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The Successful Entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker, “the world’s most successful female entrepreneur of her time,”, was an African American entrepreneur, business owner, philanthropist, and activist. She developed…

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Founding Father John Jay

Founding Father John Jay was a patriot and diplomat along with one of the signers of the Treaty of Paris. Along with that, he…

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This 900-Year-Old Mummy From Siberia Still Has Eyelashes

“This radically changes our concept about this graveyard. It’s amazing.” – Archaeologist Alexander Gusev. SALEKHARD, SIBERIA – one mummified woman has finally been unearthed…

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Women’s Rights Advocate Bella Abzug

Bella Abzug, or “Battling Bella” as she was called, was a lawyer, social activist, leader of the Women’s Rights Movement, and member of the…

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BookCeption: Imaging Unveils A Manuscript Hidden in a Book’s Binding

For 500 years, the words on one slip of parchment have been unreadable. The manuscript was used to bind a book of medieval poetry…

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Charles R. Drew, the Surgeon Instrumental in Creating Blood Banks during World War II

Dr. Charles Richard Drew was a physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. Drew specifically researched blood transfusions and was able to develop new techniques for…

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Recipes For the Rich: Victorian Cooking As it Was 200 Years Ago

We’ve done a post on weird recipes from the Victorian Times, but have you ever wondered what the basics of Victorian cooking were really…

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Author and Advocate for Native Americans, Helen Hunt Jackson

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson was an American writer and activist. She advocated to improve the treatment of Native Americans. In her 1881 book, A…

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Vera Atkins and her Power and Accomplishments as British Spy

British intelligence officer Vera Atkins worked for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in the French Section during the second World War. Born in Romania,…

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5000-year-long Record of Tsunamis Found in Sumatran Cave

Historical records aren’t always on paper. Sometimes, they’re written in stone. The Indian Ocean earthquake of 2004 was the third-largest tremor ever recorded on…

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