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What Happened – November 10

It was on this day in 1871 that Henry Stanley finds the missionary he was searching for, greeting him with “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” He was working as a correspondent in Africa for the New York Herald when he was asked to lead an expedition … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 11

It was on this day in 1804 that the Vice President of the US shot and killed a former Secretary of the Treasury. Aaron Burr had been dropped from the presidential ticket, and had ran for governor of New York instead. During the election he … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 22

It was on this day in 1633 that Galileo said that the Earth was the center of the Universe. He didn’t actually believe this, but rather the Catholic Inquisition had found him guilty of heresy for teaching that the Earth revolved around the Sun and his recantation was part of … Continue reading

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