Did Christopher Columbus discover America when he sailed the Atlantic Ocean to the New World in 1492 under the authority of the Spanish Crown? Was he the first European in the Americas?

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A new photo series purportedly released by the Islamic State shows the 2,000-year-old temple rigged with explosives before being detonated in Palmyra, Syria.

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New photos purportedly released by the Islamic State appear to show Islamist militants taking a jackhammer and other tools to ancient structures in Iraq.

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There is so much history and tradition to our July 4th holiday. Learn more about some of the lesser known stories of the Fourth of July throughout the history of America.

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Here is the story behind one of the most important documents in American history. There were many important characters, places and factors that contributed to its creation.

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The Islamic State has released photos of them destroying 4,000 year-old artifacts in Palmyra, Syria, an ancient Roman city and UNESCO world heritage site.

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June 21, 2015 is Father’s Day in the United States. It was invented by Sonora Smart Dodd, whose single father raised her and her five siblings.

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June 14, 2015 is Flag Day, dedicated to celebrating the adoption of the American flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Find Flag Day facts here.

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Before the Second Continental Congress adopted the American flag in 1777, the United States had many different designs of potential US flags. See them here.

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The 1944 Normandy beach invasion by American and allied forces against Nazis in France inspired the best orators in history. Read the top quotations here.

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A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State states their plans for the recently captured Palmyra, Syria, an ancient Roman city and UNESCO world heritage site.

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Islamic extremists in Iraq set their sights on their pagan ancestors by raiding the Nineveh Museum in Mosul and knocking over ancient artifacts and statues.

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Three great epic NFL matchups are piled high with playoff implications, historic rivalries, and a performance by Pitbull.

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An in-depth look at the month’s history, holidays and traditions.

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Death masks were a common ritual until recently. See what historical celebrities looked like from these plaster moldings taken of their faces shortly after they died.

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Alan Turing was a famous codebreaker and computer scientist. Turing’s life story is the focus of the film “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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