delanceyplace archive

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Daily Excerpt Subject

advertisement for tobacco in 1917 -- 5/23/17

audrey hepburn and the nazis -- 5/22/17

child refugees enter america -- 5/19/17

the founding of apple computer -- 5/18/17

clint eastwood in eighth grade -- 5/17/17

cannibalism became routine -- 5/16/17

'ama­zon' meant any woman rebel -- 5/15/17

high school football in texas -- 5/12/17

charlie chaplin and his mother -- 5/11/17

school for the very young in ancient japan - 5/10/17

no one knew quite what television would be good for -- 5/9/17

sending children to virginia -- 5/8/17

the samurai were a head hunting cult -- 5/05/17

the odd origin of cinco de mayo -- 5/04/17

taiping: the bloodiest war of the 19th century -- 5/03/17

when strikeouts lost their stigma -- 5/02/17

the origin of parliament -- 5/01/17

johnny appleseed helped spread alcohol across america -- 4/28/17

an octopus's favorite arm -- 4/27/17

prussia's giant soldiers -- 4/26/17

is boyajian's star evidence of extraterrestrial civilizations? -- 4/25/17

the death of garibaldi's wife -- 4/24/17

when leeuwenhoek discovered microorganisms-- 4/21/17

humans cheat -- 4/20/17

the years before mao -- 4/19/17

station clocks had not one, but two minute-hands -- 4/18/17

england destroys its forests -- 4/17/17

the men at the end of the earth -- 4/14/17

all happy books are based on sadness -- 4/13/17

two types on modern artists -- 4/12/17

advice from mark twain on how to tell a story -- 4/11/17

seinfeld's julia louis-dreyfus -- 4/10/17

the star-spangled banner -- why baltimore? -- 4/07/17

voters never approved the euro -- 4/06/17

the 1868 presidential campaign was blatantly racist -- 4/05/17

the wright brothers become anachronisms -- 4/04/17

the treatment of nazi resisters after world war two -- 4/03/17

small words are hard to define -- 3/31/17

neuroplasticity and chronic pain -- 3/30/17

religious qualifications found no place in the con­stitution -- 3/29/17

electricity almost ruined baseball -- 3/28/17

jerry seinfeld's agent -- 3/27/17

writing great fiction -- 3/24/17

the implied powers of the constitution -- 3/23/17

paris narrowly escapes destruction -- 3/22/17