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Mexican Revolution

6 Things You May Not Know About the Mexican Revolution

As Mexico celebrates Revolution Day (Día de la Revolución) today, get the facts on one of history’s most convoluted conflicts.

Pilgrims Facts

5 Things You May Not Know About the Pilgrims

Discover five things about the hosts of the first Thanksgiving that might come as a surprise.

Abraham Lincoln Facts

10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

As Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln hits the big screen, explore 10 things you may not know about the 16th U.S. president.

Egyptian Princess Tomb

Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Unearthed

Archaeologists have discovered the court and tomb of a previously unknown ancient Egyptian princess who lived some 4,500 years ago.

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Get the facts on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the 30th anniversary of its unveiling.

Saber-Toothed Cats and Bear Dogs

Ancient Cats and Dogs Got Along, Study Shows

Nine million years ago, saber-toothed cats and bear dogs coexisted by divvying up prey and territory.

Campaign Slogans

10 Winning Presidential Campaign Slogans

As Americans vote for their next president, explore 10 memorable campaign slogans that have propelled candidates to the White House.

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day: A Brief History

As Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes Day today with fireworks and bonfires, look back at Fawkes’ failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

1912 Election

Remembering the 1912 Presidential Election

A former president, a current president, a future president and a Socialist Party candidate all sought the White House 100 years ago.

Sistine Chapel

7 Things You May Not Know About the Sistine Chapel

On the 500th birthday of the Sistine Chapel’s famous ceiling, explore seven facts about the Renaissance masterpiece.

Depiction of a witch trial by English painter William Powell Frith.

Before Salem, the First American Witch Hunt

Thirty years before the infamous Salem witch trials, a witch hunt hysteria swept through another colonial New England town.

Rudolf Anderson

The Cuban Missile Crisis Pilot Whose Death May Have Saved Millions

Fifty years ago, U-2 pilot Rudolf Anderson Jr. was shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His death may have saved the lives of millions.

Mussolini

9 Things You May Not Know About Mussolini

Explore nine surprising about fascist dictator Benito Mussolini on the 90th anniversary of his rise to power.