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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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By analyzing Stone-Age clay cooking vessels, researchers have found the earliest conclusive evidence of humans using spices to flavor their food.
A Belgian map collector has found what may be the oldest known globe to depict the New World, dating to the early 1500s and engraved on the shell of an ostrich egg.
The Mashco-Piro, an indigenous group from the Amazon, is one of the most isolated tribes on Earth.
This week, scientists from the Smithsonian Institution introduced the olinguito —the newest mammal and the first carnivore discovered in the Americas in 35 years.
On the 125th anniversary of the birth of T.E. Lawrence, learn 10 surprising facts about the man known as “Lawrence of Arabia.”
Find out what happened when the lights went out.
August 13 marks the 21st annual celebration honoring left-handed achievements.
As the world-famous museum turns 220 years old, here are some surprising facts about its long history.
On August 8, 1963, 15 thieves pulled off one of the most famous heists of all time, robbing the U.K.’s Royal Mail train and making off with the equivalent of $69 million.
A new study finds that so-called “ghost glaciers” – layers of non-erosive glacial ice – have protected Greenland’s ancient landscapes for more than 800,000 years.
Beginning August 24, thousands of American daredevils will get their chance to run with the bulls when this centuries-old Spanish tradition arrives stateside.
The wife of an automotive pioneer made history when she set out on the world’s first road trip.
On August 2, 1923, President Warren G. Harding died of apparent heart failure while in the midst of a cross-country tour.