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Anne Frank captured, 1944
Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehou…
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Learn the unusual stories behind six Civil War-era Southern territories where Unionist sentiment was most widespread.
Learn about six fascinating double agents, from the FBI counterspy who brought down a major espionage ring in the United States to the operative who fooled the Nazis about D-Day.
A monarch of outsized proportions, passions and appetites, King Henry VIII (1491-1547) ruled England for 36 years.
From his days as a teenage Confederate guerilla to his murder at age 34, get the facts about one of America’s most notorious outlaws.
Check out eight fascinating facts about the world-famous author, including why his riverboat career was marred by tragedy and who served as the real-life model for Huck Finn.
From a July 2 Independence Day to a doomed Civil War general’s last words, get the facts on seven predictions that were famously off the mark.
From Humphrey Bogart to Julia Child, find out about seven famous Americans whose relatives came over on the Mayflower.
From baseball player Moe Berg to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” author Roald Dahl, learn about six famous people who once were wartime secret agents.
Tabloid fodder for the ages, mad monarchs have been the focal point of fascination, and controversy for as long as there have been human rulers.
From Leonardo Da Vinci’s android to a French-made artificial duck, learn more about seven early mechanical wonders.
From an abandoned prison in Ohio to the historic Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King to write “The Shining,” explore seven spooky spots where ghosts and other paranormal phenomena have been reported.
An ancient city that manages to stay inhabited—and important—over thousands of years is a surprisingly rare occurrence. Here are six of the most fascinating examples.