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What was the first health insurance company in America?

I wrote this question after searching “health insurance” on the Library of Congress’s, online Chronicling America collection, and finding an early health insurance company. When I Googled to ask what ...
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Why was wearing an orange lily so offensive as to warrant assault in Ireland in 1845?

So, I came across this article in the 03 July 1845 edition of the Freeman's Journal, a newspaper out of Dublin Ireland. The article talks about an incident in which Thomas Short was assaulted by a 14-...
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