Ole Miss Riot

On Oct. 1, 1962 Mississippi University admitted James Meredith; their first black student.  This Federally ordered act of integration resulted in a violent mob riot on the campus. Two people were killed and hundreds injured. Mississippi had segregationist laws that Governor Ross Barnett tried to uphold despite President Kennedy’s order to obey the federal law against segregation. […]

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The Bubonic Plague is Alive and Well

When we think of the plague, we imagine ages gone by, the middle ages in particular, safely contained inside the texts of detailed accounts in history books. Most of us don’t associate the plague with current times, but the truth is 10 to 20 people in the United States contract plague each year. In fact, infected mice […]

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How World War One Started and the Timeline That Followed

1914 June 28th Francis Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo July 5th Kaiser William II promised German support for Austria against Serbia July 28th Austria declared war on Serbia August 1st Germany declared war on Russia August 3rd Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium. Germany had to implement the Schlieffen Plan. August 4th Britain declared […]

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The Triangle Waist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911 in New York City

List of 146 Who Died Adler, Lizzie, 24 Altman, Anna, 16 Ardito, Annina, 25 Bassino, Rose, 31 Benanti, Vincenza, 22 Berger, Yetta, 18 Bernstein, Essie, 19 Bernstein, Jacob, 38 Bernstein, Morris, 19 Billota, Vincenza, 16 Binowitz, Abraham, 30 Birman, Gussie, 22 Brenman, Rosie, 23 Brenman, Sarah, 17 Brodsky, Ida, 15 Brodsky, Sarah, 21 Brucks, Ada, […]

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Sacred Text

Sacred Text Describes Successful Brain Surgery in Ancient Tibet The history of brain surgery may date back as far as the late Stone Age, and some medical historians consider it the earliest operation ever performed. Recently, a specialist on Tibetan culture uncovered an intriguing account of ancient brain surgery in the 2,900-year-old Tibetan Tripiaka, a […]

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