Ottoman invasion of Otranto and the idea of Mehmed the Conqueror to restore the Roman Empire

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Mehmed the Conqueror portrait by Gentile Bellini (Wikipedia)


Mossadegh was a courageous man. But he showed us courage has a cost.

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Mohammad Mosaddegh — Public Domain


“When Alabama seceded from the Union on January 11, 1861, Winston County seceded from Alabama.”

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Winston County — From David Benbennick on Public Domain


Recounting the history of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

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Photo by Folco Masi on Unsplash


Monzón was guilty of murder and sentenced to 11 years in prison

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Carlos Monzón in 1973 — Public Domain


These incidents are more than just footnotes in history

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The Rock Springs Massacre — From Thure de Thulstrup at the Library of Congress — Public Domain


“What do we do with a hero who has done something less than heroic?” Wiesel asked.

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From Claude TRUONG-NGOC on Wikipedia Commons


How a “good old boy” from Missouri went from the halls of the Senate to the Oval Office

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Senator Harry Truman pictured with fellow members of the “Truman Committee”: Senators Homer Ferguson, Harold Burton, Thomas Connally, and Ralph Brewster. Source: Library of Congress


Following the history of Kudzu in the United States.

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Image via USDA.


Andrei Chikatilo was sentenced to death for 52 murders

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Andrei Chikatilo at his 1992 trial — Wikipedia Commons

Frame of Reference

Stories from history in context.

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