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In national polling among presidential historians (as well as among the general public), Abraham Lincoln consistently ranks in the top two greatest presidents in American history. ...

You have likely heard the story before: "Mrs. O'Leary's cow knocked over a lantern and started the Great Chicago Fire." While the Great Fire was a real disaster that occurred in Oc...

In 1867, Sarah Breedlove was the first in her family to be born into freedom after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery four years earlier. It is doub...

There is something about the Old West that calls to the American heart. There is something about life on the wild frontier that is still compelling a century and a half later.  May...

After what has definitely become an election for the history books, ideas like the peaceful transfer of power, the Constitution, democracy, voting rights, representation, and the s...

Take a look at the nearest lightbulb. Odds are that light will keep on shining until you flip the switch. Electricity is something we take totally for granted today, but as soon as...

One of the easternmost provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia is a pleasant and scenic place to visit today. But it has a colorful and sometimes checkered history. From bank robbers who ...

At the height of the Vietnam War in 1967, former marine John "Chick" Donohue decided to take on the most extraordinary mission. Chick and other members of his New York neighborhood...

What makes a genius? Perhaps someone who can memorize endless facts or sees the world in an entirely original way. Who are some people you would consider to be a genius? Perhaps Le...

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