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Thirty-five years after smallpox was declared eradicated, look back at the history of the pernicious disease.
On the centennial of its demise, learn more about the ill-fated British ocean liner.
On its 100th anniversary, get the facts on the epic World War I struggle.
President Lincoln was not the only high-ranking government official that John Wilkes Booth slated for assassination.
The Dust Bowl’s worst storm blotted out the sun and terrified the Great Plains’ already struggling population.
As the 70th anniversary of his death approaches, get the facts on America’s longest-serving president.
In the waning days of the Civil War, the three main architects of the Union victory convened for the first and only time.
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On the 50th anniversary of his death, get the facts on the outspoken black nationalist.
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The so-called “Titanic of the Golden Gate” has laid covered in mud for over a century.