Some fascinating facts you probably don’t know about the Day of the Dead

First: did you know that the Day of the Dead has a history older than Christmas? Historically, Jesus of Nazareth was born in the year 1 A.D., despite some the scholars argue Jesus’ birthday was closer to 5 B.C. Well, while Mary and Joseph were bickering over baby names, Mesoamerican cultures like the Maya were already about 1,000 years deep into an annual festival of death and rebirth, honoring their departed ancestors and something like the afterlife. To many indigenous Americans, death was seen as a continuance of life, a…

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#TodayInHistory – November 2

November 2 – Some important events on this day. 1642 👉🏼 Second Battle of Breitenfeld, aka First Battle of Leipzig: victory for the Swedish army under Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson over Holy Roman Empire army under Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria 1648 👉🏼 12,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia 1875 👉🏼 Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela in Angola, from Africa’s east coast, 1st European to cross equatorial Africa 1898 👉🏼 Cheerleading begins in the United States as Johnny Campbell leads the crowd cheering on the football team at…

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