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Piltdown Man Hoax, 100 Years Ago

On its 100th anniversary, mystery still lingers over one of history’s most spectacular scientific hoaxes.

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9 Things You May Not Know About the Electoral College

As American electors gather to formally cast their votes for president, explore 9 things you may not know about the Electoral College.

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General Grant Expels Jews From His War Zone, 150 Years Ago

General Ulysses S. Grant issued arguably the most infamous anti-Semitic regulation in U.S. history 150 years ago today.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Boston Tea Party

As the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party approaches, explore 10 things you may not know about the iconic political protest.

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Congress Debates Manhattan Project National Park

A controversial bill now before Congress would establish a national historical park at sites involved in the Manhattan Project.

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Remembering the Battle of Fredericksburg, 150 Years Later

As we mark the 150th anniversary of the battle, here are eight things you may not know about Fredericksburg.

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Seal Team Six Member Killed in Afghanistan Rescue Operation

The elite U.S. special operations unit that killed Osama bin Laden lost one of its members last weekend during a rescue operation in Afghanistan.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Prizes, awarded annually on the anniversary of founder Alfred Nobel’s death, remain some of the most prestigious awards in the world.

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The Killer Fog That Blanketed London, 60 Years Ago

For five days in December 1952, the Great Smog smothered London, wreaking havoc and killing thousands.

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Royal Announcement Leads to Succession Scramble

The announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby has put pressure on the British government to change centuries-old rules of royal succession.

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Historic Hot Dog Stand Shuts its Doors for the First Time

After Hurricane Sandy battered the historic boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn, one of its most iconic businesses was forced to close for the first time in its 96-year-history.

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The Royal Roots of the American Christmas Tree

An American holiday tradition was launched by a fashionable British queen celebrating an old German custom.

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The Real Story Behind Plymouth Rock

As America celebrates Thanksgiving, explore the real history of the Pilgrims’ purported landing place—Plymouth Rock.