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The Triumphant Liberation of The City of Light

When the leader of the French Resistance, General Charles de Gaulle, gave General Dwight D Eisenhower, head of the allied forces, the green light…

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The Day Mount Vesuvius Destroyed Pompeii

When Mount Vesuvius blew on August 24, 79 CE, it leveled three Roman cities, destroyed acres of forest, and killed tens of thousands of people. For…

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100 Years Since the Bloody 1917 Houston Race Riots and We’re Still Fighting

When two Houston police officers struck Corporal Charles Baltimore in the head on August 23rd, 1917, it was because he asked too many questions…

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How the First Geneva Convention Gave Rise to the Red Cross

In 1864, a Swiss businessman named, Henri Dunant, invited 13 nations to discuss and outline how to define a benchmark for more humane conduct…

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The Day 49 Became 50 Glorious States United

The addition of Hawaii as a state on August 21, 1959, finally completed the U.S. flag and gave Americans an expensive but beautiful place…

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How Mount Whitney Almost Became Fisherman’s Peak

When Charles D. Begole, Albert H. Johnson, and John Lucas summited Mount Whitney on August 18, 1873, it was to the chagrin of Clarence…

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Galveston, Texas; A Deadly History of Hurricanes

When August rolls around in Galveston, Texas, townies tend to listen better. They’re paying attention to the weather. On August 17, 1915, a hurricane…

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70 Years After the Great Migration of India They’re Still Fighting

The savage fighting that started on August 16th, the day after British India’s partition, still rages between India and Pakistan. Partition of British India,…

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American Icon; The Wizard of Oz Was a Flop at First

Few movies will ever achieve as much lore as “The Wizard of Oz.” For every inch of celluloid, there are ten stories about the…

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China Had No Choice But Join the Great War in 1917

China, like the United States, maintained a state of neutrality from the moment the first bullet flew in World War I. Also like the…

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