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Charles Chapin’s Complicated Life, Part 1

Chapin built a life people envied, and had a great deal of power. His entire biography is full of noteworthy ...
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Charles Chapin’s Complicated Life, Part 1

Chapin built a life people envied, and had a great deal of power. His entire biography is full of noteworthy ...
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T-80: Why Is Russia Using One of the Worst Tanks Ever in Ukraine?

When Russia launched its “special military operation” into Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, its offensive was spearheaded by tanks, primarily ...
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T-80: Why Is Russia Using One of the Worst Tanks Ever in Ukraine?

When Russia launched its “special military operation” into Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, its offensive was spearheaded by tanks, primarily ...
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Scientists find evidence for food insecurity driving international conflict two thousand years ago

Researchers have identified climate-driven changes to food availability as a factor behind dramatic historical events that led the oasis city ...
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SYMHC Classics: General Slocum Disaster

This 2019 episode covers the burning of the P.S. General Slocum in the East River in New York on June ...
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How to Date a Brunette (According to the Navy in the 1960s)

“How to succeed with brunettes or blondes … they are all important missions wouldn’t you agree?” states the unctuous 1940s-sounding ...
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How to Date a Blond (According to the Navy in the 1960s)

Blonds have more fun. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know. But according to this U.S. Navy training film, they also prefer ...
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Guess What Was the Best Time of This Apollo 13 Astronaut’s Career. Hint: It Wasn’t Space

In his new book, “Never Panic Early: An Apollo 13 Astronaut’s Journey” (Smithsonian Books, 2022), Fred Haise, known to the ...
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Guess What Was the Best Time of This Apollo 13 Astronaut’s Career. Hint: It Wasn’t Space

In his new book, “Never Panic Early: An Apollo 13 Astronaut’s Journey” (Smithsonian Books, 2022), Fred Haise, known to the ...
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The return of Asians to Uganda

When President Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1986, he encouraged exiled Asians to return to Uganda and reclaim their ...
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The city shaped by Ugandan Asians

Thousands of Asians who were expelled from Uganda in 1972, settled in the UK and many made Leicester their home ...
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The exodus of Asians from Uganda

In 1972, the dictator Idi Amin announced that all Asians had just 90 days to leave Uganda. Teacher Nurdin Dawood, ...
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When Asians were forced to leave Kenya

Many South Asians migrated to Kenya in the early 20th century. They lived in a society divided by race and ...
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Why Asians came to Uganda

In the early 20th century, South Asians migrated to Uganda in search of a better life. Jamie Govani’s grandparents married ...
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The Leaflet Bomber

In 1971, young communist Bob Newland left the UK and headed to South Africa to take part in a secret ...
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“I Was A Stranger and You Welcomed Me”

Malcolm tells the story of how his parents and their friends sponsored three Vietnamese refugees, in the aftermath of the ...
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The Tangshan Earthquake

On 28 July 1976, one of the deadliest earthquakes in modern history hit the city of Tangshan in north-eastern China ...
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Inventing nicotine patches

By the 1990s, nicotine patches became commercially available all over the world but their origins go back to the early ...
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The Surkov leaks

In 2016, Ukrainian hackers leaked thousands of emails belonging to Russian President Vladimir Putin's right hand man, Vladislav Surkov. They ...
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Pilgrims and History Textbooks

Abram Van Engen of Washington University in St. Louis taught a class about how the Pilgrims became part of the United States' founding story in 19th-century history textbooks. He described ...
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Baseball During the Depression

Pepperdine University professor Loretta Hunnicutt taught a class about baseball during the Great Depression. She looked at the role of baseball in American culture and the origins of sports journalism ...
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Conversation with Rep. James Clyburn D-SC

Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley and professor Kerry Taylor co-taught a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is being ...
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Enjoy History? Discover Careers!

Hear from a panel of history alums about career possibilities in a variety of fields. Julia Bates '13, HR Project Manager, US Bank Eric O'Brien '99, Real Estate Agent, Commercial ...
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