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Anne Frank captured, 1944
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On the 125th anniversary of his death, find out more about the Dutch-born painter, including what he did before becoming an artist, the unusual place where he painted some of his best-known works and why he might not have been responsible for cutting off his own ear.
On the 100th anniversary of its opening, find out more about the famous waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
On July 5, 1954, music history was made when an unknown, 19-year-old named Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right (Mama),” the first commercial single of his career.
A number of nations are giving up paper currency. Could America be next?
This month, a painting by Picasso is being raffled off, for the first time ever online, in order to help a group working to save an ancient city.
As the tree lighting at New York City’s Rockefeller Center marks its 81st anniversary, find out more about this sparkling tradition.
Researchers find a giant aircraft-carrier sub that was captured and sunk by the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years ago.
Buyers are spending big money to own a piece of Kennedy history, from nearly $600,000 for the president’s leather jacket to $318,000 for a car he once rode in.
NYC preservationist makes a potentially major historic find: possible remnants of the Colonial-era Bull’s Head Tavern.
Get the facts about the modern version of the 19th century political party whose members included four U.S. presidents and a young Abe Lincoln.
On the 65th anniversary of one of the greatest upsets in American politics, get the story on President Harry Truman’s unexpected re-election victory over Thomas Dewey.
Researchers worry that black-market dino bones will be lost forever to science.
Find out some fascinating facts about this American landmark, which opened to the public 125 years ago.