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The US didn’t send the first Black person into space — the Soviet Union did with the launch of Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, an Afro-Cuban man who cleared the way for others to follow

NASA did not launch the first Black person into space – the Soviet Union beat the US space agency by three years. Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, a Cuban of African descent, launched to space with a Soviet cosmonaut crewmate on September 18, 1980. NASA missed an opportunity to make Captain Ed […]
The US didn’t send the first Black person into space — the Soviet Union did with the launch of Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, an Afro-Cuban man who cleared the way for others to follow
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15 musicians with the longest careers

There are some musicians who have been successful for decades. Singers like Madonna, Cher, Tina Turner, and Barbra Streisand have all enjoyed lengthy careers in music. Frontmen of famous bands like Steven Tyler, Paul McCartney, and Bono have also been performing for decades. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Music […]
15 musicians with the longest careers
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How to delete your Reddit posting and commenting history in 2 ways

To delete your Reddit history, you can head to the “Overview” section of your profile and delete posts one-by-one. You can also delete your entire Reddit history at once using the “Nuke Reddit History” extension for Google Chrome. Deleting your Reddit history involves deleting your posts and comments, so no […]
How to delete your Reddit posting and commenting history in 2 ways
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A 130-year-old firehouse in Newport has been converted into a 4-bedroom home — and it just got a $1 million price cut. Take a look inside the ‘Chutes and Ladders’ house.

A historic four-bedroom Newport home nicknamed the “Chutes and Ladders” house is selling for $US3.45 million following a $US1.2 million price cut in May. Housed in a former 19th-century Rhode Island fire station, it comes with multiple staircases plus an elevator and working firepole. In 2009, the home received a […]
A 130-year-old firehouse in Newport has been converted into a 4-bedroom home — and it just got a $1 million price cut. Take a look inside the ‘Chutes and Ladders’ house.
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Inside 19 of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world

Cathedrals are examples of incredible feats of early architecture. They differ from churches in that they must have a cathedra, the seat of a bishop. Many European cathedrals were constructed between 1000 and 1600 AD. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City is the largest in […]
Inside 19 of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world
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20 things that were invented much earlier than you probably thought

Some products, especially those that use technology, seem like they were invented recently. However, many pieces of today’s technology have been in development for decades. Vaccines seem like a relatively new medical innovation, but they have actually been around for over 200 years. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
20 things that were invented much earlier than you probably thought
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20 of the best shows and movies from the ’80s you can binge right now

There’s plenty of movies and TV shows from the 1980s that you can watch right now. Franchises like “Back to the Future” and “Poltergeist” got their start in the ’80s, and they are now available on streaming services. Beloved TV series like “Murder, She Wrote,” “Cheers,” and “The Golden Girls” […]
20 of the best shows and movies from the ’80s you can binge right now
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30 products that haven’t been around for as long as you’d think

Though it may seem that some products have been around forever, you’d be surprised to learn that many were brought on the market fairly recently. Sliced bread, a kitchen staple, has been around for fewer than 100 years. Even though it’s tough to imagine life without them, highly popular Apple […]
30 products that haven’t been around for as long as you’d think
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The story of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse founder Ruth Fertel, a petite single mother who got a chemistry degree at 19, butchered 30-pound beef loins by hand, and staffed her first steakhouse with single mothers

The grandson of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse founder Ruth Fertel blasted the company on Twitter, saying its actions conflict with what his grandmother would have wanted. On April 23, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse announced that the company will return the $US20 million it received in small-business loans from the federal government. Rien […]
The story of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse founder Ruth Fertel, a petite single mother who got a chemistry degree at 19, butchered 30-pound beef loins by hand, and staffed her first steakhouse with single mothers
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32 historical photos that will make you laugh

Plenty of hilarious moments have been perfectly captured over the years. From canoeing down a flooded street to Batman helping a group of kids cross the street, these photos are sure to crack you up. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Laughter is a universal language. From animals acting like […]
32 historical photos that will make you laugh
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20 of the most important LGBTQ novels to read this Pride Month

There are 20 LGBTQ novels that everyone should read, especially during Pride Month. Classic novels like Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando,” Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Grey,” and James Baldwin’s “Giovanni’s Room” are just a few examples. Newer books like Ocean Vuong’s “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” and Hanya Yanagihara’s “A […]
20 of the most important LGBTQ novels to read this Pride Month
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15 stars with the longest TV and movie careers

Some of the actors we know and love today got their starts over 50 years ago. Angela Lansbury and Cloris Leachman’s careers date back over 70 years, with Betty White not far behind. Fifty years ago, Kathy Bates and Helen Mirren were getting their starts in the industry. Visit Insider’s […]
15 stars with the longest TV and movie careers
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The most popular tech gadget from the year you were born

Almost every year since 1950 has seen a new gadget that’s changed the way we use technology. The first microwave oven was invented in 1955, and made cooking faster and more convenient than ever. Both external and internal pacemakers, which were released in the 1950s, have saved lives. In 1977, […]
The most popular tech gadget from the year you were born
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10 celebrities who transformed themselves into famous figures for movies

Some actors have been tasked with portraying powerful leaders, like Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, and Sean Penn as Harvey Milk. Others, like Salma Hayek and Robert Downey Jr., took on the roles of famous artists, like Frida Kahlo and Charlie Chaplin, respectively. Eddie Redmayne […]
10 celebrities who transformed themselves into famous figures for movies
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10 uplifting speeches from history that will inspire you in times of crisis

Throughout history, leaders have made speeches that inspired millions and changed the course of history. Those speeches still inspire us today. Famous speeches like Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address still resonate today. Lesser-known speeches like Hillary Clinton’s “Human Rights Are Women’s Rights” […]
10 uplifting speeches from history that will inspire you in times of crisis
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It’s pretty obvious that the Triscuit name is a play on the word biscuit, but it turns out the ‘tri’ at the beginning doesn’t stand for ‘three’ — it’s short for ‘electricity’

The origin behind Triscuit’s name comes from the 1900s process used to make the crackers. The crackers’ producer, Nabisco, confirmed the origin behind the cracker’s name after writer Sage Boggs dug into its history. It turns out Triscuit is a combination of the words “electricity” and “biscuit.” Visit Business Insider’s […]
It’s pretty obvious that the Triscuit name is a play on the word biscuit, but it turns out the ‘tri’ at the beginning doesn’t stand for ‘three’ — it’s short for ‘electricity’
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How 11 of the world’s most momentous pandemics changed the course of human history

Pandemics have afflicted civilizations throughout human history, with the earliest known outbreak occurring in 430 BC during the Peloponnesian War. Many of these pandemics have had significant impacts on human society, from killing large percentages of the global population to causing humans to ponder larger questions about life. Here are […]
How 11 of the world’s most momentous pandemics changed the course of human history
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The Style Series: Twitter’s preeminent black fashion historian on ‘white nepotism’ in the industry — and the urgency of recognising black America’s impact on luxury

Shelby Ivey Christie is the former digital marketer and sales planner for Vogue. She is currently attending New York University where she is an M.A. candidate in the Costume Studies graduate program. Christie focuses her studies on the intersection of race, culture, fashion, and politics, and has written numerous articles […]
The Style Series: Twitter’s preeminent black fashion historian on ‘white nepotism’ in the industry — and the urgency of recognising black America’s impact on luxury
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25 inspiring vintage photos of the LGBTQ community

Throughout history, the LGBT community has had inspirational moments that were captured on camera. Photos of people kissing, hugging, and holding hands at gay pride marches in the ’70s show the community celebrating love and acceptance. Meanwhile, drag queens, Roberta Cowell, and Armistead Maupin are among the figures that inspired […]
25 inspiring vintage photos of the LGBTQ community
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10 incredible things you didn’t know about Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is a national monument in South Dakota, but there are some things that you may not know about it. For instance, there is a secret room behind President Lincoln’s head that was supposed to house some of the country’s most important documents. Mount Rushmore’s design changed a few […]
10 incredible things you didn’t know about Mount Rushmore
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Can you guess what these 20 old-fashioned terms of endearment mean?

Lovers, partners, and significant others have been calling each other pet names for centuries. “Bully” was the “bae” of the 1500s. While some names have remained popular, others like “tomato” or “lambkin” have fallen out of style. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. They say love is eternal, but language […]
Can you guess what these 20 old-fashioned terms of endearment mean?
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19 incredible things you never knew Thomas Edison invented

Thomas Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors of all time. He produced 1,093 patents and a trove of creations that helped shape modern history. That being said, he was falsely credited for some inventions, including the lightbulb, and much of his work never gained the recognition he […]
19 incredible things you never knew Thomas Edison invented
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15 of the oldest cities in the US

Some cities in the US are so old they were founded by settlers before the Revolutionary War. The oldest US city founded by settlers is St. Augustine,Florida. In the 1600s, Newport, Rhode Island, and Charleston, South Carolina, were founded. Meanwhile, Mobile, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Savannah, Georgia, were settled […]
15 of the oldest cities in the US
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See if you can guess the original names of these 16 iconic US cities

US cities like New York and Los Angeles have long and storied histories. Before they were the iconic cities everyone knows, they had different names. A penny toss determined the name of Portland, Oregon, while the English named Boston and New York after English cities. Visit Insider’s homepage for more. […]
See if you can guess the original names of these 16 iconic US cities
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China put 46 million people on lockdown to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, and now the US is prepared to quarantine people, too. But quarantines throughout history have been riddled with mishaps.

In an attempt to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, China issued the largest quarantine in human history, locking down an estimated 45 million people. The virus has now killed more than 360 people and spread to at least 24 countries. The US announced plans to temporarily bar foreign nationals who have […]
China put 46 million people on lockdown to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, and now the US is prepared to quarantine people, too. But quarantines throughout history have been riddled with mishaps.
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Photos show the horrors of Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation

January 27, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Army’s liberation of Auschwitz, the largest and deadliest Nazi concentration complex. First established in 1940 in German-occupied Poland, Auschwitz had a concentration camp, a labour camp, large gas chambers, and crematoria. More than 1.1 million people were murdered at Auschwitz, […]
Photos show the horrors of Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation
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Louis Vuitton and Gucci are the only 2 luxury companies to consistently rank among the world’s most valuable brands for the last 20 years. Here’s how they grew to dominate the high-end retail sector.

Gucci and Louis Vuitton are the only two luxury brands to have been ranked among the top global brands every year since 2000, according to a 2019 report by marketing and consulting firm Interbrand. But despite meeting at the top of the market sector, Gucci and Louis Vuitton had extremely […]
Louis Vuitton and Gucci are the only 2 luxury companies to consistently rank among the world’s most valuable brands for the last 20 years. Here’s how they grew to dominate the high-end retail sector.
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How TVs have changed through the decades

Scottish engineer John Logie Baird invented the first working TV in 1924 and, five years later, the Baird Televisor went on sale. Initially TVs were a luxury item for the wealthy, but thanks to price drops, sales were booming by the end of the 1940s, and by 1989, 60% of […]
How TVs have changed through the decades
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24 assassinations that changed the world

From political leaders to human rights activists to former Russian spies, assassinations have changed the world. Beloved politicians like Mahatma Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr. were all assassinated. Most recently, President Donald Trump ordered a US drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Visit Business […]
24 assassinations that changed the world
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20 vintage photos of weddings that show how they have changed

Weddings have changed drastically throughout the years, and these photos prove it. For starters, the wedding dress has undergone huge changes. The drop waist, the pillbox hat, shoulder pads, and short dresses were all wedding dress trends that have come and gone. Popular wedding traditions have been on the decline, […]
20 vintage photos of weddings that show how they have changed
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Today is the 100th anniversary of Prohibition. Take a look inside the oldest winery in America, which found a loophole so it could stay open even when alcohol was banned across the US.

The oldest continuously operating winery in the United States is a 1.5-hour drive from Manhattan and features a sprawling wine cave. Named after a 19th-century Utopian community in the Hudson Valley, Brotherhood Winery sold “medicinal” wine during Prohibition and attracted 10,000 cars per day in the early days of wine […]
Today is the 100th anniversary of Prohibition. Take a look inside the oldest winery in America, which found a loophole so it could stay open even when alcohol was banned across the US.
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What high heels looked like the year you were born

High heels have been around for a long time and the popular styles have changed a lot. In the 1960s, it was popular to wear heels with buckles. Throughout the 1980s, many heels were made of satin or patent leather. In the 2010s, over-the-knee boots and heeled Chelsea boots were […]
What high heels looked like the year you were born
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15 years after “National Treasure” came out, here’s the real story of the Manhattan church that the movie suggests hides buried loot

The historic Trinity Church and cemetery are located in downtown Manhattan near Wall Street. The church, which has been rebuilt three times since 1697, featured prominently in the 2004 film “National Treasure.” In the movie, a historian played by Nicholas Cage discovers hidden treasure under Trinity Church. In reality, there’s […]
15 years after “National Treasure” came out, here’s the real story of the Manhattan church that the movie suggests hides buried loot
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How rich New Yorkers made Santa Claus the face of Christmas

Santa is an iconic character, who dominates the media during the holidays. Although he’s now a brand influencer used to market products, he was originally a poor monk in Turkey. Rich New Yorkers in 19th century America used St. Nicholas as the face of Christmas to make the holiday more […]
How rich New Yorkers made Santa Claus the face of Christmas
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The history behind the most controversial holiday beverage of all time, which was once likened to an energy drink and even prompted a drunken riot at West Point

Eggnog is a hot-button topic when it comes to holiday beverages, attracting fans and detractors alike. The drink has a rather odd history, going from a beverage that was believed to be a nutritional treatment for influenza to a sloshy party punch. George Washington had a particularly alcoholic recipe for […]
The history behind the most controversial holiday beverage of all time, which was once likened to an energy drink and even prompted a drunken riot at West Point
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30 of the best royal family Christmas cards through the years

For more than a century, members of the royal family have sent Christmas cards to their subjects. Photographs selected for the front of the cards show the growing family and its changing relationships as the years go by. The photos include a portrait of the Queen aged 16, Princess Diana […]
30 of the best royal family Christmas cards through the years
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Here are all the US presidents who have been impeached

Former President Donald Trump is facing his second impeachment trial starting February 9. Trump was also impeached by the House in December 2019 . The Senate acquitted him on February 5. Only two presidents were impeached before Trump – Andrew Johnson in 1866 and Bill Clinton in 1998. Richard Nixon […]
Here are all the US presidents who have been impeached
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What the wild plot of ‘Cats’ really means

“Cats,” based on a book of poems by T. S. Eliot, revolves around a tribe of cats called Jellicles, which are competing in a singing competition, so they can die and be reborn as a better version of themselves. A new theatrical interpretation of the classic musical features an A-List […]
What the wild plot of ‘Cats’ really means
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17 terrible things that have happened on Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th has been a superstitious date for a very long time, but no one knows exactly why. Whether you believe in the bad luck this day brings, there are multiple examples of terrible or tragic events happening on these Fridays throughout history. Today, November 13, is a Friday […]
17 terrible things that have happened on Friday the 13th
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10 of the biggest blizzards to ever hit the US

The Great Blizzard of 1888 remains one of the most devastating storms in US history. The Blizzard of 1996 resulted in 150 deaths and around $US3 million in damages across the Northeast. During the bomb cyclone in March 2019, 25 states were affected. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. While […]
10 of the biggest blizzards to ever hit the US
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‘The Irishman’ is a fictionalized true crime story about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, a mystery that still hasn’t been solved

Long-time International Brotherhood of Teamsters boss, James “Jimmy” Hoffa, went missing in 1975. While theories surrounding his disappearance are still circulating today, the case has been described as one of America’s greatest unsolved mysteries. Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, among many other […]
‘The Irishman’ is a fictionalized true crime story about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, a mystery that still hasn’t been solved
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FDR was roasted and compared to Hitler for moving Thanksgiving to stretch out a truncated holiday shopping season that was even shorter than the one we’re facing in 2019

Thanksgiving falls on November 28 this year, which means that the holiday shopping season will be shorter than usual. Back in 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced a similarly compressed holiday season. To assuage the fears of retail lobbyists, FDR moved Thanksgiving forward a week that year. The change divided […]
FDR was roasted and compared to Hitler for moving Thanksgiving to stretch out a truncated holiday shopping season that was even shorter than the one we’re facing in 2019
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15 famous people who had a stutter

Stuttering is a neurological condition where someone typically repeats, extends, or is unable to produce a sound. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden had a childhood a stutter, which was covered in a story by The Atlantic in November. In a December interview with Axios on HBO, Biden dismissed the connection […]
15 famous people who had a stutter
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Why Coca-Cola invented Fanta in Nazi Germany

Fanta is one of the most popular soft drinks in the world. Although Fanta is now well known for its bright colours and bold flavours, it was originally made from food scraps. Coca-Cola’sGerman branch developed Fanta during World War 2 due to heavy embargoes that prevented the import of Coke […]
Why Coca-Cola invented Fanta in Nazi Germany
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50 nostalgic photos of what the world looked like in the 1920s

It’s no secret that people’s day-to-day lives in the 1920s were very different than they are now. About 100 years ago, Prohibition went into effect, leading to the rise of speakeasies and impacting American culture and society. From social events to schools and kitchens, life has changed drastically in the […]
50 nostalgic photos of what the world looked like in the 1920s
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People have toyed with the idea of a 4-day workweek for over 80 years. Here’s how the concept has evolved, from the Great Depression to Microsoft’s latest successful experiment.

Microsoft recently implemented a four-day workweek at a subsidiary in Japan, leading to a 40% productivity increase. A four-day workweek can either mean that employees work a traditional 40 hour week over four days, or that they work four typical eight-hour days totalling 32 hours per week. A 30 hour […]
People have toyed with the idea of a 4-day workweek for over 80 years. Here’s how the concept has evolved, from the Great Depression to Microsoft’s latest successful experiment.
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The most famous hotel in every state

Every state has a hotel that everyone knows about. Some of these famous hotels are giant resorts like Utah’s Amangiri, West Virginia’s The Greenbrier, and Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun. Meanwhile, other iconic hotels in the US are smaller inns, like South Carolina’s Wentworth Mansion and Maine’s Seaside Inn. Other hotels transcend […]
The most famous hotel in every state
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