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Historical events that were actually photographed

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Declassified documents reveal the truth about the FBI’s contribution to Ernest Hemingway’s demise

A toy monkey reunites a family decades after WWII

Last-known photographs of highly influential people

How Dr. Seuss helped America defeat Hitler

Decades after WWII was over, these men kept fighting

Declassified information reveals US Navy’s alliance with the Italian mob decades later

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The Christmas party that stopped a world war

The greatest find of the 21st century solves 3,000-year-old mystery of the Trojan War

A letter from the past arrives 150 years after it was written

Ridiculous Cold War combat vehicles

Craziest Black Friday moments in history

Rare Civil War photos capture America’s greatest war

Secret room discovered under house turns out to be part of American history

Photographs of famous landmarks under construction

Historical finds we still don’t know the purpose of

What happened to the ancient Mayan civilization?

The not-so-noble tale of the Nobel Prize

The story of America in 15 cocktails

Things you didn’t know about Ancient Egypt

30 Prohibition party photos

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