“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


Andrew Johnson skipped his successor’s swearing-in for political reasons.

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Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay


Biden’s swearing in will not be the only ceremony of note.

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Photo by Joshua Sukoff on Unsplash


It would only be used for large transfers between banks

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Photo from The National Museum of American History — Public Domain


The famous French general, Napoleon Bonaparte, was cuckolded and ghosted by his first wife Joséphine, but his love for her never died.

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Joséphine de Beauharnais by Andrea Appiani/Wikimedia Commons


Two-minutes-long and $266 million

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Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash


What contribution did Mileva Maric make to Einstein’s work?

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Photo by Taton Moïse on Unsplash

Who is Mileva Maric?

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