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In the olden days, you needed a telephone operator to connect your call manually through a switchboard. Her job wasn't as easy as you might think.
For generations, the Little House books have enchanted adults & children, historians & romantics, with stories of the Midwestern frontier of the late 1800s.
See what it looked like during President Lincoln's historic Gettysburg Address speech, plus eyewitness accounts, analysis, full text & and a handwritten copy.
There's so much history packed into the history of the American flag, that doesn't only represent the states in the country, but the evolution of the USA.
How did the great Gold Rush of 1849 get started? Find out its history, how it made people rich and poor - and helped make California what it is today.
When the flowers are reverently placed on the graves on Memorial Day, there will be many indebted to General John Alexander Logan. Here's why.
See damage caused by the St Louis tornado in May 1896 - considered one of the deadliest on record with at least 255 lives lost - and get the whole story.
A brief introduction to serial killer H H Holmes: The torture doctor Ah, the Good Old Days. Bicycles built for two. World’s Fairs, “Daisy Bell”
Legendary beauty Lillie Langtry was a statuesque blonde with blue eyes, a perfect complexion and a ravishing figure. She was acclaimed by the social set, and became the mistress of The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.
Did Coca-Cola once have cocaine in it? Amazingly, yes. Originally marketed as a health drink when it debuted in the 1880s, Coca-Cola was said to cure everything from a migraine (aka "sick headache") to physical exhaustion to depression.
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