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This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • Go back in time with Google's Street View

    If you see a clock icon in the upper left-hand portion of a Street View image, click on it and move the slider through time and select a thumbnail to see that same place in previous years or seasons.

  • Documentary Depicts History of the Cajuns

    The film tells the story of how Acadians expelled during the Deportation made the arduous journey, some of them via France, to their new home in Louisiana.

  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    The Tokyo shrine and the memorial hall in Nanjing, as Nanking is now called, are physical embodiments of divergent views of history that still strain China-Japan relations, 70 years after the war. 

  • Twitter's discovered history

    Twitter accounts that distribute historical pictures, called “history pics accounts,” are amassing staggering numbers of followers.

  • 1964 NY World's Fair -- It's Been 50 Years!

    Fifty years ago on April 22, the first fairgoers arrived to see the future. Little did they know, then, how one trip to the fair — or dozens — would affect their own lives.

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