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Billy the Kid Biography

Little is known of his youth, but early on he entered a life of thievery, finally heading west and joining a violent gang. Billy was caught and sentenced to death for the murder of a sheriff, but escaped after killing guards. The legend of Billy the Kid is made by ...

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Pocahontas Biography

Pocahontas was a Powhatan Native American girl, born around 1595, known for her participation with English colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. In a well known historical anecdote, she saved the life of Englishman John Smith, by putting her head upon his own in the minute of his execution. Pocahontas after ...

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Mao Tse-tung Biography

Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” and the Cultural Revolution were ill conceived and had devastating results, but a lot of his targets, including stressing China’s self reliance, were usually laudable. Life was hard for a lot of Chinese citizens at that time, but Mao’s family was better off than most. His authoritarian ...

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