for the ‘History’ Category

On the 25th of December many many years ago, one of the greatest personalities ever to set foot on earth was born.

Today, 10th December 2008, is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that (supposedly) safeguards the inherent rights every human should have. A document that is threatened today by that same organization that created it!

On the 24th of November 1859, 149 years ago, Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection” with the (often misunderstood) subtitle: “The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life“. Happy Birthday!

For those of you that have the (false) impression that modern medicine is very risky or has many side-effects, you should definitely visit this exhibition: Medicine Man. Imagination runs wild as one tries to visualize how some of the tools in display were used in medicine back then!

That was the original title of Hitler‘s book, later published as “My Struggle” (“Mein Kampf“), more than 8 decades ago. LiveScience takes a brief look back at the controversies this book has generated -and keeps generating, especially in regards to literary freedoms.

As LiveScience reported, an ancient Greek site was recently discovered in the North East shoreline of Peloponnisos. It is ancient harbor town of the glorious Mycenaean civilization (around 1600-1100 B.C) and is believed to have been a military outpost.