The Great Depression facts that you did not realized

…s or working part time. The gross national product fell by almost 50%. It was not until 1941, when WWII was underway, that unemployment officially fell back below 10%. Scholars estimate that nearly 50% of children during the Great Depression did not have adequate food, shelter, or medical care. Many suffered rickets. The board game Monopoly, which first became available in 1935, became immensely popular perhaps because players could become…

The Great Depression routine of an ordinary man (Memories of Andy Hansen)

…nd continued to do so during the Depression. We frequently ate fried liver, tongue and heart. My mother also baked her own potato bread. Some of the time my father traded carpenter work with a store keeper for groceries. The Great Depression played out differently for the farmers on Friday Harbor. Out on my grandparents’ farm, located off Farms Road, daily routine continued as usual. Their work was cyclical in nature and determined by the sun…

Niccolo Paganini was great violin virtuoso that many thought he was the Son of the Devil

…a genius, a god, a devil worshiper, anything but that of reality. There was a rumor, for instance, that when Niccolo was only six, his mother made a pact with the Devil and is said to have traded his soul for a career as the greatest violinist in the world. Paganini was a legend. In fact, he was so amazing no audience could succumb to any type of disturbance during the trance he created through his musical renditions. After borrowing a…

Top knowledge centers of the world that were tragically destroyed

…from the blood of those killed, and black from all the books that were thrown into the river. Hundreds of thousands of priceless wonders were destroyed, and the sack of the city marked the end of the golden age of Islam. The Great Library of Timbuktu In April, 2012, Timbuktu, once the great spiritual capital of Africa, was assaulted by two rival Tuareg rebel groups. A couple of months later, insurgents from Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb came…

World War I secret documents found

…I7b stamp on some of the documents. He has since read through many of them, each between 1,500 to 2,000 words long, and has written about them in a new e-book: MI7b – the discovery of a lost propaganda archive from the Great War. Mr Arter said MI7b was established to sustain support for the war at a crucial time when the numbers of soldiers killed were rising and social unrest threatened to undermine the military effort. Capt Lloyd, a…