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How Did Firefighters Protect Themselves Before the Respirators was Invented?

The history of the firefighter began in ancient Rome in the third century, during the reign of Augustus. There is evidence of firefighting in Ancient Egypt before that. Marcus Licinius Crassus established the first Roman fire department. But did you know how firefighters protect themselves before the respirators were invented?  Before the invention of respirators, …

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Barbara Bagley

Why Did Barbara Bagley Try to Sue Herself?

When you sue someone, you initiate a legal proceeding against them. Usually, this is done to obtain monetary compensation from them because they have harmed you somehow. But did you know that a woman really tried to sue herself?  Barbara Bagley once sued herself for her husband’s wrongful death. The district court dismissed the suit …

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Linda Darby

What Did Linda Darby Do?

Linda Darby, a Boyd County native, was sentenced to life in imprisonment after being convicted for her husband’s murder in 1970. But what happened after her conviction? Linda Darby poisoned, shot, and burned her husband’s body in 1970. She escaped prison two years into a life sentence. She began a quiet life as Linda McElroy …

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Jayme Gordon

Why Did Jayme Gordon Try To Sue Dreamworks?

Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American 3D animation action-comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. While many people may have enjoyed this film, it was surrounded by several issues and controversies.  But do you know who Jayme Gordon is and why he tried to sue DreamWorks?  Jayme Gordon attempted to …

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Chowchilla

What Happened During The 1976 Chowchilla Mass Kidnapping?

The Chowchilla kidnapping was the mass abduction of 26 children from the ages 5 to 14 including their bus driver in Chowchilla, California. What happened during this horrific incident? In 1976, three men abducted a school bus driver and 26 children. The kidnappers then buried them alive inside a box truck and tried to get  …

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Hildegart Rodriguez Carballeira

What Happened to Hildegart Rodriguez Carballeira?

Hildegart Rodriguez Carballeira was a socialist and an activist for the sexual revolution. She was raised by her mother to be the epitome of a modern woman. Unfortunately, Hildegart did not make it past the age of 18. What happened to her? Hildegart Carballeira began reading at the age of two, spoke four languages at …

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Morocco

Why Did the European Union Reject Morocco’s Application?

Article O of the Treaty of the European Union specifies the applicant’s only material requirement: that they are a European State. That criterion has no unambiguous interpretation. It can be interpreted in terms of geography, culture, or politics. But will Morocco stand a chance in being a part of the European Union? Morocco applied to …

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Reconstruction Era

What Caused Disenfranchisement After the Reconstruction Era?

In 1865, the American Civil War ended, and the eleven former Confederate states entered the Reconstruction era. Starting in 1867, Congress passed the Reconstruction Acts, which established military districts to manage the affairs of these states as they awaited reconstruction. What caused disenfranchisement after the reconstruction era?  Following the Civil War, African-Americans were granted equal …

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Louis Brandeis

When Did the First Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Happen?

The Supreme Court is profoundly rooted in its history: among the three arms of the federal government, it is the one that looks the most like it did when it was first established. The Supreme Court was established under the United States Constitution, and it has a long and illustrious history since its inception. But …

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Attica Prison Uprising

How Did the Attica Prison Uprising Start?

The Attica Correctional Facility is a maximum security campus located in New York in the town of Attica. It is operated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The facility housed infamous killers like David Berkowitz, Willie Sutton, and Mark David Chapman. But did you know how the Attica Prison Uprising …

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