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Today's ball is much different from the first one in 1907.

Here’s how the Times Square ball — which used to be made of iron and wood — has evolved over its 111-year history

Over the past 111 years, the Times Square New Year's Eve ball has been replaced six times. Here is the dramatic evolution of the Times Square ball.
Decorating the Christmas tree is common tradition around the world.

The fascinating history behind 11 common Christmas traditions

Why do we kiss under mistletoe? What's up with the Christmas Pickle? These are the stories behind some of your favorite Christmas traditions.
First lady Melania Trump adjusts an ornament on one of the hundreds of White House Christmas trees.

Incredible photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years

It's the most beautiful time of the year at the White House.

The Alaska earthquake didn’t kill anyone. And it’s thanks to a small change the state made 50 years ago.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday caused no fatalities or widespread building damage, according to officials.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is built on sacred Hualapai land.

10 landmarks you didn’t know had Native American origins

From the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Alcatraz in San Francisco, here are 10 US landmarks that have Native American origins.

13 of the world’s most controversial monuments

Not all monuments are universally beloved. Many have inspired controversy thanks to their subject matter, appearance, or behind-the-scenes drama.
The cover of "How the Other Half Lives" by Jacob Riis.

12 books that forever transformed America as we know it

From "Uncle Tom's Cabin to "The Jungle," here are 12 books that sparked important policy changes or political movements in the US.
Soldiers during WWII.

Vintage photos of the military show how it has evolved

These vintage photos of the military show how it has evolved and changed over the years.
Benjamin Franklin.

10 things you didn’t know about Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested an idea similar to Daylight Saving Time

Founding father and inventor Benjamin Franklin was the first to propose that people change their sleeping schedules to make the most of daylight.