The keffiyeh is a traditional Arab headdress, made of a square of cloth that is folded and wrapped in various styles around the head. It is commonly worn in areas with arid climates as protection from direct sun exposure and blown dust and sand. The plain white keffiyeh is popular in the Gulf states, while the red-and-white keffiyeh is most strongly associated with what country?
Back in the day
Frederick Henry Royce started an electrical and mechanical business in 1884. He made his first car, a "Royce," in his Manchester factory in 1904 and, that same year, was introduced to Charles Stewart Rolls in a Manchester hotel. The pair agreed to a deal where Royce would manufacture cars to be sold exclusively by Rolls. A clause was added to the contract, stipulating that the cars be called "Rolls-Royce." When did the company acquire rival car maker Bentley?
Born on a day like today
Zarah Leander was a Swedish actress and singer. A star at Germany's principal film studio, she made successful films that contributed to the Third Reich's propaganda. Unlike other stars of the time, however, Leander did not take part in official Nazi party functions. After the Battle of Stalingrad, Nazi criticism and pro-Americanism dominated Sweden, and Leander, whom people associated with Nazism, was shunned. Why did Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels dub her "Enemy of Germany?"