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Fifty years ago, Bob Dylan shocked audiences at the Newport Folk Festival by strapping on an electric guitar and debuting a new rock ’n’ roll sound.
One of the most influential Americans of the 19th century, Grant led the Union Army to victory during the Civil War and later helped steer the nation through Reconstruction during two terms as president. Check out 10 little-known facts about America’s 18th commander in chief.
On July 21, 1865, frontier legend Wild Bill Hickok gunned down gambler Davis Tutt in what is what is often called the first “Wild West” showdown.
Seventy-five years after it began, check out 10 fascinating facts about the battle that decided the fate of Great Britain during World War II.
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On the 110th anniversary of the mutiny aboard the battleship Potemkin, take a look back at the uprising that helped inspire the Russian Revolution.
Twenty-five years after its closing, explore eight facts about the Berlin border crossing that served as an iconic symbol of the Cold War.
In the years before the beginning of the Holocaust, the Nazi government launched an audacious plan to exile European Jews to the island of Madagascar.
The recently discovered fossils of a 3.5 million-year-old hominin have added a new branch to humanity’s growing family tree.
Percy Fawcett was an inspiration for both Indiana Jones and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World,” but his 1925 disappearance in the Amazon remains a mystery to this day.
Five hundred sixty years after it began, learn nine key facts about the bloody feud that permanently altered the course of British history.
Two hundred forty years after a county in North Carolina supposedly announced its independence from Great Britain, take a look back at the murky history of 1775’s Mecklenburg Declaration.
Two hundred thirty-five years after the daytime skies darkened over New England, learn how a mysterious weather phenomenon convinced many Americans that the end of days was at hand.