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Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975
On July 31, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears in Detroit, Michigan, never to be heard…
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This Memorial Day, HISTORY salutes Sergeant Hjalmar Johansson, who volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps at just 17 and spent six months in Nazi prison camps when his B-24 bomber was shot down on its first mission.
Five hundred sixty years after it began, learn nine key facts about the bloody feud that permanently altered the course of British history.
A dispute over a small cannon in 1835 sparked the Texas Revolution and immortalized the battle cry “Come and Take It.”
Two hundred forty years after a county in North Carolina supposedly announced its independence from Great Britain, take a look back at the murky history of 1775’s Mecklenburg Declaration.
Two hundred thirty-five years after the daytime skies darkened over New England, learn how a mysterious weather phenomenon convinced many Americans that the end of days was at hand.
Surrounded by thousands of Mexican troops and facing near-certain death, Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis wrote what is considered to be one of history’s most heroic letters.
A five-century-old tomb found underneath a construction site in Nanjing, China, was the final resting place of a Ming Dynasty duchess.
A grassroots campaign to put a woman from American history on the $20 has announced the results of an online poll to choose its desired candidate.
British scientists have uncovered a secret at the heart of ancient Egypt’s large cache of animal mummies—many of them contain no animal remains at all.
On the 150th anniversary of the capture of Jefferson Davis by Union forces, explore 10 surprising facts about the Confederate president.
On the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, we take a look back at how five different countries greeted the end of World War II in Europe.
Thirty-five years after smallpox was declared eradicated, look back at the history of the pernicious disease.
On the centennial of its demise, learn more about the ill-fated British ocean liner.