History In The Headlines

Author: Jennie Cohen

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Family Tradition: Did Lizzie Borden’s Ancestor Kill His Mother Too?

Some 219 years before she was accused of killing her parents, Lizzie Borden’s ancestor Thomas Cornell hanged for his mother’s murder.

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Moon Created by Giant Collision, Studies Confirm

Three new studies lend support to the theory that Earth’s satellite emerged from a fiery planetary smashup.

Julius Caesar Assassination

Julius Caesar’s Stabbing Site Identified

Researchers think they’ve unearthed the very spot where conspiring senators assassinated Julius Caesar 2,056 years ago.

Butch Cassidy Gun

Butch Cassidy Gun With Secret Code Hidden in Grip Sells for $175,000

A gun owned by train and bank robber Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, has fetched $175,000 at auction.

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Water Once Flowed on Mars, Rover Pictures Suggest

NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected powerful evidence for fast-flowing tributaries on the Red Planet in the form of ancient streambeds

Jimmy Hoffa Remains

Has Jimmy Hoffa Finally Been Found?

Police searched outside a Michigan home today for the remains of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, who vanished more than 37 years ago.

Isleworth Mona Lisa

Has the Original Mona Lisa Been Found?

The owners of a portrait known as the Isleworth Mona Lisa believe Leonardo da Vinci painted their version a decade before his iconic masterpiece.

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Lost World War II Bomber Crew Found After 69 Years

More than 69 years after they crashed in Germany, the remains of five British airmen have been recovered and will receive a proper burial.

Researchers believe the mosaic is typically Roman in design. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Giant Roman Mosaic Unearthed in Turkey

Archaeologists excavating a remote corner of the Roman empire have uncovered a massive and pristine mosaic.

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Gregorian Calendar

Explore the history of the Gregorian calendar, which Britain and its colonies adopted 260 years ago.

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King Richard III’s Body Found Under Parking Lot?

Archaeologists searching for the lost grave of King Richard III might have unearthed his remains in the English city of Leicester.

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Remembering Neil Armstrong: Slideshow

Explore the incredible career of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday at 82.

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Wreck of Robert Falcon Scott’s Ship Terra Nova Discovered

A century after Robert Scott’s ill-fated trek to the South Pole, the ship that brought him to Antarctica has been found off the coast of Greenland.