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Nellie Bly Honored With Google Doodle, Karen O Song
Nellie Bly is the subject of Google’s doodle for May 5, as the day would have been the journalist’s 151st birthday. Bly was her pen name. ...
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Selfie Seekers Caught Carving Initials into the Colosseum
What would you do for the perfect selfie? Would you deface a landmark – one of the most famous historical locations in the world? Two Californian wo...
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Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday
Althea Gibson is the subject of a new Google Doodle currently gracing the search engine’s homepage in the U.S. The tennis legend was born on thi...
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Genealogy: Three Tips To Get It Right
If you have ever wondered where you came from, you may want to give genealogy a try. Genealogy is more than just studying the past, it can help you le...
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Iron Age Coins Unearthed in Britain
Over two dozen of rare Roman and Iron Age coins were discovered inside of a cave in Dovedale, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Four of the coins were initi...
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Happy Birthday Song: Where Did It Come From?
Happy birthday to you…. Almost everyone knows the “Happy Birthday Song” in one form or another. While this is true of the song, ther...
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‘Dracula Castle’ For Sale to the Right Buyer
Bran Castle, a national monument and landmark in Romania commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle,” is not formally on the market for a d...
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1805 Letter Penned by Thomas Jefferson Goes on Sale
A July 24, 1805 letter written by United States Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson went on sale for $35,000 in Philadelphia. The Raab Coll...
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The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week
In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee turned on the World Wide Web. Since then, it has become one of the most pervasive technologies ever created. In fact, one...
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Bill Guarnere, of Band of Brothers Fame, Dies at 90
William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, Sr. was rushed to a hospital from his home in Philadelphia Saturday morning. By the time Saturday night had ...
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Mein Kampf Copies Signed By Hitler To Be Auctioned
Now that the Christmas shopping season is over, most people don’t have to constantly worry about getting a gift for that certain someone who jus...
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Mark Helprin’s Novel Is Now A Colin Farrell Film
“If it weren’t for music, I would think that love is mortal.” This prosaic musing about music might seem like words written by a romance novelis...
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Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad Meets Opera
The story of Harriet Tubman has recently hit the performance arena in New York. “Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom,” is an ...
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Tila Tequila: “Hitler Was A Good Man”, History Lies
Take what you will from Tila Tequila – a former car model, MySpace celebrity, and reality TV show host. She’s made a video and blog post expos...
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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Gets Dissected By Historians
One of the biggest selling points of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series is how it recreates historical events and locations and lets you li...
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Steve Jobs’ Old House Now a Historical Site
2066 Crist Drive, Los Altos has now been officially designated as a “historical resource.” The house (and more importantly, its garage) is...
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Study: Pollen Tells Us What Killed Bronze Age Civilizations
The New York Times reported that a recent study of pollen may explain the sudden collapse of what were, at the time, highly successful civilizations l...
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VICE And Ubisoft Team Up On Assassin’s Creed IV-Inspired Historical Documentary
VICE is known for its brutal news documentaries that take place in some of the most dangerous places on earth. In other words, they’re no strang...
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Gullah-Geechee, Sapelo Island: Historic Slave Community Faces Tax Woes
The tiny community of Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island in Georgia is one of the earliest freed slave settlements, and it is still home to descendants of t...
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Steve Jobs’ Old Home (or the Garage Where Apple Was Built) Could Become Historical Site
We all know the story of Apple Computer, and how the company was formed in Steve Jobs’ parents’ garage back in 1976. It was an important m...
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