Stuff You Missed in History Class

Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

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      Hawaii's Legend of the Menehune


      The story of the Menehune is one that's been handed down through oral history for generations. What are the real-world roots of this mythology?


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      SYMHC Classics: Villisca Ax Murders


      In 1912, a small Iowa town was the scene of a chilling and brutal crime.


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      Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas


      Stein is an icon of modernist literature. Toklas is often described as her partner and assistant, but that short changes her story.


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      Pauline Sabin


      A woman named Pauline Sabin is often credited as being one of the major activists behind Prohibition’s repeal.


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      SYMHC Classics: Abelard and Heloise


      This episode revisits the tragic love story of poet, philosopher and theologian Abelard, and his student Heloise.


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      The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike


      A sanitation strike that lasted for nine weeks brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee, where he was assassinated.


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      Aspasia and Pericles


      This is often held up as one of history’s great love stories, but their high-profile relationship was central to a key period in Greek history.


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      SYMHC Classics: Double Agent James Armistead and the American Revolution


      Armistead was a slave in Virginia, but got his master's approval to enlist when the Revolutionary War came. Armistead worked as a spy.


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      Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton


      Mary-Russel Ferrell Colton was a painter, author and educator. But she's most famous for co-founding of the Museum of Northern Arizona.


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      Anne Lister


      At a time when many women sought husbands to ensure financial stability, Anne Lister was looking for a wife.


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