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On this day in 1930, construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the …
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As Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes Day today with fireworks and bonfires, look back at Fawkes’ failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
A former president, a current president, a future president and a Socialist Party candidate all sought the White House 100 years ago.
On the 500th birthday of the Sistine Chapel’s famous ceiling, explore seven facts about the Renaissance masterpiece.
Thirty years before the infamous Salem witch trials, a witch hunt hysteria swept through another colonial New England town.
Fifty years ago, U-2 pilot Rudolf Anderson Jr. was shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His death may have saved the lives of millions.
Explore nine surprising about fascist dictator Benito Mussolini on the 90th anniversary of his rise to power.
Some 219 years before she was accused of killing her parents, Lizzie Borden’s ancestor Thomas Cornell hanged for his mother’s murder.
As the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers get ready to square off in the 108th World Series, explore six surprising facts about the Fall Classic.
Almost 40 years after it was first proposed, this week marked the opening of Four Freedoms Park, a new memorial honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Three new studies lend support to the theory that Earth’s satellite emerged from a fiery planetary smashup.