History

February 26, 2017

Vintage Booklet Teaches People How to Use a Telephone

It’s hard to remember a time when telephones didn’t exist, but this hilarious etiquette booklet from 1951 reminds us that there was a time when they needed an instruction manual. Published by Bell Telephone System, The Telephone and How We Use It was intended as a beginner’s guide on all things telephone. Funnily enough, there’s still some good advice to remember even in our digital age.

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February 7, 2017

Man Who Saved 669 Children During the Holocaust Has a Surprise Reunion 50 Years Later

Sir Nicholas Winton is a name that you might not have read about in the history books, but his contribution to the world was beyond extraordinary. On the eve of World War II, the young British stockbroker arranged for trains that carried Jewish children out of then-Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust. Essentially, this ordinary man rescued a staggering 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, saving them from an almost certain peril.

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