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On the 65th anniversary of the iconic Indian leader’s assassination, find out more about this life and legacy.
Islamist rebels fleeing the arrival of French troops in Timbuktu set fire to a priceless cache of historic manuscripts, some dating as far back as the 12th century.
After being spoken for 3,000 years, Aramaic, the language of Jesus, could soon be extinct.
Ten years after its last issue hit mailboxes, take a look back at the history of the Sears catalog.
On the 165th anniversary of the discovery at Sutter’s Mill, check out 8 facts you may not know about the California Gold Rush.
As the U.S. military ends its policy of excluding women from combat, take a look back at women who have served on the front lines throughout history.
Chinese officials recently announced plans to demolish one historic area of Beijing in order to re-create another.
Scientists are studying beaches dating to the mid-Pliocene era, some 3 million years ago, in order to predict how high sea levels might rise in the future.