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A Sixth Grade History Project Exonerated the Captain of the USS Indianapolis

Court-martialed after the sinking of the cruiser, Captain McVay's innocence was proven by Hunter Scott in 1996.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

4 Women Earned Silver Stars in the Same WWII Battle

Mary Roberts, Elaine Roe, Virginia Rourke, and Ellen Ainsworth continued to save lives even as mortar shells rained down around them.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

These 5 Brothers Were Heroes Of The American Revolution

The Butler family's contributions made our nation's birth possible.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

Meet the Mercy Dogs of World War I

Support dogs have a long-standing history that might surprise you.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

How The Allies Used Math To Save Bomber Crews During WWII

One Austrian Jew saved untold planes and crew members with his survivorship bias theory.

By Alex Hollings, We Are the Mighty

This Is What It Was Like To Be Marooned In The Age Of Sail

Alexander Selkirk was left ashore an uninhabited island by his captain.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Watch An Interview With The Last Surviving Witness To The Lincoln Assassination

In 1956, one man reminisced about his experience in the Ford's Theater at age five.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The Wild West's Toughest Lawman Was Born A Slave

Bass Reeves was the first black deputy marshal west of the Mississippi–and one of the most beloved.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

An Awful Car Killed More Nazi Generals Than World War II

The car of the future was also the downfall of many a high-ranking Nazi.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The Union Saved An Ironclad By Deploying $9 Trash Decoy

The USS Indianola was pressed into service before her completion, yet she managed to serve with honor–and be the subject of a thrilling rescue mission.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

This Is The Biggest Victory Natives Scored Against The Colonials

Westward expansion wasn't a simple matter of packing your bags and moving out.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The U.S. Plan To Survive A Soviet Nuke Was Absolutely Bonkers

The pressure was imminent. But the plans were hardly bulletproof.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

World War II Dive Bombers Whistled Only To Scare Civilians

That iconic, terrifying sound wasn't necessary to the functioning of an airplane.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

One Of The First Two Female FBI Agents Got Her Start In The Marines

Susan Roley Malone had cherished the ideal of working for the Bureau long before a career as an FBI agent was open to women.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Austria Gave The Ottoman Turks The Greatest Taunt of All Time

Christian Europe teamed up to prevent the Ottoman empire's expansion through Vienna.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

5 Things That Surprised The German Army On D-Day

The German army may not have been surprised by an attack, but the Allied forces had a few tricks ready to go.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The Northernmost Confederate Attack was a Raid on Vermont

St Albans Raid was one of the most controversial events in the Civil War.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

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