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What Passage Was Deleted From the Declaration of Independence?

Who would’ve thought that removing a single passage from the Declaration of Independence could have changed the evolution of historical events? Let’s find out more. In Thomas Jefferson’s draft, the Declaration of Independence contained an entire passage that condemned slavery. He cited slavery as one of the many evils imposed upon the colonized nations by …

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The first country to recognize Greek independence was not any of the western powers, but Haiti, who alledgedly sent 25ton of Coffee beans to finance their rebellion

Jean-Pierre Boyer Haiti was the first government of an independent state that recognised the Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire. Jean-Pierre Boyer, following a Greek request for assistance, addressed a letter on 15 January 1822. In the letter sent to Greek expatriates living in France, Adamantios Korais, Christodoulos Klonaris, Christodoulos Klonaris, Konstantinos Polychroniades and A. …

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Who was Jakob Williams?

Greece has not always been a free country. The Turks reigned until the 1800s. Many battles were fought for Greece to achieve independence. And several people fought for Greece, but have you heard about the black soldier who helped the Greeks win their freedom?  James Jakob Williams was an African American Philhellene from Baltimore, Maryland, …

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Did William Whipple Free His Own Slave?

American Founding Father and one of the signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence, William Whipple, represented New Hampshire as a member of the Continental Congress from 1776 through 1779. But did you know that Whipple was also one of the first people to free his own slave? One of the 56 signatories of …

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Due to a strong dislike towards mixing of science and politics, Einstein said were he a young man again, he’d choose to be a plumber or a peddler, to which many plumbing companies responded by making him the honorary plumber. Also, there are many Einstein Plumbing companies in the US now.

Albert Einstein said if he could do it all again, he would be a plumber. In November 1954, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to a magazine in which he declared that, were he a young man again, he would not try to become a scientist: “I would rather choose to be a plumber or a …

Due to a strong dislike towards mixing of science and politics, Einstein said were he a young man again, he’d choose to be a plumber or a peddler, to which many plumbing companies responded by making him the honorary plumber. Also, there are many Einstein Plumbing companies in the US now. Read More »

What was the Dayton Treaty About?

Did you know that a sleepy town in Midwestern America played a significant role in ending one of the most gruesome wars in modern history?  The Dayton Treaty was to negotiate peace talks to end the Bosnian War. The treaty was held in November 1995 in Dayton, Ohio. Negotiators picked Dayton to eliminate media interference …

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What Happened During the Danish Pig Protest?

The Prussians and the Danes territorial dispute led to wars that traumatized the national identity of the Danish. When the Prussians won in the Second Schleswig War, the Prussia-controlled Danish citizens were forbidden to raise the Danish flag.  The Danish Pig protest signified the independence of the Danish citizens when the identity of the Danes …

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Lithuania withdrew from the 1992 Olympics due to the lack of money after the fall of the USSR. The Grateful Dead agreed to fund transportation costs for the basketball team along with Grateful Dead designs for the team’s jerseys and shorts. They went on to win the Bronze.

Grateful Dead New York artist Greg Speirs wearing the “Skully” tie-dyed T-shirt which he designed and became a symbol of Lithuanian basketball After Lithuania gained its independence from the USSR, the country announced its withdrawal from the 1992 Olympics due to the lack of any money to sponsor participants. But NBA star Šarūnas Marčiulionis, a …

Lithuania withdrew from the 1992 Olympics due to the lack of money after the fall of the USSR. The Grateful Dead agreed to fund transportation costs for the basketball team along with Grateful Dead designs for the team’s jerseys and shorts. They went on to win the Bronze. Read More »

Meet Poncke Princen, a Dutch anti-Nazi fighter who was later sent to Indonesia to suppress an anticolonial rebellion. Princen, after witnessing Dutch war crimes, defected to fight with the guerrillas in 1948. He later helped expose the anticommunist massacres of Indonesian dictator Suharto.

Poncke Princen Poncke Princen Johannes Cornelis Princen (21 November 1925 in The Hague – 2 February 2002 in Jakarta), better known as Poncke Princen, was a Dutch anti-Nazi fighter and colonial soldier. In 1948, he deserted, joined the pro-independence guerrillas in what was then the Dutch Indies. He lived the rest of his life in …

Meet Poncke Princen, a Dutch anti-Nazi fighter who was later sent to Indonesia to suppress an anticolonial rebellion. Princen, after witnessing Dutch war crimes, defected to fight with the guerrillas in 1948. He later helped expose the anticommunist massacres of Indonesian dictator Suharto. Read More »