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Author: History.com Staff

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty Turns 125: Video

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which took place on October 28, 1886.

National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum Commemorates 70 Years Since Pearl Harbor

Find out more about the museum and how you could win free passes to an upcoming conference and a stay in New Orleans.

Viste Boy Face

Forensics Put a Face to a Stone Age Boy’s Remains

The face of a teenager who died 7,500 years ago has been brought back to life through methods that combine forensics and art.

Qaddafi

The Rise and Fall of Qaddafi: Slideshow

As news of his death breaks, find out more about the ousted Libyan leader’s rise and fall.

Oranges

Remembering Albert Szent-Györgyi

September 16 marks the 118th birthday of Albert Szent-Györgyi, a Hungarian-born physiologist and biochemist who is honored in today’s Google Doodle.

Dinosaur Feathers

Feathers in Amber Shed Light on Dinosaur Plumage

Amber deposits from the Late Cretaceous have revealed new clues about the structure, color and function of dinosaur feathers.

Australopithecus sediba

Meet Your New Ancestor: Slideshow

Check out images of Australopithecus sediba, which researchers think may be the intermediary species that spawned the Homo genus.

9/11

9/11 Anniversary: Online Features and Television Schedule

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, HISTORY is offering a full lineup of television specials and an array of online features.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury & Other Celebrities Who Raised AIDS Awareness

Find out about Freddie Mercury, the inspiration for today’s Google Doodle, and other famous people who helped put a face on the HIV and AIDS crisis.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Opens in Washington, D.C.: Photos

Check out images of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, which was unveiled this week on the National Mall.

Mona Lisa

10 Famous Art Heists: Slideshow

Find out about the 1911 Mona Lisa theft, which took place 100 years ago Sunday, and other sensational art capers.

Hercules Statue

Headless Hercules Unearthed in Israel

A rare second-century statue of the Greco-Roman hero Hercules was discovered in northern Israel, officials reported yesterday.

Elvis Presley

People Rumored to Have Survived Their Deaths: Slideshow

As historians claim that Butch Cassidy lived to a ripe old age, find out about other historical figures rumored to have survived long after their supposed deaths.