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On This Day, December 30th

1. 1968: Led Zepplin plays at Gonzaga University It was on this date in 1968 that what many feel to be the first live…

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On This Day, December 29th

1. 1890: Massacre at Wounded Knee It was on this date in 1890 that the infamous Massacre at Wounded Knee took place. A group…

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On This Day, December 28th

1. 1895: The first paid public screening of a movie It was on this date in 1895 that two French brothers, Auguste and Louis…

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On This Day, December 27th

1. 1932: The doors open at the Radio City Music Hall It was on this date in 1932 that John D. Rockefeller opened the…

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On This Date, December 23rd

1. 1783: George Washington retires as commander in chief It was on this date in 1783 that our country’s founding father, George Washington, resigns…

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Why Can’t We Say “Macbeth” in a Theater?

Macbeth – the famed “Scottish Play” – is one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies. More famous than the play itself, perhaps, is the fabled…

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History’s Badasses: Boudica

“Nothing is safe from Roman pride and arrogance. They will deface the sacred and will deflower our virgins. Win the battle or perish, that…

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History’s Nutcases: Tiberius

Last time on History’s Nutcases, we talked about a man named Jemmy Hirst, who fancied riding a bull he’d trained to jump fences like a…

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Earliest-Known Cooking Vessels In the World Found in Lybia

Many experts say: cooking is what makes us human. Last week, archaeologists may have found the earliest evidence of cooked food to-date. A group…

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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2016

2016 has been quite a year, what with the American presidency changing hands, Brexit, David Bowie’s death, and countless other events. Whether it’s been…

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