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Ryan White, The Boy With AIDS Who Changed The World

Kokomo, Indiana: When doctors advised Ryan White’s parents, Jeanne Hale and Hubert White, of the bad news, the infant boy had just opened his…

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Cahokia; America’s Forgotten Metropolis

East of St Louis, in Illinois near Collinsville, a city once flourished. Not a European colony, a native city, massive and organized. At its…

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10 Things You May Not Know Happened In The 1970s

If you lived through the 1970s or cracked open a history book since then, you know all about Watergate, the oil embargo, and groovy…

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John Elfreth Watkins Jr.; The Man Who Accurately Predicted The Future In 1900

There are two accounts of the future from 1900, which vary wildly from each other. One was the 28 point article posted in the…

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The Worst Cold War Spy Ever; A True Tale

Operating with the perspective that cats a free to roam, the CIA once enlisted a kitty cat to collect intelligence for the U.S. If…

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Centralia, PA; The Town Swallowed By The Earth

When Alexander Rae stopped his buggy the night of October 17, 1868, he had no idea that it would be the last thing he…

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Wilmer McLean, The Man Who Couldn’t Escape The Civil War

April 9th, 1865: When Confederate Colonel Charles Marshall rode into Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Wilmer McLean had had about enough of the Civil War.…

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The 19th Century Mummies of Guanajuato Mexico Will Haunt Your Nightmares

When the people of the silver mining town of Guanajuato first exhumed the bodies from a nineteenth-century crypt, they recoiled in horror. Time had…

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The Project Stargate Cold War Strategy

When the United States got wind that the Soviets were spending 60-millions rubles a year to research psychic powers, we knew exactly what to…

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WWII’s American Home Front; At Our Best When Things Were At Their Worst

When the attack on Pearl Harbor thrust the United States into World War II too soon after the Great War, too soon after the…

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