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The Jonestown Massacre

Wed, 28 May 2014 21:49:53 +00002014-05-28T21:49:53Z

On November 18, 1978, Jim Jones, leader of the Peoples Temple, ordered his group to commit mass suicide. In total, 918 people died that day, most by drinking a poisoned ...

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A 10-Part Series of WWI Pictures

Wed, 28 May 2014 21:27:30 +00002014-05-28T21:27:30Z

Each week, The Atlantic online will release a collection of World War I photos, many of which haven't been seen in years. Thus far, half of the historic pictures can ...

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History Quote of the Week

Wed, 28 May 2014 20:46:58 +00002014-05-28T20:46:58Z

"There is still no cure for the common birthday." -- Quote by astronaut John Glenn

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Astronaut John Glenn: The First American to Orbit the Earth

Wed, 28 May 2014 20:43:38 +00002014-05-28T20:43:38Z

John Glenn was amazing even before he went into space. Between WWII and the Korean War, Glenn survived 149 air combat missions. Seriously, that's phenomenal! Then he went on to ...

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Truman Capote: Author of the First True Crime Novel

Mon, 19 May 2014 21:26:36 +00002014-05-19T21:26:36Z

Truman Capote was witty, charming, and fun but also a brilliant writer. He was the life of the party even though his most famous novel was about one of the ...

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History Quote of the Week

Thu, 15 May 2014 21:04:01 +00002014-05-15T21:04:01Z

"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best." -- Quote by artist Frida Kahlo

For more: History Quotes, Biography of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo: Much More Than a Unibrow

Wed, 14 May 2014 10:37:46 +00002014-05-14T10:37:46Z

Artist Frida Kahlo's life took a drastic turn when she impaled through the middle with a handrail during a bus accident. That's when she started to paint. Find out more ...

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History of Fascism Museum Planned in Italy

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:33:34 +00002014-04-30T19:33:34Z

The mayor of Predappio, Italy, recently announced plans for building a museum in Predappio, the birthplace of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. The planned museum will be housed in the ...

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Pictures of the San Francisco Earthquake

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:17:20 +00002014-04-30T19:17:20Z

On April 18, 1906, an earthquake hit San Francisco, causing severe damage and starting a fire that lasted for four days. The devastation left by the earthquake and fire was ...

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Sharpshooter and Entertainer Annie Oakley

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:56:30 +00002014-04-30T18:56:30Z

At a time when many women sat under trees spinning their spinning wheels, Annie Oakley was out shooting her gun. Her family was very poor and they needed the extra ...

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