Category: History News

The Mystery of Oak Island

For more than 200 years there have been tales about Oak Island, the patch of land that is located off of Nova Scotia, Canada. According to the legend, it is home to a money pit of buried treasure, supposedly left behind by a pirate, Captain William Kidd who lived between the years of 1645-1701. Since

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Political Reporter Gwen Ifill Dies at Age 61

  Gwen Ifill was a groundbreaking journalist who made a name for herself in television. She was best known for hosting the PBS Newshour and covered the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. Throughout three decades for The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and most recently PBS. She died on Monday at a

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The Broken Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (9-21-34 – 11-10-16)

  The legendary singer and songwriter from Canada was known for his poetic lyrics, iconic songs and his baritone voice that has inspired musicians and lovers of music for decades. Perhaps best known for his 1984 song Hallelujah, the writer and guitarist composed many other familiar folk-rock and pop songs throughout the ages. He died

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Baby Fae and the Baboon Heart

On October 26, 1984, Dr. Leonard L. Bailey did what many believed was impossible. He performed the first baboon-to-human heart transplant at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. Dr. Bailey replaced a 14-day-old infant girl’s defective heart with the healthy, walnut-sized heart of a young baboon. Known as “Baby Fae”, the infant

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The Mystery Behind Russian Radio Station The Buzzer UVB-76

Ever since the late 1970’s, the radio signal at 4625 kHz also known as UVB-76 or “The Buzzer” has been broadcasting a strange, repeated buzzing noise. Every few years, the buzzing noise will stop and a Russian voice reads a mixture of Russian names and numbers. The jumbled messages, like this one that was broadcast

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How Gambling Changed the Lives of Many Native Americans

Gambling and Native Americans, two subjects that are likely to turn taboo quickly and involved in the same sentence could be a recipe for disaster. But, when it comes to the people of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Reservation, gambling can be a very good thing. In 1994, the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino located in

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UFO Sightings Are Not a Modern Phenomena

If you were asked when the first UFO sightings were in the United States, you may say around the 1950s or 60s, when travelling to space and the big alien craze became popular. But, people have claimed that they have seen unusual objects in the sky many years before that. More than a hundred, or

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Oldest Inscription of the 10 Commandments Up for Auction

    In 1913, workers were excavating for a railroad station near Yavneh, in western Israel, when they discovered the two-foot square white stone slab bearing 20 lines of text in Samaritan, an early Hebrew script. More than 100 years later, that same 200-pound slab is set to go up for auction next month. The

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An 8,000-Year-Old Goddess Figurine Discovered in Central Turkey

  Earlier in 2016, a group of archaeologists were working at the Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in the Turkish region of Anatolia, and they made a spectacular find. The figurine, carved out of limestone dates between 6300 and 6000 B.C. This ancient collectible stands out not only for the material and quality, but also for

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