Monthly Archives: June 2010

More on the History of Darkness

I just got to the part in my nighttime history book that is about outdoor lighting. Everyone was agitating for outdoor lighting! Come on, you assholes, it’s the 16th century, why can’t we get some lanterns strung up here and … Continue reading

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Night History

“For people steeped in bliblical wonders and supernatural lore, alterations in the night sky, including the aurora borealis in northern latitudes, carried even greater portent. ‘Terrible sights were in the sky all night,’ George Booth of Chester recorded in 1727. … Continue reading

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