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Today in history: August 22, 1945 - Flight attendants working for United Airlines form the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first labor union representing flight attendants. They were reacting to an industry in which women were forced to retire at the age of 32, remain single, and adhere to strict weight, height, and appearance requirements. The union later became the Association of Flight Attendants, and since 2004 has been part of the Communications Workers of America
(image: Edith Lauterbach, one of the five founders of the ALSA, who died last year at age 91).
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
El amor llama a tu puerta.
The weekend has arrived! Arachnophobes and ’philes alike will get a kick out the live animal exhibition Spiders Alive! See 20 species of live arachnids, get a close up view in the live spider presentations, and hop up on the climbable trapdoor spider. Learn more.
This week you may have missed:
- Read the first dispatch from the Museum’s fossil-finding expedition in Inner Mongolia.
- The sewellel is a “living fossil.”
- This illustration of a two-toed sloth is anatomically correct, but the behavior is all wrong.
- A time-lapse Vine video of the Museum’s Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda.
- The Hayden Planetarium wished Hayden Panettiere a happy birthday.
- Shark Facts!
Have a great weekend!
"you can’t watch an entire tv series in one night"
A look at medieval Hungarian castles :) ~S
Castle Building and Its Social Significance in Medieval Hungary
Canadian-American Review of Hungarian Studies: Vol. VI, No. 2, Fall (1979)
The history of Hungarian fortification and castle-building has been a subject of Hungarian historiography ever since the 1870s, when Bela Czobor wrote his pioneering study, “Hungary’s Medieval Castles.” Yet, neither the reasons, nor the social consequences of castle-building has really become a central research topic of Hungarian historians; and — despite the appearance of a number of significant works in the course of the past two decades — this relative lack of attention is still evident today. Most of the recent works — including those by the prolific “dean” of Hungarian fortification historians, Laszlo Gero — deal only with the architectural and artistic significance of Hungarian castles, and pay little attention to their social, economic and political significance…
The weapons and equipment of British warriors down the ages, from top to bottom;
Crusader knight, 1244
Yorkist Man-at-Arms, 1485
New Model Army musketeer 1645
Lance Corporal, 1944