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Found: A Second North American Settlement That Was Likely Vikings

Found: A Second North American Settlement That Was Likely Vikings | Atlas Obscura

In 1912, Thousands of Women Rallied Against 'Useless' Christmas Giving

Eleanor Robson Belmont & her Society Against Useless Giving, were against giving "useless gifts" on Christmas.

The Salem Witch Trials [infographic

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

Mary Barrett Dyer (c. 1611 — June 1, 1660) was an English Puritan turned Quaker who was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony for repeatedly defying a Puritan law banning Quakers from the colony. She is one of the four executed Quakers known as the Boston martyrs. (By Howard Pyle)

The Daredevil Gal Pals Who Conquered the Sky

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How 2 Sisters and 1 Murder Inspired 500 Songs

Around a fire in the not-so distant past, listeners in Northern Europe might have settled in to listen to a song about a man wooing a woman in a seaside...