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Daily Quiz for April 20, 2019

German Type XXI U-boats used this kind of propulsion system ...
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Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital

(University of Chicago Press Journals) In 'A New Historical Inscription of Sargon II from Karkemish,' published in the Journal of ...
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How the Immigrants Who Came to Ellis Island in 1907 Compare to Arrivals Today

The busiest day at Ellis Island was April 17, 1907, when 11,747 immigrants passed through the processing center to enter ...
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Royal Births Were Once Terrifying, Deadly and Watched by Huge Crowds

On November 1, 1661, Queen Marie-Therese, the shy, retiring Spanish wife of King Louis XIV of France, went into labor ...
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The beauty of gefilte fish

Celebrated annually in early spring, Passover commemorates the Jewish people's liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt as described in the ...
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Valor | Machine-Gun Milhais

Aníbal Milhais stood alone on a hill in the Portuguese sector of the Western Front in France in 1918. Before ...
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Daily Quiz for April 19, 2019

From 1836 to 1846 residents of the Republic of Texas were generally called this ...
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Claiming ‘Sanctuary’ in a Medieval Church Could Save Your Life—But Lead to Exile

The most famous scene in the The Hunchback of Notre Dame is when Quasimodo saves Esmeralda from execution, rushes her ...
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The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn’t hurt

(Field Museum) Scientists analyzed bits of beer vessels from an ancient Peruvian brewery to learn what the beer was made ...
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Crusaders made love and war, genetic study finds

(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The first genetic study of ancient human remains believed to be Crusaders confirms that warriors travelled ...
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