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As Washington celebrated the expected end to the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered what would be his last public address from a White House balcony.
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Archaeologists have determined that animal bones found in an Austrian cellar are the remains of a 17th century Ottoman “war camel.”
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The remains of six Japanese soldiers killed during battle on the island of Peleliu in 1944 have been discovered after being sealed in a cave for 70 years.