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This Week In History News, Feb. 18 – 24

This Week In History News, Feb. 18 – 24

Face of teenager who lived 9,000 years ago reconstructed, mystery deaths near ancient Greek "portal to hell" solved, ancient Roman boxing gloves unearthed.
Was Ivan The Terrible Really As Terrible As His Legacy Suggests?

Was Ivan The Terrible Really As Terrible As His Legacy Suggests?

Ivan the Terrible was given a terrible reputation, but was he really as bad as history made him out to be?
There’s A Giant Rock Formation Off Japan’s Coast And No One Knows If It’s Manmade

There’s A Giant Rock Formation Off Japan’s Coast And No One Knows If It’s Manmade

The Yonaguni Monument wasn't discovered until 1987, and in that short time it's already become a tourist attraction off Yonaguni Island.
How John and Lorena Bobbitt Took Marital Problems To A Whole New Level

How John and Lorena Bobbitt Took Marital Problems To A Whole New Level

Lorena Bobbitt made headlines when she took her marital problems with her husband John Bobbitt to a whole new level.
Who Wrote The Bible? This Is What The Actual Historical Evidence Says

Who Wrote The Bible? This Is What The Actual Historical Evidence Says

Set aside what religious tradition says, and discover who wrote the Bible according to the scholars who have examined the actual evidence.
How Bikini Atoll Was Ruined By Castle Bravo And Operation Crossroads

How Bikini Atoll Was Ruined By Castle Bravo And Operation Crossroads

During the Cold War, the U.S. conducted the Castle Bravo and Operation Crossroads nuclear tests on Bikini Atoll — displacing natives and poisoning the area to this day.
The Heroic Tale Of Operation Entebbe—Israel’s Most Daring Rescue Mission

The Heroic Tale Of Operation Entebbe—Israel’s Most Daring Rescue Mission

Operation Entebbe was initiated by an Air France highjacking at the hands of German revolutionaries, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Ugandan forces.
The Disturbingly Literal Origins Of The Phrase “Cat Got Your Tongue?”

The Disturbingly Literal Origins Of The Phrase “Cat Got Your Tongue?”

From torture to witches to dismemberment, "Cat got your tongue" has origins more sinister than you ever imagined.
Wladyslaw Szpilman And The Incredible True Story Of “The Pianist”

Wladyslaw Szpilman And The Incredible True Story Of “The Pianist”

Wladyslaw Szpilman was a Jewish pianist living in Warsaw, Poland during WWII. He didn't know that his musical abilities would have a life-saving effect.
Meet Bartholomew Roberts, The Most Successful Pirate Of All Time

Meet Bartholomew Roberts, The Most Successful Pirate Of All Time

Bartholomew Roberts may have been history's most polite pirate, but that didn't stop him from being the ultimate swashbuckling sailor of the high seas.
The Mission That May Have Saved Us All From Nazi Rule And Hardly Made The History Books

The Mission That May Have Saved Us All From Nazi Rule And Hardly Made The History Books

How a few largely forgotten men may have saved the world.