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Six centuries of Quarantines

The same strategy first employed in 1374 remains a vital tool in fighting the infections diseases of the 21st century.

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The awakening of Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Though one of Russia’s most beloved composers was gay, it was the women in his life who helped nurture Tchaikovsky’s genius.

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The week Charles Dickens changed Christmas

No outline and only one draft was needed before 'A Christmas Carol' was published and soon became etched deep inside of us.

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Santa Claus is buried in Italy

Not the jolly old elf from the 1930's Coca-Cola magazine ads, but the real St. Nick himself.

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