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On the anniversary of Babe Ruth’s major-league debut, learn 10 surprising facts about baseball’s biggest icon.
At the Battle of Fort Stevens 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln came within feet of being shot by a Confederate sniper.
X-ray scans of two baby mammoth skeletons found in Siberia help reveal in startling detail how the Ice Age animals lived and died.
On the 175th anniversary of John D. Rockefeller’s birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the oil tycoon and philanthropist.
After analyzing fossil evidence, a group of anthropologists now suggest that human evolution may have been even more complicated than we thought.
A potential error in the official transcript of the Declaration of Independence may have led to a misunderstanding of the Founding Fathers’ intent.
On its 175th anniversary, take a look back at the mutiny that galvanized the abolitionist movement.
On July 5, 1954, music history was made when an unknown, 19-year-old named Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right (Mama),” the first commercial single of his career.
A United Nations agreement will soon be extended to safeguard the underwater remains of hundreds of ships sunk during World War I.
When researchers at Britain’s University of Bristol were cleaning out a cupboard, they made a stunning discovery.
As the World Cup sparks soccer fever in the United States, look back at the forgotten golden age of American soccer—the 1920s.
On the eve of the assassination’s centennial, find out how a teenage Serbian nationalist provided the spark for World War I.
An investigation has revealed that one of Colonial New England’s most aristocratic families participated in the slave trade.