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Aspens By Ansel Adams

“Aspens” by photographer Ansel Adams (PCM)  Ansel Adams captured a collections of photographs in Aspens, New Mexico in 1958. He purposefully focused in on only the trees and landscape showing no sky to highlight the contrast among the trees. The image came to mind as he was driving down a highway in the area with …

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October 17, 1979 Mother Teresa Awarded The Nobel Peace Prize

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was awarded The Nobel Peace Prize on October 17, 1979. Mother Theresa was a Roman Catholic nun who lived from August 25, 1910 to September 5, 1997. Mother Teresa began The Missionaries of Charity which served the poor, homeless, disabled, the sick and the dying. This organization now has over 4500 …

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October 20, 1955 JRR Tolkien Publishes The Return of the King Completing The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

On October 20 1955 JRR Tolkien finally published The Return of the King the last volume of his Lord of the Rings trilogy. After the publication of The Hobbit in 1937 his publishers wanted and his public wanted to know more about Hobbits. In 1939 Tolkien picked up his pen again and began to write …

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November 12 1859, Jules Leotard Performs The First Flying Trapeze Act

Human skills were held in high regard in the 1800’s with the popularity of the circus. Jules Leotard developed the flying trapeze act to feed this trend. He debuted the act in 1859 in Paris France. Leotard developed the flying trapeze act at his father’s house in Toulouse France. His father owned a pool and …

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