Current Events

What is in the news has roots in culture, history, economics, and politics. Here we provide the back story for issues we see in the news.

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November 5 is "Guy Fawkes Day" because, in 1605, a plot to kill the King was thwarted when Fawkes was found with 36 barrels of gunpowder under the Hou...

NASA's orbiter, above Mars, provides images of Schiaparelli's 19 Oct 2016 crash site even as NASA's rovers (Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity) explore...

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Check out the next SuperMoon on December 3rd. A Super Moon occurs during unique full moon conditions and some speculate it affects our planet with mor...

Kristallnacht begins in Germany on the 9th of November, 1938. What was it and why did it begin?

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