Wrestling at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis

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     On Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15, 1904, 42 wrestlers in 7 weight classes met in the first Olympic Games contested in the freestyle wrestling method.  Prior Olympic Games were contested in the Greco-Roman style of wrestling.  The 1904 Summer Olympics was held in conjunction with the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, MO.       St. Louis was

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Herman Rosenthal Is Murdered in 1912

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     Herman Rosenthal had the distinction of being hated equally by fellow gamblers and policemen.  Rosenthal opened his gambling operation in 1910.  Rosenthal refused to make payoffs to the police.  He also did not play by the established norms of the New York City gambling community.  As a result, New York City Police often raided his gambling house on West

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Traveler’s Accounts of Medieval Russia

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During the reign of Ivan III the Great and continuing through the Romanov Restoration, increased commerce with Western Europe brought many Western travelers through Medieval Russia.  When these Western Europeans returned to their native countries, they wrote rich accounts of their travels through the Eastern European State.  By examining these travel accounts, scholars can trace the formulation of absolute autocracy

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