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Puritan Easter, or The Devil’s Holiday

  John Winthrop famously wrote in this journal that the Arbella departed for the New World on Easter Monday – March 29, 1630. But upon arriving in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Winthrop and his fellow Puritans took pains to avoid ...

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The Tragedy of Texas Tower No. 4

In the dark, early morning hours of Jan. 15, 1961, the little Navy vessel AKL-17 plowed through monster waves toward Texas Tower No. 4, bucking and heaving in the teeth of a fierce nor’easter. The coastal freighter was loaded with ...

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The Great Boston Revolt of 1689

Colonists in Boston revolted against a hated English governor 86 years and one day before the shot was heard round the world in Concord, Mass. Only no one did any shooting and the new king of England was fine with ...

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