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365 CE; An 8.0 Earthquake Rocked the Mediterranean

It was a July 21 on our modern calendar when a record-breaking earthquake and subsequent tsunami rocked the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. The…

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When The Last Iraqi Monarchy Finally Fell

When Colonel Abdul Salam Arif marched the 20th brigade into Baghdad on July 14, 1958, it wasn’t in a parade for the ruling monarchy.…

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The World’ First Travel Agency is Super Old

The idea of traveling is a modern concept, one not imagined before a man named Thomas Cook first opened a travel agency on July…

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Before 1498 People Didn’t Brush Their Teeth

It wasn’t that long ago that brushing one’s teeth was not commonplace, less than a century ago. It had nothing to do with the…

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The Dense and Disputed History of the Doughnut

By the account of popular history, the doughnut came into existence as we know it June 22, 1847. It was the brainchild of a…

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The Day An Asteroid Created A Shockwave Stronger Than Nagasaki Blast

On June 6, 2002, an event called the 2002 Eastern Mediterranean Event exploded high in the atmosphere above the Mediterranean. The resulting shockwave, had…

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That One Time Two Men Walked To The Top Of Everest

By the time the two climbers in Colonel Hunt’s team reached the last unknown outpost of Earth, ten other teams had attempted to summit…

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Master Your 80s Trivia: Hands Across America

On May 25, 1986, Tom Selleck organized a line of Americans to stand hand-to-hand, connecting one ocean to another via their bodies. That event,…

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The 1972 Moscow Summit; One Time Richard Nixon Did Something Really Right

  When President Richard Nixon arrived in Moscow May 22, 1972, he became the first American president to visit the city. It wasn’t his…

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The Lusitania; When A German Sub Torpedoed A Civilian Ship Carrying Americans

The air was crisp off the shores of Ireland on May 7, 1915. As the passengers from the Lusitania jumped from the deck into…

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