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The Remarkable Story of the World War II "Ghost Army" that Duped Hitler (Link)

From: A Business Insider Article by Jeremy Bender

From the summer of 1944 until the end of the World War II in Europe, the US fielded a unique 'Ghost Army' throughout France and the Rhine Valley in order to deceive the Third Reich into over estimating the strength of the Allied forces.


The Ghost Army, which consisted of 1,100 handpicked men and a number of phony inflatable tanks and weapons, was part of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops.

The unit's sole responsibility was to create illusions and spread disinformation about the strength and location of Allied forces. Read More 

The First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago Today (Link) John Fingas for Engadget

If the web were a person, it wouldn't have trouble renting a car from now on: the world'sfirst website, Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, went online 25 years ago today. The inaugural page wasn't truly public when it went live at CERN on December 20th, 1990 (that wouldn't happen until August 1991), and it wasn't much more than an explanation of how the hypertext-based project worked. However, it's safe to say that this plain page laid the groundwork for much of the internet as you know it -- even now, you probably know one or two people who still think the web is the internet.

Where are the creators in 2015? Read More

In Time for the Holidays--Winter Soup from 1882

No. 3 Winter Soup

    Take a large shin of beef, saw it through in several places, and score or notch the meat quite to the bone. Put the beef into a soup-pot, adding one quart of water to each pound of beef. Add a red pepper-pod and let the whole boil six hours; then strain it and place it away to cool. This soup, thus made, will keep good for several days. Whenever you wish to use it, remove all the fat and put the soup into the pot again, adding two large turnips, one carrot, two onions, and three potatoes finely cut into fanciful shapes. Let the whole boil for two hours, then add salt, and if you like, a little mace, a tea-spoonful of sugar, and a sprig of celeery, which gives it a lively flavour. The soup is then ready for the table. It is sometimes called Shin Soup. *

The Practical Cook Book; Containing Upwards of One Thousand Receipts: Consisting of Directions for Selecting, Preparing and Cooking all Kinds of Meats, Fish, Poultry, and Game, Soups, Breads, Vegetables and Salads. Also for the Making of all Kinds of Plain and Fancy Breads, Pastries, Puddings, Cakes, Creams, Ices, Jellies, Preserves, Marmalades, etc. etc. etc. Together with Various Miscellaneous Receipts, and Numerous Preparations for Invalids. By Mrs. Bliss, Philadephia, E. Claxton and Company, 920 Market Street, 1882. page 12

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King Tut's Wet Nurse May Have Been His Sister: Expert (Link)

Cairo (AFP) - An archaeologist said Sunday that Maia, Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's wet nurse, may have actually been his sister Meritaten, reviving speculation about the identity of the mother of the boy king.


DNA tests have proved that the pharaoh Akhenaten was the father of Tutankhamun, but the identity of his mother has long been a mystery.

On Sunday, Egyptian officials and French archaeologist Alain Zivie unveiled Maia's tomb to journalists ahead of its opening to the public next month. Read More

Celebrity Lookalikes From The Past (Link)

A fun link for folks with a few minutes to spare, comparing modern celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Rupert Grint, Jennifer Lawrence, Adrien Brody etc. to their historical doppelgangers. FYI: The article provides scarce information on the historical figures. Read More Here

Late World War II Veteran is 1st Soldier Honored for Saving Jews (Link) to Article by Aron Heller

For the AP by Aron Heller

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate.


But Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds would have none of that. As the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer held in the German POW camp, he ordered more than 1,000 Americans captives to step forward with him and brazenly pronounced: "We are all Jews here." Read More Here

King Tut's Tomb May Conceal Egypt's Lost Queen Nefertiti (Link to Reuter's Video)

King Tut's tomb may conceal Egypt's lost Queen

 Nefertiti by Reuters Videos 0:56 mins

      Experts say they are optimistic that King Tutankhamun's tomb has

passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting

 place of the lost Queen Nefertiti. Jillian Kitchener reports. Link to

Reuter's Video Here

Here is another update by Newsweek Author Paula Mejia

King Tutankhamun’s final resting place has been known for almost 100 years, since Howard Carter’s landmark discovery of the tomb in the Valley of Kings in Luxor, Egypt in 1922.

Now, researchers say they’re convinced the Egyptian pharaoh’s tomb bears a hidden chamber that has yet to be explored. The size of the chamber is unknown, but researchers are confident the radar imaging scans indicate that it does, in fact, exist.

So what’s in the hidden chamber? Some researchers are confident that the long-lost remains of Queen Nefertiti, thought to be Tutankhamun’s stepmother (she died in 14th century B.C.), may be among the treasures lying behind a partition wall in the tomb. Read More Newsweek by Paula Mejia


[Can You] Guess Who This Is?: A Cautionary Tale

[Can You]Guess Who This Is?: A Cautionary Tale

can you guess who this iswcan you guess who this is reverse   [Can you]Guess who this is? No, neither could the folks here at Passed Time. Remember, it might seem like a cute idea, but memories and people are only around for so long.

   Some might argue that the photo's subject only intended for the photo to catch a passing moment meant only for specific persons. That position is debatable. Photographs in and of themelves, are very human attempts to leave a part of ourselves behind. Good, bad, ugly--it does not matter. We want to be remembered.

   She was found in in a large box of photos. A slim possibility exists that I might be able to find her identity. I'll keep you updated as I go through them. Best, Pat © Pat Earnest Delaware 2015

Galileo's World: Virtual Exhibit Link Here

Galileo's World

 The University of Oklahoma is presenting the exhibit "Galileo's World." Click here for the link to the virtual exhibit. 

Letters From Home: Military Maintainers ARE Appreciated

 Long ago when Passed Time first began on 4 June 2015, we identified one of Passed Time's founders as a military veteran.

    This veteran belongs to an under-appreciated and often completely ignored group known as "maintainers." These personnel keep the military up and running. Maintainers are the reason planes fly, hummers and tanks run, and helicopters hover. Yet, they are not wrong in thinking few notice their efforts. Those in vaunted occupations, such as pilots, are often credited with repairing, maintaining and flying aircraft (often all at the same time).

   In all seriousness, letters recently surfaced that were written by Dover, Delaware schoolchildren to a maintainer in 2004 (click the "read more" button to see all of the letters). These letters will disabuse everyone of the notion that no one cares about maintainers (whether you are a pointy head, a knuckle-dragger, a booger hooker, a bubble chaser, a jet, or a spark chaser)  and their contributions. READ MORE

Museum says missing Nazi submarine mystery solved

A Danish war museum says it found German U-boat U-3523 embedded on the sea floor, quashing years of speculation.



The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein

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USS Indianapolis wreckage found 72 years later - CNN Video

The remains of the USS Indianapolis, which delivered parts of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and was later sunk by a Japanese submarine, have been found.


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Andrew Kamal is an app developer, programmer, and inventor who loves writing about historical technology and old games. He can be found in his free time hugging pugs and debating people about which pizza topics are better.












Siberia: Medieval Mummies From Mystery Arctic Civilization Discovered in Zelenyy Yar Necropolis

Two medieval mummies from a mystery Arctic civilization have been discovered at the edge of Siberia. The remains of an adult and baby were found in the Zelenyy Yar necropolis, an archaeological complex first discovered in 1997, and were covered in copper-with the adult having been plated from head to


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A New Looking-Glass for the 1764 Pamphlet War




BibleRescue - Reuniting famly bibles with family

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Fastnacht Day: February 28 at

York County History Center

Fastnacht Day will be celebrated at the York County History Center’s Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. – noon. The Friends of the History Center will serve fastnachts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate at the Museum, located at 250 E. Market Street, York.

This free event is held each year as the Friends’ “thank you” to the community for their support throughout the year. Fastnacht Day originated with Pennsylvania Germans on Shrove Tuesday, when all fat had to be removed from the home before Lent.

The Friends hold fundraising events all year to benefit the programs and exhibits of the History Center.


York County History Center Closed January 26-27, 2017



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Did colonial courthouse windows end up in the Dover area?

Jonathan Mifflin turns down York County post

York, Pa., really is the center of the universe, especially when you consider its place in historical events. Local historian June Lloyd looks at how things have converged on our hometown, past and present.





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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society | Preserving the culture of Mennonite-related faith communities in Lancaster County

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society has added a new field trip to the 2016 schedule of events. Get a new view of historic sights in Lancaster and Lebanon with the upcoming field trip, "The Trail of Greenywalt's Boys."


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African American History Month programs among 18 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2018


Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor eight free programs during January 2018


Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 21 special programs during the 2017 winter-holiday season


“Doctor Who and William Penn” to be presented at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Aug. 19, 2017


Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs July 28, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 7


Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 29, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 6



Online survey seeks public input regarding the preservation of historic places in Delaware


Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 1, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 5


Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” in Lewes, Del. on May 27 and 28, 2017

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Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs March 27, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 3


Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 14 free programs during March 2017


New exhibit now open at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum


“Listen Up! African-American History” program Rescheduled


Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Jan. 31, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 1


  African American History Month programs among 17 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2017











Virginia Tech was not the worst school massacre in U.S. history. This was.

That spring morning in 1927 could not have been more beautiful, one of the students would later recall. The Bath Consolidated School just outside East Lansing, Mich., was holding final exams, but before the morning bell rang on May 18, 1927, children ran and played outside. Peals of laughter could be heard.


WWII veteran's remains return home after missing 74 years

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army plane dubbed "Hot as Hell" was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking for the doomed aircraft or the eight men on board because military officials had no way of pinpointing where it went down.

Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit found

BOSTON (AP) - The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years. The British-made sword carried into battle by Col.


'America's Frankenstein': Book to examine Philly's 'first mass murderer'

An upcoming book seeks to find the links between the fable of Frankenstein and a brutal Philadelphia mass murder that occurred nearly 50 years after the release of the famous novel. In "The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein," Delaware author Patricia Earnest Suter revisits the gruesome killings of eight people at the hands of Anton Probst in 1866.

Jaw-dropping discovery: Soldier's diary retells WWI horrors

Norman Gray, a fresh-faced 19-year-old was shipped off to France in 1914 to fight in World War I. Now his diary resurfaced, documenting the horrors of war.



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