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Napoleon’s Hundred Days: The French Emperor’s Brief Return to Power

Napoleon’s Hundred Days refer to the second reign of the French Emperor Napoleon I. His attempt to regain power over France, however, ultimately led to his defeat and permanent exile.

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The Doolittle Raid: America’s revenge for Pearl Harbor

After Pearl Harbor, the full, if not immediately enthusiastic, participation of the United States in World War II was all but guaranteed. While there may have been murmurings of a possible attack in military circles, it blindsided the American public, and

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The real WWII 'Great Escape': How 76 men escaped from Nazi captivity in Stalag Luft III

In the dark hours of March 24, 1944, a daring and meticulously planned operation unfolded within the confines of Stalag Luft III, a German prisoner-of-war camp in Sagan, now modern-day Żagań, Poland. Known as the "Great Escape," this audacious act invol

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The French and Indian War: The conflict that set the stage for the American Revolution

The French and Indian War, spanning from 1754 to 1763, was a momentous conflict that forever altered the landscape of North America. Not merely a territorial battle between the British and the French, this war was a complex clash involving a diverse cast

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Viral Photo of Chernobyl Taken 14 Hours After Nuclear Meltdown

The first photo of the Chernobyl disaster taken 14 hours after the nuclear catastrophe went viral yesterday along with its fascinating story.

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Was George Washington Really Offered a Chance to Be King of the U.S.? | HowStuffWorks

How close did America come to having a monarchy? HowStuffWorks finds out whether George Washington could have been King of the U.S.

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When Howard Hughes Helped the CIA on a Top-Secret Mission

In 1968, when the CIA needed help with an audacious Cold War operation, officials decided that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes would be the perfect man for the job.

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6 Valuable Shipwrecks Still Waiting to Be Found

These mysterious undersea sites might contain millions (or billions) in lost treasure.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Alan Shepard

Nov. 18 is Alan Shepard's birthday. HowStuffWorks Now shares some little-known facts about the first American in space.

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10 Huge Misconceptions About Famous Medieval Figures

Renaissance thinkers didn’t heap much praise on the Middle Ages, but the period is full of inspiring figures who performed …