Stuff You Missed in History Class

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      Emin Pasha, né Eduard Schnitzer (Part 1)


      Emin Pasha's story connects to so many other historical things, particularly in the context of both the Ottoman Empire and African history.


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      SYMHC Classics: Voynich Manuscript Update


      New theories have emerged that make it the right time to once again go back to an old favorite, the Voynich Manuscript.


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      Marchesa Luisa Casati


      While many have admired heiress Casati over the years for her life led entirely based on her aesthetics, she was also entirely self-serving.


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      Five First Flights


      When people say the Wrights were first to fly, they're talking about a very particular set of circumstances. There are other contenders to the title.


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      SYMHC Classics: Albert J. Tirrell, the First Sleepwalking Killer


      We're revisiting the murder of Mary Ann Bickford on Oct. 27, 1845. Albert J. Tirrell was charged with murder, and his defense was somnambulism.


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      Léonard Autié: Hair, Grandeur and Revolution, Pt. 2


      As Louis XVI's time as king grew less stable, Léonard stepped away from the royal family and into his own business ventures.


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      Léonard Autié: Hair, Grandeur and Revolution, Pt. 1


      Marie Antoinette's hairdresser set the styles of France during King Louis XVI's reign. But when he first arrived in Paris, he had almost nothing.


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      SYMHC Classics: Emu War of 1932


      We're revisiting the story of large numbers of emus making their way through Australia, severely damaging wheat farms.


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      The Sinking of the H.L. Hunley


      The story of the H.L. Hunley really begins with the Union blockade of the Confederacy during the Civil War.


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      The Motherhood of Mamie Till-Mobley


      For more than 45 years after Emmett Till's murder, his mother continually worked to make sure he did not die in vain.


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