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This Day in History for June 17 – Lady Liberty Arrives and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor (More info)

1928 – Amelia Earhart embarks on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman (More info)

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Ben Hider, Getty Images
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This Day in History for June 16 – IBM Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1858 – Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declares “a house divided against itself cannot stand” (More info)

1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated (More info)

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 27 – Golden Gate Bridge Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1647 – The first recorded execution of a “witch” takes place in Massachusetts (More info)

1933 – The World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Ill. (More info)

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This Day in History for January 31 – Truman Announces H-Bomb Plans and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1606 – Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in a plot to blow up the British Parliament building, jumps to his death moments before his execution for treason (More info)

1747 – The first venereal disease clinic opens at London Lock Hospital (More info)

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zimpenfish, Getty Images
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Thank You, Cavemen, For Teaching Us How to Yawn — Health Check

The mystery of why yawning is contagious may finally have been solved: an Italian study says it’s linked to empathy.

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National Archives and Records Administration
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This Day in History for December 7 – Pearl Harbor Attacked and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1787 – Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution (More info)

1941 – In an early-morning sneak attack, Japanese warplanes bomb the US naval base at Oahu Island’s Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to enter World War II (More info)

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Sister72, Flickr
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This Day in History for September 11 – United States Attacked and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there (More info)

1941 – Ground is broken on the construction of The Pentagon (More info)

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Researchers Find 1,800-Year-Old Tunnel in Teotihuacan, Mexico

Think back to the joy you experienced in your childhood after digging in the ground and finding a small little treasure, even if it was just a malformed rock.

Researchers at Mexico's National University are feeling that glee on a much larger scale now that they've discovered an 1,800-year-old tunnel underneath the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan.

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