RSSCategory: History

Augustus Family Reunion Set For August 2014

Augustus Family Reunion Set For August 2014

The Augustus family will be holding its official family reunion from Friday, August 8 through Sunday, August 10, 2014, bringing together people of common descent from around the island and the world in order to broaden the Augustus family tree. A spokesperson for the event said, “To date, our family history research has shown that various branches... Read more of this article

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Set For April 25

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Set For April 25

The national day of remembrance for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps [ANZAC] is approaching, with services set to take place on the morning of April 25, 2014. A spokesperson said, “Traditionally, the day commemorates the ill-fated dawn landing of troops at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915, as part of a military campaign to open channels and... Read more of this article

50th Anniversary Of Record Setting Solo Flight

50th Anniversary Of Record Setting Solo Flight

Today [Apr 17] marks the anniversary of a pioneering around-the-world trip taken by pilot Geraldine Mock, leading her to set several records, with a stop in Bermuda linking her grand achievement to the island. Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world, a journey she completed 50 years ago today. Mrs. Mock flew... Read more of this article

Minister Receives Book On Caribbean Museums

Minister Receives Book On Caribbean Museums

On behalf of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Dr. Edward Harris presented a copy of a new book on museums in the Caribbean and Bermuda to Minister of Community, Culture & Sports Wayne Scott. The book, entitled Plantation to Nation: Caribbean Museums and National Identity, was launched last month at the Barbados Museum and Dr. Harris,... Read more of this article

300 Year Old Proposal To “Convert Americans”

300 Year Old Proposal To “Convert Americans”

A proposal written by an Irish Bishop almost 300 years ago called for a college to be set up in Bermuda to help convert the “savage Americans to Christianity.” The report bemoaned the lack of progress made by the gospel in the New World, and said the Americans continue in “the same ignorance and barbarifm [sic] in which we found them... Read more of this article

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

The rare capture of footage of a giant oarfish in California serves as a reminder of when an oarfish washed up in Bermuda 150 years ago; creating a frenzy as it was thought to be a “sea serpent”. The oarfish observers were kayaking as part of a tour with the Shedd Aquarium in Baja, California and the video was posted online on Monday [Apr... Read more of this article

Muhammad Ali Remembered By Local Hotel

Muhammad Ali Remembered By Local Hotel

The Facebook page of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess recently highlighted a photo of world renowned boxer Muhammad Ali during a visit to Bermuda in the 1970s as he sat outside the hotel talking with excited fans. The photograph marks but one moment in the life of one of the most storied boxers of all time, beginning in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky when... Read more of this article

Capt. Recalls Nazi WWII Sub Hidden In Bermuda

Capt. Recalls Nazi WWII Sub Hidden In Bermuda

Documents about a captured submarine that was secretly hidden in Bermuda during WWII were donated to the National Cryptologic Museum in Maryland, providing more information about the once secret operation. The Museum is affiliated with the National Security Agency [NSA], and is the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence community. NSA retiree... Read more of this article

Helium Played Dual Role In Sealab Experiment

Helium Played Dual Role In Sealab Experiment

While it is probably best known for giving people squeaky voices when we inhale it, helium has also been used extensively within so-called “breathing gas,” an atmospheric mixture used for human respiration when it otherwise wouldn’t be possible. In 1964, during a series of tests run by the United States Navy, Bermuda’s waters... Read more of this article

Lecture, Slideshow On Drawings From 1800s

Lecture, Slideshow On Drawings From 1800s

The St. George’s Foundation is getting set to host Dr. Edward Harris of the National Museum of Bermuda, along with two special guests, for a lecture and slideshow highlighting the 19th century artwork of Johnson Savage. The event will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 3.00pm. A spokesperson said, “We are excited to host Dr. Ed Harris of... Read more of this article


.