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A torture chamber is uncovered by arson

A torture chamber is uncovered by arson

On April 10, 1834, a fire at the LaLaurie mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana, leads to the discovery of a torture chamber where enslaved workers are routinely brutalized by Delphine LaLaurie. Rescuers found a 70-year-old black woman trapped in the kitchen during the fire because she was chained up while LaLaurie was busy saving her furniture.

A fossil offers insight into prehistoric flightless birds

A fossil offers insight into prehistoric flightless birds

A new species has been documented in South America thanks to a fossil that shows a flightless bird that has been named Llallawavis scagliai and is shedding light on how predators interacted in their environment. This new species is the most complete of a flightless bird that is known because the fossil is preserved in good condition in almost 90.

Boris Bykov

Boris Bykov

Boris Bykov - a detailed biography of Boris Bykov that includes quotations and the main facts of his life.

They find a Roman piece related to another discovered 122 years ago

They find a Roman piece related to another discovered 122 years ago

A team of archaeologists from the University of Reading has discovered a fragment of a Roman inscription that may be of great importance since it coincides with another find made in 1891 and that can provide a great amount of information since it is as if it were of two pieces of a puzzle.

1871-1880 - History

1871-1880 - History

1871-1880 Europe Immigration

Macchi M.C.205V Veltro (Greyhound)

Macchi M.C.205V Veltro (Greyhound)

Macchi M.C.205V Veltro (Greyhound)The Macchi M.C.205V Veltro (Greyhound) was an interim design for a fighter produced by matching the fuselage of the M.C.202 with the Daimler Benz DB 605A engine.The Macchi M.C.202 Folgore had been a great improvement on the underpowered M.C.200 Saetta, but by 1942 it was becoming increasingly underpowered itself.