The Baltimore Plot

The Baltimore Plot was a perceived assassination attempt against President-elect Abraham Lincoln. A trial was never held charging any conspirators, and the only evidence commonly cited was a report and undercover investigation by well-known detective Allan Pinkerton. Nonetheless Lincoln was eventually convinced to act upon the information, a decision he eventually came to regret. Following…
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Flu Pandemic of 1918

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the deadliest natural disaster the world has ever seen. A disaster which killed 4% of the world’s population (75 million people) and nearly 675k Americans. This was not a volcano, or meteor, but a microscopic hereto unknown virus which became known as the Spanish Flu. Though still a…
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Royal Marriages

With the recent announcement of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle, you may be wondering how often it is that a member of the British royalty marries an American. One of the most famous marriages was the marriage of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. While Harry and Meghan’s announcement comes as happy news, back…
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