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Gravestone identifying it as the resting place of seven unknowns from USS Oklahoma. (Credit: AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

In Reversal, Pearl Harbor Unknowns to Be Exhumed

Changing course, the Pentagon will exhume and try to identify the remains of hundreds of USS Oklahoma sailors killed during the 1941 Pearl Harbor bombing.

USS Independence in 1943.

WWII Aircraft Carrier Used in Atomic Bomb Tests Found Intact on Sea Floor

Researchers have used an underwater drone to explore the wreck of USS Independence, a light aircraft carrier that served during World War II and later became a target during atomic bomb tests at the Bikini Atoll.

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Julius Caesar Suffered from Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says

A new examination of Julius Caesar’s health has found that the Roman dictator may have suffered from a series “mini-strokes” rather than epilepsy.

The purported mummy of John Wilkes Booth in 1937 (Credit: William Vandivert/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

The John Wilkes Booth Mummy That Toured America

Decades after his reported death, John Wilkes Booth had a second box-office career when his purported mummy became a carnival attraction.

Execution of the Lincoln Assassination conspirators, July 7, 1865.

Hunting Lincoln’s Killer

With the nation reeling in the days after Abraham Lincoln’s death, a massive manhunt went into effect for John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators.

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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.”