Tag: History

Dinosaur 13

Dinosaur 13

| January 6, 2015

As of 1992, only 12 Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons had been discovered and each of those were estimated to be less than 40% complete.  Then, Susan Hendrickson and Peter Larson discovered a Tyrannosaurus specimen that was A) about 80% complete, and B) enormous.  They named the fossil Sue and lived happily ever after.  No, wait, I’m […]

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Get On Up

Get On Up

| January 3, 2015

I wasn’t overly aware of James Brown and his influence on music going into this biopic.  Of course I recognized a lot of the songs and have really have been a fan of Brown’s music for all of my life, but I never put it together that they were all the same person.  I feel […]

History Channel Presents: The Definitive WWI and WWII Collection

History Channel Presents: The Definitive WWI and WWII Collection

| November 25, 2014

This is an intimidated DVD set.  With over 44 hours of content, The Definitive WWI/II Collection is exactly in the History Channel’s wheelhouse.  I obviously didn’t watch the entire collection, but what I did watch was absolutely fascinating. I jumped into the set at the beginning, making a conscious choice to watch the History Channel’s […]

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100 Years of Wrigley Field

100 Years of Wrigley Field

| March 15, 2014

Wrigley was originally known as Weeghman Park, after owner Charles Weeghman. The park was built for Weeghman’s Federal League team, the ChiFeds. The park was built relatively fast. It took 500 workers only six weeks to construct the facility. In 1919, William Wrigley, JR became the principal owner of both Weeghman Park and the National […]

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Big History

Big History

| March 10, 2014

The opening credits of Big History urge us to think of time not as straight line, but as a web, with events separated across billions of years connected in complicated and intricate ways.  Each episode examines a fairly benign object or concept (salt, gold, extreme cold) and shows how that small yet tangible thing has […]

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Bible Secrets Revealed

Bible Secrets Revealed

| March 5, 2014

The Bible is by far the most popular book of all time.  There are several different versions of the Bible and Lionsgate brings you a History Channel six hour mini-series, Bible Secrets Revealed, to explore the mysteries behind the great book. Some of the questions the episodes address are: “Is the Bible history or myth?” […]

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Pompeii: The Doomed City

Pompeii: The Doomed City

| March 2, 2014

Pompeii: The Doomed City is a three HISTORY episode collection looking at one of the worst natural disasters in Italian history; the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius and its subsequent destruction of Pompeii, the neighboring town of Herculaneum as well as the surrounding villas. There are three HISTORY documentaries, Digging for the Truth: Pompeii Secrets […]

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Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters

Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters

| December 22, 2013

Greek Gods, Heroes, and Monsters is a documentary series that explores some of the most famous mythological characters. When most people think of mythology, many of the first stories and characters that come to mind are from the Greek mythos. Part of this could be because we all learned it in school; admittedly along with […]

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Time Team: The Team’s Favorite Digs

Time Team: The Team’s Favorite Digs

| August 21, 2013

Time Team is back to bring the wonders of archaeology and history to your doorstep. This set which, as the title would suggest, contains digs picked by the members of the team as their favorite. This of course means that the finds come from prehistoric times, roman occupation, medieval times, as well as modern history. […]

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The Men Who Built America

The Men Who Built America

| January 24, 2013

To sum up The Men Who Built America in a couple words would not sound very professional but it would read: The Men Who Built America is so very awesome! Now, like I said not, this is not particularly professional or explanatory, but it’s still true. With that being said, at least give me the chance […]

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