On This Day – 13 May 1905

Mata Hari debuts in Paris - Exotic dancer Mata Hari wows audiences with her performance at the Musée Guimet in Paris, France.  Mata Hari is reputed to be a Java princess of priestly Hindu birth from the Dutch East Indies, and to have been immersed in the art of sacred Indian dance since childhood. … [Read more...]

On This Day – 2 May 1906

The London Times - Officials speaking on behalf of the Royal Navy today had the grim duty of informing the public about a naval tragedy. The HMS Phoenix, a sloop on loan to the Royal Geographical Society, was reported lost off the coast of Iceland around noon on April the 24th. The vessel had been … [Read more...]

On This Day – 26 April 1906

The London Times - Strange occurrences were reported today near the island of Iceland. A new island may be rising from the sea to the southeast of Iceland. Reports from Reykjavik suggest that fishermen have been complaining of odd currents and failures in electrical devices or navigational … [Read more...]

On This Day – 17 April 1906

Icelandic Weekly Ísafold Reports Strange Events at Sea Several fishermen from the village of Sveitarfelagio report odd events at sea. The captains of a number of small fishing vessels report odd currents and smells in their usual fishing grounds southeast of the island.  One larger vessel, the … [Read more...]