Many historians would agree that the advent of Islam in the seventh Christian century was at least tactically welcomed by Christian groups whose beliefs about Jesus and the Holy Trinity were at odds, albeit only slightly, with the formulas that had been carefully elaborated by the church’s great councils.
On the other hand, that’s not a very encouraging message for people whose ideas about Christ and the Trinity do coincide with “Byzantine Christian” thinking—in other words, most of today’s traditional Christian churches.
via Islam and other religions: How many scriptures? | The Economist.
Arranged by height, the infographic lines up some of the greatest works envisioned and built by man since prehistory
via Mankind's Greatest Architectural Achievements Since Prehistory | Co.Design | business + design.
The decision to split the company in two marks a definitive break from its origins in the southern Dutch town of Eindhoven, where Gerard Philips and his father Frederick founded one of the earliest makers of incandescent light bulbs in 1891.
via Breaking with tradition, Philips splits off lighting | Reuters.
The story of RadioShack begins with failure. The company, founded in 1921, sold radio parts and surplus supplies by outlet and catalog.
But it was almost bankrupt when it was purchased in 1963 by Tandy Corporation, a leather retailer.
via A History of Misses for RadioShack – NYTimes.com.
Where does the moment of silence come from?
via A Brief History of the Moment of Silence – Mic.
Air New Zealand’s last Boeing 747-400 is scheduled to operate Flight 7 Wednesday (Sep 10) evening, departing San Francisco at 9:30 p.m. local time. When it lands in Auckland, New Zealand, at around 5 a.m. Friday morning local time (Thursday afternoon U.S. time), the carrier will retire the jet from commercial passenger service.
via Air New Zealand set for its last-ever Boeing 747 flight.
“The redaction of the twenty-eight pages has become a coverup by two Presidents, and coverup implies complicity”
via A Void in the History of September 11th.