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18 Jul
People ask me if there are certain things that should stay in black and white, and my answer is: moving footage should stay in black and white if it is not a human colorizing them.

I love the speed correction, though.
In my opinion, when something is done like this, poorly, by AI, it's better to preserve the original. The eye for detail and what can be achieved when there's a human behind the process is an entirely different thing. To me, the colors look like a giant, dirty stain here.
It makes sense to integrate AI into the process to speed things up a bit, but that's not enough.

*my opinion*
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17 Jul
Colorized by me: The basement of the Ipatiev house where the Romanov family was killed #OnThisDay in 1918.

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Around midnight, Yurovsky ordered the Romanovs' physician, Eugene Botkin, to awaken the sleeping family and ask them to put on their clothes...
under the pretext that the family would be moved to a safe location due to impending chaos in Yekaterinburg. The Romanovs were then ordered into this 6 m × 5 m (20 ft × 16 ft) semi-basement room.
Nicholas asked if Yurovsky could bring two chairs, on which Tsarevich Alexei and Alexandra sat. Yurovsky's assistant Grigory Nikulin remarked to him that the "heir wanted to die in a chair. Very well then, let him have one."
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16 Jul
Barthélemy de Chasseneuz and the trial of rats: a thread.

"At one famous trial in Autun, France, in 1522, some rats were charged with feloniously eating and wantonly destroying the province’s barley crop and so were ordered to appear in court.
When they failed to show, the rats’ attorney argued that the summons were too specific.

He insisted that all the rats in the diocese should be summoned and that the summons should be read from the pulpits of all the parishes in the area.
The court agreed and another hearing was scheduled. When the rats again failed to appear the defense attorney explained that the rats really did want to come to court, but were afraid to leave their holes and make the long journey because of the vigilance of the plaintiff’s cats.
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15 Jul
Despite having her career limited by racism, Anna May Wong is considered to be the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star. She was often limited to smaller roles that fit the Asian stereotypes, but Wong still managed to put her own stamp on the parts she was allotted.
Wong has since been recognized as an iconic Asian American actress who dealt with difficult circumstances and helped blaze a trail for subsequent generations of performers. She died in 1961, aged 56.
"I'm Anna May Wong. I come from old Hong Kong. But now I'm a Hollywood star."
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14 Jul
#OnThisDay in 1933, the Nazi eugenics programme begins with the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring requiring the compulsory sterilization of any citizen who suffers from alleged genetic disorders - many of which were not, in fact, genetic. Image
"(1) Any person suffering from a hereditary disease may be rendered incapable of procreation by means of a surgical operation, if the experience of medical science shows that it is probable that his descendants would suffer from some serious physical or mental hereditary defect."
"(2) For the purposes of this law, any person will be considered as hereditarily diseased who is suffering from any one of the following diseases:

a. Congenital Mental Deficiency
b. Schizophrenia
c. Manic-Depressive Insanity
d. Hereditary Epilepsy Image
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14 Jul
Don't be fooled: this is Baba Anujka, an accomplished amateur chemist from the village of Vladimirovac, Yugoslavia (in Serbia), who poisoned at least 50 people and possibly as many as 150 in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is the world's oldest serial killer. Image
Baba Anujka was apprehended in 1928 at age 90 and sentenced to 15 years in prison in 1929 as an accomplice in two murders. She was released due to old age after spending eight years in prison. Image
She sold the so-called "magic water" mostly to women with abusive husbands. They would give the concoction to their husbands, who would usually die after about eight days.
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