Marie Antoinette’s jewels up for auction – BBC News

The sale in Geneva is one of the most important royal jewellery auctions ever, says Sotheby’s.

Marie Antoinette was an Austrian princess before her marriage to France’s King Louis XVI. Her extravagant lifestyle turned her into a hate figure in the years leading up to the French Revolution, when many French people could barely afford to feed their families.

She smuggled out her jewellery to her family in Austria before her failed attempt to flee France with Louis XVI and their children. She was guillotined in 1793 at the age of 37.

Source: Marie Antoinette’s jewels up for auction – BBC News

Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Dissertation Auctioned for More Than Manuscripts by Newton, Darwin, and Einstein

A collection of his personal items, including his wheelchair, were sold by Christie’s.

Among the items was Hawking’s motorized wheelchair, used in the 1980s and 1990s. While the chair was expected to sell somewhere between £10,000 and £15,000, the ultimate price was nearly £300,000 (almost $392,000). The proceeds from the wheelchair will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, The Guardian reports.

Source: Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Dissertation Auctioned for More Than Manuscripts by Newton, Darwin, and Einstein

100th anniversary of the end of WWI – The Boston Globe

Sunday Nov. 11, 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War One. This was the Great War, called “the European War” or “the World War” by contemporaries. Ten million combatants would die before it ended with Germany’s defeat on Nov. 11, 1918. Its bloody battlegrounds, the Somme, Verdun, the Marne, and others, still epitomize apparently pointless human sacrifice. Those who survived the trenches of the Western Front believed civilization could never again sink so low.

Source: 100th anniversary of the end of WWI – The Boston Globe

Nov 22, 1963: assassination of John F. Kennedy | Summary, Facts, Aftermath, & Conspiracy | Britannica.com

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Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Assassination of John F. Kennedy, mortal shooting of the 35th president of the United States in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. His accused killer was Lee Harvey Oswald, who was himself murdered before he could stand trial, and the death of Kennedy has long been the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories.

Assassination of John F. Kennedy, mortal shooting of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, as he rode in a motorcade in DallasTexas, on November 22, 1963. His accused killer was Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine who had embraced Marxism and defected for a time to the Soviet Union. Oswald never stood trial for murder, because, while being transferred after having been taken into custody, he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby, a distraught Dallas nightclub owner.

Source: assassination of John F. Kennedy | Summary, Facts, Aftermath, & Conspiracy | Britannica.com

Westmoreland Museum of American Art eliminates entry fee | TribLIVE

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art has eliminated the suggested donation admission policy, museum Director and CEO Anne Kraybill announced Saturday.

Entry to the museum is now completely free, which is a move Kraybill hopes will remove barriers that may prevent people from visiting and promote equitable access to the arts.

Source: Westmoreland Museum of American Art eliminates entry fee | TribLIVE

‘Time change’ time. Get set to move clocks back an hour this weekend – CNN

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(CNN)It’s the first weekend in November. You know what that means: It’s time to “fall back.”

Or more specifically, time for us to move our clocks back as daylight saving timecomes to an end.
It happens at 2 a.m. Sunday, in essence allowing most Americans to relive the 1 a.m. hour all over again.
So people will get an extra hour to sleep or party or maybe go over that sample ballot before voting in Tuesday’s midterms.

Source: ‘Time change’ time. Get set to move clocks back an hour this weekend – CNN

‘Brady Bunch’ Cast Reunites at Famous House For Filming With HGTV | TMZ.com

The main cast from the ‘Brady Bunch’ is reuniting at the show’s iconic house to film part of HGTV’s new show.

It’s throwback Thursday at the famous ‘Brady Bunch’ house, where the main cast from the 1970s sitcom is getting back together to shoot for HGTV’s new show about the groovy makeover going down at their old crib.

Source: ‘Brady Bunch’ Cast Reunites at Famous House For Filming With HGTV | TMZ.com