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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Codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turing was pardoned for being gay. Learn all about Turing before Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game” premieres.

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These black-and-white photographs from the Civil War, World War I & II, & Communist Germany are rarely seen by the public. Check world history in pictures.

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From the first photo of Maya ruins to World War II to Steve Jobs & Bill Gates’ beginnings, these historical pictures capture humanities ebb and flow of war and peace.

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