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Expedition Looks For Crude In Sunken Oil Tanker

The oil tanker S.S. Montebello was sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II off the coast of California. A recent expedition to the wreck found that oil believed to still be in the ship is not there. It's full of seawater. It's the Al Capone's vault of the sea, if you will.
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Post Your Pictures, Then Take A Walk Through History

The website Historypin is like a photographic trip down memory lane.
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1,000-Year-Old Viking Found Buried In His Boat

Archaeologists announced this week that they have found a 1,000-year-old Viking burial site in the Scottish Highlands of Ardnamurchan. Host Scott Simon takes note of the find, which has been called "one of the most important Norse graves ever excavated in Britain."
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Drinking Whiskey In The Spirit Of George Washington

Preservationists at Mount Vernon, with the help of the Distilled Spirits Council, have restored George Washington's distillery. Rye whiskey made to the founding father's specifications is now available — for a price.
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The Harpers Ferry 'Rising' That Hastened Civil War

On the evening Oct. 16, 1859, abolitionist John Brown led a raid he hoped would ignite a nationwide uprising against slavery. Tony Horwitz tells the story of how Brown's defeat helped spark the Civil War, in Midnight Rising.
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Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Bunsen Burner'

Every high school chemist has no doubt fiddled with a Bunsen burner--but where did the apparatus get its name? Science historian Howard Markel talks about the German chemist Robert Bunsen, and why his experiments necessitated the invention of the gas burner still in use today.
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Soccer Played As Early As The 15th Century

Historians have found documents from 1497 that show King James IV paid two shillings for a bag of "fut ballis." Seventy years later, Mary Queen of Scots watched a match. The curator of the Scottish Football Museum says the early game was for the royals but the matches did include heated arguments between players.

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