Even in pre-Civil War Washington, where lawmakers dueled and brawled, the shooting of a waiter was a new low.
The musician behind the early banjo recording was just as mysterious as the discovery itself.
A letter with a fake name trolled the British ambassador and created an uproar that many historians believe helped swing the election to Benjamin Harrison.
Ludwig and Julius Pieper were twins from Nebraska who served aboard the same boat off the coast of Normandy that hit a mine, killing them both. It took decades to identify Julius's remains, but the twins were buried together on Tuesday.
Archaeologists have found a pit where two soldiers and some amputated arms and legs were buried after the Civil War’s Second Battle of Bull Run near Manassas.
Millions of children were evacuated from their homes in British cities and sent to the countryside during World War II. It would affect many of them for life.
The statesman never had children of his own, but he constantly played the role of the beleaguered patriarch for many.
The heavyweight champion refused to fight in the Vietnam War — and was nearly sent to jail for it.
Seven years after a tipster pointed out that some publicly displayed Columbus letters were forgeries, American authorities returned one to the Vatican.
In 1954, with President Eisenhower in the pews, the Rev. George Docherty argued that “to omit the words ‘under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance is to omit the definitive factor in the American way of life.” Eisenhower agreed.