History In The Headlines

Author: Barbara Maranzani

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Bill Guarnere, Member of World War II “Band of Brothers,” Dies

The South Philadelphia native and highly decorated veteran was 90 years old.

Executives from Seven Star Energy Investment Group at the press conference announcing the construction of a Titanic replica. (Credit: Getty Images)

Chinese Theme Park Announces Plans for Life-Size Titanic Replica

An investment group is hoping to claim its share of the market with a new Titanic theme park, slated to open in 2016.

Excavated wine cellar at Tel Kabri site. (Credit: Eric H. Cline, George Washington University)

One of History’s Oldest Wine Cellars Discovered

A 3,700-year-old storage room may have once contained roughly 3,000 bottles of wine.

Scientist's reconstruction of Ötzi the Iceman (Credit: Getty Images)

Europe’s Oldest Natural Mummy Has Living Relatives

The 5,300-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman was discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991. Now, scientists have discovered he has at least 19 living Austrian descendants.

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Scott Carpenter, Second American to Orbit the Earth, Dies at 88

A member of the Mercury 7, Carpenter made his historic flight in May 1962.

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Abraham Lincoln and the “Mother of Thanksgiving”

On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, get the full story behind one of America’s favorite holidays.

Artist's rendering of Kepler-7b, on left, and Jupiter, on right. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MIT)

NASA Creates First Cloud Map of Exoplanet

The cloud map was produced using data from the Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes.

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8 Things You Should Know About the Battle of Chickamauga

On its 150th anniversary, explore surprising facts about one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War.

NASA artist's rendering of Voyager 1 entering interstellar space. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Houston, We (May) Have Left the Solar System

Voyager 1 is the first man-made object to reach interstellar space, NASA has confirmed.

David Taylor holds the 10th century Viking arm ring he discovered last year.

Viking-Era Ring Unearthed in Northern Ireland

A recently discovered piece of Viking jewelry may date back to the 10th century.

Wreckage of WWII DUKW on the floor of Italy's Lake Garda. (Credit: Voluntary Association of Lake Garda)

Search for Long-Lost World War II Dead Heats Up in Italy

A volunteer group may have located the remains of U.S. servicemen in Italy’s largest lake.

Copper deposits in Israel's Timna Valley, now a national park.

The Search Continues for King Solomon’s Mines

A recent discovery has shed new light on an age-old mystery.

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Was Richard III Riddled With Roundworms?

Scientists have discovered evidence that the medieval monarch suffered from a parasitic infection.