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Every old house has a story to tell. Learn how to find out when your home was built, who lived there, and how they changed it w/ @This Old House.

Did you know that Betty Crocker isn't a real person? @PBS Food discovers the history behind the baking maven.

Weighing 22.5 lbs, Tutankhamun's gold mask consists of thick sheet gold inlaid with glass, semi-precious stones, and faience, a kind of glazed ceramic. #PBSCuriosity (photo: © Robert Holmes/CORBIS)

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    Went to the exhibit when it came to Toronto Canada

Tutankhamun’s throne

The swinging bookcase that covered the entrance to the Frank's hiding place, known as the Secret Annex.

Mother Teresa and Princess Dianna

Michelle Obama wore custom Jason Wu to the Commander-in-Chief's Ball. January, 2013.

First ever Wal-Mart ad from 1962

Amelia Earhart

Barack Obama at age 6.

Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a child! She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.

Adolf Hitler as a young man, early 1920s.

Charles Marville - Statue of Liberty under construction (Display of Statue of Liberty at the 3rd Universal Exhibition, Paris), 1878. S)

Capturing History: "The Unboxing of the Statue of Liberty in 1885."

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Abraham Lincoln (Colorized): 1865

The house in which Lincoln died, at 453 (now 516) 10th Street, NW., was built by William Petersen, a tailor of Swedish descent, in 1849. It is a three-story building, with the basement only slightly below the street level. Since the house had more rooms than the family required, he rented his extra rooms to lodgers

"The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) and was hidden away for 87 years until it was discovered in the Illinois State Historical Library in 1952, by then 15-year-old Ronald Rietveld, who was researching the papers of Lincoln’s personal secretaries."

Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, attending the dedication exercises at the Lincoln Memorial (May 30, 1922).

Alfred Nobel, Copyright © The Nobel Foundation--Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been honoring men and women from all corners of the globe for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and for work in peace.

Hollywoodland - The original sign.

Titanic - Art © Ken Marschall - 100 Years ago (04/12/1912)

The Discovery of Titanic

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The last survivor of the 1912 sinking of the "Titanic," Millvina Dean, has died in a nursing home in England at the age of 97, on May 30, 2009.

The only existing footage of Titanic.

The Tomb of the Unknowns (or Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as it is often called) is   a monument dedicated to U.S. Service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. On November 11, 1921, President Warren G. Harding officiated the interment ceremonies at the Cemetery. The Tomb of the Unknowns has been continuously guarded, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since July 2, 1937.

Granite Park Chalet was built in 1914 by the Great Northern Railroad and is designated a National Historic Landmark. It was one of eight backcountry chalets, of which only two exist today. Most of these chalets, built with natural materials at the turn of the century, were a full day trip away from the handful of Grand Lodges in the newly established Park (Montana, USA)