Deep-sea explorers said Friday they have hauled up what could be the richest sunken treasure ever discovered: hundreds of thousands of colonial-era silver and gold coins worth an estimated $500 million from a shipwreck in the Atlantic Ocean.
This week, efforts to lift the 52-year-old blanket of secrecy from this historical treasure are likely to take a big step forward.
The 11-nation commission governing the International Tracing Service, an arm of the International Committee of the R
Consider the lives of three men. The first was a very wealthy man. He owned 35,000 acres and 216 slaves. The second man was a lawyer. He expressed admiration of monarchy and his contempt for common people. The life of the third man was more complex
The problem with the banking system was the federal control of the money supply, and the effective remedy would have been free market banking, where the banks and other private firms would issue private currency backed by gold.
How many people know how Hitler actually became a dictator? My bet is, very few. I’d also bet that more than a few people would be surprised at how he pulled it off, especially given that after World War I Germany had become a democratic republic.
With all due respect and sympathy to the victims and their families of the Virginia Tech, Columbine and McDonalds shootings, the Oklahoma bombing, and other mass murders, these were not the worst mass murders of children in the US.
The death six Canadian soldiers in southern Afghanistan reminds us of Santayana’s maxim that those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it. On 27 July, 1880, the British Empire suffered one of the worst defeats in its colonial history.
The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts.
It's the coldest of cold cases, and yet it keeps warming to life. Seventy years after Amelia Earhart disappeared, clues are still turning up. Long-dismissed notes taken of a shortwave distress call beginning, "This is Amelia Earhart…,"
The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict: Published by Jews for Justice in the Middle East, has made this excellent resource available to people around the world. We have converted their booklet to a more easily copied format.
Mr. Von Moltke, descendant of one of Germany's greatest military generals, was executed in 1945 for collaborating against Hitler, partly as the guiding spirit of the Kreisau Circle, a collection of German intellectuals, theologians, and aristocra
"Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" uses 200 photographs, videotaped survivor stories and several dozen artifacts to trace eugenics' development as a perversion of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to its Nazi justificati
It was a speech so moving the crowd wept. George Washington's hand shook as he read it until he had to hold the paper still with both hands. After the ceremony, he handed the thing to a friend and sped out the door, riding off by horse.
On April 30, 1941, just days after a Gestapo courier threatened to denounce Anne Frank’s father, Otto, to the Nazis, he wrote to his close friend Nathan Straus begging help in getting his family out of Amsterdam and into America.
Which presidents and political parties were responsible for America deadliest wars? To what extent can you blame a president or a political party for choosing to go to war? This map may hold some answers
He was responsible for bringing to the world a high-quality compact camera that changed the face of 35mm photography. But Ernest Leitz II had a secret but possibly greater claim to fame - saving Jews from Nazi persecution in prewar Germany.
Travelli, who shuttled back and forth to the facility from Chicago for several years in the 1980s, didn't know the worst of it. When his mission bogged down, the Romanians not only held on to the highly enriched uranium, they secretly used it and
A REAL-LIFE Da Vinci mystery has been solved - historians have discovered where Leonardo's Mona Lisa was buried.
Art investigator Giuseppe Pallanti made the discovery after poring over hundreds of ancient manuscripts.
Newly released internal CIA documents assert that former president George Herbert Walker Bush's oil company emerged from a 1950's collaboration with a covert CIA officer. Bush has long denied allegations that he had connections to the intelli
At this time of year, more specifically the end of it, news organizations such as ourselves take a step back from the ever-spinning gerbil wheel of human events and attempt to divine some sort of meaning from it all.
After being paraded around the nation and displayed in front of the media outlets daily for the past week, maybe we can move on beyond this mostly forgettable man. [For a President, that is a complement.]
Gerald Ford took those famously amoral and criminally incompetent backroom operators, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, out of the twisted bowels of the Nixon White House and raised them to the highest levels of American government
Behind the dusty stools and the old towels, under the broken telephones and the picture frames, amid the spider webs, sits one of the country’s most important collections of artifacts devoted to the history of African-Americans.
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