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How the Baron von Steuben Fixed the Continental Army at Valley Forge

Born Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben was a military officer in the American Revolution from Prussia. Called…

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20 American History Questions Any Patriot Should be Able to Answer

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Will the Real Ramses II Statue Please Stand Up?

“Last Tuesday they called me to announce the big discovery of a colossus of a king, most probably Ramses II, made out of quartzite,”…

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What Was ‘The Enlightenment’?

We hear about it all the time. It was a pivotal point in European history, paving the way for centuries of history afterward, but…

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The Human Imprint on the Shifting Sahara Desert

In a quest to understand global climate change and how the human race plays a part in it, researchers and archaeologists are looking to…

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Flower Pot Turns Out to be Roman Sarcophagus

OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND – In a twist of events, an antiques expert visiting Blenheim Palace realized that one of the building’s flower pots was actually…

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Famous Firsts for Women in Political History

Women have played a significant role in American political history. By the time the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, many states had already…

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The First Woman to Serve in the U.S. House and Senate, Margaret Chase Smith

Margaret Madeline Chase Smith was the first woman to serve on both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. She served on…

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2,000 Year-Old “Bear Cult” Left a Surprise in Siberia

UST-POLUI, SIBERIA – Archaeologists investigating Siberia’s ancient “bear cult” at an ancient ceremonial site within the Arctic Circle have uncovered a surprise beneath the…

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How Lewis Carroll Became So Successful with his Alice Books

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, more commonly known by his pen name of Lewis Carroll. English writer, mathematician, Anglican deacon, logician, and photographer, Dodgson is best…

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