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  • The Effingham hospital fire on the night of April 4, 1949, was the second largest in United States history, with a total of 77 fatalities. The tragedy resulted in a nationwide overhaul of hospital fire safety regulations thereafter.

    The 1949 St. Anthony Hospital Fire in Effingham, Illinois

    The 1949 St. Anthony Hospital Fire in Effingham, Illinois

    by KT Dunn3

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  • The Toledo War comprised a comic series of skirmishes between Ohio and Michigan in April, July, and September of 1835. When it was over, politics won. Ohio retained the disputed territory. Michigan was granted the Upper Peninsula. The active conflict faded, but political controversy continued.

    The Toledo War Between Michigan and Ohio

    The Toledo War Between Michigan and Ohio

    by Jule Romans0

  • Sweet Fanny Adams is used by the British to describe anything worthless. It is also the name of a pretty young girl murdered in Victorian England. This is how Fanny's name became slang for worthless.

    Sweet Fanny Adams: The Death of a Child

    Sweet Fanny Adams: The Death of a Child

    by Ann Carney7

  • Did Jesse James and his gang bury treasure in Oklahoma? If so, what happened to it? Explore some of the theories as to what happened to their ill-gained loot here.

    Jesse James Outlaw Treasure Tales of Oklahoma

    Jesse James Outlaw Treasure Tales of Oklahoma

    by Eric Standridge2

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  • First Nations Canadian men signed up for duty in World War I in large numbers. Many served with high distinction but nobody matched the exploits of Francis Pegahmagabow.

    World War I Native Canadian Soldiers

    World War I Native Canadian Soldiers

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • In the Civil War Robert E. Lee fought fiercely to protect slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant fought just as hard to destroy it. But their personal attitudes toward it were the opposite of what you might expect.

    Ulysses S. Grant vs Robert E. Lee On Slavery

    Ulysses S. Grant vs Robert E. Lee On Slavery

    by Ronald E Franklin14

  • Although forgotten in comparison to Alexander Graham Bell, Antonio Meucci was the true inventor of the telephone. However, his work was stolen and in a way his life was too. This article gives a brief profile of a man who should always be remembered.

    The True Inventor of the Telephone is Not Who You Think.

    The True Inventor of the Telephone is Not Who You Think.

    by Gianfranco Regina0

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  • St. Philip Neri (1515-1595), was instrumental in Rome’s spiritual rejuvenation during the late Renaissance, earning him the title of “Apostle of Rome.” His most endearing quality however, is his joy and humor; he is the patron saint of mirth.

    St. Philip Neri: The Patron Saint of Joy and Apostle of Rome

    St. Philip Neri: The Patron Saint of Joy and Apostle of Rome

    by Bede8

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  • A version of English is spoken widely throughout what used to be the British Empire. It’s a mixture of local languages and simplified English grammar used by people who don’t share a common tongue.

    Pidgin English

    Pidgin English

    by Rupert Taylor4

  • Imprisoned for helping the Jews and aiding the resistance in Nazi-occupied Holland, Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom survived the Holocaust to found a worldwide ministry based on love and forgiveness.

    The Incredible Life of Corrie ten Boom

    The Incredible Life of Corrie ten Boom

    by Stephen Barnes5

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