History In The Headlines

Investigators examine the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103

Remembering the 1988 Lockerbie Bombing

More U.S. civilians died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which took place 25 years ago from Saturday, than in any other terrorist attack except 9/11.

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Will Paper Money Go the Way of the Dinosaur?

A number of nations are giving up paper currency. Could America be next?

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New Cockroach Species Arrives in New York

Already infamous for its cockroaches, New York City now has a newcomer with which to contend.

Painting of Wright Brothers' first flight on December 17, 1903.

10 Things You May Not Know About the Wright Brothers

On the 110th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight, find out 10 things you may not know about the aviation pioneers.

Chinese rendering of Chang'e 3 lunar module and rover (Credit: Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering)

Chinese Spacecraft Lands on Moon

The unmanned Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 3 and lunar rover Yutu (“Jade Rabbit”) made a historic landing on the moon this weekend.

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Dinosaur Asteroid May Have Sent Life Into Space

The giant asteroid that hit Earth some 65 million years ago may have propelled rocks big enough to shelter life all the way to Mars and the moons of Jupiter.

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Outbreak of Bubonic Plague Hits Madagascar Village

Medical experts in Madagascar have confirmed that an outbreak of bubonic plague killed at least 20 people in a remote village there last week.

Olivier Picasso, Pablo Picasso's grandson, poses with a painting entitled L'Homme au Gibus or "Man with Opera Hat," which will be raffled off on December 18, 2013. (Credit: Getty Images)

A Million-Dollar Picasso Could Be Yours—For Just $135

This month, a painting by Picasso is being raffled off, for the first time ever online, in order to help a group working to save an ancient city.

Nelson Mandela and President George Bush greet the press on June 25, 1990. (Credit: Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Comes to America

As the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, take a look back at the “pop star’s welcome” he received upon first visiting the United States in 1990.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Bonnie and Clyde

Before Sunday’s world premiere of Bonnie & Clyde, explore 10 things you may not know about the outlaw couple.

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

The South African activist and former president led the struggle against apartheid and became a global advocate for human rights.

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The Night Prohibition Ended, 80 Years Ago

On the 80th anniversary of the 21st Amendment’s ratification, look back at America’s surprising reaction to the end of Prohibition.

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World-Famous Christmas Tree Will Light Up Tonight

As the tree lighting at New York City’s Rockefeller Center marks its 81st anniversary, find out more about this sparkling tradition.