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- The Dutch Surrender New Netherland, 350 Years Ago
- Has Jack the Ripper’s Identity Been Revealed?
- The First Battle of the Marne, 100 Years Ago
- Tomb Dating From the Time of Alexander the Great Found in Northern Greece
- Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Found After 170 Years
- Neanderthals May Have Been Artists, Too
- World War II Begins, 75 Years Ago
- 9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden
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