History In A Nutshell Shorts

These short-form "factoids" highlight various observances throughout the year, such as anniversaries, holidays, people, and more! 

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Absolum Williams


Did you know that a Black sailor once served on the ill-fated Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley? Shortly after the Hunley's arrival in Charleston, South Carolina, Lieutenant John Payne of the...
John Dillinger


John Herbert Dillinger is remembered as arguably the most infamous bank robber in American history. Dillinger’s crime spree across the Midwest lasted from June 1933 to July 1934. The FBI’s J. Edgar...