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    Chernobyl Disaster 1986: What Happened?

    A scheduled test of the turbine system at a nuclear power station in Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 26th, 1986, ended tragically. From a low-power condition, the reactor’s power surged uncontrollably, rapidly boiling water and igniting a steam explosion that blew the reactor’s roof off. It started a graphite fire that released hazardous radioactive materials into […] More

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    Who Was the First King of England? A Summary

    The answer to this question depends on how you define the word “king”. It really also depends on how you define the word “England”. After the fall of the Roman Empire, several members of the Saxon tribes and “kings” as well as Scandinavian invaders ruled England and various regions of the United Kingdom. The king […] More

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    Adolf Hitler’s Rise to Power

    Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933, following a series of electoral victories by the Nazi Party. He ruled absolutely until his suicide in April 1945. Hitler had supreme power as a leader, but could not have come to power alone or committed such atrocities. He was strongly supported by the strong German […] More

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    A Brief History of North Korea and How it Became One of America’s Biggest Threats

    According to reports, the North Korean government conducted an intercontinental ballistic missile test in late July. This missile could have the ability to reach Los Angeles and other West Coast cities, according to specialists. The threat level has increased with the launch of a second long-range missile in the past month, leading the United States […] More

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    An Overview of Van Gogh’s Starry Night’s History

    Today, Vincent van Gogh stands as one of the most celebrated artists of the nineteenth century, and his painting, The Starry Night, completed in 1889, is not only one of his most famous works, but also one of the most famous paintings in the world. Yet van Gogh and his beloved painting were not always as famous as they […] More

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    VINCENT VAN GOGH BIOGRAPHY

    Vincent van Gogh, one of the most well-known post-impressionist artists, for whom color was the chief symbol of expression, was born in Groot-Zundert, Holland on March 30, 1853. The son of a pastor, brought up in a religious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional, lacked self-confidence and struggled with his identity and with direction. […] More

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    How was Ice Cream Created? The Surprisingly Long History Of The Most Popular Ice Cream In The World

    Children chase after ice cream trucks in the summer, the heartbroken dig into a pint after a break-up, and this frozen favorite fills entire aisles at grocery stores. But even though we all take it for granted these days, the question remains: Who invented ice cream? This popular dessert wasn’t invented all at once. Rather, […] More

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    The Face of Beatrice Cenci

    The painting that inspired Shelley and Stendahl is thought to be of a young woman executed on 11 September 1599 for the murder of her father. Charles Dickens, visiting Rome early in 1845, found himself haunted by a painting. It was, he said, ‘almost impossible to be forgotten’. It was of a young woman with a white […] More

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