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Bessie Coleman: America’s first black female pilot

John Hancock: The man who financed the American Revolution

How lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis pioneered early female badassery

Where are they now? People in the news we forgot all about

Here’s what happened to Robert E. Lee after the Civil War ended

Interesting insights on the Amish

Teddy Roosevelt’s sons saved Christmas in the White House

Flappers: today’s heroes, yesterday’s villains

The Great Depression helped invent “Monopoly”

Since everyone’s confused, here’s the kind of ‘free speech’ the First Amendment protects

Where’s your accent from? Why regional accents are proof that America really is a melting pot

A letter from the past arrives 150 years after it was written

Emperor Norton I of the United States and his meteoric rise to fame

Craziest Black Friday moments in history

Vintage photos of Jackie O

Iconic women of the 70s: Where are they now?

Hollywood blockbusters with glaring historical inaccuracies

Rare Civil War photos capture America’s greatest war

Meet Sergeant Stubby: The first dog in American history to be awarded military rank

Secret room discovered under house turns out to be part of American history

How the Apollo 7 mission nearly ended with a mutiny in space

26% of Americans can’t name the 3 branches of government. Can you?

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How the Ho-Chunk Nation not only survived the odds but made a comeback

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