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The First African American to Serve on the Senate, Hiram Revels

The first African American to serve on the U.S. Congress was Hiram Rhodes Revels. He was elected to the United States Senate from Mississippi…

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The Most Valuable Shipwreck Discovery of All Time

The World’s most valuable Shipwreck treasure The San Jose was found at the bottom of the ocean containing billions of dollars of treasure once destined…

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Edith Wilson, the First Lady who Acted as President

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson was President Woodrow Wilson’s second wife and from 1915-1921, she was the First Lady of the United States. When her…

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Vice Presidents That Became Presidents

Since George Washington first became president in 1789, we have had 44 different presidents, 14 of which were Vice Presidents. Five of these were…

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Who was Mary of Modena?

Born Maria Beatrice Anna Margherita Isabella d’Este, Mary of Modena was the second wife of James II and VII and was his Queen consort.…

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2,500-Year-Old Burial of Celtic Prince Reveals Stunning Secrets

LAVAU, FRANCE – two years ago, a small village in eastern France became famous when archaeologists first uncovered the 5th century BC tomb of…

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Is the Oldest American Bar, West of the Mississippi, in a Rural Mormon Utah?

The Shooting Star Saloon feels like you’ve stepped back in time as you cross the crooked threshold of the 1850 building.   Founded in…

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Salvador Dali, Moving Audiences to Chaos with his Words

Dali’s talent to invoke utter chaos and general confusion preserved in his own words. To say he “believed in surrealism” is so far understated…

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The “Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement”, Septima Clark

Educator and civil rights activist Septima Poinsette Clark played a significant part in gaining voting and civil rights for African Americans. Clark is known…

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History’s Badasses: Annie Oakley

“I ain’t afraid to love a man. I ain’t afraid to shoot him either.” – Annie Oakley Last time on History’s Badasses, we talked about…

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