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- The London Beer Flood, 200 Years Ago
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The recently discovered wreck of one of the ships from Sir John Franklin’s lost 1845 mission to the Arctic may be the key to a centuries-old mystery.
The author of a new book claims to have solved one of history’s coldest cases and unmasked the identity of Jack the Ripper.
On the 350th anniversary of its demise, get the facts on the only Dutch colony in mainland North America, which included present-day New York City.
On the centennial of the First Battle of the Marne, look back at the bloody fight that saved Paris and changed the course of World War I.
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