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Sally Ride onboard Space Shuttle Challenger

Remembering Space’s Female Pioneers

As we honor the historic heights reached by both Valentina Tereshkova and Sally Ride, here’s a look back at 50 years of women in space.

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Archaeologists Discover “Lost City” in Cambodian Jungle

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, a team of Australian archaeologists have uncovered a 1,200-year-old city hidden in the depths of the Cambodian jungle.

An employee monitors an incoming telegram at a telecommunications office in Bangalore. (Credit: Getty Images)

The End of an Era: India Shutters its Telegraph System

After more than 160 years, India is set to shut down all telegraph services due to the rising ubiquity of smartphones, email and texting.

Francis Ouimet

Golf’s Greatest Surprise, 100 Years Ago

When Francis Ouimet—a working-class amateur with a 10-year-old caddie—beat the top pros in the 1913 U.S. Open, he changed golf forever.

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English Channel Yields Rare World War II Find

A British museum has recovered the wreckage of a Luftwaffe plane shot down during the Battle of Britain.

Medgar Evers

7 Things You Should Know About Medgar Evers

On the 50th anniversary of his death, explore the life and legacy of the civil rights pioneer.

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Secretariat’s Record-Breaking Run, 40 Years Later

Forty years after he entered the history books, check out some surprising facts about an American equine icon.

John Dingell

57 Years, 177 Days and Counting: John Dingell Jr. Makes History

A Michigan congressman has become America’s longest-serving member of Congress.

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In Connecticut, Wright Brothers No Longer “First in Flight”

The Connecticut Senate has passed legislation effectively stripping Wilbur and Orville Wright of recognition for the first powered flight in history.

Robert F. Kennedy

Remembering Robert F. Kennedy

As we commemorate the 45th anniversary of his death, here are 10 things you may not know about RFK.

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Letters Shed New Light on World War I’s Christmas Truce

Newly discovered letters sent by a British officer from the Western Front reveal a more complicated truth behind the famous Christmas Truce of 1914.

Memorial to Harriet Tubman in Boston, Massachusetts. (Credit: Boston Art Commission)

Harriet Tubman’s Daring Raid, 150 Years Ago

One hundred and fifty years after one her most daring achievements and 100 years after her death, find out some surprising facts about Harriet Tubman.

Amelia Earhart Disappearance

Have Researchers Found Amelia Earhart’s Plane?

Researchers may have had a breakthrough in the decades-long search for the missing aviator.