Monthly Archives: August 2017

London Hit by Killer Smog

Clear skies dawned over London on December 5, 1952. A wintry cold snap had gripped the British capital for weeks, and as Londoners awoke, coal fireplaces were stoked in homes and businesses across the city to take the chill from … Continue reading

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Andy Jackson Wins the Battle of New Orleans With Some Piratical Help

In 1812, the United States was a bit more than a generation old, having finally wrested itself from control of Great Britain in 1782. Meanwhile, Great Britain was again at war with France (in fact, they’d spent at least 226 … Continue reading

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