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Everyone has something interesting about their roots and country's past. We're not looking for just one nation's background - this is a group where you can post any historical information that may suit others across the world. Share your history with us!

If you have any interesting videos, or web info, gladly post it here for all to see.

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September 21st: On this day in 1780, during the American Revolution, American General Benedict ... By: Adam Lewis LaValley
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September 21st:

On this day in 1780, during the American Revolution, American General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for the promise of a large sum of money and a high position in the British army. The plot was foiled and Arnold, a former American hero, became synonymous with the word "traitor."

Arnold was born into a well-respected family in... Show more

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RebeckDawn

The Hobbit was first published September 21st, 1937.

It's actually featured in the BookRix blog today:
http://blog.bookrix.com/2012/09/21/there-and-back-again-the-birth-of-an-epic-classic/

(There are some great video clips also :-D )

bookzilla

he was born in 1947, so he's 65 today!

Heather Fledderus (geordiriker)

on this day in history, C.S. Lewis, author of "The Chronicles of Narnia" along with numerous apologetic books like 'The Scarlet Letter" converted to christianity in the sidecar of his brother's motorcycle. he had spent the previous night in a long talk with J.RR Tolkein and... Show more

Adam Lewis LaValley

September 22nd:

On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.

When the Civil War broke... Show more

Heather Fledderus (geordiriker)

during the civil wars of britain, mainly the king against parliament, a group of individuals had the brilliant idea of blowing up both during a parliament session by placing gunpowder in the basement. they were catholic, and mad at the king for favoring the protestant... Show more

Catch 'em on Youtube and television! PALE RIDER: A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS: By: Adam Lewis LaValley
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Catch 'em on Youtube and television!

PALE RIDER:

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS:

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Adam Lewis LaValley

MOUNTAIN MEN, AND THE FIGHTING FRONTIER:

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I like history so droped in

Upcoming Lincoln film, in theatres November 9th. By: Adam Lewis LaValley
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Upcoming Lincoln film, in theatres November 9th.

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vexadiem

i'm craving to watch it. since i'm currently exposed to the vampire hunter book. i have a crush on abe.... though I'm male. haha and i'm straight. :)

Post any voice / motion picture videos here, from any historical figures! :-D Theodore Roosevel... By: Adam Lewis LaValley
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Post any voice / motion picture videos here, from any historical figures! :-D

Theodore Roosevelt:

Benjamin Harrison:

William McKinley:

September 20th, 1878: On this day, Upton Sinclair, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and reformer, i... By: Adam Lewis LaValley
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September 20th, 1878:

On this day, Upton Sinclair, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and reformer, is born in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sinclair came from a once well-to-do Southern family that had suffered reverses. When he was 10, the family moved to New York. Starting at age 15, he earned money writing dime novels, which paid his way through New York's City College and Columbia University.

Sinclair, who married in 1900, also earned... Show more

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Heather Fledderus (geordiriker)

also on this day,in the 16th century,over 200 huguenots (not sure how to spell, but they're french protestants) in Florida were slaughtered by a Spnish captain whose first name was pedro (he was catholic).huguenots were being heavily persecuted in the catholic france, and so... Show more

Adam Lewis LaValley

Wow. Just think how much has changed since then! :-o

I think I'll do a thread for "On This Day in History". Courtesy of info from the History Channel, of course. Any other stories gladly welcomed. xD

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