Bloggable but highly speculative – noteworthy for criticism of “herders” as zero-sum:
‘1177BC The Year Civilisation Collapsed’.
Note: reddit/r/badhistory might be a good place to post the “Greeks invented Buddhism” argument
“Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.”
C. Auguste Dupin, a character created by Edgar Allan Poe for the story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”. published 1841
– Some consider this to be the first detective story.
1863: draft riots
1898 Count Zeppelin founded the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Luftschiffahrt…
Construction of the first Zeppelin began in 1899 in a floating assembly hall on the Bodensee in the Bay of Manzell, Friedrichshafen.