The chaos of the French Revolution allowed Bonaparte to use his military prowess to become ruler of much of Europe.
Approximately 40,000 bombs were dropped on Poland's Koźle Basin during WWII, targeting industrial plants operated by the Nazis.
On Feb. 23, 1945, six Marines raised the U.S. flag over the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Their photo is one of the most iconic images of World War II.
Fought on a tiny volcanic island 76 years ago, this brutal clash between American and Japanese forces defined the horror of the Pacific theater.
The Doomsday Clock — a hypothetical clock that measures our nearness to utter annihilation, represented by the midnight hour — maintains last year's time.
Divers trying to remove old fishing nets from the Baltic sea have accidentally stumbled on a Nazi code-making "Enigma" machine.
In 1982, Argentina tried to reclaim the Falkland Islands from Britain, but was unsuccessful.
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