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Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975
On July 31, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears in Detroit, Michigan, never to be heard…
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Amid heated controversy, Harper Lee’s much-anticipated second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” is being released tomorrow, 55 years after “To Kill a Mockingbird” became a sensation.
Seventy-five years after it began, check out 10 fascinating facts about the battle that decided the fate of Great Britain during World War II.
A physicist and his colleagues used scientific analysis to pinpoint exactly when photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt snapped his iconic photo “V-J Day in Times Square.”
Part of the large cache of treasure recovered from the wreck of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon near the Florida Keys will go on auction early next month.
When scientists used 3-D computer imaging to examine the 15-million-year-old skull of an ancient Old World monkey, they discovered some intriguing things.
Two weeks remain in an open competition to submit designs for the latest monument to be constructed in Washington, D.C.—the World War I Memorial.
Check out 10 surprising facts about the 19th century’s most legendary showman.
At Wimbledon, Serena Williams is pursuing her third straight major title on the way to a possible Grand Slam—a feat very few players in history have achieved.
On the eve of World War II, a British stockbroker saved the lives of more than 650 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.
Learn about eight real-life Yankee Doodle Dandies who share a July 4th birthday with the United States.
The U.S.-Canada border wasn’t always so peaceful. On Canada Day, look back at seven times when the United States clashed violently with its northern neighbor.
As Californians endure their fourth straight year of exceptionally low rainfall, take a look back at some of history’s other notorious droughts.