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Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation

5 Things You May Not Know About Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation

One hundred fifty years after Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, explore five facts about the 16th U.S. president and his policies on slavery.

Captain Kidd

8 Real-Life Pirates Who Roved the High Seas

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by meeting eight famous swashbucklers you wouldn’t want to cross.

Researchers believe the mosaic is typically Roman in design. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Giant Roman Mosaic Unearthed in Turkey

Archaeologists excavating a remote corner of the Roman empire have uncovered a massive and pristine mosaic.

Signing of the Constitution

7 Things You May Not Know About the Constitutional Convention

On the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, explore seven surprising facts about the framers and the Constitutional Convention.

Battle of Antietam

7 Ways the Battle of Antietam Changed America

America’s bloodiest day, 150 years ago, changed the course of the Civil War—and the country itself—forever.

An Election Entertainment

6 Things You May Not Know About the Gregorian Calendar

Explore the history of the Gregorian calendar, which Britain and its colonies adopted 260 years ago.

Richard III

King Richard III’s Body Found Under Parking Lot?

Archaeologists searching for the lost grave of King Richard III might have unearthed his remains in the English city of Leicester.

The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants face off in November 2008. (Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)

How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

As the NFL season kicks off, look back at football’s brutal beginnings and President Theodore Roosevelt’s quest to save the sport from abolition.

Voyager 1

6 Fascinating Facts About Space Probe Voyager 1

On the 35th anniversary of the launch of space probe Voyager 1, explore six cool facts about the farthest manmade object from Earth.

Bread and Roses Strike

The Strike That Shook America 100 Years Ago

As the United States commemorates Labor Day, take a look back at a landmark victory for American workers: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.

Political Conventions

5 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Political Conventions

From surprise candidates to delegate fistfights, here are five things you may not know about the history of nominating conventions.

Ice King

The Man Who Shipped New England Ice Around the World

Iced drinks were luxuries for the rich until 19th-century entrepreneur Frederic Tudor made a fortune shipping New England ice around the world.

Second Battle of Bull Run

The Second Battle of Bull Run: A Civil War Sesquicentennial

The Confederacy won a complete—albeit quickly overshadowed—victory at Bull Run 150 years ago.