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The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

Benjamin Day was a pioneer of fake news. In 1835, his great moon hoax and other fantastic tales ...

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Joseph Dudley and the Private Bank That Sank Him

Money in the 1600s was a volatile topic in the colonies. In a financial crisis, a currency shortage ...

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Small Bells of Connecticut: One Town Made Sounds That Rang in Millions of Ears

The small bells rung by Salvation Army soldiers during the Christmas holidays are all made in Connecticut. In ...

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The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

On Nov. 5, 1872, Benjamin Briggs of Wareham, Mass. piloted the brigantine Mary Celeste to sea loaded with ...

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