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Who Were the Mamluks? | History Today

The slave-warriors of medieval Islam overthrew their masters, defeated the Mongols and the Crusaders and established a dynasty that lasted 300 years.

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“With this letter, I am formally inviting @AOC to come to Poland,where Adolf Hitler set up the worst chain of concentration camps the world has ever seen, so that she may see that scoring political points with enflamed rhetoric is unacceptable in our co

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The invention of Palestinians | JNS

In the beginning of the 20th century and continuing throughout British Mandatory rule, there was little discernible evidence of Palestinian national consciousness.

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IDF Paratroopers Accidentally Uncover Ancient Guard Tower from time of King Hezekiah

IDF soldiers connected with their Biblical counterparts when they took part in an archaeological dig, uncovering a guard tower from the era of King Hezekiah

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The silence about black slavery in the Arab world | David Meir

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in the US about a demand by certain black organizations (like Black Lives Matter) for a financial compensation by the “white” people for slavery.

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British Army wishes its US counterpart a happy birthday on Twitter - Business Insider

The British Army wished its 'cousins' the US Army a happy birthday on Friday, but couldn't resist tweeting a reference to their 'rocky start.'

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Nest Just Sent Out This Email and It's a Reminder of Why People Just Don't Trust Google

Nest is now sending marketing emails for Google products, in the surest sign that it is officially dead as an independent brand and product.

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'Rare' WWII bomber lifted from sea 75 years after crash - BBC News

The Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber was discovered by electrical engineers surveying the seabed.

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Dwight Eisenhower Wrote a Letter Accepting Blame for D-Day's Failure, Just in Case | Mental Floss

"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops."

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Watch Vintage Newsreel Footage of the D-Day Landings in Normandy | Mental Floss

This 75-year-old archival footage shows Operation Neptune—the code name for the landings on the beaches at Normandy that came to be known as D-Day.

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My Father’s D-Day Memories

D-Day is more than a remembrance of America’s great victory in the Battle of Normandy. It is a celebration of the Greatest Generation and the lessons they have to teach us.Like Jews repeating the story of the Passover every year for 3,000 years, we must

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'O Lord, Give Us Faith': The 75th Anniversary of D-Day and FDR's Prayer Broadcast to the Nation

Thursday, June 6, marks the 75-year anniversary of D-Day, the day of the greatest military invasion in modern history.  

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    The Return of 'That’s All, Brother': The Plane That Led the D-Day Invasion | C-47 Plane

    On June 6, 1944, a lone C-47 led the main force of the Normandy invasion. Seventy-five years later, the plane will do it again. 

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    How Ancient Coins and Seals Prove the Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

    In the face of Palestinian attempts to deny the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, ancient coins and seals prove Jewish historical ties to the holy city.

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    Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets

    They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy's D-Day beaches.

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    Trump UK visit shows special US-Britain relationship bigger than political differences, Brit Hume says | Fox News

    The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is bigger than personal or political differences, according to Brit Hume.

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    The 20th Century’s Most Important Day Was D-Day. This Is Why. | PragerU

    On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. Their goal: to liberate Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. From a distance, it might seem that victory was pre-ordained, but no one felt that way at the time. British milita

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    A glimpse of 19th century Jerusalem

    In celebration of Jerusalem Day, the National Library of Israel takes a look back -- way back -- at the Holy City

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    Touring Bela Lugosi's Los Angeles haunts and hangouts

    Where the 'Dracula' actor worked, played, lived, and suffered.

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    Normandy tries to keep alive ‘infinite gratitude’ for D-Day

    With fewer veterans and witnesses able to share personal memories, the French who owe their freedom to D-Day's fighters are more determined than ever to keep alive the memory of the battle and its significance.

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    Americans' Loss Of Interest In the Civil War Is Part Of A Disturbing Trend

    In an era of historical ignorance and indifference, is it any wonder that Civil War battlefields are drawing fewer tourists?

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    Anne Frank's Letters From Early World War II to Be Published in Full for the First Time

    Anne Frank wrote the letters to her grandmother up to 1941: the year before she and her family went into hiding and she started her famous diary.

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      Quiz: US Citizenship Test - Could You Pass? - Washington Times

      An important part of the application process for becoming a US citizen is passing a civics test, covering important U.S. history and government topics. There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test. During the interview process, applicant

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      Snoopy to the Moon! Apollo 10 Commander Looks Back on Historic Flight 50 Years Ago | Space

      This is the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 10 mission, which is often referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

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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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      100 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1919 - The Atlantic

      Please take a moment to look back at some of the events and sights from around the world a century ago.

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      The Ever-evolving Fraudulent Palestinian Narrative

      Guilty of imperialism and shamed of their colonialism, the world turns extra-sensitive to those claiming victimhood. Welcome to the palestinian narrative.

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      Elder Of Ziyon: Vile: US Rep @RashidaTlaib pretends Palestinians helped Jews after the Holocaust

      This is unreal.

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      A definitive guide to the history of medical cannabis

      Last week, the UK staggered to its feet and commenced its wobbly-kneed ascent into the world of medical-cannabis, allowing cannabis-based medicines to become available on the NHS for the first time in half a century. It hasn’t been an easy ride: the UK

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      Yom HaZikaron 5776 Assembly by Ari Fuld

      Ari Fuld addresses the Talmidim on Yom HaZikaron 5776 discussing his personal stories in elite units in the Israel Defense Forces.

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        Ari Fuld Tribute Song - LIVE recording by Calev Freeman

        All Jews are one family, I'm 18 yrs old from Johannesburg South Africa, and composed and performed this song in tribute and memory to the late Ari Fuld - Lio...

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          Ari Fuld Tribute song - The Lion of Zion - Gavriel Sherman and Yehuda Gelb

          Composed and Produced by Yehuda Gelb, Lyrics and Vocals by Gavriel Sherman This song is created in order to inspire everyone to continue the Legacy of Ari Fu...

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            The False “Nakba” Narrative

            The term “Nakba,” originally coined to describe the magnitude of the self-inflicted Palestinian and Arab defeat in the 1948 war, has become in recent decades a synonym for Palestinian victimhood, with failed aggressors transformed into hapless victims

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            Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News: Yes, Palestinian identity is only meant as a weapon against Israel

            I sometimes see endless Twitter discussions on whether Palestinians are a people, or whether pre-Israel Palestinian Arabs were a people.

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            FDR's letter to the Palestine Pavilion at the World's Fair and the legality of Jewish settlements

            n 1939, this letter by President Franklin Roosevelt was published by the organizers of the Palestine Pavilion at the New York World's Fair....

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            The Invention of ‘Palestinians’

            Why was it, wondered Walid Shoebat from Bethlehem, that 'on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian.'

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            Ilhan Omar and the Myth of Jewish Hypnosis

            A conspiracy theory with ancient roots and a bloody history.

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            2000 Year Old Jewish Settlement Unearthed in Beer Sheva | The Jewish Press | 28 Adar II

            The excavation discovered for the first time evidence of Jewish daily life in the ancient city.

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            Hasmonean-Era Village Discovered, Proof of Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

            Archaeological excavations at the Hasmonean village in Sharafat. Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority. JNS.org – A large Hasmonean-era Jewish agricultural village was …

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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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            President Trump Withdraws From U.N. Arms Trade Treaty at NRA Convention

            INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—President Donald Trump signed an executive order on stage on Friday afternoon to withdraw the United States ...

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            The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter

            Easter Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred

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            Lucille Ball's Former California Home Is Available For Rent | Mental Floss

            The legendary comedian and 'I Love Lucy' star lived here with her co-star and real-life husband, Desi Arnaz.

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            Mueller’s Report Is a Rerun from the Nixon Era

            The best book on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report—and one that few people have actually seen—came out in January. In fact, the most relevant chapter was published originally in 1992, in an academic journal, and that article was based on a con

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            Richard Cole, Last WWII Doolittle Raider, Dies at 103

            Richard Cole, Last WWII Doolittle Raider, Dies at 103

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            Disney history: how has the corporation shaped our perception of the past?

            Over the course of its near-100 year history Disney has repackaged, or 'Disneyfied', a number of real historical people and events. Here, historian Dr John Wills explores the real history behind six Disney films: Song of the South (1946); Davy Crockett, K

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            The 11 most significant battles of the Second World War

            Second World War battles took place across the globe; some lasting days, others months or even years. But which are the most significant? Here, Professor Evan Mawdsley from the University of Glasgow lists the battles that had the most impact upon later mi

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            Jerusalem: Amazing Biblical archaeological finds in City of David

            Two minuscule 2,600-year-old inscriptions recently uncovered in the City of David’s Givati Parking Lot excavation are vastly enlarging the understanding of ancient Jerusalem in the late 8th century.

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            12 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Wars of the Roses

            The Wars of the Roses were the civil wars fought in England and Wales between the Yorkist and Lancastrian dynasties between 1455 and 1485. Though historians can’t agree on precisely when and where the conflicts concluded, the general consensus is that t

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            'Wonder, awe, excitement': Apollo 16 astronaut describes walking on the Moon

            Charles Duke watched from Mission Control in Houston when his fellow Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic Moon landing on July 20, 1969. Less than three years later he followed in their footsteps as the Apollo 16 lunar modu

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            Decades-Old Footage Shows Scalia Warning About Exactly What's Happening in America Today

            The 40-year-old footage, from years before Scalia took to the nation's top bench, shows what he thought about unaccountable power.

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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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            The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

            The Sofia Synagogue in Bulgaria’s capital city. Photo: Vassia Atanassova via Wikimedia Commons. You have probably heard of “Schindler’s List” …

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            18 Real Attacks on the ‘Rule of Law’

            Donald Trump, we are told over and over and over again, threatens the “rule of law.” To pick a piece at random, I note that Joel Mathis of The Week recently wrote, “When we talk about Trump and the rule of law,

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            Cave Sealed for 1,000 Years Contains Mayan Relics, Archaeologists Say

            A Mayan “ritual cave” that was untouched for 1,000 years was discovered by Mexican archaeologists. The cave system, ...

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              13 Facts About the War of 1812

              The War of 1812 was a defining struggle for Canada, the United States, and indigenous peoples across North America.

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              Who Are the Israelites?

              For all practical purposes, Israelite is synonymous with Jew or Hebrew.

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              Senate’s ‘Blue Slips’ May Be Casualty of Democrats' Religious Tests

              WASHINGTON—A venerable Senate tradition known as “blue slips” could become the next casualty of Democrats increasingly frequent imposition ...

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                13 Incredible Facts About Frederick Douglass | Mental Floss

                The list of Frederick Douglass's accomplishments is astonishing—respected orator, famous writer, abolitionist, civil rights leader, presidential consultant—even without considering that he was a former slave with no formal education.

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                George Mendonsa, man identified as kissing sailor in WWII Times Square photo, dies at 95 - CNN

                George Mendonsa, who maintained for decades that he was the sailor in an iconic 1945 Times Square photo, dubbed "The Kiss," that came to symbolize the end of World War II, has died, his family says. He was 95.

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                Marine recalls fight for Okinawa, last major battle of World War II

                Charles Voland, of Independence, was wounded in one invasion and fought in another in Okinawa during World War II.

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                How Wild Was Wild Bill Hickok? A Biographer Separates Life From Legend

                Tom Clavin’s “Wild Bill” details the life of a legendary gunfighter whose real name wasn’t even Bill.

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                FBI Testimonies on Carter Page FISA Reveal Broken Oversight Process

                Carter Page, a U.S. citizen who was a foreign policy adviser to the Trump presidential campaign in early ...

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                45 Amazing Facts About All 44 American Presidents | Mental Floss

                Read on to discover which American president wanted to be a concert violinist, which carried a dictionary around in his pocket, and who burned his official White House portrait.

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                Field of Vision - A Night at the Garden on Vimeo

                In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York's Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism -- an event largely forgotten from U.S. history. A NIGHT…

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                  George Washington Letter on God and the Constitution Revealed

                  A letter on God and the Constitution written by George Washington is up for sale after spending decades in a private collection

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                    Court Sides With Trump in Dispute Over Border Wall Construction

                    "That is a victory for the Trump administration, for the rule of law, and above all, for our border security."

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                    Old Prejudices Made New & More Subtle | National Review

                    Evils we thought we'd left behind return in new forms -- harder than ever to combat.

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                    ‘The Invisibles’ Tells the Amazing Tale of Four Holocaust Survivors

                    A scene from “The Invisibles.” Photo: Courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment. When death knocked at her door, Hanni Weissenberg refused to …

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                      How Anti-Semitism’s True Origin Makes It Invisible To The Left

                      Americans are tuned to deplore racism that punches down. But we must broaden our perspective if we want to reverse the progress of anti-Semitism.

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                      If the Allies had lost: Canada obtains Hitler-owned report on N. America’s Jews

                      Library and Archives Canada says 1944 Nazi report shows that the Holocaust was not a purely European event, but rather an operation that was stopped before it reached North America

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                      Arabs are torch-bearers for Nazi anti-Semitism | JNS.org

                      The myth of the Arabs as innocent bystanders, who had no responsibility for the Holocaust—and indeed, paid the price for a European crime when Israel was established—is widely believed.

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                      How Zionists Helped Destroy Segregation in Baltimore

                      Ben Hecht. Photo: Alchetron. After a year when Jewish and African-American relations were strained by the Black Lives Matter’s denunciation of Israel and …

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                      American history myths: 7 things people get wrong

                      From the Salem witches who were burnt at the stake to the Declaration of Independence signed on the ‘Fourth of July’, American history is full of misconceptions and mistakes. Here, author Jem Duducu busts some of the biggest myths and separates fact f

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                      How a Holocaust survivor narrowly escaped the Nazis — twice | Fox News

                      At 5-foot-11, Dave Hersch weighed just 77 pounds. The 19-year-old from Dej, Hungary, had been whipped, starved and forced to move 50-pound rocks for a dozen hours per day, all at the hands of the Nazis.

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                      The First Actual Palestinian-American in Congress (and He Was Jewish)

                      Did you know that there was a Palestinian-American in the House long before anyone else, who was in fact the only one who was actually a citizen of “Palestine,” and who had a Palestinian passport? And that he was Jewish?

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                      Quantifying the Holocaust: Hyperintense kill rates during the Nazi genocide | Science Advances

                      Operation Reinhard (1942–1943) was the largest single murder campaign of the Holocaust, during which some 1.7 million Jews from German-occupied Poland were murdered by the Nazis. Most perished in gas chambers at the death camps Belzec, Sobibor, and Treb

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                      10 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin Coolidge | Mental Floss

                      Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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                      5 Insane Facts From History Nobody Taught You In School | Cracked.com

                      It's hard to take your ancestors seriously after you realize how they all smelled.

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                      Foundation Wins Campus Free Speech Settlement Against UC Berkeley

                      The Young America’s Foundation has won a legal battle, forcing a major college campus to give conservative speakers the same freedoms they give to others.

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                      Ark of the Covenant may be hidden in Africa, biblical scholars believe | Fox News

                      Bible scholars believe the legendary Ark of the Covenant may actually be located in Africa after it was taken out of Israel.

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                      Every person was spawned from single pair of adults living up to 200,000 years ago, scientists claim | Daily Mail Online

                      Scientists from the Rockefeller University and the University of Basel surveyed genetic 'bar codes' of five million animals and deduced that we sprang from a single pair.

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                      Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday

                      The very first Thanksgiving happened almost 400 years ago—long before the nation was born. How did it evolve into America’s quintessential national holiday? Credit largely goes to two people—one, a name you know; the other, you’ve probably never h

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                      The story of this Japanese woman changed her country forever

                      This powerful woman became Japan’s first college-educated female and changed the lives of Japanese women forever, sacrificing her own happiness. Read on to find out more about this inspiring story.

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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.

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                      Presidential Feuds With the Media Are Nothing New - HISTORY

                      Journalists have angered presidents from the earliest days of America’s founding.

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                      Palestinian Information Center’s Timeline of Jerusalem Admits Their History Begins With Islamic Conquest

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                      Intense photos show the WWII Battle of Leyte Gulf — the biggest naval battle of all-time

                      The Battle of Leyte Gulf was a decisive Allied victory over the Japanese Navy, which unfolded over the course of three days.

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                      8 Things to Know about Crispus Attucks. The First Man Killed In The American Revolution.

                      Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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                      Goodbye, Columbus Day

                      Even though it remains a national holiday, many cities no longer celebrate Columbus Day. They celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead. What’s behind the switch? Contrary to what you might think, it’s not about paying homage to America’s original in