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Marie Van Brittany Brown invented the home security system in 1966, along with her husband Albert Brown.

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The Paul Revere House - On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston's North End and set out on a journey that would make him into a legend. Today that home is still standing at 19 North Square and has become a national historic landmark. It is downtown Boston's oldest building and one of the few remaining from an early era in the history of colonial America.

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King Henry VII died here at Richmond Palace 21 April 1509---at the age of 52.

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West Virginia is the only state born out of the Civil War and it's allegiances were seriously divided by the conflict. Many residents served the Confederate cause, a majority of them joining the Federal Forces mobilized by Gov. John Letcher. Many saw their duty as the defence of their homes and soil from a Northern invasion.

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The White House East Room, circa 1894, during the Benjamin Harrison administration. (Benjamin Harrison Home)

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Photo of an Onna-Bugeisha, female Samurai warrior of feudal Japan. 1800's. Samurai clans trained their daughters in the art of combat to either defend their homes when husbands went to war or for battle. Battle scene forensic have shown that up to 30% of remains are female. History doesn't mention these heroines.

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For History Buffs, this is a must see. During the Civil War this was home to wealthy livestock farmers who woke up one morning to find thousands of Confederate troops in their yard battling the Union for Franklin. The Carnton Plantation became an impromptu site for a hospital, with blood stains still visible in the children's rooms where the surgeons operated.

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