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Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution

January 17, 1917: United States purchases the Virgin Islands

Pablo Escobar’s wife Maria Henao hasn’t had it easy since his death

January 14, 1967: The Human Be-In kicks off in San Francisco, marking the beginning of the “Summer of Love”

January 13, 1968: Johnny Cash delivers famous performance inside Folsom State Prison

January 10, 1776: Thomas Paine publishes ‘Common Sense’

Bessie Coleman: America’s first black female pilot

January 7, 1927: First commercial phone call made between London and New York

Shining a light on the Dark Ages of medieval Europe

January 1, 1788: Quakers in PA emancipate their slaves

December 25, 800 CE: Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor

December 22nd, 1990: Lech Walesa becomes president of Poland

The media has been the biggest enemy to politicians since Boss Tweed

Marie-Antoinette probably didn’t say “let them eat cake”

Did the Dutch really forget they were at war with Scilly for 335 years?

December 16, 1485: Catherine of Aragon is born

The craziest thing that ever happened at Studio 54

December 15, 1791: The Bill of Rights becomes official

So, Christopher Columbus isn’t as great as elementary school makes him out to be

Mussolini punished subversives by forcing them to drink castor oil

Anarchists took over Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War

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

When Bjorn Ironside accidentally invaded the wrong city

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