History In The Headlines

Author: Sarah Pruitt

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Why the Founder of Mother’s Day Turned Against It

Anna Jarvis, who founded Mother’s Day in 1908, passionately opposed its growing commercialization and eventually campaigned against the holiday.

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Chemist Solves Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery

An Arizona chemist has solved a historical mystery by determining the color of the railroad car that transported Abraham Lincoln’s body almost 150 years ago.

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Evidence of Cannibalism Found at Jamestown

New evidence supports historical accounts that desperate Jamestown colonists resorted to cannibalism during the harsh winter of 1609-10.

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Einstein’s Relativity Theory Passes Tough Test

A rare binary star system has put Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity to its most challenging test to date.

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Dinosaur Egg Study Suggests New Evolutionary Link With Birds

A new study of fossilized dinosaur eggs provides evidence of similarities between the nesting behaviors of dinosaurs and their closest living relatives – birds.

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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.