History In The Headlines

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Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat nor Gloom of Night Can Stop the U.S. Postal Service, but Saturdays Soon Will

Following yesterday’s decision to end Saturday mail delivery, find out more about the long history of the U.S. Postal Service.

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Did Neanderthals Die Out Much Earlier Than We Thought?

A new study has cast doubt on a popular theory that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals once co-existed in Europe.

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Parking Lot Remains Confirmed to Belong to Richard III

DNA testing has confirmed that the remains found last fall under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester are those of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks, explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights activist.

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and brother Jim, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, will face off in Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday.

Famous Brothers in History

As siblings Jim and John Harbaugh lead their teams into Super Bowl XLVII, explore some of history’s most famous brothers.

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Grand Central Terminal: An American Icon Turns 100

As we celebrate its centennial, here are 10 things you should know about this New York landmark.

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Beyond Punxsutawney: Meet the Other Groundhogs

This Groundhog Day, peek inside the lifestyles of some lesser-known groundhog prognosticators across the United States and Canada.

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6 Things You Might Not Know About Gandhi

On the 65th anniversary of the iconic Indian leader’s assassination, find out more about this life and legacy.

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Mali Rebels Burn Historic Manuscripts in Timbuktu

Islamist rebels fleeing the arrival of French troops in Timbuktu set fire to a priceless cache of historic manuscripts, some dating as far back as the 12th century.

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Languages Under Siege

After being spoken for 3,000 years, Aramaic, the language of Jesus, could soon be extinct.

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The Mother of All Catalogs Ceases Publication, 10 Years Ago

Ten years after its last issue hit mailboxes, take a look back at the history of the Sears catalog.

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8 Things You May Not Know About the California Gold Rush

On the 165th anniversary of the discovery at Sutter’s Mill, check out 8 facts you may not know about the California Gold Rush.

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U.S. Military Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

As the U.S. military ends its policy of excluding women from combat, take a look back at women who have served on the front lines throughout history.