Tag Archives: 19th century

In the End, He Chose the “Honourable” Way Out

Alexander Hamilton Shot (July 11, 1804) There’s a night’s-long story behind today’s post, so bear with me while I explain. I had an image, while I was falling asleep, of an change in political fortune over the space of a … Continue reading

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The Stars “Fell” on That Fateful Morning

November 12, 1833 We know now that it was a meteor shower, but at the time they presumed it was the end of the world. The time was ‘just before dawn’. So, I have chosen 6:30 am local time in … Continue reading

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The Most Famous Songwriter of the 19th Century

Stephen Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864) Even as a child, I knew that the beautiful songs that Stephen Foster wrote were bordering on non-PC, before I understood the phrase. As they were part of the minstrel shows … Continue reading

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Alone, Again, Naturally

Enola Holmes (2020) It’s been quite a long time since I’ve seen a film within the first week of its release. This one is about the sixteen-year-old younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes in 1884. (The actress playing her … Continue reading

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