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The Warriors Who Nearly Destroyed Cortés—Before Joining Him As Hernán Cortés made his way toward the Aztecan heart of Mexico, the conquistador ran up against the Tlaxcalans, a people who could ally with or annihilate him
Toss Grenades from an Open Cockpit? In 1911, an American Soldier Had a Better Idea On November 1, 1911, Italian Sub-Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti leaned over the edge of the […]
Pirates and the US Navy Both Hunted Down the Slave Ship Antelope and Its 270 African Captives Sold into slavery, plundered by pirates, rescued by a revenue cutter.
Did These Western Bumblers Invent the Selfie — and Preserve Plains Indian Culture by Mistake? A Prussian prince named Max ventured out West in 1832 and had the good sense to bring along trained artist Karl Bodmer.
Javelin Missile: Made by the US, Wielded by Ukraine, Feared by Russia The American-made FGM-148 Javelin has been making mincemeat of T-72s and T-90s in Ukraine, according to reports.