March 2020

Battle of Normandy Map

This map is a French 40th year anniversary map depicting the battle sites of the Normandy Invasion, or D-Day as it is also commonly referred, to which occurred on 6 June 1944 .

Aladdin Oil Lamp

Prior to the invention of electricity, homes were lit with candles and oil based lamps. Oil based lamps produced better light then candles, but also produced a fair amount of smoke and soot. And depending on the oil used, was not often pleasant to smell. Advances in oil lamp design included Aime Argand’s invention of …

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