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The Story Behind The Iconic “Saigon Execution” Photo

The Story Behind The Iconic “Saigon Execution” Photo

The photograph of a South Vietnamese general executing a young Viet Cong fighter during the Tet Offensive shocked the world. Details that didn't make the papers paint a different story.
Obama Proposed To Another Woman Before Michelle And She Turned Him Down, New Book Reveals

Obama Proposed To Another Woman Before Michelle And She Turned Him Down, New Book Reveals

Barack Obama proposed to Sheila Jager before he ever met Michelle. A new book claims that race played a role in why it didn't work out.
In The 1930s, People Kept Babies In Cages Suspended Out Their Windows

In The 1930s, People Kept Babies In Cages Suspended Out Their Windows

Believe it or not, no cage-related injuries or deaths were ever reported.
Lingchi May Be The Most Terrifying Punishment In History

Lingchi May Be The Most Terrifying Punishment In History

The cut-by-cut torture method may have been in use for hundreds of years.
Nude George Washington Sculpture To Debut In New York

Nude George Washington Sculpture To Debut In New York

This 18th-century Italian statue will soon go on display at the Frick Collection.
The Teenager Who Saved Dozens Of Jews From Nazi Death Squads

The Teenager Who Saved Dozens Of Jews From Nazi Death Squads

At the height of the Holocaust, 23 Jews arrived at Julian Bilecki's home seeking shelter. He didn't have the room, so he made it.
The Language Late-19th Century Migrant Workers Created In Order To Survive

The Language Late-19th Century Migrant Workers Created In Order To Survive

Survival doesn't entail physical strength alone — it also requires good communication.
New Study To Identify Mummified Victims Of 19th Century Cannibal Shipwreck

New Study To Identify Mummified Victims Of 19th Century Cannibal Shipwreck

DNA research could finally identify the victims of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1848.
Rarely Seen Color Photos Of World War II That Truly Bring History To Life

Rarely Seen Color Photos Of World War II That Truly Bring History To Life

These color photos offer an immediacy to WW2 events that you just don't get in black-and-white.
The 1918 Flu Pandemic: History In Photos

The 1918 Flu Pandemic: History In Photos

Ebola is seizing international attention, but as the 1918 flu pandemic shows, there are much deadlier diseases out there.
Inside The Incredibly Twisted Murder Mansion Of H.H. Holmes

Inside The Incredibly Twisted Murder Mansion Of H.H. Holmes

How one charming man killed hundreds with his Chicago home.