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Author: History.com Staff

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Earliest American Art Found in Florida?

A Florida fossil hunter may have found the earliest example of American art: a 13,000-year-old bone with an engraving of a mammoth or mastodon.

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Hammocks’ Rocking History

Hammocks, which new research has shown to help people sleep more quickly and deeply, have a long and rich history that goes back 1,000 years.

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Slideshow: History’s Best and Worst Dads

This Father’s Day, we bring you five men who exemplify some of history’s finest parenting—along with five others you’ll be glad you never had to call Dad.

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A Taste of Lobster History

In honor of National Lobster Day, check out these shell-shocking facts about one of America’s most beloved crustaceans.

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Pentagon Papers Fully Declassified on Famous Leak’s 40th Anniversary

On the 40th anniversary of their leak to the public, the Pentagon Papers have been declassified and released in their entirety.

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Slideshow: History of the Duke and Duchess’ New Digs

Home to countless royals and the site of key events, London’s Kensington Palace has a long and rich history.

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125 Years Ago: Nice Day for a White House Wedding

Grover Cleveland became the first and only president to be married at the White House when he wed Frances Folsom 125 years ago.

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Civil War Week on HISTORY

Starting Monday, May 30, HISTORY commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a week of special programming. Find out what to watch and check out online.

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Video: Building the Brooklyn Bridge

Explore the history of New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which opened 128 years ago today.

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Slideshow: Longest-Reigning British Monarchs

Today, Queen Elizabeth II became the second-longest ruling monarch in British history. Find out about other British rulers with lengthy reigns.

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Raising a Toast With George Washington’s Beer

The New York Public Library, which owns a notebook with a beer recipe by George Washington, announced Wednesday that it would recreate the brew.

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The March of the Giant Ants

A newly discovered species of supersized ants roamed Wyoming some 50 million years ago, according to a study published May 4.

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Last World War I Combat Veteran Dies

Claude Choules, a resident of Australia who also served during World War II, died Thursday at 110.