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The WWII “battle” was an example of what happens when the threat of attack feels all too real
WWII had come to a close, and the U.S. was the first to seize a new class of giant Japanese submarines. The next step was to analyze them quickly
The show's rollicking one-liners and bawdy routines paved the way for Saturday Night Live and other cutting-edge television satire
Dehydrated, exhausted, and preyed upon by sharks, the surviving crew of the sunken USS Indianapolis was in a living nightmare
In 1887, African-American cane workers in Louisiana attempted to organize—and many paid with their lives
The recordings we hear today didn’t air over the BBC at the time, but that hasn’t stopped many Britons from remembering otherwise
With roots dating back to the 13th century, Gryla is not to be messed with
We can learn crucial lessons by examining the natural forces that shaped Rome's rise and fall
Glorified with a statue in the U.S. Capitol, Ephraim McDowell is a hero in Kentucky, but the full story needs to be told
A new photography book uncovers the last days (and lasting legacy) of a New York institution
From music behind prison bars to a San Francisco building with a dark past, here are the top 10 pieces we published last year that deserve another look
Rosie the Riveter wasn’t the only woman who pitched in on the homefront
In December 1942, Chicago Pile-1 ushered in an age of frightening possibility
Though the practice is now more associated with Halloween, spooking out your family is well within the Christmas spirit
Believe it or not, most get answered
As AIM sunsets, let's reflect on its role in preparing people for today's digital messaging methods
Fortunately saner minds prevailed when the state thought about tearing down Philadelphia's historic structure
A new book takes a fresh look at the famed scientist
After 200 years, the sad story of Qurna, a so-called 'village of looters', is coming to a close
A project to scan documents found in the walls of a remote monastery is reshaping our view of the connections between East and West