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This Famous Bathtub Has Met its Waterloo

Imagine the poor PFC tasked with lugging around Napoleon’s personal bathtub ...
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Oliver Otis Howard: Westward, Christian Soldier

General O.O. Howard found grace and lost an arm during the Civil War before heading west to confront Apache leader ...
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What Caused the Korean War and Why Did the US Get Involved?

The Korean War (1950-1953) was the first military action of the Cold War. It was sparked by the June 25, ...
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Car History Timeline: From 3-Wheeled Buggies to Self-Driving Vehicles

Few inventions in history have transformed our lives, culture and environment as much as the automobile. Before 1900, most people ...
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‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ May Have Been Terrible, but at Least We Have this X-Wing

I’ll never get back the 144 minutes I spent watching the midnight premiere of “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker,” a ...
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What Happened to ‘Operation Vengeance’ Wingman Raymond K. Hine?

Pilots involved in the mission to kill Isoroku Yamamoto reported seeing Hine’s left engine smoking, but no one saw him ...
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Scrap for cash before coins

(University of Göttingen) How did people living in the Bronze Age manage their finances before money became widespread? Researchers from ...
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Earliest evidence of humans changing ecosystems with fire

A new study provides the earliest evidence to date of ancient humans significantly altering entire ecosystems with flames. The study ...
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The Soviet Union’s Top-Secret Operation to Repatriate Downed U.S. Airmen

Hundreds of American fliers ended up stranded in Siberia—creating a conundrum for the Soviets, who were not at war with ...
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First member of ill-fated 1845 Franklin expedition is identified by DNA analysis

(University of Waterloo) The identity of the skeletal remains of a member of the 1845 Franklin expedition has been confirmed ...
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