History In The Headlines

Author: Barbara Maranzani

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Was Richard III Riddled With Roundworms?

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

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In Case of Emergency: The Washington-Moscow Hotline Turns 50

Fifty years after its inception, check out some surprising facts about this Cold War-era icon.

Members of the Mashco-Piro tribe in 2011. (Credit: AP Images/FENAMAD)

Peruvian Tribe Makes Rare Appearance

The Mashco-Piro, an indigenous group from the Amazon, is one of the most isolated tribes on Earth.

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Six Things You May Not Know About the Louvre

As the world-famous museum turns 220 years old, here are some surprising facts about its long history.

Replica Benz Patent-Motorwagen No. 3, similar to the one Bertha Benz drove in August 1888.

Bertha Benz Hits the Road, 125 Years Ago

The wife of an automotive pioneer made history when she set out on the world’s first road trip.

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Seven Decades After World War II, the Search for Germany’s War Dead Continues

A new cemetery in Russia will be the final resting place of 70,000 Wehrmacht soldiers killed on the Eastern Front.

Wreckage at the Monterrey site. (Credit: NOAA/Okeanos Explorer)

Archaeologists Make Mysterious Find in Gulf of Mexico

Researchers in Texas have discovered a 200-year-old shipwreck site more than three-quarters of a mile below sea level.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn son, July 23, 2013. (Credit: Getty Images)

A Name Fit For a Prince

Get the facts on the complicated family history of Britain’s newest royal arrival.

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Archaeologists Discover Oldest Colonial Fort in U.S Interior

Archeologists have discovered the remains of a 16th century garrison that predates the earliest English settlements in the United States by decades.

The Winnie Mae on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center.

Wiley Post Makes History

Eighty years ago, American aviator Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the globe.

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America’s First Multi-Millionaire, 250 Years Later

Get the facts about John Jacob Astor, America’s first multi-millionaire.

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CSI Boston: DNA Provides New Clues in Strangler Case, 50 Years Later

Investigators have conclusively linked Albert DeSalvo to the murder of a 19-year-old woman in 1964.

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The Hottest Day on Earth, 100 Years Ago

Get the story behind Death Valley’s record-breaking heat wave.