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Why the RAF destroyed a ship with 4,500 concentration camp prisoners on board

On the afternoon of May 3, 1945, a squadron of RAF Typhoons began their descent to attack Axis shipping in Neustadt Bay, Germany. Below them, the …

How a zookeeper’s hero wife saved hundreds of Jews from the Nazis

When the Nazis bombed Warsaw on Sept. 1, 1939, no living creature was safe. In Jan and Antonina Zabinski’s zoo, monkeys shrieked, parrot feathers …

The Past of the Dust Bowl Is Very Present In Ken Burns’ New Documentary

Human Journey<p>How do you bring the Dust Bowl back to life? Get Ken Burns to make a film about it.<p>The preeminent documentarian’s latest act, <i>The Dust Bowl,</i> airing November 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. on PBS, is a two-part, four-hour look at “a decade-long natural catastrophe of biblical proportions.” In the …

The end of prohibition- picture of the day

First published on Wed 20 Feb 2013 08.06 EST

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People of the 1920s played a lot of sports. They danced different dances that were made. These dances were racy compared to the dances that were from …

100 Years Later: Popular Mechanics' Coverage of World War I

On April 6, 1917, a special session of congress declared war on the German Empire, officially signaling America's commitment to fight in World War I.<p>Four days after President Woodrow Wilson called for a special session of Congress in early April 1917, the U.S. officially declared war against the …

First world war centenary is a year to honour the dead but not to glorify

Michael Morpurgo remembers the stories of sacrifice and valour that inspired him to write the acclaimed War Horse<p>On the morning of 18 August 1918, units of the Belgian army climbed out of their trenches and advanced. For the first time since the invasion of their country four years earlier, they …

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii : Image of the Day

This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the southern coastline of the Hawaiian island Oahu, including Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941—68 …

Panama Canal expansion project: Have American fears come true?

<b>More than four years ago, when Panama awarded the lucrative contract to expand its inter-oceanic canal to a mostly European consortium, the United States was not pleased.</b><p>An American company whose bid was unsuccessful, Bechtel, thought the winning tender would barely pay for pouring the concrete and …

Michelle Obama Surprises Group of Female Students on International Women's Day

Talk about one lucky group of ladies.<p>Michelle Obama spent International Women’s Day in the best way possible—inspiring teenage girls at a local …

Women Workers Rising

<i>The AFT helped rally a large crowd of people for Women Workers Rising on March 8, an event held on International Women’s Day and the Day Without a</i> …

Life after traveling the Oregon Trail

By now, many people around Lincoln County are familiar with the story of two brothers, Rinker and Nick Buck, who, along with Nick's Irish Jack …

We Sent The Falcons And Patriots Down ‘The Oregon Trail’ To Predict The Super Bowl Winner

What is the best way to predict the outcome of the Super Bowl? Some choose to crunch the numbers and go with a statistical analysis approach. Others turn to <i>Madden 17</i> for a simulated result.<p>These are worthwhile efforts, but that’s all just guesswork. The only scientific way to determine the Super …

The 12-Year-Old Who Fought In the Civil War

When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, John Clem decided to enlist in the Union Army. There was just one problem: The Ohio resident was just …

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5 Things About Slavery You Probably Didn't Learn In Social Studies: A Short Guide To 'The Half Has Never Been Told'

Edward Baptist's new book, "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism", drew a lot of attention last month after the Economist said it was too hard on slave owners.<p>What you might not have taken away from the ensuing media storm is that "The Half Has Never Been …