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January, 1951: Nuclear Testing Begins At The Nevada Test Site

Established in January of 1951, the Nevada Test Site (NTS) became the main location for nuclear testing due to it being located in the…

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The Apollo 1 Fire (VIDEO)

Fifty years ago on this date, a fire broke out in the Apollo 1 command module which unfortunately took the lives of all three…

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The Founding Of The National Geographic Society

One of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world was founded on this date in 1888 when a group of 33…

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The U.S. And The Philippines: That Time We Were At War

Rodrigo Duterte, the current leader of the Philippines has burned countless calories since his election in 2016 talking smack about the United States. He’s…

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First Penal Colony Established In Australia

On January 26, 1788, more than 700 British convicts landed on the Eastern side of Australia where they had been sent to establish a…

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The Plague Known As The Black Death (VIDEO)

The Black Death | 1347 to 1351 One could call this The Plague of Justinian Part II. This variant of the bacterium that hit…

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The 4 Worst Pandemics Of All Time

This past week in Dhaka, Bangladesh, they identified another outbreak of avian flu. Officials believe they averted the disaster for now, but the re-emergence…

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The First Winter Olympics Opened In Chamonix, France, 93 Years Ago

When the first Winter Olympics kicked off in Chamonix, France on January 25th, 1924, it was quite different than the games we see today.…

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