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Archaeologists Have Found a Way to Discover the Gender of Ancient Rock Artists

In one of the biggest archaeological science breakthroughs of 2016, scientists have discovered a way to identify the handprints of 40,000 year-old prehistoric humans…

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On This Date, December 22nd

1. 1808: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is heard by the public for the first time It was on this date in 1808 the most famous…

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The Christmas Truce of 1914

In December of 1914, bitter battles were fought in the trenches along the western front of World War I. The trenches were a horrific…

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5 Historical Christmas Foods Most People Don’t Eat Anymore

The human race has been celebrating the holiday of Christmas for a very long time – about a thousand years, actually. Of course, no…

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What Is “Yuletide”, Anyway?

During the Christmas Season, we hear a lot about “Yuletide” in Christmas songs everywhere, but where does this word come from. Is it simply…

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Who’s Who?: Santa Claus, Saint Nick, and Father Christmas

There’s three main names that get thrown around a lot during the Christmas Season. You’ve got Santa Claus – the name you hear in…

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On This Date, December 21st

1. 1970: Elvis meets with President Nixon It was on this date in 1970 that Elvis Presley met with President Nixon to offer his…

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The History Behind Hanukkah

Hanukkah, or Chanukkah, the Jewish festival of re-dedication, sometimes known as the festival of lights, overlaps with Christmas this year, lasting eight days from…

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How Louisa May Alcott Went From Poverty to Beloved Author

  Louisa May Alcott is known for her famous classic Little Women, published in 1868. She wrote two sequels to the book as well.…

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On This Day, December 20th

1. 1957: Elvis Presley received his draft notice It was on this date in 1957 the “King”, Elvis Presley, received his draft notice to…

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