Modern History

Five Times Physicist Albert Einstein Stood up for Civil Rights

Polly Rosie

German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein gained international recognition and fame for his ...

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World’s First Factory Will Be Reopened as a Museum of Making

Susie Green

The world’s first factory was a silk mill in Derby. The structure opened doors in 1721 and was the ...

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Professor Szwydky With a Book About Adaptation & Transmedia Storytelling

Kirby Dean

Many historical works have seen at least one adaptation if not more in graphic novels, film, ...

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Marlene Dietrich Felt Happiest Supporting the U.S. Troops In WW2

Kirby Dean

While people mainly remember Marlene Dietrich for her amazing roles and unflinching style, she was ...

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Berlin Authorities Arrested Three Suspects for a Big Art Heist

Kirby Dean

Almost one year ago, a news story emerged that sounded like it was straight out of the Ocean’s ...

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4 Amazing Less-Known Facts About the Industrial Revolution

Francesca Vega

The industrial revolution was a pivotal period of western history. It affected almost every aspect ...

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Why Guy Fawkes Wasn’t The Main Man In The Gunpowder Plot

Kirby Dean

Although the 5th of November famously carries his name, Guy Fawkes actually wasn’t the main man in ...

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The Best Virtual History Museum Tours You Can Take From Home

Mark Spence

Missing your fix of history museums now that we’re unable to go out very often? If so, don’t worry. ...

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How A Fleet Of Private Ships Helped Win The American Revolution

Mark Spence

The American Revolution is something we often get taught in history class or learn from the various ...

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These 30 Things Will Probably Be Extinct by 2030

Brian Fried

It’s bittersweet. Technology has made our lives easier, faster and more productive. The internet ...

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Who Was Amerigo Vespucci And Did He Actually Discover America?

Brian Fried

We all know that Christopher Columbus discovered the great continent of America. He is a celebrated ...

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5 Of The Largest Libraries In The World

Nicole Douglas

So many books yet so little time - this should be the guiding phrase of every library. Whether the ...

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How Fast Were the First Means of Transportation?

Nicole Douglas

The first form of transport was…walking! Several centuries ago, people started using donkeys and ...

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The History of Animals in Space

Sheila Delano

Though not as popular as humans, animals were the first creatures to land in space. Before humans ...

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Why Does so Many People Believe the Moon Landing Was Staged?

Nicole Douglas

July 20th, 1969 – The day humans made a historical achievement of landing on the moon. An estimated ...

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Who Was Alfred Nobel, and Why Did He Create the Nobel Prize

Brian Fried

The passing on of Alfred Nobel in 1895 marked the beginning to one of the world’s most prestigious ...

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These Are 5 of the Best Museums for History Lovers in the USA

Brian Fried

If you're a History lover, and lives or visits to the USA, you should consider touring the most ...

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