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On January 1, 1863, after three years of a brutal Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation (freeing Confederate slaves) that was drafted on September 22, 1862. Before the Proclamation, the North was in the war to reunite […]
On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made the world’s first flight in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine that cost about $1000 to build. With Orville at the controls and Wilbur on the ground, the plane flew 120 feet in twelve […]
Today’s online field trip takes us to Ellis Island, which served as the portal to almost all American immigrants arriving between 1892 and 1954. Although some were turned away, 98 percent of those examined at Ellis Island were allowed into […]
Concussion and rugby: Should tackling be banned in schools?
Two experts from Newcastle university are asking for medical officers to ban rugby tackling in schools because they say the risk of injury is too high.
The Northern Lights seen from space
The Northern Lights are an amazing natural wonder. You can see them here on earth, but what about seeing them from space?
Thousands of bees have invaded a home in Australia
A woman's house in Australia was taken over by thousands of bees who covered her walls in honeycomb.
Trace EffectsA great game from the US government that will help you learn English while having some fun
Jeremy Corbyn: It's right to plan for run on pound
The Labour leader says it's right to be carrying out "war games" planning for government.
Liz Dawn: Coronation Street's Vera Duckworth dies at 77
The actress played Vera Duckworth on the long-running ITV soap for 34 years.
Ireland to hold referendum on abortion
Irish PM Leo Varadkar announces "timeline" for summer referendum on the Eighth Amendment.