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Mongolian Princess Khutulun

 Mongolian Princess Khutulun

Khutulun's story is a little bit cloudy. It's many hundreds of years old, and accounts of her life involve both propaganda and an outsider’s view. See more »

Jules Cotard and the Syndrome Named After Him

 Jules Cotard and the Syndrome Named After Him

Jules Cotard was the first psychiatrist to write about the cluster of symptoms that would come to be called “Walking Corpse Syndrome.” But his work was unfinished, and left a great deal of room for debate about it among his colleagues. See more »

The New London School Explosion

 The New London School Explosion

This was one of the worst disasters in Texas history, the worst school disaster in U.S. history. See more »

The King's Evil and the Royal Touch

 The King's Evil and the Royal Touch

The practice of the monarch laying on hands to cure sick people lasted from the medieval period all the way to the 18th century in Britain and France. See more »

Speaking With Auschwitz Survivor Michael Bornstein

 Speaking With Auschwitz Survivor Michael Bornstein

Holly interviews Auschwitz survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat about their book 'Survivors Club.' See more »

Lady Jane Grey, the Nine-day Queen

 Lady Jane Grey, the Nine-day Queen

For a very short time between Edward VI and Mary I, Lady Jane was, at least nominally, Queen of England and Ireland. See more »

John Kidwell and the Founding of Hawaii’s Pineapple Industry

 John Kidwell and the Founding of Hawaii’s Pineapple Industry

From his start as an apprentice to a nurseryman in London, John Kidwell would go on to catalyze the establishment of Hawaii’s pineapple industry. See more »

Interview: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

 Interview: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Dr. Gates joins Holly to talk about history's impact on our future, Black History Month, and his upcoming PBS series 'Africa's Great Civilizations.' See more »

Jamaica's Maroon Wars

 Jamaica's Maroon Wars

Maroons are Africans and people of African ancestry who escaped enslavement and established communities in the Caribbean and parts of the Americas. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Jamaica's Maroon communities clashed with British colonial government. See more »

Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple

 Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple

Rabbi Jacob Rothschild was a vocal activist who spoke out for civil rights despite the danger in doing so. See more »