02:45 AM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 06/18/2014 12:20PM
The Duchess of Cambridge got an insight into her family history when she met a woman who worked alongside her grandmother at a World War II code-breaking center.
Originally posted 05/22/2014 02:25PM
In 1938, British stockbroker Nicholas Winton spent a short vacation in Prague saving hundreds of Jewish children from the upcoming Nazi invasion. Seventy-six years later, the remaining "Nicky's Children" and their descendants helped Winton celebrate his 105th birthday.
Winton made his fateful journey on a whim. Germany had recently annexed the Sudetenland, forcing many Jewish families to flee into the Czechoslovakian capital, and he feared what would happen to the refugees if the Nazis took over the rest of the country.
Originally posted 05/19/2014 02:30PM
Originally posted 03/10/2014 10:35AM
William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries Band of Brothers, has died. He was 90.
Originally posted 12/13/2013 06:00PM
The lives of Richard Overton and Elmer Hill bear so many similarities – they're both 107-year-old black men from Texas who served in the Pacific during World War II – that it's a shock their paths never crossed over the years.
Now, thanks to one Austin eldercare facility, the two men, thought to be America's oldest veterans, have met for the first time.
At an event sponsored by Emeritus Senior Living, where Hill lives, the pair swapped memories and made various quips about their advanced age.
Originally posted 04/14/2013 03:15PM
There's a name for the inner circle of followers who know every song, every lyric and every little move Justin Bieber makes: Beliebers.
And if Anne Frank had not died at the age of 15 living inside a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Germany, the pop star says he hopes she would have joined the ranks of those very fans.
In a controversial note he left in the guestbook at Amsterdam's Anne Frank House, he wrote (according to the museum's Facebook page), "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."
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