On June 5th a rare transit of Venus will occur that can be seen from most of North America. During the transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black dot moving across the sun. A transit, in which Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, is exceptional in that it occurs about twice every hundred years, usually eight years apart. Because of their infrequency, humans are thought to have noted only...Read More
At 5 a.m. on November 11, 1918, the United States and its allies concluded an armistice with Germany. Later that morning, at 11 a.m. French time, World War I hostilities came to an end after one concluding salvo. In America, the day became known as Armistice Day until Congress substituted "Veterans" in 1954 to expand recognition beyond World War I.
Since this holiday falls on the auspicious day of 11/11/11 and is still firmly rooted in...Read More
This post was written by Bob Greiner who is working on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society to index the Reverend Frederick W. Geissenhainer records at the New-York Historical Society .
The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society maintains the pastoral records of the Reverend Frederick W. Geissenhainer in its manuscript collection (located under BV New York City Churches). This unique set of five volumes documents the lives of many German immigrants who...Read More
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