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New Year’s History: Festive Facts

From the origins of “Auld Lang Syne” to traditional foods, find out more about the history of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

War Animals

War Animals From Horses to Glowworms: 7 Incredible Facts

Explore fascinating stories about the important military contributions of horses and other animals throughout history.

27 Club

Curse of 27, or Is It Only Rock ‘n’ Roll?

Researchers investigating the “27 club” legend found that famous musicians live faster and die younger—just not necessarily at 27.

Kim Jong Il

Life and Death of Kim Jong Il: Slideshow

Kim Jong Il, the notorious leader who controlled North Korea for 17 years, died Saturday, the country’s state-run media has announced.

Europe

European Unions Throughout History

As a financial crisis destabilizes the European Union, explore past attempts to unify the continent.

Anomalocaris

First Super Predator Was a Hawk-Eyed Shrimp, Study Shows

Anomalocaris, which ruled the oceans 500 million years ago, boasted some of the sharpest and largest eyes in history, research suggests.

Square Dancing

Square Dancing: A Swinging History

This Square Dance Day, explore the evolution of a lively tradition with European roots and a distinctly American flavor.

Jawbone Development

For Perfect Teeth, Start Hunting and Gathering

The shift from a hunter-gatherer to agriculture-based lifestyle might be responsible for some dental problems, research suggests.

Louis Daguerre

Louis Daguerre, Photo Pioneer Honored By Google: Interesting Facts

Explore the life of Louis Daguerre, whose birthday is celebrated in today’s Google Doodle.

Kiln at Selinunte

An Ancient Greek SoHo?

Artisans in the Greek colony of Selinunte lived and worked in a special quarter on the city’s outskirts, researchers announced this week.

Mars

40 Years Ago: Mars Exploration Milestone Reached

On November 14, 1971, NASA’s Mariner 9 reached Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.

Vietnam in HD

Vietnam in HD Premieres on HISTORY

For the first time in nearly 30 years, television tackles one of American history’s difficult chapters—the Vietnam War—with an all-new, large-scale documentary series.

Marie Curie

Remembering Marie Curie on Her 144th Birthday

Today’s Google Doodle pays homage to the pioneering scientist Marie Curie, who was born 144 years ago on November 7, 1867.