The Greeks are said to have entered Troy by way of the Trojan Horse on April 24th, 1184 B.C. Whether or not they actually did so on that specific date, or even at all, is something scholars still dispute. Advertisements  

Question: Though some of the mechanically-minded young girls who served as truck mechanics in Britain’s Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during WW II went on to have careers in that field, most became homemakers or went into a different line of work. The young woman in the photo is now ninety-two, and still actively involved in […]

I know two people who have the dubious honour of sharing Hitler’s birthday, but I know the female one would definitely not have aspired to be one of these.  

April’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Shenandoah (1965) (American Civil War) Timeline (2003) (Time Travel Medieval Era) (14 +) Triple Cross (1966) (WW II)

“Look up, look wa-a-ay up …” From 1958 to 1985 (and beyond, in re-runs), children in Canada did just that, happy to curl up in a chair at the fireside of a medieval giant named ‘Friendly’(Bob Homme) and watch the giant’s interaction with a giraffe named Jerome and a rooster named Rusty (voiced by puppeteer, […]

Question: Around mid-April, wagon trains made up of people filled with pioneering spirit started to head for the American west. Who first said, “Go west, young man, go west.”? Answer: A newspaper man named John Soule, in an 1851 article for the Terre Haute, Indiana Express. The person it’s usually attributed to, New York Tribune […]

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