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Coretta Scott King Coretta Scott King (/kɔːˈrɛtə/; April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. The widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights...

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Days Out for Lovers of Shakespeare

Fans of Shakespeare flock to Stratford every year for the sights and the theatre. Home to the bard four hundred years ago and the Royal Shakespeare Company today, Stratford-upon-Avon is a cultural and historical Mecca for fans of Shakespeare. Holy...


April 27 Four Crowns. Today is Koningsdag, the King’s Day, which celebrates the birthday of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. It is a national holiday in the Netherlands. Enjoy your holiday, quilters! So our block today is Four Crowns, something suitably royal for the occasion. This block is from Molly Malone’s book, and greatly resembles the Lost Ships block, in all but its two -tone colouring.

Poppy brooch given to Catherine by the wife of soldier Ben Roberts-Smith, recipient of the Victoria Cross, Australia’s highest honor - National Service at the War Memorial, Anzac Day 2014


Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on the third Monday of every January.  Martin Luther King Jr.(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American...


"In this decade some extinct species will begin to come back." Not so much about humans (though I've seen speculation about Neanderthals), but "De-Extinction" in general. Click through for a brief video overview of a conference held on "De-Extinction" and click here ( ) for "National Geographic's" take on it, as that's the cover story for April 2013. Wolly mammoth de-extinction details:


Bhutan crowns a new King

Bhutan's fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck (right) crowns his son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the fifth King of Bhutan.