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When Ernest Hemingway Walked Away From Two Plane Crashes Just Hours Apart

The novelist endured a crash in East Africa. Then his 'rescue' plane went down, too.

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The History of Fourth of July Fireworks

The celebration of American Independence Day has never been small, subdued, or quiet. Here’s why the Fourth of July is illuminated with colorful displays in major cities, small towns, and backyards.

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Artist Colorizes Old Photos, And They Might Change The Way You Perceive History

To give you a better idea of reality back in the day, we want to show you some works of Sebastien de Oliveira. He is an illustrator and a photographer who colorizes old photos, giving them more life.

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12 Facts About the R.M.S. Lusitania

Once the fastest ocean liner in the world, a German torpedo sent the ship to the bottom of the sea.

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How Did ‘The Gilded Age’ Get Its Name?

The time period that inspired HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age’ was opulent—but its golden veneer masked something less glamorous.

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Harriet Tubman's Civil War Raid | Mental Floss

With the Combahee River Raid of 1863, Harriet Tubman earned her nickname "Moses" all over again—and became the first woman in U.S. history to lead a military expedition.

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See the moon landing as they did 50 years ago

Astronaut Neil Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969, when he became the first man to set foot on the moon. Watch the historic Apollo 11 moments as the world witnessed them 50 years ago.

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5 Bizarre Habits Of Royals Through History - History Extra

Henry VIII had people kiss his bed linen every morning to make sure it was not covered in poison, plus four more weird royal behaviours through history…

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Why Mother's Day Founder Anna Jarvis Later Fought to Have the Holiday Abolished | Mental Floss

Years after she founded Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis realized that she had lost control of the holiday she helped create.

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New York's cheeky symbol of defiance

When the City of New York declared eminent domain over a stretch of Greenwich Village, one family dug its heels in and fought back.

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Presidents didn’t always pardon turkeys. Some birds became dinner.

Or sometimes they became pets, like when President Lincoln's son kept the bird and named it Jack.