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World War I Primer
World War I Primer

On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Find facts about the Great War, biographies of notable WWI figures, information about major battles, the weapons and uniforms of soldiers, and more.

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Famous Firsts by American Women
On July 26, 2016, on the second day of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Rodham Clinton made history when she secured the presidential nomination, becoming the first U.S. woman to lead the ticket of a major party.
Banned Beach Read
Sixty-five years ago, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye was published. This classic, along with many other recognizable titles, have been banned at one time or another. Pick up a banned or challenged book for your beach read this summer!
Highest Recorded Temperatures
Find the highest recorded temperatures for each continent. Death Valley, Calif., tops the list, hitting a stifling 134 degrees in 1913. Also, check out the Record Highest Temperature by State.
Sharks
Bees, wasps, and snakes kill more people each year than sharks, yet fear of sharks is widespread. Read more about shark myths and statistics.

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