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The history behind US city nicknames

Residents of Chicago try to catch a glimpse of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1915

How Denver got the nickname “Mile High City” is obvious. It’s a mile above sea level. The same is true of Las Vegas and “Sin City.” In a place that promotes drinking and gambling, it’s easy to see why that caught on. Even Los Angeles as the “City of Angels” is clear

More soldiers died in the U.S. Civil War than thought

A study of U.S. census records from 1850 to 1880 suggests that 750,000 soldiers died during the Civil War - 21% more than previously thought. For more than a century, it has been accepted with a grain of salt that about 620,000 Americans died in the conflict, with more than half

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