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The First Female Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, Edith Wharton

American novelist Edith Wharton was the first female to win a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Age of Innocence in 1921. In 1927,…

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5 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

Sometimes, people set out with an idea in their heads to invent something useful. Other times, they create something completely by accident that ends…

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Author and Early Feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft

Writer, philosopher, and women’s rights advocate, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote many novels and treatises along with a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution,…

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Who was the Founding Father Roger Sherman?

Roger Sherman was a lawyer and statesman during colonial America. He is the only person to have signed all four of the United States’…

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Why we Celebrate the Fourth of July

Today in the United States, Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th, and the day is commonly called the Fourth of July. In 1941,…

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This Viking King Was Buried With His Sword and His Dog

ICELAND – archaeologists working at Eyjafjörður fjord in northern Iceland uncovered a massive burial site earlier this month. Now, they’ve found who it was…

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What Did People Use Before Shampoo?

When commercial shampoo began hitting store shelves in the 1930s, it changed the world. That begs the question, then, what did people do before shampoo?…

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Jim Bridger’s Lingering Presence

Jim Bridger was the original western mountain man to the fullest. His proprioceptive abilities in navigating the mysterious west are legendary. Stories of his…

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32 Hilarious Memes Only True History Nerds Will Understand

Usually, on this site, we post some pretty serious things: biographies, theories, archaeological news, and answers to some of history’s puzzling questions, like why…

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Archaeologists Uncover Treasure Trove of Mayan Ritual Stones

“Ideology, expressed in material form and through aspects of public rituals and public ceremonial structures, played a significant role in the development of Maya…

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