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The Baroness of Flight

On August 22, 1882 in Paris, one of my favorite figures from history was born: Élise Léontine LaRoche. Élise was solidly middle class, the daughter of a plumber. This perhaps explains her interest in all things mechanical from an early age. She loved motorcycles, cars, and eventually started flying hot air balloons before taking up… Continue reading The Baroness of Flight

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My Favorite Witch Trial

I watch a lot of weird stuff on Youtube. Usually that weird stuff is history related, and last weekend was no exception. Also, if you haven't figured it out by now, I have a pretty morbid sense of curiosity. I've been fascinated by witch trials since middle school, but everyone likes to focus on the… Continue reading My Favorite Witch Trial