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Today in History with a twist: September 3, 2013

War in Europe!      Europe is at war for the second time this century.  Today (1939) France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declared war on Germany in response for Germany's... More 
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Attention British History Fans!

Here are two new books of British history for you to enjoy! How To Create the Perfect Wife by Wendy Moore Thomas Day, 18th century British radical, had trouble finding a... More 
ThomasM -

Way More Than Five Great Comics Biographies

Fiction is a great escape, but reality has the greatest cast of characters. What do you look for in a biography? Do you want a slice of world history focused through one person’s life? A... More 
Ron S. -

Today in History with a Twist: August 12, 2013

The war is Over!      The War with Spain has come to an end (1898) with the United States and Spain signing an Armistice.  The fighting has ended but the formal agreement still has to be... More 
Ron S. -

Today in History with a Twist: August 9, 2013

Helter Skelter!      Horror in California where cult members under direction of their leader, Charles Manson, murdered pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress... More 
Ron S. -

Today in History with a Twist: August 7, 2013

Insurrection!        President Washington has invoked the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress an uprising in western Pennsylvania over taxes being levied on whiskey (1794).  In what is... More 
Ron S. -

Today in History with a Twist: August 2, 2013

Get Ready to be Counted!      For the first time the United States is going to find out how many Americans there are by conducting the country's first census (1790).  The information will... More 
Ron S. -

Today in History with a Twist: August 1, 2013

Shield in Place!      You can sleep a little bit sounder from now on (1957) knowing that NORAD is on guard.  The United States and Canada have formed the North American Air Defense Command... More 
Ron S. -

Today in History with a Twist: July 31, 2013

Democracy comes to Germany!                                                    The German national assembly in place of the government since the end of the war has... More 
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5 Things for Parents to Do With Their Kids

One evening, when I was in middle school, my mom and I were watching the news. It was one of the few evenings when we didn't have to run in, drop our books and run to soccer practice, band, scouts... More 

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