Author: Tanja Fijalkowski

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How a tea party kicked off the suffragette movement in America

Modern tech helps reveal new information about ancient literary scrolls

The nastiest war in the modern era took place in a country you wouldn’t expect

One is not the loneliest number: The fascinating history of the dollar bill

JFK’s unexpected last words to Jackie

How Mary Mallon cooked, killed, and infected 50 people in 1900s New York

The downfall of Constantinople stemmed from one careless mistake

Daily life in fascist Italy

The suprising connection between the British women’s suffrage movement and vegetarianism

The bizarre true story of the 27th Amendment

The US Constitution did not originally say the Vice President would be the successor

Why Anne Frank’s family couldn’t immigrate to the US

How Florence Sabin transformed medicine and made headway for women scientists

Hedy Lamarr: How the Hollywood glamour girl helped invent Wi-Fi

A slave rebellion led to the Louisiana Purchase?

The real purpose behind a 2,000-year-old battery

These island ruins are said to be the 8th Wonder of the World

Uncovering the secrets of a 1,000-year-old celestial computer

The man who really started the Civil War

The Confederate Constitution was basically plagiarized

This furious woman’s roars of resistance ended Canadian slavery

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