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New Episodes! "Water for New York City" and "The Remains of the Reservoirs"!

Greetings, folks!  I just put a pair of new episodes up over on the Bookworm History YouTube channel.  The first is called “Water for New York City” and is all about New York’s early attempts at creating a sustainable water source.   108 more words

Today In History: June 16

1701-England. Religion.

King William III issued a charter establishing the “Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts” as “an organisation able to send priests and schoolteachers to America to help provide the Church’s ministry to the colonists.” 393 more words

Today In Charleston History

Today In Charleston History: June 7

1770

Lt. Gov.William Bull reported that 3000 wagons came to Charlestown in one year from the backcountry carrying produce.

1808

Former vice-president Aaron Burr left America on a British mail packet… 243 more words

Today In Charleston History

This Week in History: British King George V was born in 1865

King George V ruled the United Kingdom from 1910 to 1936, a difficult time in British history. World War I (1914-1918) dominated the early years of his reign, as did the often-violent question of Irish home rule. 476 more words

Yesterday & Today

Adam's Fun Facts: Bea Arthur, Michael Bay, What Is A Natiform & More

1. The first Got Milk? commercial was directed by Michael Bay. It was the one where a history expert has to answer the question who shot Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel, to win a radio contest. 87 more words

Features

Lost and Found - May 22nd Edition

What to remember about May 22nd…

  • 1802  America’s First Lady Martha Washington dies at her Mount Vernon home (b. 1731)
  • 1807  Former Vice President Aaron Burr is indicted for treason in plot to form his own country should war with Spain break out; he is acquitted…
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History

Alexander Hamilton Was Wrong: Shot By Vice President Aaron Burr!

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the first in a series of articles giving an introduction to the Federalist Papers, a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. 1,166 more words

Politics