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8 Facts About Genghis Khan That May Surprise You

The leader of the Mongol Empire caused great change across the world.

How War Pigeons Changed the Course of Battle–and History

The much-maligned birds were some of the most important combatants in World War I and II.

20 Great Biopics Streaming on Netflix and Beyond

History comes alive in these fascinating biopics.

Books for Dad: The Best History Book for Every Type of Father

Find the perfect read for your dad this Father's Day.

9 Little-Known Facts About the History of Memorial Day

Trace the history of America's national day of remembrance.

20 Influential Women in History You Need to Know About

Their influence and contributions are impossible to ignore.

10 Essential Books About Martin Luther King Jr.

90 years after his birth, we look back on King's legacy with these 10 vital reads. 

Beyond the Podcast: 10 Great Courses for Every History Buff

Explore the world’s greatest history lessons from your smartphone.

16 Travel Books That Will Feed Your Wanderlust

Explore the world on foot—or from the comfort of your reading chair.

The 14 Most Beautiful Underground Caves Anyone Can Visit

Venture below the surface for our planet's most spectacular views. 

On This Day: Sidney Poitier Was Born

The iconic African-American actor turns 91 today.

On This Day: Rosa Parks Was Born

The woman who sparked the Montgomery bus boycotts was born in Tuskegee.

Clotilda, Final Slave Ship to the United States, May Have Just Been Found off the Coast of Alabama

The schooner, lost since 1860, is the last confirmed ship that brought captives from Africa to the United States.

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