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A Rose That Held a Princess's Secret
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11 Forgotten but Important Moments in Women's History
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5 People Who Were Suspected of Being Jack the Ripper
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When Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase designed the original $1 bill in 1862, he put his own picture on it.

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