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On This Day, June 28th

1. 2006: The SmartCar announced for the U.S. It was on this date in 2006 that Chairman of Daimler Chrysler announces that the Smart…

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50 Stunningly Beautiful Actresses From The ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

We wanted to feature some of the most stunning actresses throughout the golden years of Hollywood, but we quickly realized that there were so…

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Battles That Made History: Hastings, 1066

It’s a battle that’s recorded in history textbooks all over the globe, and one of the most decisive battles ever in European history. It began…

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History’s Badasses: Lyudmila Pavlichenko

“The only feeling I have is the great satisfaction a hunter feels who has killed a beast of prey.” – Lyudmila Pavlichenko Last week…

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On This Day, June 24th

1.1901: Picasso’s first art show On this date in 1901, more than 75 different paintings went up on display at a gallery in Paris…

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The Roman Empire Looked a Little Different, According to New Dig

“Until recently, who would have thought that Ipplepen village was once ‘plugged in’ to the Roman empire?” – Danielle Wootton, liaison officer for the…

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History’s 11 Most Magnificent Cities

We usually don’t tend to think of cities before the industrial revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries as any more than narrow streets,…

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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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