History In The Headlines

Author: Sarah Pruitt

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Ancient Ritual Bath Unearthed in Jerusalem

Archaeologists in Jerusalem recently uncovered a 2,000-year-old ritual bath during a road excavation project.

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What You Need to Know About North Korea

Get a primer on the enigmatic nation and why it’s causing a global crisis.

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Asteroid Set For a Close Encounter With Earth

An asteroid measuring about 150 feet across will make a historically close approach to Earth on February 15.

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Parking Lot Remains Confirmed to Belong to Richard III

DNA testing has confirmed that the remains found last fall under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester are those of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England.

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Mali Rebels Burn Historic Manuscripts in Timbuktu

Islamist rebels fleeing the arrival of French troops in Timbuktu set fire to a priceless cache of historic manuscripts, some dating as far back as the 12th century.

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U.S. Military Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

As the U.S. military ends its policy of excluding women from combat, take a look back at women who have served on the front lines throughout history.

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Prehistoric Beaches Hold Key to Understanding Climate Change

Scientists are studying beaches dating to the mid-Pliocene era, some 3 million years ago, in order to predict how high sea levels might rise in the future.

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U.S. Military Launches Search for Missing WWII Soldiers in Myanmar

A team of U.S. military investigators will soon head to Myanmar in hopes of recovering the remains of American servicemen lost during World War II.

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Burglar Nabs Gold Rush-Era Treasure from California Museum

A burglar who struck the Oakland Museum this week is the latest thief to target artifacts relating to California’s historic Gold Rush.

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Fight for the Falklands: A Primer

Long-running tensions between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the Falkland Islands have flared again, near the 180th anniversary of a historic clash.

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

Seventy-five years ago, Walt Disney made history with the release of the first-ever full-length animated feature, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

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235 Years Ago, Washington’s Troops Made Camp at Valley Forge

On December 19, 1777, 11,000 Continental Army regulars marched into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to set up winter quarters during the Revolutionary War.

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Remembering Senator Daniel Inouye (1924-2012)

Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a heroic World War II veteran who represented his home state in Congress for more than 50 years, died on December 17 at the age of 88.