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History’s Nutcases: Emperor Elagabalus

“The name Elagabalus is branded in history above all others [because of his] unspeakably disgusting life.” – Barthold Georg Niebuhr Last week, we covered…

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On This Day, June 23rd

1. 1992: John Gotti gets sentenced to life in prison It was on this date in 1992 that notorious mob boss John Gotti was…

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On This Day. June 22nd

1. 1937: Joe Louis becomes heavyweight champ It was on this date in 1937 that Joe Louis won the heavyweight boxing championship when he…

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On This Day, June 20th

1: 1977: Oil starts flowing in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Starting at the largest oil field in North America located near Prudhoe Bay runs an…

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On This Day, June 17th

1. 1885: Lady Liberty arrives in New York Weighing in at over 225 tons and, at her completion, standing 111 feet six-inches tall, The…

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On This Day, June 16th

1. 1963: A woman goes into space for the first time On this date in 1963, the first woman is sent into space in the…

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On This Day, June 14th

1. 1922: Warren G. Harding becomes first president to be heard on radio It was on this date in 1922 that Warren G. Harding…

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Archaeologists Unearth 6,000 Year Old Massacre

ALSACE, FRANCE – Archaeologists seem to have unearthed the remains of a neolithic massacre going back 6,000 years. A group of researchers from the…

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Unsolved Archaeology: Moai of Easter Island (Part I)

They stand in silence facing inward from the ocean, as if they are a line of soldiers, of sentries meant to protect the island…

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History’s Badasses: Lewis and Clark

“I could but esteem this moment of my departure as among the most happy of my life.” – Meriwether Lewis Last time, on History’s…

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