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Iraq invades Kuwait, 1990
At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed, and those that were no…
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Category: American Civil War
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Robert E. Lee’s surrender did not officially end the Civil War. Find out where the fighting continued in the weeks after Appomattox.
Learn the unusual stories behind six Civil War-era Southern territories where Unionist sentiment was most widespread.
From warring paleontologists to a pair of dueling founding fathers, explore six of history’s fiercest rivalries.
Get the facts on six generals who switched sides in the run-up to 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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Musket, bayonets and cannons weren’t the only deadly weapons to haunt the battlefields of the 1860s.
Meet six combatants who wouldn’t lay down their arms, long after their wars had come to an end.
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Get ready for the premiere of The Men Who Built America with five facts about the series’ principal subjects.