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Author: History.com Staff

The President's Speech

The President’s Speech, From First Draft to Delivery

C. Edwin Vilade discusses his new book “The President’s Speech,” which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of presidential addresses.

First U.S. Olympic Team

Remembering the First U.S. Olympic Team

Author Jim Reisler answers questions about America’s first Olympic team, the subject of his recent book.

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Q&A With David Talbot, Author of ‘Season of the Witch’

Find out about David Talbot’s new book, which focuses on San Francisco between 1967 and 1982, and enter for a chance to win a copy.

Niagara Falls

A Daredevil History of Niagara Falls

As Nik Wallenda attempts to cross the gorge on a tightrope, explore the history of Niagara Falls and the daring stunts it has witnessed.

1962 World's Fair

50th Anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair: Slideshow

Check out images from the Century 21 Exposition in Seattle, which opened 50 years ago today.

Titanic on Trial

Titanic on Trial

The testimony of witnesses who survived Titanic’s demise is presented in a new book by writer Nic Compton.

Titanic Preview

Titanic Week on HISTORY

HISTORY commemorates the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s sinking with television specials, daily news articles and online features.

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New York’s Tallest, From Trinity Church to the Freedom Tower: Slideshow

With the Freedom Tower poised to become New York’s tallest building, find out about other structures that have held that distinction over the years.

Moon Formation

Where Does the Moon Come From?

As new research casts doubt on a leading theory about how the moon came into being, explore various lunar formation models.

Sunken Cities

Sunken Cities

As news breaks that Venice is (still) sinking, explore other cities that have slipped beneath the waves.

Vikings and Mice

Vikings Had Mice, Did Travel

The Vikings brought the house mouse species to the areas they settled, including Iceland and Greenland, a new study shows.

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Julius Caesar’s Final Moments: Video

What did the Roman ruler experience after a mob of conspiring senators stabbed him 23 times?

Egypt Dig

Egypt Dig Reveals Animal Mummies and Possible Hatshepsut Statue

Archaeologists at an ancient Egyptian holy site have found artifacts and structures used for ritual purposes.