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Apr 10, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
The women guards of Nazi concentration camps: the faces of evil.

📷 Helene Kopper (left), sentenced to 15 years imprisonment; Juana Bormann (right), sentenced to death.

🧵 ImageImage Herta Ehlert, a former bakery saleswoman, began her criminal career in November 1939, when she became a Nazi guard at Ravensbrück. She went on to work in other camps too, including Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

She was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, and died aged 92. Image
Mar 27, 2023 11 tweets 2 min read
Did you know that students with conditions like autism, ADHD, or dyslexia have unique learning needs?

It's #AutismAcceptanceWeek, and I would like to share some tips on how educators can support neurodivergent students in the classroom.

🧵 Follow the thread. 1) A safe and inclusive learning environment is crucial for neurodivergent students. This can mean providing clear expectations, minimizing distractions, and offering accommodations such as extra time or preferential seating.
Mar 26, 2023 6 tweets 1 min read
Did you know that in 1962, a mysterious epidemic of uncontrollable laughter broke out in Tanganyika (now Tanzania)?

It became known as the "Laughter Epidemic of Tanganyika" and it's one of the strangest events in medical history.

🧵 Image The laughter epidemic started in a girls' school and spread rapidly, affecting over 1,000 people in the area. The symptoms included laughing fits, crying, and even fainting. The epidemic lasted for several months and disrupted daily life in the affected areas.
Mar 25, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
March 25 marks the anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which killed 146 garment workers, mostly young immigrant women, in 1911.

This disaster remains one of the deadliest workplace accidents in U.S. history.

🧵 Image The fire broke out on the eighth floor of the factory and quickly spread due to the flammable materials and locked exit doors. Many workers were unable to escape and were trapped inside the burning building. Image
Mar 13, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
On this day in history, March 13, 1925, the Tennessee General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools.

(🧵) This bill, also known as the Butler Act, made it illegal for public school teachers in Tennessee to teach any theory that denied the biblical account of man's creation.
Mar 10, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
In the late 19th century, cocaine was a popular treatment for a variety of medical conditions. It was believed to be a powerful painkiller and was even used as an anesthetic during surgeries.

The famous Sigmund Freud was a proponent of cocaine and used it himself.

(🧵) Image Patients who received cocaine as a treatment often became addicted to the drug, which could cause a wide range of physical and psychological problems.
Mar 9, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
We have heard of Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, and Jane Goodall, but there are so many other amazing women pioneers who have made significant contributions to science, technology, and society.

Let's take a moment to appreciate some of these lesser-known trailblazers. (🧵) First up, have you heard of Annie Easley? She was a computer scientist and mathematician who worked for NASA in the 1950s and 60s. Easley was one of the first African-American women to work as a computer scientist at NASA and helped develop software for the Centaur rocket. Image
Mar 9, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Have you heard of the time when a man tried to sell the Eiffel Tower?

In 1925, a con artist named Victor Lustig convinced scrap metal dealers that the iconic tower was being scrapped and sold it to one of them for a large sum of money.

/1 (🧵) Image But that's not even the funniest part. Lustig pulled off the same con a second time, only this time he tried to sell the "rights" to the tower to a group of wealthy investors. He even got them to pay a "bribe" for the privilege of bidding on the deal.

Mar 9, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
(🧵) On this day in 1974, the last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in the Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended. This soldier, named Hiroo Onoda, had been hiding in the jungle for decades, refusing to believe that the war was over. Image Onoda was part of a four-man guerrilla unit that had been sent to the island of Lubang in the Philippines in 1944.

The unit was tasked with disrupting enemy operations on the island and was given strict orders to never surrender or take their own lives.
Mar 8, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
Happy #InternationalWomensDay!

Today we celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and around the world.

In 'A Woman's World', we dive into the stories of 200 inspiring women and important moments in women's history... 🧵 ... and present these stories from a fresh perspective through the 200 colorized photographs that I've worked on for the book.
Mar 3, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Thread: The Great Emu War of 1932 🇦🇺

In 1932, Australia declared war on a seemingly unlikely enemy: emus. The flightless birds were causing havoc in Western Australia, destroying crops and fences, and the government decided enough was enough.

/1 The military was called in to deal with the emu problem, with Major G.P.W. Meredith leading the charge. But the emus proved to be more formidable opponents than expected, and the soldiers quickly realized they were outmatched.

Feb 22, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Have you ever wondered how the teabag came to be? Well, it turns out that it was invented completely by accident.

🧵 1/ In 1908, a man named Thomas Sullivan, a tea merchant based in New York, was sending out tea samples to his customers in small silk bags.
Feb 21, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Did you know that the world's oldest known customer complaint dates back to ancient Mesopotamia? In the form of a written clay tablet, a man complained to a merchant about the quality of copper he had purchased.

/1 The complaint, which was written around 1750 BCE, states that the copper was "not good" and was "mixed with a lot of dross."

The man demanded a full refund and said that if the merchant didn't comply, he would take legal action.

Feb 17, 2023 6 tweets 1 min read
Let's shift our focus from 'why' to 'how'. Understanding the neurology of autistic individuals is the key to unlocking their potential.

It's important to recognize that our brains are wired differently, which affects the way we process and respond to information.

1/ Instead of asking 'why can't they just learn or do this?', you should ask 'what can I do to make this easier or possible for them to understand or do?'

Feb 14, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read

Meet Mesannie Mabel Libby Wilkins, the inspiring woman who set out on a 7,000 mile journey from Maine to California at the age of 63 on horseback. 🐎

At the time, she was 'terminally ill'. At the time Mesannie set out on her journey in 1954, she had lost her last living family member and was herself given only two years to live. She mortgaged her home and didn't look back.
Jan 31, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
On Dec 1st, 1944, a gruesome event took place at the military camp of Thiaroye: official records state that 35 Senegalese Tirailleurs were killed, but other accounts claim over 300 were shot dead by colonial forces after they demanded payment for their military service. Senegalese Tirailleurs were a corps of colonial infantry in the French Army. At the time of the massacre, the Tirailleurs, who were taken as prisoners of war during the 1940 Nazi invasion of France, had already spent four years in captivity.
Jan 26, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
The @museealbertkahn has made available for download 72,000 photographs as part of its efforts to digitize The Archives of the Planet project.

The project was launched in 1909 by Albert Kahn, whose goal was to document the world as it was being transformed by globalization.
Jan 25, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Louis Daguerre, a French inventor born in 1787 in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d’Oise, France, is widely acknowledged today as the father of modern photography.

Building on the work of Nicéphore Niépce, with whom he established a brief partnership in 1829... (🧵)

/1 ... he created a new form of visual communication, the first commercially viable photographic process: the daguerreotype.

Jan 19, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
(Colorized by me) A guardsman enjoying a joke with another wounded Tommy in France during World War I, 1914-1918.

What do you think they were talking about? 😂 Print available here:…
Jan 11, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
(Colorized by me) Bavarian man at Ellis Island, c. 1906-1914.

Original by Augustus Frederick Sherman, who worked there as a clerk from 1892 to 1925. This is only one out of 249 striking photographs of immigrants arriving at the island that he took between 1905 and 1925. This is only one out of 249 striking photographs of immigrants arriving at the island that Sherman took between 1905 and 1925.
Jan 10, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
#OnThisDay in 1917, suffragettes the "Silent Sentinels" protest outside The White House for the first time. Led by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, some 2,000 women employed silence as a protest tactic, and bore signs calling on President Wilson to support suffrage and shaming him for hypocrisy.