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President John F. Kennedy Assassinated

The assassination of John F. Kennedy while he was riding in a presidential motorcade in Dallas was a seminal event in American history. Although two official investigations have concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the culprit, the assassination is still the subject of widespread speculation and has spawned a number of conspiracy theories. Who was the "Babushka Lady," and what was she doing at the time of the assassination?



The Conscription Crisis of 1917

The Conscription Crisis of 1917 was a political and military crisis in Canada during WWI that was precipitated by the military's failure to create units for French-speaking forces. Instead the French-Canadian volunteers were assigned to various English-speaking units. Witnessing what they perceived as the mistreatment of the first contingent, many French-Canadians elected not to volunteer, leading legislators to pass a conscription act. What was the political aftermath of this crisis in Quebec?

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Rodney Dangerfield

Best known for his trademark line, "I don't get no respect," Dangerfield was an American comedian and actor who appeared in a slew of movies, including Caddyshack, Easy Money, and Back To School. His Manhattan nightclub, "Dangerfield's," was the venue for an HBO show that helped popularize many stand-up comics, including Jerry Seinfeld and Roseanne Barr. What was Dangerfield's real name?

Last updated on Saturday, 22nd November 2008

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