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The True Story Behind the Movie 7 Days in Entebbe

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the movie 7 Days in Entebbe. In 1976, an Air France airplane carrying 250 passengers to Paris from Tel Aviv was hijacked by terrorists. The Israeli mission to rescue them, known as Operation Entebbe or Operation Thunderbolt, is the latest historical event to be given the Hollywood treatment, in…

The History Behind 7 Passover Traditions

Everything you need to know before you attend a Passover seder

What Happened When TIME Met Stephen Hawking 30 Years Ago

The famed British theoretical physicist died Wednesday at the age of 76

The Surprisingly Poetic Origins of the Phrase ‘March Madness’

The origins of the term go back to a poem written by a former high school basketball coach

This Photo of Harriet Tubman Was Lost for Close to a Century

The image was found in an album the Library of Congress acquired at auction

Wartime Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill

War rallied citizens and legislators, but Lincoln and Churchill could not count on continuing support without achieving conspicuous victory in battle

One Important Difference Between Gary Oldman’s Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour and the Real Prime Minister

One particular departure from fact is worth highlighting, writes Giles Milton, author of ' Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare'

How One Woman Challenged Discrimination in Hollywood More Than 75 Years Ago

"She was the most consistent picketer of Hollywood films of any Black activists of the Hollywood era"

This Government Report Showed How Racism Was Dividing America 50 Years Ago. Its Prediction Is Haunting

The Kerner Report, released on Feb. 29, 1968, used stark language to conclude that white society had denied opportunity to African Americans

Vintage Posters Show How the Idea of the ‘Strong Woman’ Evolved

With their mix of art and propaganda, posters are uniquely positioned to reflect the society for which they are produced

The True History Behind The Looming Tower: How the Story Began

"Fadl began talking about an organization called al-Qaeda. It was the first time any of the men in the room had ever heard the term..."

Global Lessons From the Rise and Fall of History’s Biggest Factories

"In trying to bolster manufacturing, the nation’s leaders should learn lessons from the past."

Researchers Claim Their Evidence Exposes Winston Churchill’s Secret Affair

A new documentary puts forth an argument that the wartime Prime Minister had an affair during the 1930s with Cara Delevingne's great aunt

The Eerie Gravestone Where Frankenstein’s Story Began

Even in death, Mary Wollstonecraft played a central role in her daughter Mary Shelley's life

How Christian Slaveholders Used the Bible to Justify Slavery

Read an excerpt from 'The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery' by Noel Rae

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