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The Original Zorro: A Look Into The Life Of Joaquin Murrieta

Figures come and figures go and only the very best have a habit of sticking around in the popular memory. Many of our most…

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WWII Hero: Matt Urban Was An Unstoppable One-man Army

As one of the most decorated soldiers in WWII, Lieutenant Colonel Matt Louis Urban is the sort of guy they make movies about, but…

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On This Day, December 15th

1. 1791: The Bill of Rights became law of the land It was on this date in 1791 that Virginia ratified the first 10…

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Take A Look Into the Dark History of Ventriloquism

Whether you love it or hate it, ventriloquism is something that is designed to entertain. Although today’s dummies are often held up in jest…

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Where Women Rule: 4 of History’s Ancient Matriarchies

Much of the traditional narrative of the human race as told by history textbooks is that we began as backwards, prejudiced people who lived…

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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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Voodoo: A Closer Look At The Misunderstood Practice

Say the word voodoo and you might conjure up any number of images. The act has become so entrenched in the dark arts that…

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Think Electronic Music Is New? Try over 200 Years Old

Regarding the typical scene of most modern parties, someone once remarked that real life has finally mirrored art. In the popular eighties game, Pac-man,…

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History’s Nutcases: Jemmy Hirst

Last time on History’s Nutcases, we talked about the famous Romantic poet, Lord Byron, whose life was characterized by love affairs, strange habits, and a love…

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United Nations to Convict ISIS of War Crimes for Destroying Historical and Cultural Sites

“I’m confident that there will be trials for the destruction we’ve seen in the Middle East, and that the videos and photographs produced by…

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