To All Participants of the Rare Card (L)Earning Program,

First off, before we begin with this essay, I want to thank everyone for your support and patients over this winter. Things have gotten so much better since I returned, and they are still getting better for me med...

November 20, 2019

The H.L. Hunley was the first combat submarine. It saw active service in the civil war,. It successfully sunk the union ship Housatonic, but the torpedo that was used was attached to a long stick under water, forcing the sailors to literally ram into the Housatonic, wh...

November 15, 2019

The Battle of Thermopylae was a battle that took place around 480 B.C. in Thermopylae, Greece. This battle cost many lives on both sides: an alliance of Greek city states led by Sparta and Athens as well as the invading Persians. The origins of this battle came when Da...

 

So, some of you may have heard, I, Zack Edwards, am a very rare case. More than all the things I do but also for the medical conditions and miracles I have collected throughout my 37 year of existence. 

This week we have found out that I am in the .0001% of p...

October 24, 2019


Elizabeth Blackwell was born in 1821, one of nine children. When she was eleven her family emigrated from their native England to the United States, but in 1838 tragedy struck when her father died forcing Elizabeth, her mother, and siblings to work just to make ends m...

Okay, I will make this quick but as of Sunday I can say I am around 80% back to full strength. The flu and pneumonia has run its course and I am finally back to almost normal. I got my stitches out on Friday and spent most of the weekend resting.

In case you wanted to s...

October 17, 2019

(with special shout out to her Ambassador Melissa Manasco)

Apollodorus of Damascus was a Greek engineer and architect. He was born in
Damascus around the middle of the 1st century, and lived until he was executed around 130 C.E. He is thought to have started on his path...

 (Yes, I was actually wearing a Historical Conquest Tesla t-shirt in the hospital) 

For all those who asked what happened to the Historical Conquest newsletter last week? Where is Zack Edwards? I am still alive, and we are still publishing but since our last installment...

October 2, 2019

Archimedes was an Inventor, Astronomer, Mathematician and has become known as a famous scientist in ancient Greece. He was also the son of Phidias, who might have been a king. He was born in Syracuse, Sicily in 287 BC. The exact date is unknown as are many details abou...

September 25, 2019

The Pyramids of Giza, one the of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, were three pyramids constructed on the West Bank of the Nile River. The idea of making a pyramid was first suggested by Imhotep, vizier to king Djoser. Prior to Djoser’s reign, tombs for kings were el...

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