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July 9 is Nikola Tesla's birthday: bio, some science and engineering, Tesla coil music, Tesla vs. Edison rap battle. What a Conservative Learns In College: . . . as a conservative at ...
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June 30, 1934 was the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler's purge of those standing in his way. 22 Real Places That Inspired Disney Animated Movies.  That time the FBI tested for ...
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June 18 is the anniversary of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo: history, quotes, and video (including a Lego re-enactment). Five Terrifyingly Huge Spiders. When Express Delivery to California Meant 100 Grueling Days ...
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Today is Flag Day and the birthday of the U.S. Army. Sunscreen Prevents Cancer, Right? Well, It’s Complicated. When Foster Care Meant Farm Labor “Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. ...
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On June 10, 1964, Democrats Filibustered the Civil Rights Act. Related -- 1920's KKK application form. This article on impotence trials of the 14th through 17th centuries contains an awe-inspiring collection of ...
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June 6 is the 75th anniversary of D-Day: quotes (Shakespeare, Eisenhower, Churchill), videos (footage, FDR's and Reagan's speeches, a Lego re-enactment), lots of links. ‘Botanical Sexism’ Could Be Behind Your Seasonal ...
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An earlier battle in the clash of civilizations -- May 29, 1453: the fall of Constantinople. A Toilet That Vaporizes Your Poo Diet tip of the day: Drinking tequila can lead to weight ...
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Fans of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Don't panic -- May 25th is Towel Day! Napoleon’s Looted Art: He and his troops pillaged art on a vast scale. What did they ...