Humans of History

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Where did Valentine’s Day originate?

The word "Valentine's Day" is named after Saint Valentine, a catholic priest from Rome in the 3rd century.
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Veterans Day: The history behind the holiday & Covid-safe ways to celebrate

Veterans have sacrificed to defend our country and the Constitution. We should be grateful to them not just on Veteran's Day but we enjoy the freedom they have defended and worked so hard for.
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Why Does Everyone Hate Jeff Bezos?

The richest man in the world, with a net worth of $179.9 billion.
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An image of one of the pages in the Voynich Manuscript - Credit: Sci-News.com

A Cryptic Codex: The Voynich Manuscript

One of the most mysterious artifacts that scientists have discovered is the Voynich Manuscript. The two-hundred-and-forty page document is filled with a looping script, whimsical illustrations of various plants, and dream-like drawings of suns with faces.
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Alex Honnold Free Soloing El Capitan. More details for  this image at www.alexhonnold.com

Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold is the first ever free solo climber to scale up Yosemite National Park's 3,000 foot mountain, El Capitan. Alex was born in Sacramento, California. He was motivated at the age of five by famous...

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Lessons From My Grandparents: How can we change our lives?

My family is originally from Nepal--a small country in South Asia.  I was able to contact my grandparents who still live there and speak with them about how they are handling the coronavirus outbreak...

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Equal Rights Protestors from the 1960s.

My Grandmother’s Civil Rights Movement

What are civil rights? The “Civil rights Movement” was a struggle for African American in the years of 1950’s and 1960’s. African Americans were trying to gain their equality under the law...

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Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

By: Fiona Koepcke

Zaha Hadid was an architect who built striking, dramatic buildings. Her buildings look like they are defying gravity, and seem to be flowing. She is a very famous figure in the world of architecture,...

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