History In The Headlines

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Romances That Changed History

For better or for worse, these historic romances altered the course of history.

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Frank Buckles, Last U.S. World War I Vet, Dies at 110

Frank Buckles, America’s last surviving World War I veteran, has died at age 110.

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Trove of Thomas Jefferson’s Books Discovered

Dozens of books that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson have surfaced at Washington University in St. Louis, where they have been keeping a low profile for 131 years.

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Beer from 19th-Century Shipwreck May Be Brewed Again

Finnish researchers hope to crack the recipe of 200-year-old beer found in a Baltic shipwreck and recreate it for today’s drinkers.

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Major Mob Busts in U.S. History

We take a look at some of the most significant Mafia busts in the history of the organized crime network.

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World War II Memo Cracked by Allies Found

Volunteers at the former codebreaking center Bletchley Park have found a memo proving the success of the Allies’ game-changing deception campaign during World War II.

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William Wallace: The Real Robin Hood?

Was Scottish knight William Wallace of “Braveheart” fame the inspiration behind the legend of Robin Hood?

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World War II Hero from “Band of Brothers” Dies

Dick Winters, whose bravery and heroism during World War II were chronicled in the book and television series “Band of Brothers,” has died at 92.

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Inspiration for Iconic Rosie the Riveter Image Dies

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the model for an iconic poster associated with Rosie the Riveter, died on December 26 at the age of 86.

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This Year in History: 2010

As 2011 prepares to make its arrival, we take a look at some of the most exciting and consequential stories from this year in history.

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Historic Eclipses

This week, as the world watches a true astronomical rarity–the first full lunar eclipse to coincide with a winter solstice since 1554–we take a look at legendary eclipses with undeniable historical significance.

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In 17th-Century Letters, King of Spain Frets Over Jamestown

Colonial Williamsburg has acquired 17th-century letters in which Philip III of Spain worries about England’s establishment of Jamestown.

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Titanic a Feast for New Bacteria

Nearly a century after striking an iceberg and plunging into the North Atlantic, Titanic has become a meal for hungry microscopic bacteria.