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from The Huffington Post

Dr.Elizabeth Bruyn, sitting in the back, was an ambulance surgeon. On her first day of work she saved the life of a baby who had been overcome by gas from a leak in an apartment. 1906

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destinyrush: “ It took 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him. ”

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from The New Yorker

The susceptibility of black ex-soldiers to extrajudicial murder and assault has long been recognized by historians.

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Victorian-Edwardian Living Room – 36 Interesting Vintage Pictures Show People in Their Parlors Over 100 Years Ago

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Image of Collection of Curiosities. Natural History. 077

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WWI, A French-African prisoner of war, 13 Aug 1915. German postcard. Credit: AKG Images/Peter Weiss

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from NPR.org

With the recent release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, the Civil War has been a hot topic. But for some people, like Rod Coddington, it's always an area of interest — blockbuster or not.

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