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On the Christmas Truce’s centennial, look back at the moment when the holiday spirit sparked impromptu ceasefires along World War I’s Western Front.
According to archaeologists, a cemetery in central Egypt may contain 1 million mummified human bodies, making it the largest necropolis ever found.
With the new film “Unbroken” about to hit theaters, learn eight fascinating facts about one of the most celebrated American servicemen of World War II.
When Thomas Edison demonstrated the first practical incandescent light bulb on New Year’s Eve 135 years ago, it marked the dawn of the electric age.
Forty-five years after the U.S. Air Force terminated its investigation into “Unidentified Flying Objects,” take a look back at the government response to the flying saucer hysteria of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
Seventy years after the start of Nazi Germany’s last gasp attack at the Battle of the Bulge, learn eight surprising facts about the fight Winston Churchill called “undoubtedly the greatest American battle” of World War II.
The so-called “Titanic of the Golden Gate” has laid covered in mud for over a century.
Workers fixing a leak at the Massachusetts State House in Boston unearthed a time capsule placed in the building’s cornerstone more than two centuries ago.
According to new research, the oldest horned dinosaur ever found in North America lived around 107 million years ago, in what is now southern Montana.
Newly released DNA evidence suggests that Norse women also took to the seas to help settle new lands.
Six men caught looting historical artifacts from an ancient desert cave in Israel last weekend may have been searching for undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls.
Archaeologists discovered a group of shackled skeletons in an ancient Roman burial ground in southwestern France, near the site of long-ago gladiatorial battles.
On the 175th anniversary of George Armstrong Custer’s birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the controversial general killed at Little Bighorn.