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Historical Toilets Give Insight into Philadelphia’s Revolutionary History

While excavating the site of the future Revolutionary War museum in Philadelphia, archaeologists uncovered tens of thousands of historical artifacts. Now, this might seem…

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On This Day, July 18th

1. 1984: San Ysidro McDonalds massacre A horrific event takes place at a Mcdonalds in the small town of San Ysidro, California just two…

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The Brilliant Mind of Ada Lovelace

  Ada, Countess of Lovelace is said to be the first computer programmer because of her work with Charles Babbage on his Analytical Engine.…

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The Successful Revolutionary Culper Spy Ring

Culper Ring was a spy ring that General George Washington had ordered Major Benjamin Tallmadge to create in 1778. The names “Samuel Culper, Sr.”…

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Patrick Henry: “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!”

Patrick Henry, American Founding Father and first and sixth Governor of Virginia, is best known for his “Give me liberty, or give me death!”…

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Archaeology at Giza Reveals the Secrets of Khufu’s Great Pyramid

“I really believe that Cheops’ chamber is not discovered yet, and all three chambers were just to deceive the thieves, and the treasures of…

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On This Day, July 15th

1. 1997 Gianni Versace is a victim of shooting spree It was on this date in 1997 that world-renowned Italian fashion designer, Gianni Versace,…

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A History of Science Fiction (Part IV)

Last time on the History of Science Fiction, we covered the late 19th century and early 20th century science fiction works, and the effect…

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Experts Discover and Reconstruct Prehistoric Funeral

During an excavation in 2005, a prehistoric woman was found within a cave popularly known as Hilazon Tachtit. Located in northern Israel, the woman…

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The Consequential Townshend Acts of 1767

The Townshend Acts were a series of acts that the British Parliament passed in 1767, with all but one passed that year. There were…

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