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November 1965: Northeast U.S. and Ontario, Canada

Blackout: The Worst Power Outages in History

Find out what happened when the lights went out.

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Celebrate a Southpaw, It’s Left-Handers’ Day

August 13 marks the 21st annual celebration honoring left-handed achievements.

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Six Things You May Not Know About the Louvre

As the world-famous museum turns 220 years old, here are some surprising facts about its long history.

Fugitive Ronnie Biggs, one of the masterminds of the Great Train Robbery, in 1994. (Credit: Getty Images)

50 Years On, Looking Back at the Great Train Robbery

On August 8, 1963, 15 thieves pulled off one of the most famous heists of all time, robbing the U.K.’s Royal Mail train and making off with the equivalent of $69 million.

Upernavik, Greenland (Credit: Lee Corbett)

Scientists Discover Protective “Ghost Glaciers” in Greenland

A new study finds that so-called “ghost glaciers” – layers of non-erosive glacial ice – have protected Greenland’s ancient landscapes for more than 800,000 years.

Day 2 of the 2013 Fiesta de San Fermin. (Credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

For Better or Worse, Running of the Bulls Comes to U.S.

Beginning August 24, thousands of American daredevils will get their chance to run with the bulls when this centuries-old Spanish tradition arrives stateside.

Replica Benz Patent-Motorwagen No. 3, similar to the one Bertha Benz drove in August 1888.

Bertha Benz Hits the Road, 125 Years Ago

The wife of an automotive pioneer made history when she set out on the world’s first road trip.

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The Unexpected Death of President Harding, 90 Years Ago

President Warren G. Harding died of apparent heart failure 90 years ago today while in the midst of a cross-country tour.

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Seven Decades After World War II, the Search for Germany’s War Dead Continues

A new cemetery in Russia will be the final resting place of 70,000 Wehrmacht soldiers killed on the Eastern Front.

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Fighting to Save Rosie the Riveter’s Factory

A non-profit group is fighting to save Michigan’s Willow Run factory from demolition and preserve its historic legacy.

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Ford and Edison’s Excellent Camping Adventures

On the 150th anniversary of automaker Henry Ford’s birth, look back at his annual camping trips with Thomas Edison and other American icons.

Wreckage at the Monterrey site. (Credit: NOAA/Okeanos Explorer)

Archaeologists Make Mysterious Find in Gulf of Mexico

Researchers in Texas have discovered a 200-year-old shipwreck site more than three-quarters of a mile below sea level.

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8 Things You Should Know About the Korean War

On the 60th anniversary of the Korean War’s conclusion, get the facts on this perpetually overshadowed Cold War clash.