Humans of History

Lonnie Johnson, A Life Of Engineering And Adversity

Lonnie Johnson, A Life Of Engineering And Adversity

By: Jacob Bloom, Journalist
The giant squirt gun, the Super Soaker, which has been the center of summer fun since 1989 was invented by a NASA engineer named Lonnie Johnson.
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Women’s History Month 2024

By: Danna Juarez, Journalist
March is Women's History Month. We spend this month remembering the great accomplishments of historical women across the world.
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The Horrific Serial-Kidnapper Who Could Soon Walk Free

By: Brenna Brickley, Journalist
John Jamelske seems to be your average senior citizen. That is until he is accused of kidnapping a young 16-year-old girl. However, after launching investigations on him, they realize that he has done a lot more than kidnap a girl. Meet John Jamelske, the monster who may soon walk free.
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The Man in the Iron Lung

The Man in the Iron Lung

Paul Richard Alexander has lived in the iron lung for over seventy years. The iron lung is a medical device used to stimulate breathing when a person cannot breathe on their own.
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Meet America’s “Damsel of Death”

By: Brenna Brickley, Journalist
Aileen Wuornos was the first ever convicted American serial killer, taking a total of six to seven lives along a Floridian highway from 1989-1990. Throughout the murders and the hunt to find the killer, Aileen received the nickname "Damsel of Death." However, this "damsel" has a dark past.
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Serial Killer Caught After 13 Years

By: Brenna Brickley, Journalist
After nearly 13 years of intense investigations, searching only to find nothing, and dead leads, officials believe that the infamous “Long Island Serial Killer” has finally been caught.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd of demonstrators at the March on Washington

MLK Jr. Day 2024

By: Parker Heflin, Journalist
Martin Luther King Jr. is a figure we have all been learning about since elementary school, but what is MLK day really about? Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15th, 1929, which is why we celebrate him every year on that same day.
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History Of The Airplane

By: Khue Vu, Journalist
The Wright Brothers are claimed to be the inventors of the first airplane in the world. Fascinated by an airplane toy and its mechanics, the brothers hoped to build a flying machine large enough to hold the both of them one day.
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Source: Wikimedia Commons - A pagoda/temple located in Sóc Trăng, Vietnam. Dangs family lived in Sóc Trăng when they were still living in Vietnam.

Dang Truong – The Stories and Opinions of an Immigrant

By: Josephine Huynh, Journalist
If there were more rules or enforcement of rules that prevent students from misbehaving, it could better help immigrant and refugee students distinguish between right or wrong. When this confusion doesn’t happen, many students will be able to feel included by their peers while also contributing to the school positively rather than negatively.
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Katana by Joan Valls is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The Greatest Swordsmith in Japanese History

By: Erick Molina-Diaz, Journalist
Amakuni and his son took an oath to make the best sword they could.
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Black History Month by Enokson is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Who was Benjamin Banneker?

By: Julia Clavecillas, Reporter
Benjamin Banneker was a renowned scientist, astronomer, mathematician, and inventor. He was a free African American man who was born to two freed slaves on November 9th, 1731.
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Veterans Day: The history behind the holiday & Covid-safe ways to celebrate

By: Julia Clavecillas, Reporter
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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