Podcast Episode 31
image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Blizzard_of_1888
1888: Great Blizzard
"The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 (March 11 – March 14, 1888) was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches (25 to 147 cm) fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected. "
"In the Doctor Who Big Finish Productions audio adventure Doctor Who: The First Doctor Adventures: The Great White Hurricane, the TARDIS arrives in New York the day before the Great Blizzard, resulting in the First Doctor and Susan Foreman becoming caught up in a local gang conflict that ends with Susan and one of the gang trapped on the frozen Hudson river, while Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright help an abused wife find and rescue her son from his alcoholic father, ending in a desperate rescue attempt when the father and son are part of a group of passengers trapped on a train that was crossing a bridge before snow forced it to stop."
1888: Murder Mysteries
"The Whitehall Mystery is an unsolved murder that took place in London in 1888. The dismembered remains of a woman were discovered at three different sites in the centre of the city, including the future site of Scotland Yard, the police's headquarters. The incident belongs to the so-called Thames Torso Murders of 1887–89."
Sir Francis Bacon's New Atlantis link: https://archive.org/details/fnewatlantis00baco
The Treaty of Paris From 1783 link: https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=6&page=transcript
"Queen Victoria believed the British royal family, and thus herself, to be descended from King David, and accordingly circumcised all her male children, begin- ning with Albert Edward (later Edward VII). This story was retold in countless media features, websites and blogs at the time of Prince George’s birth, and can also be found in several academic publications, such as Shalom Goldman’s God’s Sacred Tongue (2004), which states, "