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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at various museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

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Ninety-Four Years Ago Today Women Won the Right to Vote; Newly Discovered Letters Will Help Show How

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On Aug. 26, 1920, with the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, women won the right to vote. Now, a newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters will help show how.

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The Oldest Metal Object Found to Date in the Middle East

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A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, was discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf.

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#UIC AA History & Civil Rights Expert Available to Discuss the Historical & Social Justice Significance of #Ferguson

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Modern Anesthesia Traces Roots to the American Civil War

The common use of anesthetic agents came of age during the American Civil War, as battlefield medicine translated to civilian use.

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The Great War: Florida State University Experts Available to Comment on 100th Anniversary of World War I

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UIC Library Opens Archives of Chicago's Historic Commodity Exchanges

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The records of the Chicago Board of Trade and the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange are available for research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Literary Expert: World War I Changed War and Literature Forever

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Historian Re-Constructs Charles Darwin’s Beagle Library Online

For close to 180 years, Charles Darwin’s library aboard HMS Beagle during his expedition around the world in the 1830s remained lost. The library was dispersed at the end of the voyage. Today, the library has been electronically re-constructed in its entirety and made freely available online.

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45th Anniversary of the First Moon Walk; GW Experts Available to Comment

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