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Ethel Rosenberg

Ethel Rosenberg’s Execution was Deemed Barbaric. After She was Given Three Shocks, Her Heart was Still Beating. Two More Shocks were Applied, and Smoke Rose from Her Head.

When Ethel Rosenberg was executed in New York in 1953, she was 37 years old and the mother of two young sons. Julius, her husband, had been executed not long before her. They were both found guilty of espionage crimes on behalf of the Soviet Union. But did you know what happened during her execution?  …

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Lysistrata

Lysistrata is an Ancient Greek Comedy Where Women Withheld Sex to End a War.

From the 6th century BCE, ancient Greek comedy was a popular and influential form of theater performed throughout ancient Greece. Aristophanes and Menander were the genre’s most famous playwrights, and their works, as well as those of their contemporaries, poked fun at politicians, philosophers, and fellow artists. But did you know there’s an ancient Greek …

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Lebanese People in Brazil

There are More Lebanese Descendants Living in Brazil Than Those Living in Lebanon.

The Lebanese diaspora numbers around four to fourteen million people, including both Lebanese born abroad and those born abroad of Lebanese descent. The vast majority of Lebanese in the diaspora are Christian. But did you know there are more Lebanese descendants in Brazil than in Lebanon? One important reason there are more Lebanese descendants in …

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Martin Luther King Sr.

Did Martin Luther King Sr. Influence His Son?

Martin Luther King, Jr. is widely regarded as one of America’s greatest heroes. In the 1950s and 1960s, he fought to end laws that were discriminatory against African Americans. He worked hard to ensure that all Americans had equal rights. But did Martin Luther King Sr. heavily influence his son to become the face of …

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Christopher Knight

What is the Story About Christopher Knight?

When a person decides to go off the grid and live in isolation for an extended amount of time, there might be some underlying mental health concern that needs to be addressed. This kind of reclusive behavior was evident in serial killers like Robert Christian Hansen. But have you heard of Christopher Knight and how …

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Practice Babies

What Are Practice Babies?

In the United States, certain programs were designed to benefit the economy and teach high school and college-level students real-world tasks. One program, in particular, used actual orphaned children. These babies were loaned out to college homes for the sake of education. Meet the practice babies. Orphaned babies were borrowed out to college home economics …

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Why Was the Creation of Child Protective Services Necessary?

It came as a surprise to everyone when The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which dedicated itself to animal protection, saved a child that was a victim of abuse. With the lack of a proper child protection agency,  an organization was finally established to answer the needs of the vulnerable.  …

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An American woman needed her husband’s permission to open a bank account as recently as the 1960s

8 Rights Women Didnt Have a Century Ago … Women’s rights are something we take for granted these days. Because it was all a long time ago that the suffragettes fought for the right to vote, wasn’t it? However, women’s rights still depend very much on where they live, and even some of the rights …

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Martin Luther King Jr. considered running for president in 1968 after being urged to by anti-Vietnam Democrats, but ultimately decided against the proposal as he felt uneasy with politics and considered himself better suited for his morally unambiguous role as an activist.

Martin Luther King Jr. For the monk who started the Reformation, see Martin Luther. “Martin Luther King” and “MLK” redirect here. For other uses, see Martin Luther King (disambiguation) and MLK (disambiguation). Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister and activist who …

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The boycott was named after Charles Boycott, a man so hated that people wanted nothing to do with him

How the Irish invented the boycott after tenants were thrown off their land Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, who unwillingly lent his name to history.Vanity Fair / Public Domain Have you ever wondered where the term “boycott” come from? Many might be surprised it originates from Ireland in the time of Charles Stuart Parnell. Charles Cunningham …

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