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On the centennial of the capsizing of SS Eastland, which claimed 844 lives, look back at the deadliest disaster in Chicago history.
On the 60th anniversary of Disneyland’s opening day, look back at the problem-plagued unveiling that park employees dubbed “Black Sunday.”
On the 225th anniversary of the selection of Washington, D.C., as the future national capital, explore eight other locales that were once the seats of American power.
Englishman Edward Whymper and six others made the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn 150 years ago—but only three made it down alive.
Two weeks remain in an open competition to submit designs for the latest monument to be constructed in Washington, D.C.—the World War I Memorial.
Learn about eight real-life Yankee Doodle Dandies who share a July 4th birthday with the United States.
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.
Two centuries after Napoleon met his Waterloo, learn seven surprising facts about one of the most significant battles in European history.
On the Battle of Bunker Hill’s 240th anniversary, explore 10 surprising facts about the first major battle of the American Revolution.
As the FIFA Women’s World Cup continues, find out more about the female soccer pioneers who drew huge crowds until banned for threatening the popularity of the men’s game.