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On this day in 1930, construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the …
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Last week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans for a redesign of the $10 bill, marking the first time in more than a century that a woman will be featured on a U.S. bill.
Twenty-five years after its closing, explore eight facts about the Berlin border crossing that served as an iconic symbol of the Cold War.
The nearly three-month battle for Okinawa that ended on June 22, 1945 was the last—and the bloodiest—clash between Japanese and U.S. forces in the Pacific during World War II.
Two centuries after Napoleon met his Waterloo, learn seven surprising facts about one of the most significant battles in European history.
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As the FIFA Women’s World Cup continues, find out more about the female soccer pioneers who drew huge crowds until banned for threatening the popularity of the men’s game.
A British rock legend’s unlikely fascination drove him to amass the world’s largest private collection of Alamo relics, which he recently donated to the Texas landmark.
More than two dozen letters written by famed physicist Albert Einstein sold at auction this week, bringing in a total of some $420,625.
In a pile of unpromising dinosaur fossils dug up in Canada a century ago, British scientists find soft tissue materials preserved for some 75 million years.
The film is believed to be the last surviving footage of the celebrated female aviator, who disappeared over the South Pacific in July 1937.
A replica of the lift system used to hoist and release deadly wild animals onto the Colosseum’s floor has been unveiled inside Rome’s ancient amphitheater.
Preservationist Adina De Zavala’s one-woman siege of the Alamo in 1908 helped to prevent the destruction of one of its most historic structures.
Scientists in Alberta, Canada, have identified a new species of horned dinosaur, a cousin of Triceratops that sported a distinctive bony frill and facial horns.