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World War II in Africa Timeline: July 1940

One month into war in Africa and both sides were testing the waters ? the British had to deal with the potential threat of a French fleet under the command of Germany, whereas Italy was looking to secure its position in East Africa?

Leaders of Côte d'Ivoire Since Independence

A list of the Côte d'Ivoire leaders since gaining independence on 7 August 1960.

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What is a Negus? African History.

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What is Collectivism? African History.

The Zimmermann Telegram at 100: This Decoded Message Changed History

The infamous Zimmermann Telegram was given to President Woodrow Wilson 100 years ago, on Feb. 24, 1917

Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?

Newly discovered evidence is upending our understanding of how early settlers made a life on the island -- and why they suddenly disappeared

When Hollywood Glamour Was Sold at the Local Department Store

During the 1930s, the world’s most fashionable looks came not from Paris, but from La-La Land

Why Abraham Lincoln Was Revered in Mexico

As a young Congressman and later as the nation’s leader, the first Republican president proved to be a true friend to America’s neighbor to the south

Ohio as Paradise during the French Revolution

The post Ohio as Paradise during the French Revolution appeared first on Wonders & Marvels.

12 African American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now

Artists, photographers and editors nominated under-the-radar, exciting African American photographers

Portraits of of Protest From the 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom

"We must work passionately and unrelentingly for the goal of freedom," Martin Luther King Jr. told the crowd

“Retreat and Resistance” in Salem, 26 Feb.

On Sunday, 26 February, Salem will have a “fun and informal reenactment” of the confrontation between Patriots and redcoats across the town’s North River on that date in 1775. Lt. Col. Alexander Leslie had orders to lead his men from the 64th Regiment of Foot across the river and search Robert Foster’s smithy. Show More Summary

A Submarine Dangerously Tests How Deep It Can Go

The USS Tang was a state-of-the-art Balao class submarine, certified by the Navy to dive up to 400 feet

Oops: Borough Built Fitness Trail on NPS Land

This birdhouse, located along the Biser Fitness Trail in the Gettysburg Recreation Park, is on[...] The post Oops: Borough Built Fitness Trail on NPS Land appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

This Roman road brought to you by McDonald’s

On Tuesday, February 21st, the first archaeological museum underneath a McDonald’s opened in the Frattochie ward of Marino, a town about 12 miles south of Rome. The museum was built around a pristine stretch of Roman road dating to the 2nd/1st century B.C. discovered in 2014 during construction work on a new McDonald’s. McDonald’s Italia [...]

The Chevalier and the Chavelière

Yesterday I described the busy, accomplished life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a champion swordsman and celebrated musician in pre-Revolutionary France.In the late 1780s he spent a couple of years in London. And there he encountered an old acquaintance, the Chevalier d’Eon. Show More Summary

The Everlasting, Awe-Inspiring Power of Alaska

For 150 years, Alaska has been a part of the United States, and it's never ceased to amaze

Vladimir Lenin's Return Journey to Russia Changed the World Forever

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, our writer set out from Zurich to relive this epic travel

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