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Rethinking FDR as Commander in Chief

Rethinking FDR as Commander in Chief

A new book reveals that President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s role in winning World War II was much greater than previously thought.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the French and Indian War

Before the release of “Alone Yet Not Alone,” explore 10 surprising facts about the film’s backdrop—the French and Indian War.

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10 Things You May Not Know About George Patton

Learn 10 surprising facts about the outspoken American general who fought in both World Wars.

The Hunt for Forgotten World War I Monuments

The Hunt for Forgotten World War I Monuments

An art historian is leading a campaign to catalogue, and hopefully preserve, America’s World War I memorials.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Douglas MacArthur

Explore 10 surprising facts about the controversial five-star American general who fought in two World Wars and Korea.

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Winston Churchill’s World War Disaster

A quarter-century before boldly leading Britain in World War II, Winston Churchill spearheaded a World War I military debacle—Gallipoli.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Nathaniel Hawthorne

On the 150th anniversary of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s death, explore 10 surprising facts about the famed American novelist.

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10 Things You Should Know About Brown v. Board of Education

On the eve of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, take a look back at the landmark school desegregation ruling.

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Tenzing Norgay and Everest’s Sherpas

On the centennial of Tenzing Norgay’s birth, look back at his historic Mount Everest ascent and the triumph and tragedy experienced by his fellow Sherpas.

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Scientists Find World’s Oldest Sperm

A team of paleontologists has discovered 17 million-year-old sperm inside tiny shrimp fossils encased in bat guano on the walls of a cave in Queensland, Australia.

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Has Wreckage of Christopher Columbus’ Flagship Been Found?

Archaeologists believe they have discovered the remains of the Santa Maria off the coast of Haiti.

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The Real-Life Story Behind “The Monuments Men”

Find out more about the unlikely World War II heroes who saved Europe’s art treasures and inspired the film.

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After 33 Months, Washington Monument Reopens to the Public

The Washington Monument welcomed visitors today for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years, after a painstaking restoration to repair earthquake damage.