Do you know what famous person was born on November 30th and died around the times Halley’s Comet was closest to the earth?

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in the city of Florida, Missouri, on November 30, 1835, two weeks after the closest approach to Earth of Halley’s Comet. He died April 21, 1910, one day after the comet’s closest approach to Earth. He was … Read More

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Sometimes even curators are stumped. [see film] Do you know what this Michigan artifact is?

The curators at the Michigan Historical Museum are stumped by this mysterious artifact in their collection that was donated to the Museum. Jeremy Dimick describes this unknown item that was donated early in the museum’s history, before record keeping is … Read More

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