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The Beginning of Mobile Phone

The beginning of mobile phone goes back 40  years ago.  A LOT can happen in 40 years. But when it comes to technology, 40-years is like going back to the days of Moses or the Roman Empire. Taking the case of the mobile phone –– and, more recently, the rise of ...

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Remember RMS Titanic 1912

Remember RMS Titanic 1912.  Like many people i’ve watched the movie “Titanic” and remembered the character portrayed  by Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet.  I knew were fictional and had no connection to “Titanic” history.  The movie’s love story was also fiction but it moved the audience to look into the history of RMS ...

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Fishing in Istanbul

Fishing is a way of life in Istanbul either as a hobby or as a source of income.  This is due primarily to the geography of Istanbul particularly the differences in temperature and salinity between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean,  it made the waterways surrounding the city especially abundant in fish. ...

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75 Years of Lincoln Head Monument

75 years ago on Oct. 31, 1941 work ceased on the iconic Mount Rushmore monument, the massive South Dakota sculpture from which four of America’s most beloved presidents gaze out over the landscape. Abraham Lincoln’s head was the most challenging because of his beard, but his head was completed on ...

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Historic Manama Mosque

Located in the Manama Souq, Sheikh Qassim Al Mehta Mosque , named after a leading religious leader and magistrate when it was built in the early 1900’s.   It was rebuilt in the 1980’s. The mosque is located near the Sahara Hotel and Manama Suq Committee Vice- Chairman Mahmoud Al ...

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World History in Photo

the boy riding a bike with a signage about WW2

                  History in pictures speaks on how the past relates to the present.  Our attitude toward the future depends on how we know well our past. Isn’t it time to look at the past and reconsider how to go forward?       ...

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Very First Police Car, 1899

The very first police car was all electric and had gongs of sirens.  In 1899, the Akron, Ohio police squad fielded an electrically powered buggy that could hit speeds in excess of 16 mph thanks to a pair of 4hp motors.  It came complete with lights, a stretcher and gongs ...

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