When James Marshall found gold in a Californian village on 24 January 1848, nearby San Francisco was a very small town. Marshall’s discovery started a Gold Rush, and thousands of people travelled to California from all over the USA and from overseas. In less than 50 years, San Francisco became the largest city on the …

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This legend has certainly existed for many centuries in Scottish folklore. However, the story of the monster was not very well-known in England for one simple reason: Loch Ness is a very long way from the rest of Britain. Until the age of the railway, very few people ever went to the Highlands of Scotland, …

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In 1886 John Pemberton, a druggist, invented a new type of syrup, using coca leaves, sugar and cola nuts, plus a few other secret ingredients! Pemberton sold it as a medicine; and with its coca (the source of cocaine), it must have made people feel good! Nevertheless, Pemberton’s medicine was not very successful, so he …

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