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Burglar Nabs Gold Rush-Era Treasure from California Museum

A burglar who struck the Oakland Museum this week is the latest thief to target artifacts relating to California’s historic Gold Rush.

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10 Things You May Not Know About London’s Underground

On the 150th anniversary of its first ride, explore 10 facts about the world’s first underground railway.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Richard Nixon

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard Nixon, explore 10 surprising facts about America’s 37th president.

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A First Lady Brings a French Icon to American Shores

Fifty years after one of history’s most famous art exhibits, find out how two enigmatic women—Jackie Kennedy and the Mona Lisa—came together to captivate the nation.

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Fight for the Falklands: A Primer

Long-running tensions between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the Falkland Islands have flared again, near the 180th anniversary of a historic clash.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Samuel Morse

As we celebrate the 175th anniversary of his landmark achievement, here are six things you may not know about the inventor of the telegraph.

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Franklin Roosevelt’s Personal Polio Crusade, 75 Years Ago

On the 75th anniversary of its creation, take a look back at the history of the March of Dimes.

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A Brief History of College Bowl Games

As college football kicks off 2013 with six bowl games, explore the history of this New Year’s Day tradition.

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This Year in History: 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, explore some of the year’s stories, as covered by History in the Headlines.

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5 Things You May Not Know About Kwanzaa

As millions of people around the world prepare to celebrate Kwanzaa, explore five things you may not know about this pan-African holiday.

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

Seventy-five years ago, Walt Disney made history with the release of the first-ever full-length animated feature, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Roosevelts

From Franklin’s brushes with death to Eleanor’s midnight ride with Amelia Earhart, here are 10 things you may not know about this presidential pair.

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Who’s Buried in Sacagawea’s Grave?

Sacagawea reportedly died 200 years ago today, but a gravestone in Wyoming tells a much different story.