The Gilliam Cemetery, near Sebastopol, Calif., received its first grave in 1852. Many of its older headstones have disappeared over the years. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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Rediscovered Headstones Hold Clues To Calif. Quake
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Ever-Growing Past Confounds History Teachers
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Leon de Lunden of Belgium won the live pigeon shooting event at the 1900 Olympics in Paris — the only time in Olympic history when animals were killed on purpose. Popperfoto/Getty Images hide caption

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In '1493,' Uncovering The World Columbus Discovered
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Immigration, The Gold Mountain And A Wedding Photo
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Sylvia Woods moves to the music outside her restaurant in Harlem neighborhood of New York, during the restaurant's 40th anniversary celebration in 2002. Stuart Ramson/AP hide caption

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Soul Food Fans Say Goodbye To 'Queen' Sylvia
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Activists Fear Brazil's Triumph Over HIV Has Fizzled
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600-Year-Old Bras Were Austrian Fashion Statement
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'Antietam' Dissects Strategies Of North And South
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Columnist William Raspberry Never Lost Humor, Hope
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Queen Esther stands in front of Billie Holiday's gravesite in New York City. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Looking For Lady Day's Resting Place? Detour Ahead
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