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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: History and Mission (Naval History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from Naval History Blog:

This film, part of the U.S Navy Heritage Mini-Series, describes the changing mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society during its more than 100 years of service. The U.S Navy Heritage Mini-Series was produced by Empire Media Group, in conjunction with the Naval History and Heritage Command and the Naval Historical Foundation.

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Storeship Culgoa Provides Earthquake Relief, 1909 (Naval History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from Naval History Blog:

At 5:20 a.m. on 28 December 1908, a powerful earthquake struck southern Italy. The city of Messina was devastated, with at least 95% of its buildings reduced to rubble and almost 100,000 of its 150,000 residents killed. RAdm. Charles S. Sperry, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, dispatched the storeship Culgoa from the homeward-bound Great [...]

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Seneca Indian Nation wants tax relief not handouts (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

An interesting history-related post from Native America, Discovered and Conquered:

President Robert Porter, of the Seneca Nation in western New York state, has a message for President Obama: “I’d like to see the president not be so timid in his efforts to support and protect Indian country,” he says.

Many American Indians reservations and Indian communities continue to suffer from incredibly high unemployment and its related problems. By contrast, the Seneca Nation is a thriving economy, operating casinos and tobacco businesses, Porter says.

Instead of government handouts, Porter says the Seneca people would benefit from tax relief — a message he carrid to this week’s meeting with federal officials. “The ...

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Hungary to sell communist art for red sludge relief (The History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from The History Blog:

Bronze of LeninThe Hungarian government will be putting some of its communist history on the auction block in aid of the victims of the red sludge flood that killed 10 people, all the fish in the Marcal river and contaminated and destroyed vast swaths of western Hungary. The incoming government found the 230 sculptures, photographs and paintings squirreled away in various state offices and warehouses where they had been stashed after the fall of the communist regime in 1990. The collection includes busts and portraits of Lenin, Hungarian Party functionaries, socialist-realist paintings.

Lenin portraits up for auctionThe items were found when Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s new ...

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