History In The Headlines

Author: Sarah Pruitt

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Piltdown Man Hoax, 100 Years Ago

On its 100th anniversary, mystery still lingers over one of history’s most spectacular scientific hoaxes.

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Congress Debates Manhattan Project National Park

A controversial bill now before Congress would establish a national historical park at sites involved in the Manhattan Project.

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Seal Team Six Member Killed in Afghanistan Rescue Operation

The elite U.S. special operations unit that killed Osama bin Laden lost one of its members last weekend during a rescue operation in Afghanistan.

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Royal Announcement Leads to Succession Scramble

The announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby has put pressure on the British government to change centuries-old rules of royal succession.

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Historic Hot Dog Stand Shuts its Doors for the First Time

After Hurricane Sandy battered the historic boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn, one of its most iconic businesses was forced to close for the first time in its 96-year-history.

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5 Things You May Not Know About Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation

One hundred fifty years after Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, explore five facts about the 16th U.S. president and his policies on slavery.

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5 Sports That Haven’t Made It Into the Olympics (Yet)

They may have tons of fans and participants around the world, but these sports still aren’t part of the ultimate international competition.

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Drought May Have Spelled End for Maya

Mexican and British researchers have uncovered a possible reason for the mysterious collapse of one of the Western Hemisphere’s most advanced civilizations.

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Ancient Chinese Forest Found Buried By Volcano

Scientists in northern China are getting a rare glimpse into a prehistoric world, after discovering an ancient forest buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash near the Mongolian district of Wuda.

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Missing World War II Ace Located After 71 Years

British researchers have found the final resting place of Derek Allen, a Royal Air Force pilot who went missing in 1940.

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Mary Todd Lincoln Portrait Revealed as Hoax

Just in time for the 203rd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, news broke of a hoax involving a well-known portrait of his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.

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Is Marriage History?

Marriages may be on the decline in the United States, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re becoming a thing of the past.

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Flirting With Dinosaurs

Did dinosaurs flirt? The answer seems to be yes, at least in the case of the oviraptor.