Oct. 29, 1942: Paul Lambert of Dorchester and Emily Scott of Hyde Park visited the War Information Center at the Boston Public Library. The Works Projects Administration, or WPA, provided assistance for every library to become a War Information Center, "making available all the latest facts, reports, directories, regulations and instructions for public use." Boston Globe Archives |
A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous
The cooler, cloudier climes for northern Europe make for more redheads—particularly in Scotland and Ireland, a researcher says. About 8% of Scots sport a ginger mane, to less than 2% of all Europeans. The theory, Emily Pritchard tells the Times of London, is that genetic traits that allow sun-unfriendly red hair and fair skin didn’t die out as humans moved from Africa northward.