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- First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland
- The Battle of Iwo Jima Begins, 70 Years Ago
- The Lincoln Memorial’s Bizarre Rejected Designs
- The Real-Life Story Behind “American Sniper”
- The Miracle on Ice, 35 Years Ago
- 10 Top Draws of San Francisco’s 1915 World’s Fair
- Scientists Seek Cholera DNA in Tuscan Cemetery
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On the 100th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl’s birth, look back at his historic voyage across the Pacific on the primitive raft Kon-Tiki.
On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Louis Lumière, take a look back at the Lumière brothers and their groundbreaking invention, the Cinématographe.
A new study suggests that melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep, may have first evolved hundreds of millions of years ago in tiny ocean creatures.
Turkish archaeologists say they have discovered dungeons that once held Vlad the Impaler, the real-life inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
According to a new book, centuries-old maps may reveal that Marco Polo sailed to the New World 200 years before Christopher Columbus.
Delve into the history of America’s military on the 225th anniversary of its official founding.
A new virtual lighting model by computer graphics chipmaker Nvidia debunks claims that the Apollo moon landings were staged.
A pair of caryatids–or pillars made of sculpted female figures–found at the massive Greek burial complex may hint at the identity of the tomb’s occupant.
On the 145th anniversary of Jim Fisk and Jay Gould’s attempt to corner the U.S. gold market, learn more about one of the 19th century’s most infamous financial scandals.
On the 75th anniversary of Dr. Sigmund Freud’s death, learn 10 surprising facts about the father of modern psychoanalysis.
Archeologists excavating the Chapel of St. Morrell in England have uncovered a pair of skeletons that have been holding hands for the past 700 years.
On the 80th anniversary of Bruno Hauptmann’s arrest, look back at the big break in the search for the Lindbergh baby’s kidnapper.
Newly released WWII files confirm the existence of a legendary seductive spy and reveal more about one of Britain’s most notorious traitors.