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    The Final Years of Princess Diana

    With her 1981 marriage, Princess Diana was seen as the real-life heroine of a fairytale. She became the most popular member of the royal family; a beautiful, compassionate princess who truly cared about people. However, though they loved their two sons, her relationship with Prince Charles ...Continue reading
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: The True Story of the...

    It’s one of the most famous endings in film history. In the 1969 movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the two outlaws, played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford respectively, appear to go out in a blaze of glory during a gun battle in Bolivia in 1908. But the film’s ambiguous ending points to…
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    Charlie Chaplin and 6 Other Artists Who Were Blacklisted in...

    “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” was the $64,000 question asked by the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Between the late 1940s and 1950s, the Second Red Scare was an era marked by great fear that ...Continue reading
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    12 Notable Members of the Kennedy Family

    With their wealth and power, the Kennedys have been touted as the closest thing to royalty in America. Having left their homeland of Ireland in the 1840s to escape the potato famine, the Kennedys — starting with Boston-born Patrick Joseph "P.J." Kennedy (1858-1929) — built their future from the ...Continue reading
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    12 Notable Members of the Kennedy Family

    With their wealth and power, the Kennedys have been touted as the closest thing to royalty in America. Having left their homeland of Ireland in the 1840s to escape the potato famine, the Kennedys — starting with Boston-born Patrick Joseph "P.J." Kennedy (1858-1929) — built their future from the ...Continue reading
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    Jackie Robinson and 10 Other African American Pioneers in Sports

    Despite the severe racial, social and economic barriers that African American athletes have been subjected to throughout history, there have been notable individuals who have risen above the challenges and shattered all expectations. Not only did these athletes achieve "firsts" in their sport, but ...Continue reading
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    Antony and Cleopatra’s Legendary Love Story

    It is an ending so epic that Shakespeare himself couldn’t better it. In the golden city of Alexandria, Cleopatra VII (69-30 BC), Queen of Egypt, holes up in her self-made mausoleum, as her arch-nemesis Octavian (later known as Augustus), Emperor of Rome, closes in. But she is not alone. In her arms ...Continue reading
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    The Kooky Symbolism on the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Album Cover

    Ask your friends to name the biggest hoax of 1969 and you might the "Paul Is Dead" rumor. For much of the late 1960s, hearsay about the Beatles had been building up until the strange meme hit newspapers everywhere: that Paul McCartney fatally crashed his Aston Martin in 1966 and for years had been ...Continue…
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    Sonia Sotomayor and 9 Other Latina Pioneers of the 19th, 20th...

    Whether it be in politics, science, medicine or the arts, Latinas have defied social, cultural, and gender stereotypes throughout many generations and have become pioneers in their respective fields and native countries. In honor of these brave, daring, and at times controversial women, here are ...Continue reading
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    Lewis and Clark: How the Explorers’ Corps of Discovery Transformed North...

    It was the greatest explorative expedition the young United States of America had ever known. On May 14, 1804, co-commanders Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out from Camp Dubois, outside of St. Louis, Missouri, with a group of hearty, eager explorers. Dubbed the “Corps of Discovery” by ...Continue reading