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Monday, August 21, 2017
Stunning Solar Eclipse Photos, Wreck of USS Indianapolis Found After 72 Years, What Should You Do With Your Used Eclipse Glasses? and More
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Stunning Photos Capture the Solar Eclipse Across America
After 72 Years, Wreck of USS Indianapolis Found, Closing Chapter on Tragic Tale
Smithsonian's African American History Museum Releases Statement on Charlottesville and Confederate Memorials
Smithsonian Subscribing Members Could Save on Auto Insurance!
What Should You Do With Your Used Eclipse Glasses?
There's More to Classic Tiki Than Just Kitsch
Reach Out and Touch This Virtual Reality Art Installation
Melting Sea Ice Forces Walruses Ashore in Earliest Gathering Yet Observed
The Scientific Reason You Should Add a Splash of Water to Your Whiskey
The Best Ways to Watch the Eclipse Online (No Viewing Glasses Required)
This 'Extinct' Penguin Likely Never Existed in the First Place
How the Silk Road Created the Modern Apple
One of the World’s Most Famous Hospitals Was Originally a Makeshift Tornado Relief Clinic
Virginia Museum's Historic Artmobile Will Hit the Road Again
This Russian Monument Honors the Humble Lab Mouse
How America’s First Adding Machine is Connected to ‘Naked Lunch’
University of Texas at Austin Removes Three Confederate Statues
Scientists Find Record 2.7-Million-Year-Old Ice Core in Antarctica
On this day in
, Nathanial "Nat" Turner began
the largest slave rebellion in U.S. history
. The bloody insurrection sent shock waves throughout the South. A religious man, Turner decided to launch the rebellion after witnessing a solar eclipse earlier that year.
Read why he felt a divine calling to lead other enslaved people to freedom.
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