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Trading with the Enemy Act

{ Article added: 04/05/2009 }
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Categories : Government, Legal
The Trading with the Enemy Act is a federal law in the United States that restricts trade with countries hostile to the United States. The law was first enacted in 1917 and gives the President ultimate authority for preventing ...Read More »

Haemophilia in European royalty

{ Article added: 03/17/2009 }
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Categories : Government, Historical, Medical
Haemophilia, a hereditary genetic disorder that impairs the ability of blood to clot, was a trait that spread from Queen Victoria throughout the royal houses of Europe in the 1800s and 1900s. Many descendants of Queen Victoria inherited the ...Read More »

Beauchamp-Sharp Tragedy

{ Article added: 03/10/2009 }
Kentucky legislator Solomon Sharp fathered a child out of wedlock with a woman named Anna Cooke and then refused to acknowledge his act. She is publicly shamed and becomes a recluse, and at age 34 began a relationship with ...Read More »