History in a Nutshell

History in a Nutshell is a series that explains historical events in layman's terms.

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  • Absolum Williams: Black Crewman of The Hunley

    Learn about the lone Black crewman of the ill-fated Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley!
  • Was Lieutenant Dixon Destined to Command the H.L. Hunley?

    Was Lt. Dixon destined to command the H.L. Hunley after surviving a gunshot wound?
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Ties to South Carolina

    In honor of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, learn about his ties to the Palmetto State!
  • Apollo 8's Out of This World Christmas Present

    A miraculous event occurring on Christmas Eve 1968 provided a much needed respite.
  • The Day Mount St. Helens Blew Its Top

    On May 18, 1980- The most powerful volcanic eruption in U.S. history occurred.
  • Honoring Native American Code Talkers

    Native American Code Talkers played a crucial role in the allied victory in World War II.
  • The History of the Jack-O-Lantern

    Learn about where the tradition of carving faces into pumpkins for Halloween came from!
  • Where Did The Name Halloween Come From?

    Learn where the name Halloween came from!

About History in a Nutshell

History in a Nutshell is a series that explains historical events in layman's terms. Produced by Knowitall.org, a K-12 website owned and managed by South Carolina ETV.

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