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May 29, 2019

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (/ˈhʌbərd/ HUB-ərd; [1] March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories, and the founder of the Church of Scientology. In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to...

May 22, 2019

The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in July 1925 in which a substitute high school teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which had made it unlawful to teach 

May 15, 2019

Topsy (circa 1875 – January 4, 1903) was a female Asian elephant put to death at a Coney IslandNew Yorkamusement park by electrocution in January 1903.


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May 8, 2019

Ching Shih[1]:65 (Chinese; literally: 'widow of Zheng') (born Shih Yang (Chinese; 1775–1844), a.k.a. Cheng I Sao (Chinese), was a Chinese pirate leader who terrorized the China Seas during the Jiaqing Emperor period of the Qing dynasty in the early 19th-century. She commanded over 300 

May 1, 2019

Phineas P. Gage (1823–1860) was an American railroad construction foreman remembered for his improbable[B1]:19 survival of an accident in which a large iron rod was driven completely through his head, destroying much of his brain's left frontal lobe, and for that injury's reported effects on his personality and...