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  • The Boxer Who Chose His Name and Charted His Destiny

    Every few generations, a sportsperson comes along and transcends the boundaries of their arena to become a bonafide cultural icon.…

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  • Love Conquers All: The Landmark Case of Loving v. Virginia and the End of Anti-Miscegenation Laws

    Throughout the history of the United States, pivotal court cases have played a significant role in shaping the nation’s pursuit…

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  • How Whiskey Saved The Head Baker of the Titanic

    Charles Joughin was an acclaimed chef. He was best known for being the head baker on the RMS Titanic.  Although…

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  • Who Would Win a Fight Between Knights and Samurais?

    In two different parts of the world, two different types of warriors took up swords. They have cemented themselves in…

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  • The Legend of Maryland’s Local Cryptid, the Goat Man

    Humans have always been fascinated with mythology and folklore. Every culture around the world has its own myths or legends…

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  • A Miracle in the Pacific Sky

    In 1988, the skies above Hawaii bore witness to one of the most unbelievable and astounding instances in aviation history. …

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  • “World’s Heaviest Twins” of the Wrestling World

    There are heavyweights in wrestling, and then there’s the McGuire Twins.  Billy and Benny McCrary amassed 1,598 lbs. In the…

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  • Maiden With the Courage of a Man

    She was beautiful and a warrior. Many thought she was too good to be true. Was Lagertha real? Lagertha is…

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  • The World’s Most Famous Synesthete: Vincent Van Gogh

    Today, Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh is considered second only to Rembrandt in raw talent and sheer genius. His striking…

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  • Judith Love Cohen, Aerospace Engineer

    Judith Love Cohen was an aerospace engineer who worked on projects such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Apollo…

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  • The Complicated Legacy of Oliver Cromwell

    The history of England is filled with many military geniuses, influential politicians, and devout men of God.  However, no one…

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  • Shadows of Hiroshima: Testaments to Unimaginable Tragedy

    August 6, 1945, marked a cataclysmic turning point in human history. The city of Hiroshima, Japan, became the epicenter of…

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