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King James IV’s love of language led to a shocking experiment

How the Austrian army once accidentally managed to defeat itself

Canadian First Lady fends off robbers with a loon sculpture

Found brooch tells a story of Nazi hatred, ancient history and the viking influence on the world

Potosi, the sunken town, re-emerges from the depths

December 4th, 1881: The first edition of LA Times is published

The Great Depression helped invent “Monopoly”

December 3, 1818: Illinois becomes the 21st state

That time back in ’92 when the Vatican admitted Galileo may have had a point

Anarchists took over Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War

Interesting insights on the Amish

General 12.12.18

King James IV’s love of language led to a shocking experiment

One deserted island in Brazil was turned into its own principality

US 12.11.18

Teddy Roosevelt’s sons saved Christmas in the White House

December 11, 1946: UNICEF is founded

The Titanic II may never set sail

One of the “facts” most of us know about Vikings is actually wrong!

Lisa Frank’s long-lasting technicolor popularity

World 12.10.18

How Dr. Seuss helped America defeat Hitler

December 10th, 1906: Teddy Roosevelt becomes first American to Claim Nobel Prize

Decades after WWII was over, these men kept fighting

Declassified information reveals US Navy’s alliance with the Italian mob decades later

World 12.09.18

WWI vet’s diary describes the horrors of war, with a little humor thrown in

How the Austrian army once accidentally managed to defeat itself

A literal riot broke out over the first top hat ever worn, and the reasons why are absolutely ridiculous

When Bjorn Ironside accidentally invaded the wrong city

December 9, 1531: The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego

World 12.08.18

Canadian First Lady fends off robbers with a loon sculpture

Joan of Arc was BFFs with a mass murderer

December 8, 1660: First woman performs in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’

Ancient 12.07.18

Found brooch tells a story of Nazi hatred, ancient history and the viking influence on the world

The world’s oldest use of the word ‘Jerusalem’ now on display

Secret images and hidden meanings in history’s most famous paintings

December 7, 1941: Attack on Pearl Harbor

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