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Archive for July 2019

How Many Workers Died Building the Brooklyn Bridge?

Fourteen tons of fireworks illuminated the New York night on May 24, 1883, to celebrate the completion of one of the greatest engineering feats of the Gilded Age—the Brooklyn Bridge. Billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the longest suspension bridge ever built at the time spanned the East River to link the twin…

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July 2019 Issue of the Throwback

My monthly e-newsletter, The Throwback, is filled with history stories that will make you say “Wait? What?” Click here to read this month’s edition, in which I discuss the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the first men on the moon, including links to stories on how a virtual lighting model debunks conspiracy…

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