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638: The garrison of Gaza, by their Muslim conquerors

By the early 600s, Roman and Persian armies had been trading blows for so many centuries that an eternal continuation of... • posted 1 day ago

1859: Four of John Brown’s Raiders

Thank God, the principles of the cause in which we were engaged will not die with me and my brave comrades. They will spread... • posted 3 days ago

1950: Shooting on Seoul’s Execution Hill

On this date in 1950, South Korean police shot more than 100 alleged Communists on a hill outside Seoul. It was just one... • posted 3 days ago

1650: Not Anne Greene, miraculously delivered

(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1650, 22-year-old Anne Greene was... • posted 5 days ago