Rube Foster. Considered the “father” of Negro leagues baseball, Andrew “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in 1920, the first successful league of African-American baseball teams. He served as president of the league until 1926 and established its slogan, “We are the ship, all else the sea.”
Stamps celebrating the Era of the Husky are now on sale. Huskies were first used in Antarctica by the British Antarctic Expedition in 1898–1900. Little more than a decade later, Douglas Mawson used huskies during his 1911–14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. In 1954, when Australia established its first permanent Antarctic station at Mawson, huskies were introduced to the Australian territory. http://auspo.st/1rU0gRQ. #stampcollecting
Kolmanskop is a ghost town in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port of LÃ¼deritz. In 1908, Luederitz was plunged into diamond fever and people rushed into the Namib desert hoping to make an easy fortune. Within two years, a town, complete with a casino, school, hospital and exclusive residential buildings, was established in the barren sandy desert.