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On the 150th anniversary of automaker Henry Ford’s birth, look back at his annual camping trips with Thomas Edison and other American icons.
Researchers in Texas have discovered a 200-year-old shipwreck site more than three-quarters of a mile below sea level.
On the 60th anniversary of the Korean War’s conclusion, get the facts on this perpetually overshadowed Cold War clash.
The Bank of England announced this week that an image of the beloved author Jane Austen will be printed on the back of Britain’s 10-pound note—replacing famed naturalist Charles Darwin.
Get the facts on the complicated family history of Britain’s newest royal arrival.
Archeologists have discovered the remains of a 16th century garrison that predates the earliest English settlements in the United States by decades.
On July 22, 1933, Wiley Post, the famed American aviator who had overcome personal tragedy to become one of the most popular pilots of the 20th century, touched down at New York’s Floyd Bennett Field to a crowd of more than 50,000 well-wishers, eager to congratulate him on yet another aeronautical achievement.
On the 150th anniversary of the bloody battle that inspired the movie “Glory,” take a look back at the all-black 54th Massachusetts Regiment.
As the world celebrates his 95th birthday, here’s a look back at the life and legacy of the man known to his fellow South Africans and the world as “Madiba.”
Get the facts about John Jacob Astor, America’s first multi-millionaire.
Within the last four decades, young people in a remote village in northern Australia have created a new language and made it their native tongue.
Ninety years after the Hollywood sign went up, explore some surprising facts about this famed symbol of the U.S. movie industry.
On the centennial of his birth, explore some interesting facts you may not know about the 38th U.S. president, Gerald R. Ford.