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Ragnar Lothbrok: Legendary Hero or Historical Figure?

According to legend, Ragnar Lothbrok was a king of Denmark who succeeded Sigurd Hring in 804 AD. Some historians identify him with Reginherus, a Norse chieftain who was responsible for the siege of Paris in 845 AD. There are historians, however, who dispute this idea. Either way, Ragnar is probably partly historical and partly legendary, like many figures in Scandinavian prehistory.
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Amusement Parks

The Deadliest Roller Coaster Accident in AmericaFor over a century, roller coasters and other amusement park rides have provided thrills by walking the line between scary and fun. Most recently, an Ohio State Fair attraction known as the Fire ...read more6 Early Amusement Parks1. Steeplechase Park Opened in 1897 by entrepreneur George C.
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The Great Northern War

The Great Northern War lasted from 1700 to 1721. The Great Northern War was fought between Sweden's Charles XII and a coalition lead by Peter the Great. By the end of the war, Sweden had lost her supremacy as the leading power in the Baltic region and was replaced by Peter the Great's Russia. Peter the Great The Great Northern War had a number of distinct phases: 1700 to 1706; 1707 to 1709; 1709 to 1714; 1714 to 1718 and 1718 to 1721.
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Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in America adjudicates on acts passed through the political system by Congress and President. The Supreme Court's task is to declare whether an act is constitutional or unconstitutional. The Supreme Court cannot initiate a bill/act - it can only adjudicate. Presidents appoint Supreme Court judges and the Court was to play a part in the outcome of the 2000 Election.
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