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Battle of Antietam

Battle of Antietam

The bloodiest single day in American history ends in a Union victory that bolsters President Lincoln's ability to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.

Cleopatra dies by suicide

Cleopatra dies by suicide

Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome.Cleopatra, born in 69 B.C., was made Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt, upon the death of her father, Ptolemy XII, in 51 B.C. Her brother was made King Ptolemy XIII at the same time, and the siblings ruled Egypt under the formal title of husband and wife.

How old was the youngest white person sentenced to death in the U.S.A?

How old was the youngest white person sentenced to death in the U.S.A?

Death penalty has for a long time been exposing interesting trends of social discrepancies based on life determining attributes like wealth, education race. How does the answer compare to the you…

The Mosque of Córdoba could become the property of the Church forever

The Mosque of Córdoba could become the property of the Church forever

The Bishopric seized the ownership of the largest mosque in the West taking advantage of Franco's Mortgage Law, which granted the status of public entity to the Catholic Church in Spain and its diocesans as officials. The administrations and citizens intend to stop the process, something possible before ten years from the signing of the ownership, but they are quite late, since the procedure will be completed in 2016.

DNA tests will be performed on the mummy Juanita

DNA tests will be performed on the mummy Juanita

Scientists hope to learn more about the origins of the famous mummy "Juanita" from Peru thanks to DNA tests, in which they will use stem cells stored in the umbilical cord of the mummy. The mummy was found in 1995 by the anthropologist Johan Reinhard in southern Peru. Juanita died when she was about 13 years old.

Battle of Atlanta continues

Battle of Atlanta continues

Confederate General John Bell Hood continues to try to drive General William T. Sherman from the outskirts of Atlanta when he attacks the Yankees on Bald Hill. The attack failed, and Sherman tightened his hold on Atlanta.Confederate President Jefferson Davis had appointed Hood commander of the Army of Tennessee just four days before the engagement at Atlanta.