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On this day in 1961, amusement park lovers “head for the thrills” as Six Flags Over Texas, the first park in the Six Flags chain, opens. Located on 212 acres in…
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Take a trip through six of history’s most enchanting and influential amusement parks.
Equal parts secret service, special forces and urban administrators, Rome’s Praetorian Guard was one of the ancient world’s most prestigious military units.
Get the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic photos, from the flag-raising on Iwo Jima to the day Elvis met Nixon.
Get the facts on six of history’s most infamous and influential private armies.
Check out six fascinating facts about the Great Charter’s story and its significance.
From a fabled Christian empire in Asia to a supposed lost kingdom in Canada, find out more about six of the most influential lands that never were.
From the spy that never was to a band of Nazi impostors, learn the stories behind five of the boldest and most bizarre special operations carried out during World War II.
From a beloved comic to an exotic burlesque performer, get the lowdown on the military careers of nine notable World War II vets.
Explore eight facts about the brutal and often overlooked Russian front of World War II.
From a balloon-busting fighter ace and a Navy escape artist to one of the most Marine Corps’ most legendary sergeants, meet six servicemen who distinguished themselves on the battlefields of World War I.
Get the facts on six of the Great War’s most celebrated airborne daredevils.
It isn’t always possible to separate fact and fiction from the stories told about Alexander over the centuries, but here are eight great takeaways from Alexander’s life.