells the story of President Kennedy’s last flight from Dallas to Washington, DC.


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Frida Kahlo, Retrato de mi padre, 1951; Oil on Masonite; 23 3/4 x 18 ¼ in.; Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City

Celebrate, if you can, the best in the relationship between father and daughter.



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Whirlpool Galaxy

Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernoulli (b.1654, d.1705) greatly admired the logarithmic spiral, found widely in nature, because in his opinion it “may be used as a symbol, either of fortitude and constancy in adversity, or of the human body, which after all its changes, even after death, will be restored to its exact and perfect self.” He called it Spira mirabilis – “the marvelous spiral.”

Bernoulli picked out the perfect spiral to be engraved on his gravestone along with the motto Eadem mutata resurgo (“Changed and yet the same, I rise again”).

Mechanism of a scroll pump

Hahaha. What he got instead was an Archimedean spiral, which is totally not the same thing at all.

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Portrait of Louis Jordan, Paramount Theater(?), New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946. William P. Gottlieb,photographer.

The Library of Congress is now on Flickr!

Thanks for the tip, The Online Photographer!

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