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FILE – In this undated file photo, New York Yankees’ Babe Ruth hits a home-run. As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. (AP Photo/File)

The start of the Hospital Stewards was very simple. These were soldiers who were assigned to help an army surgeon or assigned to a hospital. There was no medical training or requirements except to learn on the job. In April, 1777, a “Hospital Steward” (Medical NCO) was allowed for every hund…

In this Monday, March 19, 2018, underwater video image courtesy of Paul Allen shows wreckage from the USS Juneau, a U.S. Navy ship sunk by the Japanese torpedoes 76 years ago, found in the South Pacific. Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Allen has announced that wreckage of the sunken …

In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, a lock of George Washington’s hair discovered in an old book at Union College’s archives lay on a folded piece of paper at the college’s Schenectady, N.Y. campus. John Myers, the college’s catalog and metadata librarian, discovered the hair strands in a yellowed …

FILE – This April 1968 file photo shows the first sergeant of A Company, 101st Airborne Division, guiding a medevac helicopter through the jungle foliage to pick up casualties suffered during a five-day patrol near Hue, April 1968. Two soldiers in the photo, Dallas Brown, bottom, and Tim Win…

This image taken from video on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, shows wall paintings inside a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery Saturday and said the tomb likely belonged to a high-ranking official known as Hetpet during t…

180126-N-LY160-0248 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (January 26, 2018) The crew of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) render honors to the Battleship Missouri Memorial following a homeport change from Groton, Connecticut. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2n…

The stellar duo of Colonel Barney Combs, CIG, of Arnold, and Colonel Robert Pecoraro, CIG, of Cottleville, have been volunteering as reenactors for the past 30 years at The Historic Daniel Boone Home in Defiance. Both will receive the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Region 6 20…

This aerial photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Mobile County, Ala., shows the remains of a ship that could be the Clotilda, the last slave ship documented to have delivered captive Africans to the United States. The Clotilda was burned after docking in Mobile, Ala., in 1860, long after th…

FILE – In this Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, Greer Stadium field technicians Chandler Burchfield, left, and Cristina Oliveira use ground penetrating radar at a former minor league baseball park, in Nashville, Tenn. Developers Cloud Hill Partnership said Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, that the site is no…

This undated photo made available by the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources shows a piece of paper from books found on board Blackbeard’s ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge. To find paper in the 300-year-old shipwreck in warm waters is “almost unheard of,” said Erik Farrell, a conserv…

In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 photo, Charles Swift, managing director and curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, stands in front of a case in Annapolis, Md., where the flags shown behind him had been tucked away from view behind another flag on display for nearly 100 years. The flags wer…

FILE – In this Sept. 4, 2015, file photo, the USS LST-325, a tank landing ship used by the U.S. Navy in the 1940s during World War II that has been restored and maintained by volunteers since it was decommissioned by the Hellenic Navy of Greece in 1999, sits docked near the Carnegie Science …

FILE – In this May 24, 1943 file photo, the capsized battleship USS Oklahoma is lifted out of the water at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. The military says it has identified 100 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma capsized during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor 76 years …

CORRECTS MONTH OF THE TOUR IN LOS ANGELES TO MARCH FROM JANUARY – FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, tourists look at the tomb of King Tut as it is displayed in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Artifacts from the tomb will go on display at the California Scie…

In this Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 photo Scott Stephenson, vice president of collections, exhibitions and programming at the American Revolution Museum views a recently discovered painting offering a glimpse into the Revolutionary War, in Philadelphia. The watercolor panorama of a Continental Arm…

In this handout photo released by the police of Karlsruhe, a Zucchini is pictured in a garden in Bretten, Germany, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. A worried resident alerted to police to what he thought was a World War II bomb in his garden. Officers found a particularly large zucchini. (Karlsruhe Pol…

In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Brig. Gen. Kenneth N. Walker, commanding general of a bomber command in the Southwest Pacific, poses for a photo in front of his tent-office in the field. Nearly 75 years after his father disappeared during a bombing mission over a remote…

Dr. Gerald Tracy, a clinical professor at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, with an 1892 first edition of ‘The Principles and Practice of Medicine’ by Dr. William Osler. Above, a 1917 letter from Osler, whom doctors today call the ‘father of modern medicine.’ (Butch …

Documents recently rediscovered in Lithuania are displayed at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. These documents along with more than 170,000 other pages are part of a recently discovered trove of Jewish materials from Lithuania thought to have been d…

As you descend into a lovely Virginia valley, you are greeted with a breathtaking view. The valley and villa is surrounded by lovely peaks that once housed several breastworks protecting the salt capital of the Confederacy. During the weekend of August 18-20, 2017 within this setting, a recr…

FILE – This July 12, 1999, file photo shows a portion of the two floors of the Mutter Museum, a medical museum in Philadelphia. Australian politician Lynda Voltz is pushing for the Mutter Museum to return the skull of an unknown Australian soldier shot and killed in World War I, and the muse…

In this undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, a diver lifts a corroded metal arm from an ancient statue, found in one of the richest shipwrecks of ancient times off the island of Antikythera in southern Greece. The ministry said that archaeologists …

This 1958 photo provided by The United States Marine Corps shows. Photographer Dickey Chapelle is shown taking photos on the shores of Lake Michigan during a U.S. Marines operation. Chapelle, originally from Wisconsin who’s believed to be the first female U.S. journalist killed in a war has …

FILE – In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, Rhiannon Leonard interviews her boss, Gary Himes in Weverton, Md., for StoryCorps’ Great Thanksgiving Listen oral history project. The Great Thanksgiving Listen will be held for a third year in 2017. The event calls for high school students to record…