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The Sinking of the Andrea Doria Ends an Era

The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria wasn't supposed to sink. She was engineered  using lessons learned from the Titanic. But on a calm summer day in peacetime, she sank off the Nantucket coast in the most shocking maritime disaster since the Titanic. The Andrea ...

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The Boston Draft Riot of 1863

On a summer day in the middle of the Civil War, immigrants furious about conscription notices delivered to their homes instigated the Boston draft riot. The Boston draft riot was overshadowed by the much worse anti-draft violence in New York City, ...

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