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The First African American to Serve on the Senate, Hiram Revels

The first African American to serve on the U.S. Congress was Hiram Rhodes Revels. He was elected to the United States Senate from Mississippi…

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Edith Wilson, the First Lady who Acted as President

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson was President Woodrow Wilson’s second wife and from 1915-1921, she was the First Lady of the United States. When her…

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Vice Presidents That Became Presidents

Since George Washington first became president in 1789, we have had 44 different presidents, 14 of which were Vice Presidents. Five of these were…

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Who was Mary of Modena?

Born Maria Beatrice Anna Margherita Isabella d’Este, Mary of Modena was the second wife of James II and VII and was his Queen consort.…

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The “Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement”, Septima Clark

Educator and civil rights activist Septima Poinsette Clark played a significant part in gaining voting and civil rights for African Americans. Clark is known…

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Archaeologists Uncover Treasure Trove of Mayan Ritual Stones

“Ideology, expressed in material form and through aspects of public rituals and public ceremonial structures, played a significant role in the development of Maya…

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2,500-Year-Old Burial of Celtic Prince Reveals Stunning Secrets

LAVAU, FRANCE – two years ago, a small village in eastern France became famous when archaeologists first uncovered the 5th century BC tomb of…

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13,000-Year-Old Arrowhead Discovered in Northampton

“This is just the very beginning of what will probably prove to be a very important archaeological site.” – Richard Gramly, archaeologist from North…

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History’s Badasses: Annie Oakley

“I ain’t afraid to love a man. I ain’t afraid to shoot him either.” – Annie Oakley Last time on History’s Badasses, we talked about…

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What was the German-Soviet Nonagression Pact?

The German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact was signed on August 23, 1939, just before World War II, by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. By signing…

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