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A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles off the coast of Maine.




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Descendant's quest finds grave of Civil War vet

Searching for his roots about 10 years ago, Pat Montoya, a retired U.S. Postal Service postmaster, discovered some fascinating details about his great-grandfather, Juan Domingo Montoya.


Another Revolutionary War shipwreck found in York River

The wrecks are the remnants of Lord Charles Cornwallis' fleet, sunk in 1781 during the Siege of Yorktown, a 25,000-man slugfest that finally broke the back of British rule in the colonies.


Moonwalk recordings offer giant returns for former NASA intern

Gary George found the original videotapes capturing the Apollo 11 lunar landing at a government surplus auction while working at the NASA Johnson Space Center in 1973, according to Sotheby's. He paid $217.77 for the 1,150 reels of magnetic tape, which include Neil Armstrong's declaration, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."


Over 400,000 Apollo workers helped the US land on the moon. Here are some of their stories

The three men who took the journey to the moon became the faces of the achievement. But it was the men and women who worked in factories and offices across the nation over the better part of a decade that took the moon landing from presidential challenge to tangible reality.


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