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today’s birthday: Federico García Lorca (1898)


Federico García Lorca (1898)

García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist, and member of the Generation of ’27, an influential group of poets that arose in Spanish literary circles in the 1920s. His most famous works include the book Gypsy Ballads and his poem, “Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter.” The poetry, passion, and violence of his works, which combine Spanish folklore with his personal experience, and his own tragic and bloody death brought him enduring international acclaim. How did he die? More… Discuss

TREASURE-HUNTING FAMILY FINDS SUNKEN HOARD


Treasure-Hunting Family Finds Sunken Hoard

Family time for one Florida family means scouring the seas for sunken treasure, and this weekend, the Schmitts struck pay dirt, hauling up a hoard of gold worth an estimated $300,000 from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The treasure belonged to a convoy of 11 ships sunk in a hurricane off the coast of Florida in 1715. The state of Florida will be allowed to take possession of up to 20 percent of the haul for display in a state museum, and the remainder will be split between the family and the company that owns the rights to the wreck site. More… Discuss

 

FIFTH TIME’S THE CHARM FOR 64-YEAR-OLD CUBA-FLORIDA SWIMMER


Fifth Time’s the Charm for 64-Year-Old Cuba-Florida Swimmer

After four failed attempts to make the 110-mile (177-km) swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba to the US, 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyadbecame the first person to complete the crossing without a shark cage or flippers. The achievement was 35 years in the making. She made her first attempt in 1978, when she was just 28, but had to abandon it 42 hours in, after crossing 76 miles. Undeterred, she tried again and again, and after 53 hours in the water this weekend, she finally achieved her goal, sending a message that it is never too late to chase your dreams. More… Discuss

 

FIFTH TIME’S THE CHARM FOR 64-YEAR-OLD CUBA-FLORIDA SWIMMER


Fifth Time’s the Charm for 64-Year-Old Cuba-Florida Swimmer

After four failed attempts to make the 110-mile (177-km) swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba to the US, 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to complete the crossing without a shark cage or flippers. The achievement was 35 years in the making. She made her first attempt in 1978, when she was just 28, but had to abandon it 42 hours in, after crossing 76 miles. Undeterred, she tried again and again, and after 53 hours in the water this weekend, she finally achieved her goal, sending a message that it is never too late to chase your dreams. More… Discuss