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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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Before There Was Disney There Was John Bray

Walt Disney takes all the credit with animation mostly because he did it better than anyone else, but he wasn’t the first. Heck, even John…

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Candid Camera Has Been on the Air Way Longer Than the Simpsons

Ask folks which TV series is the longest running of all time and they will always say “The Simpsons.” It’s true, the Simpson’s have…

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