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Battle of Antietam

7 Ways the Battle of Antietam Changed America

America’s bloodiest day, 150 years ago, changed the course of the Civil War—and the country itself—forever.

An Election Entertainment

6 Things You May Not Know About the Gregorian Calendar

Explore the history of the Gregorian calendar, which Britain and its colonies adopted 260 years ago.

Richard III

King Richard III’s Body Found Under Parking Lot?

Archaeologists searching for the lost grave of King Richard III might have unearthed his remains in the English city of Leicester.

The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants face off in November 2008. (Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)

How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

As the NFL season kicks off, look back at football’s brutal beginnings and President Theodore Roosevelt’s quest to save the sport from abolition.

Voyager 1

6 Fascinating Facts About Space Probe Voyager 1

On the 35th anniversary of the launch of space probe Voyager 1, explore six cool facts about the farthest manmade object from Earth.

Bread and Roses Strike

The Strike That Shook America 100 Years Ago

As the United States commemorates Labor Day, take a look back at a landmark victory for American workers: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.

Political Conventions

5 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Political Conventions

From surprise candidates to delegate fistfights, here are five things you may not know about the history of nominating conventions.

Ice King

The Man Who Shipped New England Ice Around the World

Iced drinks were luxuries for the rich until 19th-century entrepreneur Frederic Tudor made a fortune shipping New England ice around the world.

Second Battle of Bull Run

The Second Battle of Bull Run: A Civil War Sesquicentennial

The Confederacy won a complete—albeit quickly overshadowed—victory at Bull Run 150 years ago.

Official Portrait of Neil Armstrong

Remembering Neil Armstrong: Slideshow

Explore the incredible career of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday at 82.

Dust Bowl

10 Things You May Not Know About the Dust Bowl

As the United States experiences its worst dry spell in 50 years, explore 10 surprising facts about its most epic drought disaster—the Dust Bowl.

Charge of the Light Brigade

The Last Major Cavalry Charge, 70 Years Ago

Seventy years ago, what many consider the last major cavalry charge took place in the Soviet Union.

Gertrude Ederle

Remembering Long-Distance Swimmer Gertrude Ederle

As Diana Nyad abandons her swim from Cuba to Key West, take a look back at the first woman to swim the English Channel.