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1936: “Bermuda, Garden Spot Of The Atlantic”

1936: “Bermuda, Garden Spot Of The Atlantic”

An early twentieth century article that precluded the building of Bermuda’s first passenger-based airport worked to get potential tourists excited about the prospect of visiting the island, paying Bermuda’s unique climate and people great homage in the process. The article, published in June 1936, said, “Pan-American and Imperial Airways... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: Star Spangled 200 Reception

Photos/Videos: Star Spangled 200 Reception

[Updated] In August 1814, at the end of the War of 1812, a fleet of British soldiers sailed out of St. George’s, with assistance from local Bermudian pilots, and headed to the United States to burn down the White House. This was a defining moment in the development of the New World, and led to the penning of the Star Spangled Banner.The Bermuda... Read more of this article

WWI Commemoration To Be Held At City Hall

WWI Commemoration To Be Held At City Hall

Mayor Graeme Outerbridge will host a brief service on the steps of City Hall in Hamilton tomorrow [Aug 14] in order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of hostilities in World War I. The service is due to begin promptly at 12.00pm and is expected to last for approximately 30-40 minutes. A spokesperson said, “The Bishop of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Burchall On The History Behind Cup Match

Burchall On The History Behind Cup Match

[Written by Larry Burchall] Bermuda’s Cup Match holiday is an historic occasion of global importance because it represents, in a sense, the world’s longest strike. That first labour withdrawal happened on 1st August 1835. Exactly one year after Emancipation Day 1834. On 1st August 1835, as far as is known, thousands of Bermuda’s ex-slaves, now... Read more of this article

“The E Word” Set To Celebrate Emancipation

“The E Word” Set To Celebrate Emancipation

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail Bermuda Foundation, with the support of Somerset Cricket Club, will be celebrating the 180th anniversary of emancipation on August 1 with an event called “The E Word.” The event will include a reading by Dr. Femi Bad and Lashon Martin, accompanied by Edmond ‘Rivah’ Smith. “The E Word”... Read more of this article

Historic Sealab 1 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Historic Sealab 1 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

A symposium was held last week in Panama City, Florida in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Sealab 1 mission, which took place only a few miles off the coast of Bermuda. The mission saw an underwater habitat, dubbed Sealab 1, submerged into the Atlantic by the United States Navy in order to research the effects of extended periods... Read more of this article

Long List Of Goods Recovered From Wreck

Long List Of Goods Recovered From Wreck

Odyssey Marine Exploration — which was co-founded by former Premier Dr. David Saul — has now placed operational reports and inventories of items recovered from the SS Central America shipwreck site online. These items were initially filed under seal in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division. Chief... Read more of this article

“Me Two” To Host Emancipation Lectures

“Me Two” To Host Emancipation Lectures

“Me Two” is getting set to host a 2014 Emancipation Day Celebration, featuring a three-night lecture series beginning on July 28 and running through July 30, 2014. Speakers at the series will include Quinton Sherlock Jr, Dr. Samori Camara, Eugene Johnston, and Junior Burchall. All forums are free. Monday’s lecture, titled “Creating... Read more of this article

National Museum Highlights Old Onion Trade

National Museum Highlights Old Onion Trade

A photograph recently shared by the National Museum of Bermuda highlights the former glory of the Bermuda onion trade, depicting a man standing in an island onion patch in 1910. Introduced to the island in the early 1600s, the sweet and succulent Bermuda onion was first exported to the American east coast from St. George’s in 1847. Onions quickly... Read more of this article

Free Kindle Version Of Twain’s Bermuda Book

Free Kindle Version Of Twain’s Bermuda Book

A book written by Mark Twain in the late 19th century that details a trip to Bermuda has been released for free in Kindle format, with Amazon making it available for their Kindle ebook reader. Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion was written for the Atlantic magazine in 1877, featuring a collection of stories about Twain’s trip to Bermuda... Read more of this article


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