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History’s Great Romantics

From poets and presidents to kings and courtesans, find out more about 10 of history’s most famous tales of love and loss.

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6 Secrets of King Tut

Ninety years after his sarcophagus was uncovered, explore six surprising facts about King Tut.

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Major Blizzards in U.S. History

We trudge back in time to revisit some of the worst winter storms in U.S. history.

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5 U.S. Presidents Who Taught School

Meet five U.S. presidents who spent part of their early careers shaping young minds in the classroom.

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The House That J. Edgar Built: FBI Facts

Explore 10 interesting facts about the agency J. Edgar Hoover ran for nearly five decades.

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Secret Agents in Hoop Skirts: Women Spies of the Civil War

Find out more about Rose O’Neal Greenhow and three other female informants who played a significant role in America’s bloodiest conflict.

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7 Unusual Myths and Theories About the Moon

Explore some of the theories earthlings have entertained about the moon throughout history.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About William Shakespeare

Explore fascinating facts about the life and legacy of England’s famous and mysterious Bard.

Though a connection between the Celtic high priests and England's Stonehenge has never been reliably established, many people who identify as modern-day Druids still gather at the mighty monument every midsummer. (Credit: Andrew Dunn/Wikimedia Commons)

Summer Solstice Traditions

The summer solstice, which falls on June 21 in the northern hemisphere this year, was a day of great significance for many past civilizations.

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5 Great Mummy Discoveries

Get the facts on some of the most remarkable finds in history.