The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and A.P. Giannini

Though you may not know his name, you have probably benefited from one of A.P. Giannini’s innovations. The History Guy tells the forgotten history of the life of A.P. Giannini and the creation of modern bank loans which was inexorably tied to a devastating earthquake in San Francisco. The History Guy uses images that areContinue reading “The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and A.P. Giannini”

The Great Sicily Earthquake of 1693

The Sicily earthquake of 1693 was the most powerful in recorded Italian history, and was so devastating that it changed the nature of architecture throughout the region. It is history that deserves to be remembered.