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The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

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Benjamin Day was a pioneer of fake news. In 1835, his great moon hoax and other fantastic tales made his newspaper, the Sun, into a money-making powerhouse and lifted the art of fake news to new heights. Day was born ...

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The Six Oldest Synagogues in New England

The oldest synagogues in New England were built well after the first Jewish settlers arrived. Touro Synagogue, the only surviving synagogue from the Colonial era, was consecrated in 1763, nearly a century after the first Sephardic Jews arrived in Newport, ...

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Six Places Workers Were Killed in New England

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Over the course of New England history many thousands of workers were killed on the job. Some, like Vermont quarry workers, died a slow death from silicosis. Others, like Connecticut munitions workers, were killed suddenly in violent explosions. Carelessness killed ...

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