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NASA created, 1958
On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible f…
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German authorities report that 1,400 artworks thought looted by the Nazis have been discovered in a squalid Munich apartment.
A new book reveals how hard-hitting, hard-drinking Gilded Age boxer John L. Sullivan became America’s first sports hero.
On the 65th anniversary of one of the greatest upsets in American politics, get the story on President Harry Truman’s unexpected re-election victory over Thomas Dewey.
On the 75th anniversary of the Orson Welles radio drama “The War of the Worlds,” look back at the most famous broadcast in radio history.
On its 150th birthday, get the facts on the International Red Cross.
With Oscar buzz building around “12 Years a Slave,” find out more about the mysterious life of protagonist Solomon Northup.
As the 155th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s birth nears, discover 10 surprising facts about America’s 26th president.
On United Nations Day, take a look back at a proposal to build a massive U.N. headquarters in the remote Black Hills of South Dakota.
This year’s World Series features two teams steeped in history.
Researchers worry that black-market dino bones will be lost forever to science.
A snorkeling science instructor discovers a dead 18-foot, 200-pound oarfish and drags it to land.
New research has revealed that the portliest of American presidents shed 60 pounds on a modern, low-carb diet.
Check out 10 surprising facts about the former queen of France.