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On This Day, November 22nd

1. 1963: The JFK assassination It was on this date in 1963 that the shot heard round the world went off killing President John…

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Isabella I of Castile: The Queen that Sponsored Columbus

Isabella I of Castile ruled as Queen of Castile and León from December 11, 1474 until her death on November 26, 1504. Though she…

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The Stories From WW III Won’t Be Like These WW II Mysteries

In the recent movie, Snowden, about the man by the same name, the head of CIA asks the title character if he ever wonders,…

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5 Sci-Fi Writers Whose Works Predicted The Future

Looking back over the course of history is one of the easiest ways that we can get better acquainted with our ancestors and social…

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Danish Archaeologists Have Matched a 300-Year-Old Poo to a 17th-Century Bishop

While we don’t normally think of someone’s bathroom habits as valuable insight into their life, archaeologists certainly do. In fact, a group of Danish…

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Victor Hugo’s Inspiration for Les Misérables: The June Rebellion of 1832

The June Rebellion, also known as the Paris Uprising of 1832, took place between June 5-6, 1832. Anti-monarchist republicans in Paris began the uprising…

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On This Day. November 21st

1. 1783: First manned balloon flight It was on this date in 1783 that the first untethered hot air balloon flight containing human beings…

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30 Juicy Tidbits About Grease

Grease has gone down in history as one of the best musical movies ever made. As with most movie productions, there are all sorts…

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Gone Without A Trace: The Murder Victims History Has Never Tracked Down

Throughout history, there has been no end to the number of unsolved murder cases or lost serial killers. In some circumstances, people seem to…

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Facts You Didn’t Know About The Beastie Boys

When the world first heard about the Beastie Boys, they were a joke, literally. Their first release to hit the popular airways became a…

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