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8 Things You Should Know About the Battle of Chickamauga

On its 150th anniversary, explore surprising facts about one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War.

September 21, 1938 weather map. (Credit: NOAA Central Library Data Imaging Project)

The Killer Hurricane That Surprised the Northeast, 75 Years Ago

The monstrous Hurricane of 1938 killed hundreds as it tore through the Northeast—and no one knew it was coming.

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The Dark Side of the Grimm Fairy Tales

On the 150th anniversary of Jacob Grimm’s death, explore six sinister themes in his work you likely wouldn’t find in a modern-day children’s story.

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Houston, We (May) Have Left the Solar System

Voyager 1 is the first man-made object to reach interstellar space, NASA has confirmed.

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Remembering the Birmingham Church Bombing

Fifty years ago this week, a bomb exploded at a predominantly black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls and setting off nationwide soul-searching.

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Viking-Era Ring Unearthed in Northern Ireland

A recently discovered piece of Viking jewelry may date back to the 10th century.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Jesse Owens

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jesse Owens, learn 10 surprising facts about the Olympic track and field champion.

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Remembering 9/11: Video

Twelve years later, HISTORY looks back at the September 11 attacks.

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The Battle of Lake Erie, 200 Years Ago

“We have met the enemy and they are ours,” proclaimed Oliver Perry after defeating a British fleet on Lake Erie 200 years ago.

Wreckage of WWII DUKW on the floor of Italy's Lake Garda. (Credit: Voluntary Association of Lake Garda)

Search for Long-Lost World War II Dead Heats Up in Italy

A volunteer group may have located the remains of U.S. servicemen in Italy’s largest lake.

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When Early Humans Left Africa, Tuberculosis Traveled With Them

New research indicates that tuberculosis bacteria originated with early humans some 70,000 years ago, before they migrated from their African homeland.

Copper deposits in Israel's Timna Valley, now a national park.

The Search Continues for King Solomon’s Mines

A recent discovery has shed new light on an age-old mystery.

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Was Richard III Riddled With Roundworms?

Scientists have discovered evidence that the medieval monarch suffered from a parasitic infection.