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William Shakespeare born, 1564
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Wolves evolved into man’s best friend south of the Yangtze River in what is now China, according to a new study.
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The earliest known case of interpersonal violence left one man with a traumatic head injury 126,000 years ago, a study suggests.
Explore the life of Louis Daguerre, whose birthday is celebrated in today’s Google Doodle.
Last week’s White House shooting wasn’t the first time the executive mansion has come under fire.
Artisans in the Greek colony of Selinunte lived and worked in a special quarter on the city’s outskirts, researchers announced this week.
On November 14, 1971, NASA’s Mariner 9 reached Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.
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Edwin Hubble didn’t censor proof that Georges Lemaître beat him to an astronomical breakthrough, evidence suggests.
DNA challenges the theory that prehistoric artists depicted spotted horses before they even existed.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, television tackles one of American history’s difficult chapters—the Vietnam War—with an all-new, large-scale documentary series.
Today’s Google Doodle pays homage to the pioneering scientist Marie Curie, who was born 144 years ago on November 7, 1867.