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How Ancient Tattoo Artists Used Volcanic Glass

NANGGU, SOLOMON ISLANDS – Archaeologists from Australia and New Zealand working on a Pacific site have discovered obsidian tools used for tattooing by Pacific…

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History’s Badasses: Agustina of Aragon

Last week on History’s Badasses, we talked about Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history, who racked up a record kill…

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World’s Oldest Paycheck Says Workers Were Paid In Beer

A tablet made around 3100 to 3000 BC is the world’s oldest paycheck. It’s over 5,000 years old, and originated in the ancient Mesopotamian…

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The World’s Most Game-Changing Inventions [Part I]

History is forged in the fires of war and creativity. Throughout humanity’s timeline, there have been a select view inventions that have absolutely altered…

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Gouverneur Morris: “Penman of the Constitution”

Gouverneur Morris, American Founding Father and “Penman of the Constitution”, was apart of the committee that drafted the U.S. Constitution. That was not all…

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On This Day, July 8th

1. 1776: The Liberty Bell toll that changed the world It was on this date in 1776 that the Liberty Bell rang from the…

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The Disastrous Burning of Washington in 1814

The War of 1812 began on June 18, 1812 when President James Madison declared war on Britain. Over twenty years before, Washington, D.C. was…

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On This Day, July 7th

1. 1976 First females enrolled at the West Point Academy It was on this day in 1976 that more than 100 women enrolled in…

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The Great Depression (Part 1)

The largest economic crisis in the Western Civilization is known as the Great Depression. The stock market crash of October 1929, sent the entire…

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Queen Mary I of England: “Bloody Mary”

Queen Mary I of England is best known for burning people of the Protestant faith and restoring England to Catholicism. She was given the…

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