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A Drive Around London in 1926

In 1926, British-born filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene filmed the streets of London in breathtaking color. But only recently has the British Film Institute released an extract of their restoration of Friese-Greene's footage.

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Watch Queen Elizabeth II’s History-Making 1953 Coronation

On May 12, 1937, Princess Elizabeth—then just 11 years old—looked on as her father, King George VI, was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Little did she know that just 16 years later, she would be at the center of the exact same ceremony.

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The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon | Mental Floss

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history in 1969 when they became the first people to step foot on the Moon. Ten others have followed in their footsteps.

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8 Amazing Things Discovered During the Expansion of the London Underground

Europe’s largest engineering project uncovered countless historic treasures, ranging from bones to Tudor bowling balls.

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Men who say they found Nazi treasure train reveal new details

Two men who claim to have located a Nazi train laden with treasure that reportedly went missing in the last days of World War II came forward Friday in a Polish television interview and disclosed new details of their alleged feat.

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Izola Ware Curry, Who Stabbed King in 1958, Dies at 98 - NYTimes.com

In 1958, she stabbed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a Harlem book signing — an episode that a decade later would become a rhetorical touchstone in the last oration of his life.

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'Dirty Old London': A History Of The Victorians' Infamous Filth : NPR

In the 1800s, the Thames River was thick with human sewage and the streets were covered with horse dung, the removal of which, according to Lee Jackson, presented an "impossible challenge."

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George III 'eccentric' drawing discovered hidden in British Library - Telegraph

An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by George III during his period of 'madness' was found hidden in a volume

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5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.

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Does Richard III's DNA question the Queen's right to the throne? Relative of monarch may have been conceived out of wedlock

Genetic analysis of a battle-scarred skeleton discovered under a council car park in Leicester three years ago has confirmed that it did indeed belong to the last Plantagenet king (pictured).

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Eyes on Mars on Apollo 11's Moon Landing Anniversary - NBC News

Even before Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin joined Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission that took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” he seems to ha...

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Why We Set Off Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

Ever wondered why we set off those humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder in our sky each Fourth of July? Apparently, the history of fireworks in America is as old the country itself. On our first Independence Day celebration, held in Philadelphia ...

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How shopping has changed since 1944

The 70th anniversary of D-Day reminds us of what a lucky time we live in. When we talk of times of austerity and hardship, the last few years is small...

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How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock&...

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    What Happened to Marie Antoinette's Children?

    While the story of Marie Antoinette ends with her beheading in 1793, the tragedy of her family continued to unfold long after her death.