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Short Histories

Bite sized chunks of interesting, important and inspiring history that deserves to be remembered and explored.


The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

One lunchtime in January 1919, a huge molasses tank did what it had been threatening to do for years, and burst. The result was a terrifying tsunami that swept all before it and ki...  more  

The man who witnessed the start and the end of the US Civil War

When the first pitched battle of the American Civil War took place on his land, Wilmer McClean decided he ought to move with his family to somewhere safer....only to end up hosting...  more  

The Bermondsey Horror

A love triangle between a Swiss woman, an Irishman and an Englishman led to one of Victorian Britain's most infamous murders  more