Easter in Ukraine

This 1887 painting of Ukrainian Easter is by Mykola Pymonenko.

Easter in Ukraine is a very significant holiday, with celebrations stretching long before and after the traditional Easter weekend. Ukrainians take baskets to church to be blessed, loaded with traditional foods and decorated with embroidery, candles, and the world-famous pysanky, the hand-painted eggs.

ПимоненкоСтрастныйчетвергUkrainian Easter by Mykola Pymonenko 1887

On this day: the Schoolhouse Blizzard

The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Children’s Blizzard, was a deadly storm that occurred in the United States on the 12th of January, 1888.

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Following relatively warm temperatures, a blizzard struck the US plains, trapping many people who were caught unawares. 235 deaths were recorded, including children who had become trapped in schoolhouses.

The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Schoolchildren's Blizzard, School Children's Blizzard,[1] or Children's Blizzard,[2] hit the U.S. plains states on January 12, 1888.

Stories of heroic teachers leading their students through the snow to safety became widely told. Some groups were successful, while others froze to death.

On this day: a land sale in Brisbane

Given Terrace in Paddington West, Brisbane, Australia was sold by auction on the 22nd of November, 1884.

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The first land sale in the area took place in 1859, while a horse bus was introduced into this hilly part of the city in 1879. Today the suburb it is considered a desirable place to live in the capital city of the state of Queensland.

Below is the area less than twenty years after the land sale advertised above, circa 1902:

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