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History of Ben Franklin
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HISTORY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN We know this polymath as a writer, publisher, printer, merchant, scientist, moral philosopher, international diplomat, a… Read More

History of Ben Franklin
History of Martin Luther King Jr.
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HISTORY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Born on January 15, 1929, we celebrate a holiday in honor of a man who was not a president, nor an explorer, nor a… Read More

History of Martin Luther King Jr.
History of Epiphany: Ends the 12th Days of Christmas?
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HISTORY OF EPIPHANY Epiphany occurs in the Christian calendar on January 6. It signifies the event of the Magi, or Wise Men, visiting the baby Jesus… Read More

History of Epiphany: Ends the 12th Days of Christm…
History of New Year's Resolutions: Where did they begin?
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HISTORY OF NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS As we mentioned earlier, New Year's Day celebrations began in pre-Christian times, beginning with the Babylonians… Read More

History of New Year’s Resolutions: Where did they…
History of New Year's Day: Why on January 1?
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History of New Year's Day: Why on January 1? It wasn't always on this date. This article discusses its history. Read More

History of New Year’s Day: Why on January 1?
History of J.R.R. Tolkien: A 100-Year Love Affair
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HISTORY OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN: A 100 YEAR LOVE AFFAIR I'm reading J.R.R. Tolkien's latest book published in June, Beren and Luthien which he began writ… Read More

History of J.R.R. Tolkien: A 100-Year Love Affair
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