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Emily Brontë, the author of the famed Wuthering Heights

English poet and novelist Emily Jane Brontë is known for her novel, Wuthering Heights, which was her only novel. She wrote under the pen…

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Author of The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist, is best known for his novel The Scarlet Letter. Most of his books take place in New England and are…

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Have Archaeologists Discovered King Tut’s Wife’s Final Resting Place?

VALLEY OF THE KINGS, EGYPT – famous archaeologist Zahi Hawass (former head of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities) thinks he may have found…

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Notable American Investigative Journalist, Nellie Bly

American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran Seaman, or “Nellie Bly” is famous for breaking records when she traveled around the world in 72 days and…

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Elisha Gray and the Telephone Controversy with Alexander Graham Bell

American electrical engineer Elisha Gray was one of the co-founders of the Western Electric Manufacturing Company and also developed the telephone prototype in 1876.…

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The Eldest Russian Grand Duchess, Olga Nikolaevna Romanova

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia was the Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia’s oldest child, born in 1895 and murdered alongside…

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the Assassination that Caused a War

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Car Ludwig Joseph Maria was the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne from 1896 until his assassination in 1914 in Sarajevo.…

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Napoleon’s first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais

Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais was Napoleon’s first wife and the first Empress of the French. During the Reign of Terror, Joséphine’s first husband had…

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The Fateful Burr-Hamilton Duel of 1804

On July 11, 1804, former secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton met Vice President Aaron Burr at Weehawken, New Jersey for one fateful duel.…

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Researchers May Have Found Where Amelia Earhart Died

It’s been a mystery that has confounded history enthusiasts for years. What happened to Amelia Earhart? This month, on the 80th anniversary of her…

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