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The Time 18th-Century French Aristocrats Fled to Rural Pennsylvania

In 1793, the French Revolution was in full swing. Royal sympathizers—nobles, military officers, clergy, and other aristocrats—were guaranteed a sharp kiss from the guillotine. Frightened, thousands of aristocrats fled to neighboring countries like Austria and Prussia. A small handful of Nobles, however, escaped to a place so obscure that they were able to start their [...]

Man Pursues His 30th College Degree

Many students can’t wait to be done with school, but not Michael Nicholson. The 71-year-old Michigan man has earned 29 college degrees and is now pursuing his 30th: "I just stayed in school and took menial jobs to pay for the [...]