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1880-1914 | Our Buck Was Worth Gold

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   In the Gold Standard years t (1880-1914)  the US dollar was backed by gold, like collateral. Nixon abandoned the conversion system in 1971. Since then, we have increasingly pumped those Benjamin’s out of the presses like muffins out of the oven, on a…

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Social Documentary Photography – Scotland’s Diverse Society

  Photographer Blazej Marczak is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From his series ‘Neighbours‘. To see Blazej’s series and singles click on any image.       The Neighbours is a portrait of contemporary and multicultural Scottish society. In this new world of connectivity and…

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1901 | Speed Limit Violators, Arrested & Fined

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   Morristown, New Jersey, three drivers and a machinist drove 22 miles over the speed limit, reaching 30 miles per hour during a race crossing state lines. The group receives a fine of US$10. Twenty-two miles over the speed limit in Florida today will…

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1597 | First Opera Is Created

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   The idea begins with a group of men called the Florentine Camerata, they want to tell a dramatic story using music. ‘Dafne’ believed to be the first opera was composed by Jacopo Peri in 1597.   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021  …

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c1500 | World’s Most Expensive Painting Was Created

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   As of 2019, Salvator Mundi painted by Leonardo da Vinci (c1500) sold for 450 million in 2017.   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021     This series aims to visit chapters of our collective history. As we navigate our lives at the…

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1756 | First Art Exhibition

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   The exhibition took place in London.  The event displayed 130 paintings from 69 artists.  Open for the members of society.  The focus was on art production not artist expression. Art Basel exhibition scheduled for September 2021 will showcase 4,000 artists, and expected to…

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1891 | The Beginning Of The Motion Pictures’ Empire

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   Movies 1891 | Kinematoscope was invented by Thomas Edison. 1894 | Edison presented his film ‘Black Diamond Express’. 1902 | First theater in Los Angeles, California played ‘The Great Train Robbery’ a 12 minutes movie. 1917 | America’s first color feature ‘The Gulf…

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1800s | Highest Consumption Of Alcohol In America History

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   Alcohol Early 1800s | Alcohol consumption was 7 gallons of alcohol per year per drinker. 1900 to 1915 | Americans drank (2 gallons per year) the equivalent of 13 standard drinks per week. 1920 to 1933 | Prohibition years, alcohol consumption fell by…

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1876 | Verbal Communication Changes Started

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   The changes on how we communicate (person to person) in the last centuries.   Verbal communication 1876-1877 | Telephone was invented 1900 | Large cities in the US were connected via telephone 1973 | First Motorola 2.5lb handheld cellular phone was available for…

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1775 | Written Communication Changes Started

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   The changes on how we communicate (person to person) in the last centuries.   Written communication 1775 | Benjamin Franklin was appointed our first Postmaster General. 1970 | Express Mail began. 1980s | The fax machine, an invention dated back from 1843, became…

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399BC | Socrates His Own Executioner

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   Socrates paid  The ultimate price for  Standing by principals Forced to drink Hemlock     This series aims to visit chapters of our collective history. As we navigate our lives at the speed of light, one may ponder about the efficacy of history…

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65 AD | The Death Of Seneca

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   Seneca was condemned to death by Emperor Nero AD 65.  The Roman Stoic philosopher was to commit suicide by cutting the veins on his arms.  As time went by he also cut his knees and legs.  Hours into the ordeal they brought over…

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1826 | The Birth Of Photography

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first known photograph in 1826 using a photographic process called heliography. Eastman Kodak Company was founded in 1888; and incorporated in 1900 to manufacture and deal in Kodak cameras and photographic supplies. The Kodak Brownie Camera sold for…

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1903| A Gift To Storytelling

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   Joseph Pulitzer Gave Columbia University  2 million dollars  To start a school of journalism     This series aims to visit chapters of our collective history. As we navigate our lives at the speed of light, one may ponder about the efficacy of…

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1908 | First Affordable Set Of Wheels

  ‘Events That Shaped Our Society’   Owning an automobile The American dream Came true with Henry Ford’s Model T     This series aims to visit chapters of our collective history. As we navigate our lives at the speed of light, one may ponder about the efficacy of history…

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