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Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975
On July 31, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears in Detroit, Michigan, never to be heard…
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On the 110th anniversary of the mutiny aboard the battleship Potemkin, take a look back at the uprising that helped inspire the Russian Revolution.
On the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, learn about 10 notables who served in the conflict.
A CT scan has revealed the tiny body of a premature baby tucked under the feet of a Lutheran bishop’s 336-year-old mummified remains.
One hundred fifty years ago, the controversial Native American chief Stand Watie—the last remaining Confederate general in the field during the Civil War—surrendered his army.
Last week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans for a redesign of the $10 bill, marking the first time in more than a century that a woman will be featured on a U.S. bill.
Twenty-five years after its closing, explore eight facts about the Berlin border crossing that served as an iconic symbol of the Cold War.
The nearly three-month battle for Okinawa that ended on June 22, 1945 was the last—and the bloodiest—clash between Japanese and U.S. forces in the Pacific during World War II.
Two centuries after Napoleon met his Waterloo, learn seven surprising facts about one of the most significant battles in European history.
On the Battle of Bunker Hill’s 240th anniversary, explore 10 surprising facts about the first major battle of the American Revolution.
As the FIFA Women’s World Cup continues, find out more about the female soccer pioneers who drew huge crowds until banned for threatening the popularity of the men’s game.
A British rock legend’s unlikely fascination drove him to amass the world’s largest private collection of Alamo relics, which he recently donated to the Texas landmark.
More than two dozen letters written by famed physicist Albert Einstein sold at auction this week, bringing in a total of some $420,625.