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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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Nancy Wake, the Gestapo’s Most Wanted During World War II

During World War II, Australian Nancy Grace Augusta Wake was a Special Operations Executive for the British and was one of the most decorated…

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History’s Badasses: The White Death

“I only did my duty, and what I was told to do was: to do as well as I could.” – Simo Häyhä Last time…

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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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