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Secretary of State William Seward

The Other Targets of Booth’s Murder Conspiracy

President Lincoln was not the only high-ranking government official that John Wilkes Booth slated for assassination.

A dust storm approaches Stratford, Texas in April, 1935. (Credit: NOAA/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)

Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later

The Dust Bowl’s worst storm blotted out the sun and terrified the Great Plains’ already struggling population.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Lincoln Assassination

On the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, learn 10 surprising facts about one of the most infamous moments in American history.

Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell, Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert and Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise

Forty-Five Years Ago, Apollo 13 Launches

At 2:13 p.m. on April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, embarking on what was supposed to be the third space mission to land on the Moon.

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What Lincoln Said in His Final Speech

As Washington celebrated the expected end to the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered what would be his last public address from a White House balcony.

Painting depicting Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant in the front parlor of Wilmer McLean's Appomattox home on April 9, 1865. (Credit: Ed Vebell/Getty Images)

How the Civil War Stalked Wilmer McLean

The Civil War seemed to stalk unfortunate Wilmer McLean, who could say that the conflict began in his front yard and ended in his front parlor.

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9 Things You May Not Know About Franklin D. Roosevelt

As the 70th anniversary of his death approaches, get the facts on America’s longest-serving president.

The camel skeleton unearthed near the Danube River in Tulln, Austria. (Credit: Alfred Galik/Vetmeduni Vienna)

Ottoman “War Camel” Skeleton Found in Austrian Basement

Archaeologists have determined that animal bones found in an Austrian cellar are the remains of a 17th century Ottoman “war camel.”

Exterior of "La Casa Pacifica," 1973 (Credit: Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Nixon’s “Western White House” Listed for $75 Million

The oceanfront villa in San Clemente, California, that served as Richard Nixon’s presidential retreat is up for sale for $75 million.

Excavation of the cave on Peleliu. (Credit: Steve Ballinger)

Bodies of Japanese WWII Soldiers Found in Island Caves

The remains of six Japanese soldiers killed during battle on the island of Peleliu in 1944 have been discovered after being sealed in a cave for 70 years.

A section of the "Meidum Geese" wall painting. (Credit: DEA/G. DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini/Getty Images)

Painting Called the “Mona Lisa” of Ancient Egypt is Likely Fake

An Italian researcher has concluded that a painting some have called the ancient Egyptian equivalent of DaVinci’s “Mona Lisa” is probably a fake.

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Researchers Use Medieval Remedy to Kill Modern Superbug

British researchers report that a 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the antibiotic-resistant superbug MRSA.

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8 Classic Films That Ran Afoul of Hollywood Censors

Eighty-five years after the beginning of Hollywood’s most famous era of self-censorship, learn the stories behind eight famous films that tested the limits of what was acceptable content for the silver screen