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On the 60th anniversary of Disneyland’s opening day, look back at the problem-plagued unveiling that park employees dubbed “Black Sunday.”
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The U.S.-Canada border wasn’t always so peaceful. On Canada Day, look back at seven times when the United States clashed violently with its northern neighbor.
For the 26th time since 1972, a leap second will be added to the clock to compensate for the Earth’s slowing rotation. But will it be history’s last?
On the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, learn about 10 notables who served in the conflict.
A CT scan has revealed the tiny body of a premature baby tucked under the feet of a Lutheran bishop’s 336-year-old mummified remains.
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