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1890

U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee

On this day in 1890, in the final chapter of America's long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.Throughout 1890, the U.S. government worried about the increasing influence at Pine Ridge of the Ghost Dance spiritual movement, which taught that Indians had been defeated and confined to reservations because they had angered th... Read more >

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2011

Kim Jung-Un Becomes Supreme Leader

There isn’t a massive amount known about today’s historical figure. But we’ll do our best to fill in the blanks. It was on or around this day in 2011 (we can’t be that specific as they’re quite secretive over there) that Kim Jong-un became Supreme Leader of North Korea after the death of his father Kim Jong-il. His brother, Kim Jong-nam, had been thought to be favourite to get the Sup... Read more >