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SS Baychimo

{ Article added: 05/04/2013 }
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Categories : Historical, World War I
The SS Baychimo is a famous ghost ship that was abandoned in 1931 but continued to be sighted along the Alaskan coastline through 1969. It was originally a ship that served on trade routes for the Germans in World ...Read More »

Chung Ling Soo

{ Article added: 01/21/2013 }
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Categories : Historical, People
Chung Ling Soo was a stage magician who performed in Europe in the early 20th century who was in fact an American man named William Ellsworth Robinson who created the persona of a Chinese man. To add to the ...Read More »

Medieval cuisine

{ Article added: 01/16/2011 }
The foods, eating habits, and cooking methods during the Middle Ages (5th century to 16th century) varied by region and by class. The most common element is the reliance on cereal, particularly wheat consumed in the form of breads, ...Read More »

Canadian caper

{ Article added: 09/14/2010 }
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Categories : Government, Historical
The Canadian caper is the nickname for the rescue of six Americans who had been able to avoid capture during the Iran Hostage Crisis. The diplomats were not caught during the initial invasion of the United States Embassy in ...Read More »

Red Scare

{ Article added: 07/03/2010 }
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Categories : Cold War, Historical
Red Scare is a phrase used to refer to periods of anti-Communism in the United States. The first "red scare" took place began towards the end of World War I and was generally characterized by worker revolution as well ...Read More »

James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh

{ Article added: 07/03/2010 }
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Categories : Crime, Historical, People
James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh was a Scot who, in 1570, committed the first assassination with the use of a firearm (in this case, a carabine of nearly three and a half feet in length). Hamilton's victim was James Stewart, ...Read More »

McLean House

{ Article added: 07/03/2010 }
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Categories : Civil War, Historical
On July 21, 1861, the first major battle of the American Civil War took place on farmland owned by Wilmer McLean. It was called the First Battle of Bull Run. Seeking to get away from the war, McLean, ...Read More »