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John Hancock: The man who financed the American Revolution

World War II veteran returns to Germany to solve a mystery that’s been haunting him for 70 years

December 4th, 1881: The first edition of LA Times is published

November 2,1889: The Dakotas are admitted as the 39th and 40th states

You need to hear about the former slave who became a legendary mail carrier in the Old West

106-year-old Union soldier honored as last surviving Civil War combatant

How the Ho-Chunk Nation not only survived the odds but made a comeback

Discovery of secret room on plantation reignites the Jefferson–Hemings controversy

Finding her voice: Why Eleanor Roosevelt is our favorite wallflower

Amelia Earhart? Try Jerrie Mock: The first woman to successfully fly around the world

January 19, 1981: Muhammad Ali prevents someone from taking their own life

Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution

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January 17, 1917: United States purchases the Virgin Islands

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Pablo Escobar’s wife Maria Henao hasn’t had it easy since his death

January 16, 1581: England legally bans Catholicism

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Historical events that were actually photographed

January 15, 1870: The Democrat donkey appears in print for the first time

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Weird ways animals have served in military through history

Princess Diana was no ordinary princess

January 14, 1967: The Human Be-In kicks off in San Francisco, marking the beginning of the “Summer of Love”

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January 13, 1968: Johnny Cash delivers famous performance inside Folsom State Prison

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January 12, 1998: Nineteen European countries jointly ban human cloning

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January 11, 1922: Insulin used to treat diabetes patient for first time

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Rare photos of the circus’s strange and amazing acts

Famous UK folk singer who had gone missing resurfaces 30 years later

Incredible photos of the last Mongolian eagle hunters

January 10, 1776: Thomas Paine publishes ‘Common Sense’

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Bessie Coleman: America’s first black female pilot

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John Hancock: The man who financed the American Revolution

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How lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis pioneered early female badassery

January 9, 2007: Steve Jobs unveils the first ever iPhone

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January 8, 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty”

10 declassified operations the government kept secret for years

World War II veteran returns to Germany to solve a mystery that’s been haunting him for 70 years

January 7, 1927: First commercial phone call made between London and New York

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