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I regret to inform you all that history will not save America from itself

Pundits keep saying that history will repudiate Donald Trump. But that can’t be guaranteed. American history often leaves out ugly truths and sanitizes the powerful. If we want history to say something, we need to fight for it in the present. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are […]
I regret to inform you all that history will not save America from itself
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12 Black LGBTQ figures you should know

Throughout history, there are Black LGBTQ figures you should know. James Baldwin, Alvin Ailey, and Audre Lorde were influential artists and writers. Today, Laverne Cox, RuPaul, Janet Mock, and Lori Lightfoot are important figures. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. History books often leave out the vital roles Black LGBTQ […]
12 Black LGBTQ figures you should know
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12 things turning 100 in 2021, from Cheez-Its to Chanel No. 5

The year 2021 marks 100 years since we were gifted Cheez-It snacks and Wonder Bread. It’s also been 100 years since the word “robot” was first coined. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. It’s hard to believe, but Americans have been eating Wonder Bread for nearly 100 years. In fact, […]
12 things turning 100 in 2021, from Cheez-Its to Chanel No. 5
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Donald Trump’s historic and chaotic presidency, by the numbers

Former President Donald Trump has been among the most controversial occupants of the White House in US history. Trump’s one-term presidency will have an enduring impact on the US. Looking at the numbers surrounding Trump’s tenure provides important context and perspective. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Former President […]
Donald Trump’s historic and chaotic presidency, by the numbers
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How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn’t licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began […]
How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history
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10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness

Thomas E. Ricks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, military history columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and a visiting fellow for the history department at Bowdoin College. The following is an excerpt from his book, “First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How […]
10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness
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16 presidents who grew up in surprisingly humble homes

Some presidents like John F. Kennedy were born to wealthy families with large estates. Others came from working-class families who lived in small cabins or on farms. President Abraham Lincoln was born and raised in a one-bedroom log cabin on the Kentucky frontier. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. While […]
16 presidents who grew up in surprisingly humble homes
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20 vintage photos show what life was like in Paris 100 years ago

Nearly a century ago, Paris was largely similar to the city we know today, but vintage photos also show some stark differences. In the 1920s, landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and the Champs-Elysées were all just as popular as they are today. However, photos […]
20 vintage photos show what life was like in Paris 100 years ago
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11 vintage photos of celebrities, politicians, and royals on yachts

Yachts have long been associated with both Hollywood royalty and actual royalty. Actress Elizabeth Taylor owned a yacht named Kalizma, which her husband Richard Burton bought for her in 1967, according to the yacht’s website. The British royal family used to take vacations on the Royal Yacht Britannia, before the […]
11 vintage photos of celebrities, politicians, and royals on yachts
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The most memorable red carpet look from the year you were born

Throughout Hollywood history, there has been no shortage of iconic red carpet looks. We’ve picked the most memorable dress (or pantsuit, set, or outfit) from every year since 1960. Many will never forget Cher’s ab-baring black outfit and headpiece at the 1986 Oscars. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Celebrities […]
The most memorable red carpet look from the year you were born
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The most popular band the year you were born

We’ve chosen the most popular band from every year since 1960. This was determined by a variety of factors, including Billboard chart success, cultural impact, and Grammy nominations. The biggest band of 2020 is none other than K-pop sensations BTS, who just had their first No. 1 song in the […]
The most popular band the year you were born
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100 years ago, suffragists camped out for 6 weeks in a Nashville hotel to win the right to vote. Take a look inside the historic landmark, which is still in operation today.

On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th and final state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting 27 million women across the US the right to vote. For six weeks leading up to that day, suffragists and anti-suffragists campaigned for the votes of state congressman in the halls of Nashville’s […]
100 years ago, suffragists camped out for 6 weeks in a Nashville hotel to win the right to vote. Take a look inside the historic landmark, which is still in operation today.
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The top 15 off-the-radar destinations travellers are dreaming of visiting after the pandemic, according to Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor has identified the top off-the-radar destinations travellers are hoping to visit post-pandemic as part its 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Compiled based on traveller reviews and the amount of travellers who “saved” each destination for future reference, the list highlights destinations across the globe. From a resort town on the […]
The top 15 off-the-radar destinations travellers are dreaming of visiting after the pandemic, according to Tripadvisor
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An artist colorizes vintage photos, and the results are stunning

Mads Madsen is a Danish artist who colorizes black-and-white photos for a living. Madsen brings history to life by featuring a plethora of political figures and celebrities in his work. Madsen has colorized photos of Marilyn Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, and Malcolm X, among many more. “I can connect […]
An artist colorizes vintage photos, and the results are stunning
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8 current and former royal residences that have an eerie history

Between countless executions and still-unsolved deaths, some royal residences around the world house dark histories. Buckingham Palace is reportedly haunted by two ghosts. The Tower of London may no longer be an official royal residence but is nevertheless remembered as the site of multiple beheadings and the murders of members […]
8 current and former royal residences that have an eerie history
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13 iconic outfits former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wore

Jackie Kennedy was one of the most influential fashion icons of her era. She popularised some of the most recognisable trends of the ’60s and ’70s, including pillbox hats, tailored coats, and strapless gowns. Hamish Bowles, the European editor-at-large for Vogue, said that she set the standard for how “an […]
13 iconic outfits former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wore
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20 jobs presidents had before they were in office

You’ll be surprised to learn some of the jobs presidents had before they became commander-in-chief. Abraham Lincoln was a postmaster in New Salem, Illinois. John F. Kennedy was a journalist and reported on the end of World War II. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Though many presidents of the […]
20 jobs presidents had before they were in office
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12 of the most beautiful small towns around the world

Small towns all over the world can be just as interesting as major cities. Sviyazhsk, Russia; St. Michaels, Maryland; and Positano, Italy, all offer residents and travellers picturesque landscapes on the water. Barichara, Colombia; Banff in Alberta, Canada; and Karuizawa, Japan, all have sweeping views of mountainous landscapes. Visit Insider’s […]
12 of the most beautiful small towns around the world
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16 staggering facts about the Fourth of July

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is a day of vacation and a time to picnic and barbecue with family and friends – but many people don’t know the facts behind some of the Fourth’s biggest traditions. Independence Day should actually be celebrated on July 2, not July 4. […]
16 staggering facts about the Fourth of July
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12 movies that defined the baby boomer generation

Movies that were released in the ’60s and ’70s defined the boomer generation. Some of the best films in history, like “The Graduate,” “The Godfather,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey,” left lasting impressions on the generation. Films like “Easy Rider,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and “Saturday Night Fever” […]
12 movies that defined the baby boomer generation
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9 abandoned airports around the world and the history behind them

Some airports around the world have become abandoned due to financial woes, such as Ciudad Real Central Airport in Spain. Others, like Sukhumi Babushara Airport in Abkhazia, have been damaged in conflict. The vacant, dilapidated spaces are occasionally used as movie sets or for scrap metal. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
9 abandoned airports around the world and the history behind them
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African American history you probably weren’t taught in school

In 2015, a study from the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Oberg Research found that only 8% or 9% of class time in US schools is devoted to Black history. African American history is grossly underrepresented in the US, and the information that is taught is […]
African American history you probably weren’t taught in school
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11 abandoned underwater sites and the history behind them

Some towns have been abandoned and flooded in order to create reservoirs or lakes, such as the The Lost Villages of Ontario in Canada. Other ancient cities ended up underwater due to earthquakes, like the Egyptian city of Thonis-Heracleion dating back thousands of years. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
11 abandoned underwater sites and the history behind them
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