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John Dillinger was a notorious killer in the 1930s.

True Crimes Of The Century: The 1930s

In this third part of World Atlas’s True Crimes of the Century series, learn about the kidnappers, gangsters, and serial killers that populated this grim landscape.

May 25, 2020 16:30

It is hard to define colonialism without associating it with imperialism due to the colonizers' political and economic control.

Why Did Europe Colonize America?

Europeans colonized the Americas to enhance their power and influence over world affairs, as well as ease their hunger for gold, silver, and other precious metals.

May 22, 2020 07:13

Multiple debates in which Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas came together and discussed important social and political issues, took place in 1858 during the elections for the state of Illinois.

How Did Lincoln And Douglas Disagree About Slavery?

Multiple debates in which Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas came together and discussed important social and political issues, took place in 1858 during the elections for the state of Illinois.

May 20, 2020 09:30

The Holodomor was one of the worst genocides in history, and at least 3.9 million Ukrainians were killed by Soviets through starvation, forced labor, and execution. Image credit: wikimedia.org

What Was The Holodomor?

The Holodomor was an act of genocide against the Ukrainian peasantry that was carried out by Stalin and the Soviet Union from 1932-33.

May 18, 2020 00:26

Leopold and Loeb both confessed to a murder and were sentenced to 99 years in prison.

True Crimes Of The Century: The 1920s

In part two of our "True Crimes of the Century" series we go over a murder in Hollywood, two friends trying to outsmart the law, and a marriage that ended horribly.

May 15, 2020 11:00

Lower Canada to the east and Upper Canada to the West, each with their provincial legislatures.

The History Of Upper And Lower Canada

Upper Canada was located nearest the source of the St. Lawrence, “upriver”. In contrast, Lower Canada was closest to the source of the St. Lawrence, “downriver”.

May 11, 2020 11:27

Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas. Dust Bowl surveying in Texas. Image credit: NOAA George E. Marsh Album/Public domain

What Was The Dust Bowl?

From 1931 to 1939, around 75 percent of the U.S. was plagued by a natural disaster termed the 'Dust Bowl.'

May 8, 2020 08:37

More details Eight Tuskegee Airmen in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft. Image credit:

Who Were The Tuskegee Airmen?

Beating the odds, the Tuskegee Airmen went to amass an exemplary wartime record and led the way for desegregation in the military.  

May 8, 2020 08:17

Bronze statue of emperor Julius Caesar, the dome of Saints Luca and Martina Church in the background. Image credit: Di Gregorio Giulio/Shutterstock.com

10 Important People From Ancient Rome

From poetry to politics, tactical brilliance to one of the most tragic of love stories of all time, read on to learn more about 10 influential people in Ancient Rome.

May 7, 2020 12:53

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