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Why Africans don’t celebrate Black History Month

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In the United States of America, where Black History Month originated, it is also known as African American History Month.
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How the Wright Brothers Invented the Airplane in 1903

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On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur, the Wright Brothers, assembled their most ambitious plane, nicknamed the ‘Flyer I,' on the sand on Kitty Hawk...
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Did the Almoravids sack the Ghana Empire in 1240?

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Some modern historians argued that the notion of any Almoravid military conquest is...derived from a misinterpretation of or limited reliance on Arabic scripts.
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1884 Berlin Conference: How Europe “shared” Africa Like a Piece of Cake

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For 14 weeks and 5 days, European countries cooked their plans on how to share Africa like a piece of cake. They called it the...Berlin Conference.
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How 5-Year-Old Lina Medina Became the Youngest Mother in History

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On May 14, 1939, at the age of five years, seven months, and three weeks, Lina Medina became the youngest mother in world history to have ever given birth to a child.
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Top 13 Interesting Facts About Thomas Sankara

Sankara renamed Burkina Faso, or "land of the upright people", and introduce progressist policies that distanced his regime from other former French colonies.
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Why was Queen Mary I of England called ‘Bloody Mary’?

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During Queen Mary's reign, 227 men and 56 women were executed, including Bishops Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, and Thomas Cranmer...
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How Pope John XII turned the Vatican to a Whorehouse

John XII preferred battles to Bible study, hunting to holiness, and was a notorious adulterer and liar. The prestige of the papacy was at its lowest ebb.
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Top 13 Most Powerful African Queens

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These African queens and warriors led men to war, ruled kingdoms, and called the shots. Some even resisted European domination and colonialism.
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Afro-Argentines: How Argentina Erased Its Black People from History

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Afro-Argentines, as the Black people in Argentina are popularly known, formed a significant part of the Argentine population in the 18th century.
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Pablo Escobar: Top 13 Unbelievable Facts About the Notorious Drug Lord

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Pablo Escobar was one of the wealthiest criminals in history. In 1987, his personal wealth was at least $3 billion.
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James Abram Garfield: Who Killed the 20th President of the United States?

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Who killed James Abram Garfield? Was it the assassin who shot him? His doctors led by Dr. Bliss or Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone?
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Top 5 Looted Treasures from Africa

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Reports say 80-90% of Africa’s looted treasures are currently held abroad – mostly in European nations.
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The Difference Between French and British Colonialism in Africa

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Before European colonialism in Africa, the continent had wider flexibility of movement as national borders were almost nonexistent.
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Thomas Sankara: Who killed ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’?

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Thomas Sankara's body, riddled with bullets, was quickly buried in an unmarked grave while his widow, Mariam, and their two children fled the country...
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How the United States Declared Its Independence on July 4, 1776

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On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence, which was mainly drafted by Jefferson, was formally adopted by the Continental Congress.
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5 Amazing Facts About the First World War

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The First World War was a universal war centered in Europe. The War to end all Wars began on July 28, 1914, and lasted until November 11, 1918.
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A History of Christianity in Africa

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The spread of Christianity in Africa is mostly attributed to Mark the Evangelist who is reported to have brought the religion to Alexandria, Egypt.
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Mary Toft: The English Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

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These rabbits were often delivered with their sharp nails intact. It was a miracle Mary Toft didn’t die of a bacterial infection.
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A History of the Civil Rights Movement in America (1954-1968)

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The Civil Rights Movement was a political campaign to eradicate and abolish racial segregation throughout the United States of America.
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13 Interesting Facts about Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler committed suicide 10 days after his 56th birthday on April 30, 1945...
A History of Great Zimbabwe - The Rise and Fall

A History of Great Zimbabwe: The Rise and Fall

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Great Zimbabwe was the capital city of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, which controlled trade along a large part of the East African coast between 1200 and 1600...
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