Derek Jeter Finds a Buyer for Quirky Upstate New York Castle

Retired baseball star Derek Jeter has finally scored a buyer for his lakefront castle in New York, after six years on the market and more than $8 million in discounts. Tiedemann Castle, less than 50 miles from Manhattan in the village of Greenwood Lake, New York, has been on and off the market since mid-2018, … Read the rest

US seizes Scott Ritter’s passport

The RT contributor was stopped from visiting Russia

The US State Department has seized the passport of former Marine and UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, he told RT on Monday.

Ritter was on his way to Russia for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) when he was pulled off the plane and had his … Read the rest

The 11 Most Beautiful Neighborhoods In The World

The most beautiful neighborhoods in the world extend beyond aesthetics. For some, beauty might come from friendly neighbors, good schools, and easy access to stores, restaurants, or groceries. Others may find wide open space and an abundance of quiet the most charming feature. For some, an affordable cost of living could easily bump up an … Read the rest

History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2024 will occur on Monday, May 27.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday … Read the rest

Bill Walton dies at 71

Basketball legend Bill Walton is one of the sport’s most recognizable and beloved figures. His success on the court is well-documented; the nation’s top college basketball star at UCLA under legendary coach John Wooden, he then played for two NBA Championship teams – the Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics. But Bill’s nightmarish challenges off … Read the rest

7 Historic Mansions In New York City

New York City is no stranger to unbridled luxury, as the real estate that flanks Billionaire’s Row will attest. But for a lucky few New Yorkers of centuries past, the homes were so sumptuous that they made everything we saw while binge-watching “The Gilded Age” in our sweatpants look like a gilt shantytown. But what … Read the rest

10 most famous photos of all time

This is the very first photograph ever taken. The scientist Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833) was enthralled by the burgeoning craze for Lithography and decided to place polished pewter plates coated with a light sensitive chemical called bitumen of Judea inside a camera obscura. Niépce took this famous picture from his house in Saône-et-Loire. The exposure took … Read the rest

TODAY IN HISTORY – Battle of THE WILDERNESS

Battle Of The Wilderness Facts
Location: Spotsylvania and Orange Counties, Virginia
Dates: May 5-7, 1864
Generals: Union: Lt. Gen Ulysses S. Grant | Confederate: General Robert E. Lee
Soldiers Engaged: Union: 102,000 | Confederate: 61,000
Outcome: Inconclusive
Casualties: Union: 18,400 | Confederate: 11,400

Battle Of The Wilderness Summary: The Battle of the Wilderness began Lt. … Read the rest