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Japan’s bizarre WWII plan to bomb the continental U.S. by high-altitude balloons claimed its first and only victims, an Oregon church group, 70 years ago.
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On the 70th anniversary of Benito Mussolini’s execution, read about the Italian dictator’s final days and his body’s strange journey in the years after.
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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.
Decades after his reported death, John Wilkes Booth had a second box-office career when his purported mummy became a carnival attraction.
On the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, learn 10 surprising facts about one of the most infamous moments in American history.
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.
Archaeologists have determined that animal bones found in an Austrian cellar are the remains of a 17th century Ottoman “war camel.”
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