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History

Travel to the past with the best history stories, from Ancient Rome to World War II. The Archive has the history stories you crave, from military sagas to exploring the New World.

How the Stratton Brothers Became the First British Killers Busted by a Fingerprint

A thumbprint on a cashbox led police to the murderers—and changed the course of criminal history.

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Great news, history lovers: We're looking for your original stories of little-known facts.

How the Pinkerton Detectives Took Down Chicago Grave Robbers in 1857

The infamous agency got its start protecting corpses from professional body snatchers.

6 Famous Explorers Who Vanished from the Face of the Earth

They set off into uncharted territory and were never seen again.

10 Most Famous Historical Solar Eclipses

Total solar eclipses are a rare and auspicious event.