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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Donner Party

The specter of cannibalism overshadows many other fascinating facts about the emigrants.

By Dave Adams

The Culper Ring: The Revolutionary Spies Who Helped Win the War

George Washington relied on the secretive spy ring to win the American Revolution.

By Robert Walsh

That Time the Royal Navy Burned an American City to the Ground

The fiery attack nearly burned the town to the ground—and stoked the flames of American rebellion.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

The British Soldier Who Escaped from Dunkirk by Stealing a Car

James May and six of his fellow soldiers were left behind on the dangerous beaches of Dunkirk.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Shanghai 1937: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Documentary

Inspired by Peter Harmsen’s New York Times-bestselling book, the new documentary looks at the beginning of World War II in China.

By Bill Einreinhofer

This European City Has Been Destroyed by Invaders 44 Times

All told, the city has seen 115 different wars and been razed to the ground 44 times.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Lost at Sea: What Happened to the Mary Celeste?

It remains one of history's most haunting maritime mysteries.

By Dave Adams

The Untold Story of Kate Warne, America's First Female Private Eye

When Kate Warne marched into Allan Pinkerton's office, he couldn't have imagined all she would achieve as his agent.

By Robert Walsh

6 Languages That Could Be Another Kind of Navajo Code

The use of Native American languages during the Pacific Theater of World War II safeguarded every American move. 

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

A Missing Tuskegee Airman's Remains Were Identified After 74 Years

Captain Lawrence Dickson was just 24 when his red-tailed P-51 Mustang fighter was downed in 1944. 

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

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