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Lee D'Amato

Lee D'Amato is a writer from Queens, New York. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dramatic Writing. If he's not reading or writing, you can probably find him at the movies, or in the kitchen testing out a new recipe.

Balloonomania: 18th-Century Europe’s Obsession with Hot Air Balloons

Scientists and showmen alike tested the limits of the new invention.

8 Fascinating Facts to Know About the Wars of the Roses

We're taking a look at this series of influential English civil wars.

The Pueblo Revolt Quashed Spanish Influence in New Mexico

The 1680 rebellion drove the Spaniards out of the province for 12 years.

Violet Jessop: The Queen of Sinking Ships

Having survived deadly disasters at sea, she was known as "Miss Unsinkable".

The Carnyx: Music on the Iron Age Battlefield

This wind instrument was designed to intimidate opponents.

10 of the Oldest Buildings in America

Many of these structures pre-date the US—some by hundreds of years.

The "Dancing Plague" of 1518

Historians remain puzzled by this incident of mass hysteria.

The Hollywood Blacklist Rocked the Entertainment Industry

This Cold War era initiative ostensibly targeted communists.

The German Peasants’ War: A Bloody 16th-Century Uprising

Fed up with their working conditions, the serfs rebelled en masse.