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  1. History Blog: Chinese History - The Dalai Lamas - Religious Leaders of Tibet

    Who is the Dalai Lama? The fourteenth - what happened to the first thirteen?

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  2. Stories Behind the Throne: Royal Marriage Proposals

    It seems like a good time to look back at other 20th century royal marriage proposals.

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  3. Great American Plains: Mother, Where Did I Come From?

    Today I dashed into my mother's tepee. I asked her where I came from. She gave me a startled glance, ...
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  4. Ancient Greece: Corinth - A Brief history

    Corinth is an ancient city with a long and varied history; it has experienced periods of great wealth ...
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  5. Great American Plains: The Turkey Was an Immigrant

    If the Pilgrims had landed at Independence Rock, about fifty miles southwest of Casper, Wyoming on the ...
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  6. Asian History: The Battle of Tarim Basin

    The lands of Central Asia have long appeared to be somewhat more attractive to would-be conquerors than ...
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  7. Stories Behind the Throne: Was King Tutankhamun Murdered?

    Was King Tut murdered? That question is posed by Bob Brier's book "The Murder of Tutankhamun." ...
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  8. Great American Plains: Thank You, Mr. Bonaparte

    Thanks to Napoleon Bonaparte, and other historical notables, our birthplaces might be determined by ...
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  9. Great American Plains: Eeathquake in the Year 1811

    If they didn't hurry away from New Madrid, Missouri the ground was going to eat them alive! This was ...
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  10. Stories Behind the Throne: 20th Century Queen - The Life of the Queen Mother

    The Honorable Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was born on August 4, 1900. Queen Victoria was ...
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  11. Great American Plains: Ghost on the Plains

    The harvest moon is waning. Buffalo meat as well as squash, pumpkins, and corn have been harvested and ...
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  12. Asian History: Migration in Southeast Asia

    Throughout known history, people have been migrating into and across Southeast Asia. Bands of people ...
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  13. Stories Behind the Throne: Lafayette and Marie Antoinette

    Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, better known as the marquis de Lafayette, was born in ...
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  14. Charles Francis Adams: Unsung Hero

    Jun 2, 2000 - John S. Cooper

    Charles Francis Adams was the son of a President and ...
  15. Ireland's Mythical History: Kylemore - Romance and Devotion

    Set comfortably into the Connemara mountains, mirrored by a tranquil lake, and framed by hedges of fuchsia ...
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  16. Great American Plains: Kit Carson - The Runaway Boy

    When Kit Carson ran away from his employer David Workman, in 1826, the man put a price on Kit's head ...
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  17. Stories Behind the Throne: The Real Anna and the King

    If you've seen the movie "Anna and the King" starring Jodie Foster, you're probably wondering ...
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  18. Asian History: The Koguryo War

    Korea was for many centuries known as the Hermit Kingdom, since it prevented anyone entering or leaving ...
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  19. Great American Plains: Heart of the Plains

    When Coronado explored that part of the Great American Plains known today as Kansas this wild and rugged ...
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  20. Ireland's Mythical History: The Mystery of Newgrange

    Mysterious. That's a word that, without question, describes Ireland, and particularly the area of the ...
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