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JFK: Final 100 Days

As the world remembers the presidency of John F. Kennedy, here’s a look back at his final 100 days in office.

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The Other Victims of the JFK Assassination

President John F. Kennedy was not the only one hit when gunfire erupted 50 years ago from Friday in downtown Dallas.

Launch of Buran space shuttle on November 15, 1963. (Credit: Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images)

The Lone Soviet Space Shuttle Launch, 25 Years Ago

On the 25th anniversary of the launch of Buran, look back at the one and only flight of the Soviet version of the space shuttle.

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Digging Up the Dead: History’s Most Famous Exhumations

As Brazil disinters the remains of its former president to investigate claims he was murdered, explore 10 of history’s most famous exhumations.

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Did George Washington Knock Back a Cold One Here?

NYC preservationist makes a potentially major historic find: possible remnants of the Colonial-era Bull’s Head Tavern.

1848 Whig Party campaign banner, featuring Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. (Credit: Getty Images)

Afghanistan and Iraq War Vets Help Revive Whig Party

Get the facts about the modern version of the 19th century political party whose members included four U.S. presidents and a young Abe Lincoln.

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Kristallnacht, 75 Years Ago

On the 75th anniversary of the “night of broken glass,” look back at the Nazi pogrom that foreshadowed the Holocaust.

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Vast War Letter Collection Finds New Home

As Veterans Day approaches, a massive wartime letter collection prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary at its new permanent home.

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Earth-Like Planets Found to Be Common

Using data from the Kepler space telescope, astronomers speculate that our galaxy holds billions of Earth-like planets.

An exterior view of Cornelius Gurlitt's apartment building. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

$1.35 Billion in Nazi-Looted Art Found in Munich

German authorities report that 1,400 artworks thought looted by the Nazis have been discovered in a squalid Munich apartment.

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America’s First Sports Superstar

A new book reveals how hard-hitting, hard-drinking Gilded Age boxer John L. Sullivan became America’s first sports hero.

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The Truman-Dewey Election, 65 Years Ago

On the 65th anniversary of one of the greatest upsets in American politics, get the story on President Harry Truman’s unexpected re-election victory over Thomas Dewey.

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“The War of the Worlds” Broadcast, 75 Years Ago

On the 75th anniversary of the Orson Welles radio drama “The War of the Worlds,” look back at the most famous broadcast in radio history.