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December 2020 Readers’ Letters

Readers share dispatches about wickedest Wild West towns, deadly gunfights, lawman Fred Dodge and Bat Masterson ...
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Letter From Wild West — December 2020

Though not all Hispanos were fans, some spoke of the Kid as a brave and loyal friend ...
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How Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s Wedding Became a Global Phenomenon

The royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral on July 29, 1981 was watched ...
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The Native American Government That Inspired the US Constitution

When the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in 1787 to debate what form of government the United States should ...
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Roosevelt’s Drive to Break Up Utilities Brought Power to the People

In his first duel with Wendell Willkie, FDR campaigned against giant holding companies that soaked small electricity customers ...
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American History Review: The Lady, the Legends, and a Letter to Lincoln: How Thanksgiving Evolved

Give credit for the national holiday to a woman who wouldn't give up ...
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How Goebbels convinced German civilians to murder Allied airmen

A sinister plot by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels turned civilians into brutal murderers targeting Allied airmen who parachuted into Germany ...
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How Horses Transformed Life for Plains Indians

Forty million years ago, horses first emerged in North America, but after migrating to Asia over the Bering land bridge, ...
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Is our visual sense manipulated?

(Kiel University) Together with scientists from the universities of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Brighton, Great Britain, Professor Johannes Müller, ...
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‘Candy Bomber’ Gail Halvorsen Turns 100

During the 1948–49 Berlin Airlift this U.S. Air Force transport pilot made a heartfelt decision that became the public relations ...
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