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75 Years Later, It's Clear Truman Was Right To Drop The Atomic Bomb

Ultimately, the decision to use atomic weapons against Japan hastened the end to WWII, halted further Soviet aggression, and saved millions of lives.

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Lamentation: The Second Temple-era list of Temple priestly families from a stone tablet in Yemen

Tonight and tomorrow is Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the Jewish calendar that commemorates the destruction of the two Temples and many other tragedies that befell the Jews throughout the centuries.

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Were Jewish children taught that Palestinian Arabs didn’t exist, as Seth Rogen claims?

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

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Stunning ancient site discovered near US embassy in Jerusalem | Fox News

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a stunning ancient site near the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

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How To Disprove The 6 Most Outrageous Myths In The 1619 Project

Nearly a year since anti-American 1619 Project was unveiled, far too many of its egregious historical falsehoods have been blindly accepted by the media.

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      Zionism | Definition, History, Examples, & Facts | Britannica

      Zionism, Jewish nationalist movement that originated in eastern and central Europe in the latter part of the 19th century that has had as its goal the creation and support of a Jewish national state in Palestine, the ancient homeland of the Jews. Learn mo

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      Slavery - The Whole Story - YouTube

      Most people do not know the complete story of slavery. The half story of slavery is the evil white man on a wooden ship on the west coast of Africa. The whol...

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      Wreck of renowned USS Nevada uncovered near Pearl Harbor

      USS Nevada (BB-36) was found as the result of a joint project between SEARCH, Inc., an American archaeology firm, and marine robotics company Ocean Infinity.

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      My Right Word: Are Palestinians Philistines?

      Here is a Philistine artifact found in the Land of Israel: No Arabic you'll notice. Here is an inscription from Tel Arad left by th...

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      The Left Says America Was Built On ‘Stolen Land’; Here’s The Reality That Narrative Ignores

      The latest monument to come under fire by the Left is one that they’ll probably need more than a chain and a small band of vandals to pull down. Mount Rushmore, a symbol of “white domination” and “white supremacy” — and, even worse now, the site of a Pres

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      Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds 'Faithless Elector' Laws

      The Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed the constitutionality of “faithless elector” laws that allow states to fine or ...

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      The Founders Meant to Keep Government Out of the Church, Not God Out of the Government

      The 4th of July makes us think of our independence and freedoms.  But when our Founders came up with the First Amendment, were they trying to keep government free from religion?   Or religion free from government?  

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        NASA Names Headquarters for 'Hidden Figure' Mary Jackson

        Mary W. Jackson, NASA’s first Black female engineer, was an unsung hero of the Space Race in the 1960s.

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        Flashback - Trump Takes Mandela Under His Wing - Los Angeles Times

        One of the last details to be arranged in Nelson Mandela's hastily orchestrated tour of the United States was lining up the aircraft that would take him to the eight cities on his itinerary.

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        Trump Says He Is Seeking Legal Solution on DACA Following Supreme Court Ruling

        President Donald Trump decried the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reject his bid to end an Obama-era program that provided legal protections and work authorizations to undocumented immigrants who were brought into the United States as children.

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        Special vessels show Jewish continuity in Israel after Roman destruction

        The use of chalkstones vessels did not stop with the destruction of city in the second century CE as previously thought, but continued in the Galilee for at least two more centuries.

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        Battle of Bunker Hill | encyclopedia article by TheFreeDictionary

        encyclopedia article about Battle of Bunker Hill. Wikipedia (TheFreeDictionary.com mirror)

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        Progressive Racism and the Tulsa Massacre of 1921

        resident Trump was roundly criticized for scheduling a rally in Tulsa on a day celebrated by many African-Americans as “Juneteenth,” which commemorates Union General Gordon Granger’s announcement on June 19, 1865 in Galveston that those held as slaves in

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        The first vice president of color was a Republican elected over 90 years ago

        Joe Biden's pledge to choose a woman as his running mate, and his consideration of several black female officeholders for the role, has spurred considerable chatter about diversity in the nation's second-highest office.

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        Lessons Not Learned From the Great Depression | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.

        Progressives are resurrecting FDR’s New Deal as a COVID-19 recovery model. “[F]or many Americans, the New Deal launched by President...

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          A Brief History of the White House Bunker

          Pearl Harbor prompted the White House to build a bomb shelter, and 9/11 might have prompted the construction of another.

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          'Farhud' Massacre of Iraqi Jews Remembered, 79 Years Later

          Rioters during the antisemitic pogrom in Baghdad, Iraq, known as the ‘Farhud,’ June 1, 1941. Photo: Twitter. Jewish leaders and …

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          15 Historical Facts That Will Make You Question Your Perception of Time

          Our perception of time can be pretty skewed, especially when it comes to history. Read through this list of amazing historical facts and then review the historical timeline you have in your mind. It’ll probably change… 1. Woolly Mammoths still roamed the

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          Twitter's New 'Fact-Checking' Label Has Dangerous Implications, Experts Say

          Twitter, in a first for the social media platform, has added a fact-checking label to posts by President Donald ...

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          Victorian Women Worked Out, Too—They Just Did It Wearing Corsets

          Victorian women weren’t exactly doing HIIT workouts—in fact, they were trying not to break a sweat at all.

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          Archaeologists discover 2000-year-old unique complex by the Western Wall - The Jerusalem Post

          The structure was sealed later in the Byzantine period under the floors of a large building about 1,400 years ago and was left untouched for centuries.

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          Elder Of Ziyon - British census in 1922 says that lots of Arabs came to Beersheva from Transjordan and Arabia

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          10 Things You May Not Know About the French and Indian War

          10 surprising facts about the imperial war for colonial domination between Great Britain and France.

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          Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News: There has been a nakba for 72 years. But it isn’t what Palestinians say it is.

          The word “nakba” was coined in 1948 by Constantin Zureiq in his pamphlet “The Meaning of Nakba,” but he didn’t describe it the way it is used today. His description of the events of 1948 were centered around the mistakes of the Arabs rather than the actions of the Jews.

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          ‘Year 2 of freedom’: Rare Coin from Bar-Kochba Revolt Discovered at the Foot of the Temple Mount

          By: Aryeh Savir A rare coin from the from Bar-Kochba Revolt, the Jews’ revolt against the Roman Empire in 132-136 CE, was recently discovered by Israeli archeologists at the foot of the Temple Mount, north of the City of David. The rare bronze coin, dis

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          Woodstock Occurred in the Middle of a Pandemic – AIER

          The contrast between 1968 and 2020 couldn’t be more striking. They were smart. We are idiots. Or at least our governments are.

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          Who Was Peg Entwistle? - True Story of the Actress Who Jumped off the Hollywood Sign

          The tragic story of Peg Entwistle, the actress who jumped to her death from the Hollywood sign — and inspired Ryan Murphy's new Netflix series.

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          Sybil Ludington: The 16-Year-Old Revolutionary Who Outrode Paul Revere

          Sybil Ludington's ride through the New York countryside to rouse the troops was longer and more difficult than Paul Revere's.

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            A brief history of Passover, which honors resilience amid adversity

            On this important holiday, Jews around the world commemorate the Israelites' liberation from enslavement in ancient Egypt.

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            The 10 Deadliest Disasters In American History

            Before this life-altering pandemic, there have been plenty of other disasters. How did the nation respond? How should you?

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            Bob Woodson and the Birth of the 1776 Initiative

            Commentary Amid the coronavirus and stock market dips is a correction—seven months overdue—of one of the many distortions ...

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              Correction To The 1619 Project Proves It Is Not Fit For Schools

              The New York Times has finally admitted a key error in the 1619 Project. It disqualifies it from use in our schools.

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                After Backlash From Historians, NYT Forced To Issue Significant Correction To 1619 Project

                The New York Times has issued a significant correction to its 1619 Project, a series of articles that has prompted fierce backlash from historians for revising the historical relationship between slavery and the founding of the country.  In the August art

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                It’s 1776, Not 1619: Don’t Let the Times Steal America’s Birthday | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.

                The New York Times wants to teach your kids and grandkids to be woke. Don’t let them. Like most professional academics, I watched the launch of the New York Times’ “1619 Project” with a mix of genuine scholarly interest, an occasional desire to

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                  Jocko Podcast 219 w/ Rose Schindler: Auschwitz Survivor. Never Give Up Hope.

                  Join the conversation on Twitter/Instagram: @jockowillink @echocharles @twowhosurvived 0:00:00 – Opening 0:06:12 – Intro to Rose Schindler. Two Who Survived,...

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                    Slanted 1619 Project Meets Competition From Black Academics

                    America was founded in 1776 on the idea that 'all men are created equal,' which led to slavery abolition and created the freest nation on Earth.

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                      How Tarantino's Team Turned LA Back 50 Years For 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'

                      A tour around the city with location manager Rich Schuler and production designer Barbara Ling

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                      The 1619 Project’s Outrageous, Lying Slander of Abe Lincoln

                      History and journalism are supposed to ask as many questions as the subject demands. But questions are ­what the 1619 Project fails to ask about Lincoln.

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                      You Know Who Else Colonized 'Indigenous Peoples'? Native Americans

                      The 'settler' argument exacerbates racial tensions by projecting a historical narrative that white persons are always aggressors, never victims.

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                      George Washington's turbulent retirement

                      After eight grueling years of war and another eight as the first president, the "Father of Our Country" returned to his beloved Mount Vernon, where his final years were filled with controversy, intrigue, and personal torment

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                      A Grander Vision: Character-Building and Our Young People

                      If you are the parent of a child under the age of 18, before reading this article take ...

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                      Curtis Hill: Why George Washington is the president who towers over all others in stature and importance

                      We celebrate the life of George Washington, imperfect though he was, because he was the indispensable man who held our fragile republic together in its formative years.

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                      How Founding Fathers Who Loved the God of Liberty and Their Freedom Built the Freest of Free Nations

                      As we celebrate Presidents Day, it's important to remember the first five commanders-in-chief were also all Founding Fathers of the nation. What you may not know is how crucial was the role of The Founders' faith in America's beginning. And

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                        America Wasn’t Founded on White Supremacy

                        Revisionist Black supremacist history can't grasp our shared equality.

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                          Secret Nazi World War II bunkers discovered near D-Day beaches

                          Researchers have uncovered secret Nazi bunkers in Normandy that were used against U.S. forces at the D-Day landings during World War II.

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                          In eastern Europe, when Nazis killed Jews, a 'carnival atmosphere' prevailed

                          In a new, second book about ‘Holocaust by bullets,’ Father Patrick Desbois depicts in grim detail local bystanders' culpability while Nazis implemented the Final Solution

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                          How the Science of Racism Led to the Holocaust - The war against the divine image in man

                          Can the world survive on ethics devised by human reason? Well, we tried. It’s called the 20th century.

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                          Twin sisters were liberated from Auschwitz, but not from Mengele

                          The experiments to which Yehudit and Lea Csengeri were subjected to by Dr. Josef Mengele have made them afraid of doctors to this day

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                          Why the Bombing Auschwitz Argument Still Matters

                          The Allies’ refusal to devote sufficient resources to rescue and halt the Nazi murder factory is one more reason why a sovereign State of Israel is necessary.

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                          Holocaust Remembrance Day: Few Americans know the death toll, poll finds | Fox News

                          A new survey claims the Holocaust is receding in collective memory, as few Americans know the death toll of Jews.

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                          When Islamic Republic of Iran drove President Ronald Reagan to military action | Fox News

                          In 1983, in the midst of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, President Ronald Reagan ordered the U.S. military to invade the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada, which had been overthrown by Marxist revolutionaries.  But central to President Reagan's dec

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                          British People Explain How They Were Taught About The American Revolution In School

                          "British people of Reddit, how is the American Revolution taught in your schools?"–– This was today's burning question from Redditor Shamr0ck01, who did not, contrary to what you may believe, open a terrible can of worms and kick off an imperialist chest-

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                          Project Nightingale: How Florence Nightingale’s Legacy Has Influenced Today’s Healthcare Systems - HistoryExtra

                          What is Google doing in hospitals collecting big data and why has it appropriated the name of the world’s most famous nurse, in its 'Project Nightingale'?

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                          'Nuts!' US troops thwarted Hitler's last gamble 75 years ago

                          BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was...

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                          The Legacy of Low-Bar Impeachment

                          Since the embarrassing impeachment and failed conviction of President Andrew Johnson in 1868, Americans more or less had avoided that ultimate constitutional method of removing a chief executive from power. The Johnson impeachment had been so steeped in p

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                          “Picture Book: A Musso & Frank Tribute” on Vimeo

                          The Musso and Frank Grill has always been a beacon of light for literary Los Angeles. From Hemingway and Fitzgerald to Chandler and Bukowski, think of what’s…

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                          What George Washington was thankful for might shock you | Fox News

                          In October 1789, long before Americans made it a national holiday, President George Washington issued a proclamation calling for a National Day of Thanksgiving.

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                          10 Facts About the Aberfan Disaster of 1966| Mental Floss

                          Learn the history of the tragic, shocking story behind the Aberfan mining disaster—an event recreated in season 3 of 'The Crown.'

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                          5 Things You Might Not Know About the Battle of Midway

                          The mighty clash between Japanese and U.S. naval forces in June 1942 ended in a stunning—and surprising—Allied victory.

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                          Historian: New evidence shows FDR's bigotry derailed many Holocaust rescue plans

                          In his book about Franklin Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Rafael Medoff finds links between the US president's anti-Japanese stances and his policies against Jews fleeing Hitler

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                          How Wild Bill Hickok Became an American Legend

                          Wild Bill Hickok personified the archetype of the gentleman gunfighter in the history of the American West. HowStuffWorks looks at his life and times.

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                          Mind-boggling facts that sound fake, but are actually true

                          Some facts are so mind-boggling that they sound bogus. We did the digging to bring you all the wildest trivia no one believes could possibly be true.

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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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                          Warrior in iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo was misidentified, Marines Corps acknowledges

                          The Marine Corps corrected a 74-year-old error with the announcement that a corporal from Iowa named Harold 'Pie' Keller helped raise the flag in the Iwo Jima photo, not Pfc. Rene Gagnon

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                          Florida Man Discovers Original D-Day Audiotapes in His Basement

                          Bruce Campbell never expected to find some of World War II’s most important radio broadcasts buried in his cluttered basement.

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                          40 Photos of Los Angeles Over From 1910 to Now!

                          So much has happened since the city was founded in 1871. It all started when studios popped up all over town and Old Hollywood took over.

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                          The O.K. Corral: The Gunfight of All Gunfights

                          This Gunfight at the O.K. Corral lasted just 30 seconds. But its legend has endured for more than a decade. We dissect the battle's myth and lure.

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                          On Its 100th Anniversary, Musso & Frank’s Grill Gets the Star Treatment

                          The venerable restaurant, an outpost of both Hollywood glamour and comforting camaraderie for a century, is honored on the Walk of Fame

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                          How Different Is The U.S. From Pre-War Germany?

                          Is it really inconceivable for such evil to unfold here in the U.S.? Most would dismiss the question out of hand as ludicrous, arguing that we are blessed by a constitution and a politically-moderate electorate. But so was Germany – until it wasn’t.

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                          The Whistleblower May Not Be A Whistleblower At All - Gregg Jarrett

                          The latest media mass hysteria over a whistleblower’s complaint that, according to FoxNews.com “reportedly involved allegations President Trump made a troubling and unspecified ‘promise’ to a foreign leader,” is based on precious little inform

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                          U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked - 1989

                          UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.

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                          December 1941: How did Pearl Harbor affect Hitler? The Second World War's Most Important Month

                          From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to Hitler's declaration of war on the US, historian Laurence Rees explains why December 1941 was such a significant month during World War II.

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                          U.S. History Doesn’t Need To Be ‘Reframed’ Around Identity Politics; It Already Has Been

                          The myth that students and readers are getting some rose-colored version of American history is nonsense. So what is the 1619 Project really trying to do?

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                          10 Things You May Not Know About the Jamestown Colony - HISTORY

                          In May of 1607, a hearty group of Englishmen arrived on the muddy shores of modern-day Virginia under orders from King James I to establish an English colony.

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                          Holocaust survivor owes her life to a Nazi officer’s Great Dane

                          Nina Dinar, 93, has loved dogs since childhood and that saved her in a Nazi labor camp in Poland

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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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                          Meet Margaret Hamilton: The Woman Behind the Apollo Project | Mental Floss

                          When Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the surface of the Moon in July of 1969, software was a relatively new development. In fact, the Moon mission was one of the first times this kind of engineering was used in such a fundamental way. History was being wri

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                          The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon | Mental Floss

                          Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history in 1969 when they became the first people to step foot on the Moon. Ten others have followed in their footsteps.

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                          The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Was A Triumph Of American Exceptionalism

                          The character and tenacity needed to win the space race and land on the moon were built on the western frontier and ingrained deep into the American ethos.

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                          The best and worst ads that celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon landing

                          The advertisements honoring the Moon landing in 1969 were the Super Bowl ads of their day.

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                          The race to the Moon was so unpopular at one point, President Eisenhower called JFK ‘nuts’

                          Enthusiasm for the Apollo program waxed and waned, and when people couldn’t see the value in it, they dubbed it a ‘Moondoggle.’

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                          George Washington's Final Years—And Sudden, Agonizing Death - HISTORY

                          The Founding Father left the presidency a healthy man, but then died from a sudden illness less than three years later.

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                          The US land forever leased to England

                          Every May, the US Coast Guard and the Royal Navy hold a ceremony on a sliver of North Carolina land where four English World War Two soldiers are buried.

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                          A Pair of Dutch World War II Shipwrecks Have Disappeared Off the Coast of Malaysia | Mental Floss

                          A pair of Dutch shipwrecks that have been on the ocean floor for decades were stolen. Scrap metal thieves are to blame.

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                          Apollo in 50 numbers: The cost

                          If the US was to beat the Soviets to the Moon, it had to spend large. The Apollo programme would end up costing many billions.

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                          The 9 Most Overrated Battles in British History (and One Underrated One) - History Extra

                          What are the most overrated battles and wars in British history? From Bosworth to the Battle of Britain, Sean Lang examines the most exaggerated clashes…

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                          'Tanks' a lot: Trump 4th of July celebration isn't first time armored vehicles have rumbled into Washington

                          WASHINGTON – Tanks rumbled down Pennsylvania Avenue for Dwight Eisenhower's inaugural parade in 1953. John F. Kennedy deployed them eight years later – as well as missiles. Even a 1939 visit by England's King George VI prompted a splashy display of armored hardware rolling through the nation's capital.

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                          Think Trump Is Ruining the Fourth of July? The Founders Couldn’t Even Agree on How to Celebrate It. - POLITICO Magazine

                          Thomas Jefferson used the holiday to burnish his legacy; others used it to jeer at George Washington; John Adams thought it was commemorating the wrong date.