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September 12, 1940: Discovery of Lascaux cave paintings

The Crimean War: Unpacking history’s most poorly planned conflict

Everything you need to know about France’s famous Arc de Triomphe

Catherine de Medici: The fascinating and troubled life of France’s deadly ‘Queen Mother’

Everything you need to know about Jeanne d’Arc, France’s heroic saint

How the Battle of Waterloo ruined the reputation of Napoleon Bonaparte

How 800 women helped birth a nation: The ‘Filles du roi’

June 17, 1885: The Statue of Liberty arrives home

June 6, 1944: D-Day

June 1, 1958: Charles de Gaulle regains leadership in France

April 19, 1909: Joan of Arc receives beatification from the Roman Catholic Church

How tall was Napoleon Bonaparte compared to average height?

Why did the French hate Queen Catherine de Medici?

Why French King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine

December 2nd, 1804: Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France

November 16th, 1945: UNESCO is founded

November 9th, 1799: Napoleon becomes Emperor of France

September 11th, 1951: Florence Chadwick becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel

How Vincent van Gogh really lost his ear

The worst military leaders since Napoleon

September 14, 1814: “Star-Spangled Banner” penned

Sharon Tate’s best films to watch before ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

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The Moai statues of Easter Island: Mystery solved?

The treasure and curse of the Oak Island mystery

General 09.11.19

The most boneheaded assassination attempts in recent history

Ada Lovelace: The first computer programmer

General 09.10.19

You won’t believe what these historical figures sounded like

The wild history of the Jersey Devil

General 09.09.19

Operation Paperclip and the rocket race

The epic tale of outlaw Johnny Ringo

General 09.08.19

Did the US stay in Vietnam unnecessarily long?

Technology 09.07.19

NASA to give away Apollo-era rocket to whoever can move it

US 09.06.19

Library of Congress to transcribe rare suffragist letters

General 09.05.19

An answer to the age-old question: “Boxers or briefs?”

Ancient 09.04.19

10 Remarkable Egyptian pharaohs

Dolly Parton: The life and legacy of country’s biggest star

General 09.03.19

The destruction of the USS Liberty

The great ‘Egg War’ of California

Guinness beer started Guinness World Records? Brilliant!

Ancient 09.02.19

5 Fascinating mythological creatures

General 09.01.19

The fundamental beliefs of the Church of Scientology

World 08.31.19

Holodomor: The devastating, Stalin-spun Ukrainian famine

World 08.30.19

The Crimean War: Unpacking history’s most poorly planned conflict

General 08.29.19

The surreal history of Scientology’s founder L. Ron Hubbard

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The terrifying progression of the Armenian genocide

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