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HISTORY 11h
Elizabeth “Crazy Bet” Van Lew and Mary Bowser, a freed slave who posed as Jefferson Davis’s servant, worked together to bring down the political fixtures of the South from the inside out.
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HISTORY 12h
Doug looks so happy, just hope the blade smiths don’t let him down when returns tonight at 9/8c on History.
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HISTORY 12h
Think you know what happened to the lost colony of Roanoke... think again 🤔.
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HISTORY 14h
Most newspapers supported the deal. But a vocal minority mercilessly lambasted it, referring to Alaska as “Johnson’s Polar Bear Garden,” “Walrussia” and “Russian Fairy Land.”
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HISTORY 17h
France's last queen was executed on 1793. After her death, she was falsely accused of murderous ambition, sexual deviance and treasonous disloyalty.
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HISTORY Oct 15
Knowing that his face would be beamed to millions of TV sets, Kennedy took a long nap and worked on his tan. The same could not be said of Nixon. He showed up to the debate with a 102-degree fever and ill-fitting suit.
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HISTORY Oct 15
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HISTORY Oct 15
While hundreds of her enemies were killed under her reign, her dark legacy may have more to do with the fact that she was a Catholic monarch succeeded by a Protestant Queen in a country that remained Protestant.
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HISTORY Oct 15
Along with the nearby Pyramid of the Moon, the Pyramid of the Sun would have dominated the skyline of Teotihuacan during the first millennium A.D. The city was mysteriously abandoned sometime around the seventh century.
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HISTORY Oct 14
In 1950, the educational film company Coronet Films released an instructional video to teach American high schoolers the proper way to host a house party.
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HISTORY Oct 14
Vibrant indigenous cultures have existed—and persevered—in North America for centuries.
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HISTORY Oct 14
It’s hard to impress the judges, hope the blade smiths are up to the task.🔥 is Wednesday at 9/8c on History.
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HISTORY Oct 14
Thanks to new technology, a new Loch Ness Monster is revealed. Friday nights on .
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HISTORY Oct 14
As historians have continued to dig into the life of Christopher Columbus, controversy has arisen over continuing to honor the explorer as a full-fledged hero.
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HISTORY Oct 13
“Operation Acoustic Kitty” was a secret plan to turn cats into portable spying devices. The CIA abandoned the project after one test.
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HISTORY Oct 13
Should’ve taken Wil’s advice.😞
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HISTORY Oct 13
Marco Polo might have sailed to the New World 200 years before Christopher Columbus.
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HISTORY Oct 12
At a state dinner in 1933, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart snuck away from the White House and flew from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore.
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HISTORY Oct 12
Letting nature take its course in the most excruciating way possible.🕷🐍 gets painful beginning Tuesday, November 12th at 10/9c on History.
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HISTORY Oct 12
"It's a melting pot of a story, and thus totally American.”
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