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Santa Cruz Del Islote: The Most Densely Populated Island on Earth

Legend has it that about 150 years ago, a group of fishermen from the coastal town of Baru, about 50 km away, were looking for new waters to fish when they stumbled upon this small coral island, sitting low in the waters....

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Former Slave Sent This Letter to His Old Master

In August of 1865, Jourdon Anderson received a letter from his former owner. In it, Colonel P.H. Anderson asked Jourdon Anderson to come back to the Tennessee farm from which he had been liberated the previous year. Turns...

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5-Year-Old Girl Gave Birth and Became the World’s Youngest Mother, 1939

Back in 1939, Lina Medina gave birth to a healthy baby boy. She was only five-years-old. Born in Ticrapo, Castrovirreyna Province, Peru, to silversmith Tiburelo Medina and Victoria Losea. She was brought to a hospital by...

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The Story of the Walker Sisters in the Smoky Mountains

The seven Walker Sisters – Margaret, Polly, Martha, Nancy, Louisa, Sarah Caroline, and Hettie – spent their entire lives in a cabin in Little Greenbrier Cove that was built by their grandfather in the 1840s. The...

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27 Vintage Portraits of Victorian Nuns in the 1890s

These glass plate negatives,taken from Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucestershire, show everyday life of Victorian nuns in the 1890s.

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Here’s Some of the Most Romantic Love Letters From Famous People in History

Here’s some of the most romantic love letters from famous people in history… 1. Johnny Cash wishes wife June Carter Cash a happy 65th birthday (1994) Happy Birthday Princess, We get old and get use to each other....

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Virginia Hall: One of The Greatest Spies in American History

Despite the fact that her country — the United States — had yet to enter the war. Despite the fact that women weren’t generally considered spy material by the prevailing men in charge. Despite walking with a limp...

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NASA Displayed Apollo 1 Capsule 50 Years After It Tragically Burst into Flames

We know all about the Apollo 1 mission and how it ended. Last January 27, 50 years after the fire that occurred during a rehearsal launch — killing Gus Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger B. Chaffee — NASA honored the...

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Face Reconstruction of King Robert The Bruce

King Robert The Bruce was cruel in many ways but Scotland remembers him as “Good King Robert” and as a national hero. Bruce’s final legacy was to confirm “Scotland as separate and distinct, not just...

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Walt Whitman Volunteered as a Nurse During the American Civil War and Treated Wounded Union Soldiers

Walt Whitman was one of the crucial figures of 19th century American literature. His famous collection of poems titled Leaves of Grass was at first considered distasteful and obscene, but today, the collection is now praised...

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