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Episode 319 - The Desolation of Sugar

Rum, made from a byproduct of sugar cane, was a big part of early American trade.

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Episode 316 - The Taunton Suger Party

Yeah, I know I'm probably mispronouncing it. But in this case, I don't care.

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Episode 315 - A History of Time Zones

You don't know how much I wanted to call this one "Chester A. Arthur Did Something Important When He Was President." But I held back.

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Episode 314 - New Year’s Day

"What are you doing New Year's Day" wasn't as catchy.

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Episode 296 - Congress to Aunt Phillis’ Cabin

I find the existence of Aunt Phillis' Cabin to be absolutely fascinating. One of the most interesting facts in the whole 300 episodes, in my opinion.

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Episode 291 - Noah Webster to Timbuktu

Slave or not, Anthony Johnson was still forced from his home.

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Episode 278 - The Boer

Notice this is spelled "Boer." Not "Boar." From what it sounds like, though, nothing was very boring!

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Episode 264 - The Decadi

The whole "10 day" thing worked well with the big Revolutionary push to make the Metric System universal in French life.

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Episode 244 - John Hancock

Heck, his signature was so big that his name became synonymous with notarization.

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