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The heroic Caroline Chisholm

Portrait of Caroline Chisholm (1852)
Courtesey of National Library of Australia
Image No: nla.pic-an9193363

Few people in Australia’s history can claim to have been as selfless and charitable as Caroline Chisholm. 701 more words

Australian History

Katharine Hepburn and Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Martha Hepburn, née Houghton, with her daughter, Katharine Houghton Hepburn, who grew to be a famous actress, shown here in 1907.

Although the younger Katharine is better known, Katharine senior was very accomplished too. 30 more words


Steve Moore Assistant Fire Coordinator for Harrison County Fire Service

We see them every day as we live out or lives in relative peace never thinking that a day may come when we will need them in our time of crisis. 1,171 more words

Movers & Shakers

House Music Series - Toronto LOCAL – Summer 2014 – Installment 3 – Joonya T: The Youngest in the Biz!

Upon returning to Toronto from Japan in 06-07, I didn’t know where to go. I’d been going to events and show all over Kansai (Japan) and got used to the likes of Danny Krivit, Tim Regisford, DJ Spinna and Louie Vega-respectively. 1,437 more words


Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday, around 1855.

A giant of science, particularly in the the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry, he had a very basic education, attending a day school where he learned to read, write and count, but he was able to read a lot of books that would not normally be available to him while he was an apprentice bookbinder. 57 more words


House Music Series Toronto LOCAL - Summer 2014 - Installment 2 - Bunda Lounge: The Meeting Place to Dance

Bunda Lounge has hosted some fabulous DJs in the last FOUR years! Bunda just celebrated its fourth year this year!  I always wondered where the club name came from. 785 more words


Henry Ford

Henry Ford with a demonstration Model T in Buffalo, New York, in 1921.
By this time the customer could have “have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black”, though the car was available in several colours except black until the advent of the assembly line, because black paint dried more quickly than other colours.

Original B&W photo.