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- Has Jack the Ripper’s Identity Been Revealed?
- The Dutch Surrender New Netherland, 350 Years Ago
- Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Found After 170 Years
- 9 Things You May Not Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner”
- The Strange Case of Emperor Norton I of the United States
- The History Behind the Scottish Independence Vote
- The First Battle of the Marne, 100 Years Ago
- Tomb Dating From the Time of Alexander the Great Found in Northern Greece
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