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In a surprising turn of events, the Kremlin has publicly thanked the CIA for helping avert a major terrorist attack. #CIA #Russia #Putin
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/17/world/europe/putin-trump-cia-terrorism.html

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On this date in 1811, the first of three main earthquakes collectively known as the New Madrid Earthquakes occurred. Centered in Northeast Arkansas, the primary quake took place shortly after 2 a.m. and is estimated to have been a 7.5 magnitude event. Aftershocks, which began later in the morning that day, are believed to have been a magnitude of 7.

There were two other main earthquakes that took place within the next two months. The second occurred on January 23, 1812, while the final event took place on February 7. This last one destroyed the town of New Madrid, Missouri, for whom the series of quakes is named.


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-great-midwest-earthquake-of-1811-46342/

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*ELIZABETH'S SECRET AGENTS*

This is a very interesting docudrama telling the story of Queen Elizabeth's secret service spymaster, William Cecil, and how he established what many consider as the first secret service in the world in order to protect Queen Elizabeth I. It also tells of how William Cecil groomed his son, Robert, to take over his position because he doesn't trust anyone else!

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It was on this date in 1890 that Sitting Bull was killed while in custody of Native-American soldiers. Below is a blog covering several accounts of the killing.
http://thefirstscout.blogspot.com/2015/12/bullhead-and-last-days-of-sitting-bull.html

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*LISTEN TO THIS CRAZY S.O.B.- A DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE- BY THE WAY!!*

This goof, Steve Pieczenik, was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under 4 Presidential Administrations- Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush! Now, he has his own YouTube channel! Of course, because he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, he knows so much more than any of us serfs down here at the bottom of his kingdom mountain! Here's a rough outline of the bits of wisdom which he so generously bestows upon us!

First; President Lincoln was gay. Now, I know there has been talk by some really good Presidential historians in regards to this subject but they say that there is no valid, I repeat, no valid evidence to support that claim. But, so what if he was!

Second; he refers to the Civil War as "Auto-genocide", comparable to what Paul Pot perpetrated in Cambodia!! WHAT??!?

He goes on from there but I'll just stop my critique there and let you listen to the, roughly, 8 minutes of drivel this goof blurts out of his mouth.

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*MARCUS REDIKER-PLAYLIST*

Here is a 3 video playlist of an interesting historian who specializes in the slave trade.
Checkout the videos and enjoy.

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On this date in 1870, Joseph Rainey was sworn in as the first African-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
http://history.house.gov/People/Listing/R/RAINEY,-Joseph-Hayne-(R000016)/
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100 years ago today, thirteen Buffalo Soldiers were hanged in Houston.

Resistance to Jim Crow proved reliably deadly when soldiers stationed at Camp Logan clashed with local townsfolk, including police officers. Today, little evidence points to the guilt of most, if not all, of those executed in the mass hanging.
http://progressive.org/dispatches/a-century-later-a-little-known-mass-hanging-of-black-soldier/
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