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Clara Barton was born in 1821 in North Oxford, Mass., and had a miserable childhood.
“We rose at 5.30 a.m. and left the wards at 9 p.m. to go to our beds, which were in little rooms between the wards,” wrote Linda Richards, America’s first tr...
It was sometimes dangerous to be a Christian or Jew in Rome in the first two centuries after the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
Cochise was about 6 feet tall, weighing 175 pounds with prominent cheekbones and long black hair.
“There is an attraction, a special charm in the colossal to which ordinary theories of art do not apply,” said Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. “Can one think that ...
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A TREASURE OF NATURE, HISTORY, DANGER AND TRAGEDY
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?”
The charismatic Sir Walter Raleigh was one of Queen Elizabeth’s court favorites, that history remembers as an adventurous English landed gentleman, writer, p...
In historic sea chase, Royal Navy hunts down and sinks Nazi Germany’s monster battleship in North Atlantic
Unwanted in Canada by the British, Acadians were exiled to faraway lands