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On This Day, April 14th

1. 1828: The First Edition of the Webster’s Dictionary is published On this day in 1828 the first edition of the Websters Dictionary gets…

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History’s Badasses: Christopher Lee

Most people know him as the white wizard Saruman from The Lord of the Rings, or as Count Dooku from Star Wars. Some even know him…

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The History of Film (Part 2)

Yesterday we talked about the beginning of one of the biggest industries in the world. Today, we continue this very long history beginning with…

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Kitty Wells Performs Her Controversial 1952 Hit Song At The Grand Ole Opry! (VIDEO)

If you just ask my Uncle Burl, the first classic country queen isn’t Patsy Cline or even Dolly Parton. No, he will happily tell…

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On This Day, April 13th

1. 1964: Sidney Poitier becomes the first African American to win an Oscar Sidney Poitier is a great actor; almost everything he plays in…

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On This Day, April 12th

1. 1961: First man sent into Space. On this day in 1961 The Soviet Union makes a major step in the Space Race between…

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The History of Film Part 1

The first film camera to be patented was by Louis Le Prince in 1888. It wasn’t until a few years later that film production…

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Rare 13th Century Chess Piece Discovered in England

During an excavation of the backyard of Wallingford Museum, a small carving was uncovered. At first, the archaeologists thought it was just a carving…

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The History of Vaccines and Immunizations (part 2/4)

This is the second of a four part series on the history of vaccines. In the early 1800’s, the first mandatory vaccine was attempted,…

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The History of Vaccines and Immunizations (part 1/4)

Part 1 of a 4 part series: Early steps in the US, and the first smallpox vaccine in England. source: historyofvaccines.org The history of…

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