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Sep 21, 2021

Walt Disney is probably the best-known animator the world has produced thus far. His cartoon movies are known and beloved far and wide, even those that were made seven to eight decades ago. How did Walt become such a phenomenally successful animator? Here is the story.

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Sep 16, 2021

The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is the one that gives women the right to vote at the federal level, and prohibits states from denying women the right to vote at the state or federal level. This amendment was the result of decades of hard work by women’s equality groups. This is what you need to know.

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Sep 13, 2021

The Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was the infamous one that established Prohibition—the ban on the production, transportation, and sale of alcohol in the United States. Temperance groups had been trying to get this passed for decades. Yet, the amendment ended up increasing the amount of...


Sep 11, 2021

Arguably the most famous creation of Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse is an iconic cartoon character that is recognized around the world. No one knows why the public found the humble, anthropomorphized mouse so compelling, but his origin is well known. Here is the story of how Mickey Mouse was created.

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Sep 6, 2021

If you are not able to locate a death certificate or an obituary for an ancestor, you may be able to find a date of death for them (as well as some other information) in a death index. There are three primary types of death indexes used in the United States. This is what you need to know about them.

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