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On This Day, December 19th

1. 1998: President Clinton impeached It was on this date in 1998 that U.S. President Bill Clinton was impeached due to his relationship with…

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On This Day, December 16

1. 1773: The famous Boston Tea Party It was on this date in 1773 that more than $18,000 worth of tea was dumped into…

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On This Day, December 15th

1. 1791: The Bill of Rights became law of the land It was on this date in 1791 that Virginia ratified the first 10…

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On This Day, December 14th

1. 1911: The first explorer to reach the South Pole One of the great figures in polar exploration, Roald Amundsen, became the first person…

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United Nations to Convict ISIS of War Crimes for Destroying Historical and Cultural Sites

“I’m confident that there will be trials for the destruction we’ve seen in the Middle East, and that the videos and photographs produced by…

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On This Date, December 13th

1. 1978: First U.S. coin minted honoring a woman It was on this date in 1978 that the first Susan B. Anthony dollar was…

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Opulence and Luxury: Inside Nero’s Golden Palace

The Roman Emperor Nero left behind a great many architectural wonders. He might have been an infamous, ridiculously cruel tyrant, but the physical legacy he left…

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Where Women Rule: 4 of History’s Ancient Matriarchies

Much of the traditional narrative of the human race as told by history textbooks is that we began as backwards, prejudiced people who lived…

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Battles That Made History: Tours

Last time, on Battles That Made History, we talked about the famous Battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg was the most important battle of the American Civil War…

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The History Behind 3 of Our Most Beloved Christmas Traditions

Nothing says Christmas more than snow on the ground outside, a fire burning in the fireplace, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, lights strung up…

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