The Sack of Troy
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According to the calculations of Eratosthenes of Cyrene, the city of Troy was destroyed during Trojan War on June 11, 1184 BC, famously described in Homer's Iliad. The Iliad tells of the battles...
The Youngest Master Penman
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Countless methods, traditions and art forms are being abandoned as the world increasingly turns its back on the past in favor of digital technology. The masters of a by-gone era have died, leaving...
Suicide of Nero
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On June 9, 68 AD, the Roman emperor Nero committed suicide, which brought to an end the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Discontent and rebellion within the military ranks plagued Nero in his final year of...
"Nineteen Eighty-Four"
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On June 8, 1949, George Orwell published his famous novel about a dystopian society ruled over by a crippling despotism. The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a...
The Equal Salary Experiment
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In 2015, a payment company called Gravity Payments made headlines when its CEO announced that the company's minimum wage would be raised to $70,000 a year. In order to fund this experiment, the...
Operation Overlord
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On June 6, 1944, the Battle of Normandy, D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commenced with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy, in France. The allied soldiers...
Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
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On June 5, 1968, Democratic Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, younger brother of John F. Kennedy, was shot after a campaign rally held in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The assassin...
Tiananmen Square Massacre
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On June 4, 1989, seven weeks of peaceful protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square were concluded with bloodshed. The communist People's Liberation Army declared martial law and then proceeded to...
No Honor Among Ants
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Competition is fierce in nature, and betrayal is commonplace, especially in the Amazon rainforest in Peru. In order to protect the growth of its leaves, the Inga tree sapling uses ants as...
Return to Source
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When the 1999 film The Matrix hit movie theaters, it was an immediate success. The film eventually became a popular culture phenomeon, propelling its many philosophical ideas, such as taking the...