Wallace Line

The Wallace Line is a boundary line that separates the fauna of Asia and Australia. It is named after Alfred Russel Wallace, a British naturalist who first discovered the line during his travels in the 19th century. The line runs through the Indonesian archipelago, and separates two biogeographical regions – the Oriental region to the […]

The Discovery of UB-29

UB-29 was a German U-boat (submarine) that served in World War I. It belonged to the UB II type of submarines, which were used primarily for coastal patrols and reconnaissance missions. UB-29 was launched on June 29, 1915, and commissioned on September 18, 1915, under the command of Kapitänleutnant Herbert Pustkuchen. On December 13, 1916, […]

The 1912 Courthouse Massacre

On March 14, 1912, the Floyd Allen Clan carried out one of the most brutal attacks in Appalachian history. In the space of 90 seconds, 57 bullets were fired into the Hillsville courthouse, killing five men and wounding three more. The Allens were a notorious family from Carroll County, Virginia, who had a long history […]