Without an official peace agreement signed, British officials banned Japan and Germany from attending the 1948 Olympics in bombed out London.

Wally Funk was among a group of female pilots, known as the "Mercury 13," who in 1961 endured dozens of tests to see how women's bodies would hold up in space. On Tuesday, she joined billionaire Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin’s first crewed spaceflight.

Archaeologists have discovered that the Anchor Church Caves may be one of the oldest intact domestic dwellings in Britain.

More graves were found at a lost African American cemetery in Colonial Williamsburg. The total of likely burials discovered at the location of the old First Baptist Church in the former Virginia capital now stands at 21.

Theresa Ann Walker’s husband, the Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, was often interviewed about his role in the movement. Reporters rarely talked to her about her searing experiences.

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The 240-year-old journal of John Claypoole, a Revolutionary War POW and later the third husband of Betsy Ross, sheds light on the flagmaker's devotion to independence.

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Dale Carnegie, the author of the 1936 bestseller, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” grew up desperately poor on a Missouri farm.

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MacNolia Cox was 13 when the Black girl from Akron integrated the National Spelling Bee in 1936, enduring Jim Crow discrimination. Zaila Avant-garde, the bee's first African American champion, said she thought about MacNolia as she spelled her way to victory Thursday night.

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In 1974, Roger T. Davis was sentenced to 40 years in prison for marijuana possession and intent to sell – a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court and transformed Davis into Virginia’s Marijuana Martyr.

Two centuries before Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated, Jean-Jacques Dessalines was slain by political rivals after helping to lead an anti-slavery revolution.

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