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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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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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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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On This Day, December 12th

1. 1980: Armand Hammer bought Da Vinci’s manuscript for $5 million It was on this date in 1980 that Armand Hammer purchased one of…

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Who’s Who? Can You Name These Iconic Women?

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On This Day, December 9th

1. 1992: Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce separation It was on this date in 1992 that it was announced that the royal couple,…

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Who Was Socrates, Really?

We all know Socrates as the classical Greek philosopher who is credited with being one of the main founders of modern thought. However, Socrates…

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Archaeologists Can Finally Date Aboriginal Rock Art

A team of scientists from ANSTO’s Centre for Accelerator Science have developed a new technique that now makes it possible to use radiocarbon dating…

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On This Day, December 8th

1. 1980: The assassination of John Lennon Music fans all over the world mourned on this date in 1980 after it was announced the…

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