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This Week in History
January 19, 2014
This Week in History
From the end of an American crisis to a tragedy in the Mediterranean, some notable events from this week in history:   Jan. 20, 1981 F...
Live, from Iraq....
January 16, 2014
Live, from Iraq....
  Operation Desert Storm is known by many names: the Persian Gulf War, Gulf War I and the first video game war are just a few. In truth, the...
For Your Bookshelf
January 07, 2014
For Your Bookshelf
From a book revealing the nation's top spies since the Cold War to a history examining the sources that influenced J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilo...
This Week in History
January 06, 2014
This Week in History
From an alleged sighting of a mythical creature to an oil strike that changed America, some notable events from this week in history:   ...
Charlie Brown Says Good-bye
January 02, 2014
Charlie Brown Says Good-bye
  For almost three decades and nearly 18,000 weekdays and Sundays, he was a good man. Or more appropriately, they were good men. Generations...
This Week in History
December 29, 2013
This Week in History
From a tragic plane crash that claimed one of the all-time great ballplayers to the signing of a proclamation that changed the world, some of the most...
"Merry Christmas, Everyone"
December 19, 2013
"Merry Christmas, Everyone"
  Charles Dickens was angry. He was incensed at his father, who was sent to debtors' prison, forcing young Charles to pawn his belonging...
This Week in History
December 18, 2013
This Week in History
From a pivotal decision in America's war for independence to the publication of a revolutionary scientific theory, some of the most important even...
In Case You Missed It...
December 04, 2013
In Case You Missed It...
From the death of a rock icon to the discovery of a fossil that could change the understanding of evolution, some interesting history items that made ...
In Case You Missed It...
December 03, 2013
In Case You Missed It...
From the discovery of documents that unravel the riddle of a notorious Nazi's disappearance to a deep-water archeological find off the coast of En...
This Week in History
November 26, 2013
This Week in History
From a sports feat for the ages to a speech that changed the course of mankind, some notable events from this week in history:   Nov. 2...
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
November 21, 2013
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
  Some Irish citizens had been clamoring against British rule since the 1880s. A small minority wanted independence, but most would have bee...
This Week in History
November 19, 2013
This Week in History
From a biography of one of America's great warriors to a narrative exploring the final hours of one of America's most infamous assassins, a fe...
This Week in History
November 18, 2013
This Week in History
From the dawn of an epic age to the birth of one of America's most infamous killers, some notable events from this week in history:   ...
The Rise of Moby Dick
November 14, 2013
The Rise of Moby Dick
Its story was simple yet complex. Captain Ahab wanted to catch a whale. Not just any whale, but the white bull sperm whale that previously had attacke...
This Week in History
November 11, 2013
This Week in History
From a stunning siege that kicked off a Crusade to the birth of a pithy quote from a Founding Father, some notable events from this week in history: ...
Magic Johnson Changes the Face of HIV, AIDS
November 07, 2013
Magic Johnson Changes the Face of HIV, AIDS
  No matter where you were. No matter what you were doing. No one will forget the day in 1991 when Los Angeles Lakers star point guard Earvi...
This Week in History
November 04, 2013
This Week in History
From the beginning of an ancient dynasty to an archeological discovery that shed new light on exploration of the New World, some notable events from t...
Faces Forward
October 31, 2013
Faces Forward
  Lewis and Clark? Red Cloud? Buffalo Bill Cody? If South Dakota historian Doane Robinson had his way a century ago, those are the four face...
History in the News
October 29, 2013
History in the News
From the discovery of a lost da Vinci work to a WWII letter that finally made its way home, some history stories over the last month:   ...
This Week in History
October 28, 2013
This Week in History
From the sentencing of an assassin to a football game that forever changed the sport, some notable events from this week in history:   ...
The Beorge Washington Bridge Opens for Business
October 24, 2013
The Beorge Washington Bridge Opens for Business
For nearly a century, engineers could not quite solve the challenge of building a safe, reliable yet massive bridge connecting New York City with New ...
For Your Bookshelf
October 22, 2013
For Your Bookshelf
Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin Teddy Roosevelt and his would-be assassin, New York City saloonkeeper John Schrank, take center stage in this his...
This Week in History
October 21, 2013
This Week in History
From a Nobel snub to the death of one of the most notorious plotters ever, some interesting events from this week in history:   Oct. 22...
Albert Einstein Flees Germany, Nazism
October 17, 2013
Albert Einstein Flees Germany, Nazism
Germany was Albert Einstein's home, but it long left him conflicted. By the age of 17, his pacifist views caused him to renounce his citizenship a...
This Week in History
October 15, 2013
This Week in History
From the birth of an electrifying company to an earthquake witnessed by millions, important events from this week in history:   Oct. 14...
History in the News
October 14, 2013
History in the News
From the unearthing of a town mentioned in the Gospels to the passing of a champion, some history items that made news last month:   Se...
This Week in History
October 07, 2013
This Week in History
From a trendsetting heist to a pitching gem for the ages, some interesting events from this week in history:   Oct. 6, 1866 A gang ope...
Drink Up! It's Oktoberfest
October 03, 2013
Drink Up! It's Oktoberfest
  It started in 1810 as a celebration of the marriage between Crown Prince Ludwig, who later became King Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of S...
This Week in History
October 01, 2013
This Week in History
From an epic victory against a fearsome empire to a landmark visit to America, some important events from this week in history:   Sept....
History in the News
September 30, 2013
History in the News
From the discovery of a strange underwater beast to the uncovering of an ancient tomb fit for a king, some interesting history items that made news ov...
'Don't Shoot, G-Men!'
September 26, 2013
'Don't Shoot, G-Men!'
  George "Machine Gun" Kelly was a bootlegger during Prohibition, an era when there were few greater crimes than those involving i...
This Week in History
September 23, 2013
This Week in History
From a celestial discovery to the passing of a legendary American pioneer, some of the most important events from this week in history:   ...
Simply Deadly
September 19, 2013
Simply Deadly
"...the Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race." Such were the first thoughts expressed in "...
This Week in History
September 17, 2013
This Week in History
From a legendary fight involving a celebrated frontiersman to the discovery of a prehistoric "Iceman" in the Alps, some interesting events f...
History Hot Off the Press
September 16, 2013
History Hot Off the Press
From a biography of one of the most extraordinary spies of World War II to a detailed account of an assassination that changed the world, a few newly ...
Mission Improbable
September 12, 2013
Mission Improbable
  The space shuttle Endeavour was built in the sobering shadow of the Challenger, the space shuttle that was lost before our eyes, exploding...
This Week in History
September 10, 2013
This Week in History
From a speech from ground zero to the opening of a memorable (if bumpy) national highway, some important events from this week in history.  ...
History in the News
September 09, 2013
History in the News
From the publication of classified documents linked to a mysterious military base to the release of the last batch of secret presidential recordings, ...
September 05, 2013
It "Didn't Go Off!"
  For eight years, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme floated on the periphery of murder and mayhem as a member of the Charles Manson Family...
September 03, 2013
This Week in History
From the birth of an iconic American metaphor to a declaration heard around the world, some interesting events from this week in history.  ...
The USS Nevada: Unsinkable, Unforgettable
August 29, 2013
The USS Nevada: Unsinkable, Unforgettable
  She deserved better, but such are the casualties of war. The battleship USS Nevada, launched in 1914 as a technological marvel, was indeed...
This Week in History
August 27, 2013
This Week in History
From a tragic slaying to an effort to ban an "ungentlemanly" medieval weapon, some important events from this week in history:   ...
Chaos Erupts in Chicago
August 26, 2013
Chaos Erupts in Chicago
  Heading into the 1968 Democratic National Convention, it was a perfect storm. It began with Lyndon Johnson, whose decision not to seek ...
Mr. 5,000 (and Counting)
August 22, 2013
Mr. 5,000 (and Counting)
  Rickey Henderson had a premonition—or at least he recognized the very real possibility that he would become yet another strikeout vi...
This Week in History
August 20, 2013
This Week in History
From the death of a conqueror to the trial of a legend of the Old West, some important events from this week in history:   Aug. 18, 122...
In Case You Missed It...
August 19, 2013
In Case You Missed It...
From the uncovering of an ancient holy relic to a stunning discovery in a storage shed, some history stories that made news last month:   ...
Two Friends Meet a Tragic End
August 15, 2013
Two Friends Meet a Tragic End
  The greatest aviator of his time was lost. Wiley Post was the first pilot to fly around the world twice, and the first to fly solo. He hel...
This Week in History
August 13, 2013
This Week in History
From the breakout of a destructive riot to a worldwide celebration marking the end of an epic conflict, some important events from this week in histor...
The Debate Over Free Trade
August 12, 2013
The Debate Over Free Trade
  On Aug. 12, 1992, 10 days of negotiation concerning free trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico came to an end. In December, t...
Great Strides
August 08, 2013
Great Strides
  The simple idea was first sketched out by Paul McCartney. For the cover of their 11th album, the Beatles would be photographed crossing Ab...
This Week in History
August 06, 2013
This Week in History
From the first (if temporary) federal income tax to the beginning of an epic aerial war, some important events from this week in history:   ...
This Week in History
August 05, 2013
This Week in History
From an alleged breakthrough in the case of the world's most mysterious lake to a creepy archeological discovery in Eastern Europe, some interesti...
Killing the Radio Star
August 01, 2013
Killing the Radio Star
It opened with an image of the launch of Apollo 11 and ironically was followed by a video for the Buggles' song "Video Killed the Radio Star....
This Week in History
July 30, 2013
This Week in History
From one of the ancient world's most epic battles to the birth of a stellar American institution, some interesting events from this week in histor...
The Princess. The Dress. The Wedding.
July 29, 2013
The Princess. The Dress. The Wedding.
  It was—and remains—the wedding of our age. On this day in 1981, 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer married Charles, Prince of Wale...
The Birth of Hope
July 25, 2013
The Birth of Hope
Almost 7 million women in the U.S. struggle to get pregnant, according to the most recent National Survey of Family Growth. Yet thanks to advancements...
This Week in History
July 23, 2013
This Week in History
From a famous freedom fighter's tragic defeat to a racer's stunning (but fleeting) victory on the world stage, some compelling events from thi...
In Case You Missed It...
July 22, 2013
In Case You Missed It...
From a preservation effort of guns that opened America's bloodiest conflict to the unveiling of a statue honoring a famed abolitionist, some inter...
Nelson Mandela, Freedom Fighter
July 18, 2013
Nelson Mandela, Freedom Fighter
We already knew he was a fighter, but Nelson Mandela, as he clings to life in a hospital for the 41st consecutive day, reminds us once again that his ...
This Week in History
July 16, 2013
This Week in History
From the suspicious death of a mysterious gunman to the end of "the streak," some interesting events from this week in history:   ...
Ice Cream: We All Scream For It
July 15, 2013
Ice Cream: We All Scream For It
It has been nearly 20 years since Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation making July National Ice Cream Month and July 15 National Ice Cream Day. In his ...
The Debut of a Legend
July 11, 2013
The Debut of a Legend
  The Great Bambino. The King of Crash. The Sultan of Swat. George Herman Ruth Jr. was a man of many names, but most of us remember him simp...
This Week in History
July 09, 2013
This Week in History
From a train robbery by America's "chivalrous bandit" to the debut of a juggernaut on Broadway, some interesting events from this week i...
A Woman Who Served
July 08, 2013
A Woman Who Served
Esther Blake was not one to wait and allow others to do what she felt needed to be done. On the day in 1944 when she learned the eldest of her two son...
This Week in History
July 02, 2013
This Week in History
From the conclusion of an epic battle to a tragedy in a church house, some important events from this week in history:   June 30, 1974 ...
In Case You Missed It...
July 01, 2013
In Case You Missed It...
From the discovery of a long-lost Nazi diary to the auction of a Hall of Fame slugger's glove, some interesting history items that made news last ...
The U.S. Joins the Korean War
June 26, 2013
The U.S. Joins the Korean War
  The decision to send U.S. troops into the conflict between North and South Korea, which occurred on this date in 1950, was less about Kore...
This Week in History
June 24, 2013
This Week in History
From the rise of an unruly monarch to an important victory over the forces of fascism, some key events from this week in history:   Jun...
Hopalong Rides Onto TV
June 23, 2013
Hopalong Rides Onto TV
  The actor felt the old cowboy still had something left. So William Boyd, who had played the popular lead role in the Bill "Hopalong&q...
Get Me Moscow!
June 19, 2013
Get Me Moscow!
  First and foremost, although it has been portrayed in numerous films and television shows, there is no "red phone" linking the W...
This Week in History
June 17, 2013
This Week in History
From the unveiling of the ultimate ride to the conclusion of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, some key events from this week in history: ...
The Chase
June 16, 2013
The Chase
  It was riveting reality television long before reality television was a staple in most homes. No matter where you were on this day in 1994...
"You Have the Right..."
June 12, 2013
"You Have the Right..."
  "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say..." The words, uttered by stone-faced cops in television dramas and movie...
June 11, 2013
This Week in History
From the death of America's iconic cowboy to the founding of a famous rehab program, the most important events from this week in history: &nb...
You've just run out of excuses...'
June 10, 2013
You've just run out of excuses...'
  No matter your age, it's difficult to imagine a time when computers were not an essential part of our lives. Yet in the late '70s,...
"Mountain Men" Returns
June 06, 2013
"Mountain Men" Returns
  In isolated Yaak Valley in northwest Montana, Tom Oar and his wife, Nancy, are racing against time to gather enough wood and food to see t...
This Week in History
June 04, 2013
This Week in History
From an assassination that denied a legacy to the largest amphibious assault ever, some of the most important events from this week in history: &...
In Case You Missed It...
June 03, 2013
In Case You Missed It...
  the grisly evidence—taken from the remains of a 14-year-old girl—that points to cannibalism at Jamestown. May 6, 2013 In B...
Tomb of the Unkowns
May 30, 2013
Tomb of the Unkowns
  Many Americans, particularly those too young to have a recollection of, say, the Vietnam War, are not aware that the Tomb of the Unknown S...
This Week in History
May 28, 2013
This Week in History
From the birth of a famous fanged fictional creature to the founding of a German auto juggernaut, some interesting events from this week in history: ...
A Lucky Penny
May 23, 2013
A Lucky Penny
  National Lucky Penny Day is celebrated each year on May 23. The origins of this holiday are unclear, but it is intended as a day to apprec...
This Week in History
May 21, 2013
This Week in History
From the kickoff of a "Great Emigration" to an oration that exposed a military scandal, some interesting events from this week in history: ...
Milestones in Aviation
May 20, 2013
Milestones in Aviation
  On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh made the first ever nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The events that led up to Lindbergh&...
Boldy Going...Where?
May 16, 2013
Boldy Going...Where?
  It's been nearly 50 years since Gene Roddenberry wrote his first draft of Star Trek, the '60s sci-fi television series that inspir...
May 14, 2013
This Week in History
From a declaration of war to a memorable title defense to a landmark Supreme Court ruling, some interesting events from this week in history: &nb...
The Pill That Changed the World
May 09, 2013
The Pill That Changed the World
  Long before she opened America's first birth control center, Margaret Sanger dreamed of a "magic pill" to prevent conception...
This Week in History
May 07, 2013
This Week in History
From a record-breaking rock performance to America's introduction to the world's most famous fictional super-spy, some interesting events from...
Human Barriers
May 06, 2013
Human Barriers
  The drive to become bigger, faster, stronger is ingrained in our DNA. It shapes our efforts and our dreams. At the 1952 Olympics in Helsin...
History in the News
May 02, 2013
History in the News
  In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., writing from a jail cell in Alabama, penned an open letter to eight clergymen, urging them to take bo...
This Week in History
April 30, 2013
This Week in History
From the dedication of one of America's most epic structures to the outbreak of a riot in the "City of Angels," some important events fr...
The Rise and Fall of a Newspaper Tycoon
April 29, 2013
The Rise and Fall of a Newspaper Tycoon
  Newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst was born on April 29, 1863 in California. Hearst began his newspaper career in 1887, when his fath...
This Week in History
April 26, 2013
This Week in History
From the kickoff of America's most famous street party to a stunning victory that changed professional boxing, some interesting events from this w...
Minnesota and the Civil War
March 28, 2013
Minnesota and the Civil War
The Civil War divided America, left more than 750,000 dead and claimed the life of America's 16th president. (CLICK HERE to see video on the assas...
This Week in History
March 26, 2013
This Week in History
From a breakthrough in crime fighting to a sighting of one of Earth's most famous celestial bodies, some interesting events from this week in hist...
John and Yoko Bed-In for Peace
March 25, 2013
John and Yoko Bed-In for Peace
  The Vietnam War inspired plenty of protests throughout the world, but few were as unique as John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-in for Peac...
This Week in History
March 19, 2013
This Week in History
From the death of a terrible tyrant to an award bestowed upon a Hollywood icon, some interesting events from this week in history:   Ma...
Mad About the Madness
March 18, 2013
Mad About the Madness
  You've probably already filled out your bracket. And over the next three weeks, whether you're at work, home, on the road or, well...
This Week in History
March 12, 2013
This Week in History
From the end of a life that would touch millions to the hatching of an epic plot, some interesting events from this week in history:   ...
March 05, 2013
This Week in History
From the beginning of a miracle to one of the most memorable speeches ever delivered, some interesting events from this week in history:   ...
In Case You Missed it...
March 04, 2013
In Case You Missed it...
  A lot of history went down last month. In case you missed it, we thought we'd do a rundown of some of the highlights. America said ...
The Vikings Are Coming
February 28, 2013
The Vikings Are Coming
  It's the TV event you've been waiting for. On Sunday night (March 3) at 10 p.m. EST (9 CST), the first episode of HISTORY's&re...
"Today we make the Declaration a reality..."
February 25, 2013
"Today we make the Declaration a reality..."
  In 1868, during Reconstruction, Hiram Rhodes Revels, a black minister who had been born into freedom in Fayetteville, N.C., was elected al...
And the Oscar Goes To ...
February 21, 2013
And the Oscar Goes To ...
  Everybody loves Oscar. At least, everyone in Hollywood and in the entertainment industry throughout the world. Each year they all come tog...
This Week in History
February 19, 2013
This Week in History
From the introduction of an iconic candy to a stunning wreck that claimed a racing legend, some interesting events from this week in history: &nb...
Remembering Toni Morrison's Beloved
February 18, 2013
Remembering Toni Morrison's Beloved
  "I assumed I knew everything, and I didn't want to dredge it up...emotionally it's difficult...the event itself is bigger tha...
"Stories From the Road to Freedom"
February 14, 2013
"Stories From the Road to Freedom"
  WWI soldiers, courtesy of Universal Media Inc. Ernest Beane was a typical middle-class American in the 1940s. He loved his family, live...
This Week in History
February 12, 2013
This Week in History
From the beginning of an epic journey that would end in martyrdom to a meeting that would divide part of a continent, some of the most important event...
From Convict to President
February 11, 2013
From Convict to President
After more than 10,000 days in prison, South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was freed on this day in 1990. The son of a chief of the Tem...
The Birth of Monopoly
February 07, 2013
The Birth of Monopoly
  Some games are serious business, and few more so than Monopoly, the classic board game that allows us all to be real estate moguls. The ga...
This Week in History
February 05, 2013
This Week in History
From a destructive fire to a groundbreaking feat in outer space, some interesting events from this week in history:   Feb. 5, 1934 Hen...
Happy 100th Birthday, Rosa Parks
February 04, 2013
Happy 100th Birthday, Rosa Parks
On Dec. 1, 1955 at about 6 p.m., Rosa Parks boarded a bus home from her job at the Montgomery Fair Department Store. She sat in the 11th row, the firs...
The Super Bowl: It's Finally Here
January 31, 2013
The Super Bowl: It's Finally Here
  It's not an official holiday. But it might as well be. Nothing grabs us like this annual rite—a Sunday in early February when tw...
This Week in History
January 29, 2013
This Week in History
From a lethal blow to America's "peculiar institution" to the unveiling of a stunning invention, some interesting events from this week ...
Teacher Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger Explosion
January 28, 2013
Teacher Christa McAuliffe and the Challenger Explosion
  Many people remember what they were doing on Jan. 28, 1986, when the Challenger space shuttle, which was carrying seven astronauts (meet t...
Sunrise at Sundance
January 24, 2013
Sunrise at Sundance
The Sundance Film Festival—which opens today in Park City, Utah—was originally called the Utah/US Film Fesitival when it launched 35 years...
This Week in History
January 22, 2013
This Week in History
From a landmark Supreme Court ruling to a horrifying shootout gone wrong, some of the most important events from this week in history:   ...
A Founding--Almost Everything
January 17, 2013
A Founding--Almost Everything
Dr. Benjamin Franklin, one of our country's Founding Fathers was one of the primary architects of the U.S. government and a true Renaissance Man. ...
This Week in History
January 15, 2013
This Week in History
From an epic milestone for a timeless "American" song to a breakthrough that changed the face of World War II, some interesting events from ...
HISTORY's 8-Part Guide to the Presidents
January 14, 2013
HISTORY's 8-Part Guide to the Presidents
"My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any differenc...
The History Behind Inauguration Day
January 10, 2013
The History Behind Inauguration Day
  On Jan. 21 Barack Obama will be inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States for a second time. The Constitution requires only t...
This Week in History
January 08, 2013
This Week in History
From a horrible massacre to the publication of a pamphlet that transformed America, some interesting events from this week in history:   ...
America's First Colony Nearly Burns to the Ground
January 07, 2013
America's First Colony Nearly Burns to the Ground
  In 1607 some 100 members of The Virginia Company sailed from England to establish the first permanent English colony in America. Settlers ...
This Week in History
January 02, 2013
This Week in History
From one of the strangest deaths in history to the opening of an American treasure, some interesting events from this week in history:   ...
Pausing to Remember
December 27, 2012
Pausing to Remember
  This year saw the passing of numerous figures who made history, some of whom are credited with affecting seismic change in our lives. H...
This Week in History
December 18, 2012
This Week in History
From a pivotal decision in America's war for independence to the publication of a revolutionary scientific theory, some of the most important even...
Historic Holiday Travel
December 17, 2012
Historic Holiday Travel
  Tired of hanging your stockings with care over the same fireplace? Check out some historic holiday getaways. New Hampshire's neo-Georg...
James Bond Vintage Movie Posters Up for Auction
December 13, 2012
James Bond Vintage Movie Posters Up for Auction
Bond. James Bond. Numerous actors have played the fictional spy with an eye for the ladies, fast cars and high tech gadgets. Author Ian Flemings' ...
This Week in History
December 11, 2012
This Week in History
From a momentous "party" to the premiere of a TV show that charmed an era, some interesting events from this week in history:   ...
Lennon, Poe, Bronte memorabilia among items for sale
December 10, 2012
Lennon, Poe, Bronte memorabilia among items for sale
  There's still time to bid on Profiles in History's latest auction of correspondence and manuscripts from the collection of "T...
The 'Wizard' Sings
December 06, 2012
The 'Wizard' Sings
He led an impoverished childhood—earning money by selling candy, newspapers and vegetables to passengers on the trains that ran between his home...
This Week in History
December 04, 2012
This Week in History
From a stunning medical breakthrough to an attack that brought America to its knees, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
LBJ Library Reopens
December 03, 2012
LBJ Library Reopens
Following a year-long renovation, the LBJ Presidential Library will reopen to the public on Dec. 22, 2012, in honor of what would have been Lady Bird ...
Celebrate 49 Years of "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
November 29, 2012
Celebrate 49 Years of "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
The Beatles' chart-topping hit "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released on this day 49 years ago, unleashing a "British Invasion&quo...
November 27, 2012
New Nonfiction: Lincoln's Battle With God, by Stephen Mansfield
Scholars argue that Abraham Lincoln was a secularist who had general antipathy toward God and Biblical recordings. But in a new book, New York Times b...
This Week in History
November 20, 2012
This Week in History
From an address for the ages to the death of a mysterious prisoner, some of the most interesting events from this week in history:   No...
Lincoln Returns to the Big Screen
November 15, 2012
Lincoln Returns to the Big Screen
Has Hollywood loved any President as much as Abraham Lincoln? The first known film depiction of the tall, bearded 16th President of the United States ...
This Week in History
November 13, 2012
This Week in History
From the premiere of an epic musical to a stunning display of chutzpah, some of the most interesting events from this week in history:   ...
Honoring America's Veterans
November 12, 2012
Honoring America's Veterans
  On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Allies and Central Powers signed an armistice agreement that enacted a tem...
The Few. The Proud.
November 08, 2012
The Few. The Proud.
  Today, we know them as one of the most elite branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, capable of quickly launching a combined-arms force anywher...
This Week in History
November 06, 2012
This Week in History
From a thwarted hit on a king to the worst blackout in American history, some of the most important events from this week in history:   ...
War Photography Exhibit Opens in Houston
November 05, 2012
War Photography Exhibit Opens in Houston
  "If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough." — Robert Capa. On Veterans Day, the Museum ...
Why do we wear masks on Halloween?
October 31, 2012
Why do we wear masks on Halloween?
  While the origins of Halloween are religious, with roots in pagan and Christian traditions, it has grown into one of the most celebrated s...
This Week in History
October 30, 2012
This Week in History
From a stunning electoral upset to the opening salvo in a religious schism, some of the most important events from this week in history:   ...
The Crash of '29
October 29, 2012
The Crash of '29
  Many say the opening bell on Wall Street was never heard on this day—Oct. 29—in 1929. It was drowned out, the legend goes, by ...
Picasso: A Portrait in Life
October 25, 2012
Picasso: A Portrait in Life
  He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Born on this day in 1881, Pablo Picasso was no...
This Week in History
October 23, 2012
This Week in History
From a bloody mob hit to a controversial military discharge, some of the most important events from this week in history:   Oct. 22, 19...
We All Have a Story
October 22, 2012
We All Have a Story
American history is replete with tales of individuals who left it all behind. Many crossed oceans and continents, trekking over expansive seas and pra...
Tommie Smith and John Carlos Suspended
October 18, 2012
Tommie Smith and John Carlos Suspended
It had been two days since American Olympic runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos had put on a display in Mexico City in 1968 that would be remembered ...
This Week in History
October 16, 2012
This Week in History
From the birth of America's frontier state to a shocking arrest, some of the most interesting events from this week in history:   O...
The Longest Day: Fifty Years Later
October 15, 2012
The Longest Day: Fifty Years Later
It's hard to believe, but this month marked the 50-year anniversary of the timeless World War II film The Longest Day. Based on the book writte...
This Week in History
October 11, 2012
This Week in History
  It was first conceived as filler—something to replace Johnny Carson's "Weekend Tonight Show." And it was housed in a r...
This Week in History
October 09, 2012
This Week in History
From the death of a hero to a shocking act of terror, some of the most important events from this week in history:   October 9, 1974 O...
Deciphering Columbus
October 08, 2012
Deciphering Columbus
We all know that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492 after sailing the ocean blue. That's what we learned in elementary school, after ...
The Cleavers Arrive
October 04, 2012
The Cleavers Arrive
They were a simple suburban family living a life much of America considered the ideal. The Cleavers became a part of our lives on this day in 1957, wh...
This Week in History
October 02, 2012
This Week in History
From the debut of a Hollywood classic to a scandal that rocked America, some interesting events from this week in history:   October 3,...
Mad or Sane?
October 01, 2012
Mad or Sane?
It's an American tragedy. A decade after her husband's life was claimed by an assassin's bullet, Mary Lincoln, the former First Lady of th...
An Investigation Concludes—or Does It?
September 27, 2012
An Investigation Concludes—or Does It?
  On this day in 1964, the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy—most commonly known as the Warren Comm...
This Week in History
September 25, 2012
This Week in History
From the initial arrest of a legendary gunman to an ominous death in the jungles of Vietnam, some of the most interesting events from this week in his...
Happy Birthday Mr. Appleseed!
September 24, 2012
Happy Birthday Mr. Appleseed!
Conservationist and pioneer. Rugged individualist, naturalist, and missionary. Horse whisperer? The tales of Johnny Appleseed have grown so tall it is...
The Day the "Battle" Changed
September 20, 2012
The Day the "Battle" Changed
  It wasn't the first "battle," but to this day it remains the Battle of the Sexes. On the night of September 20, 1973, Billie...
This Week in History
September 18, 2012
This Week in History
From the beginning of an epic voyage to the proclamation that raised the stakes of the Civil War, some of the most intriguing events that occurred thi...
Celebrate America's Constitution with Us!
September 17, 2012
Celebrate America's Constitution with Us!
  Children around America will spend today learning about the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms it protects. It's the law, after all. ...
Sweet Treat
September 13, 2012
Sweet Treat
  We might all be eating Hershey caramel bars had not Milton S. Hershey become entranced by a German machine producing, yes, German chocolat...
Never Forget
September 11, 2012
Never Forget
  It has been 11 years but many of us can still recall it vividly: The horror of waking to the World Trade Center towers aflame; the tearful...
This Week in History
September 10, 2012
This Week in History
From the conclusion of a controversial war to a landmark musical performance, some interesting events from this week in history:   Sept...
Reading is Still Fundamental
September 06, 2012
Reading is Still Fundamental
  It's a shame we need a holiday to encourage us to read a book. Blame it on the times. Oh, we still read, but many of us can go an enti...
This Week in History
September 04, 2012
This Week in History
From the birth of a holiday to the culmination of an epic manhunt, some of the most interesting events from this week in history:   Sep...
Katrina's Wrath Hits Us All
August 30, 2012
Katrina's Wrath Hits Us All
  The images left us shocked and ashamed. After tearing through the Gulf Coast and hitting New Orleans on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina...
This Week in History
August 28, 2012
This Week in History
From the birth of a dream to the White House's first birth, some of the most important events from this week in history:   August 2...
Republicans gather in Tampa for official nomination
August 27, 2012
Republicans gather in Tampa for official nomination
  Although the presumed GOP presidential candidate is a foregone conclusion, with former Gov. Mitt Romney having accumulated enough delegate...
This Day in History
August 21, 2012
This Day in History
From the incredible theft of a Renaissance masterpiece to a shockingly bloody slave revolt, some of the most interesting events from this week in hist...
Radio history made on this date in 1920
August 20, 2012
Radio history made on this date in 1920
  Rivalries among radio stations are the stuff of legend, and they go right to the very first days of the medium. In this case: Who was firs...
National Aviation Day celebrates airborne achievement
August 16, 2012
National Aviation Day celebrates airborne achievement
  Once their imaginations took flight, there was no keeping the Wright Brothers down to earth. Celebrated each August 19th to coincide wi...
This Week in History
August 13, 2012
This Week in History
From the birth of an icon to the successful end of a movement, some of the most important events from this week in history:   August 12...
Treasures in a Sack
August 09, 2012
Treasures in a Sack
A general once pointed out that when a soldier goes into battle, his or her correspondences go along, too: "Letters are not left behind on a nigh...
This Week in History
August 07, 2012
This Week in History
From the mysterious death of an American icon to a "magical" feat never before achieved, some of the most interesting events from this week ...
Cowboy poetry festival in 27th year
August 06, 2012
Cowboy poetry festival in 27th year
The wit and wisdom (and "wisdom") of the Old West will be on display at the 27th annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering Aug. 16-19 in Lewist...
Upper Mississippi history being restored
August 02, 2012
Upper Mississippi history being restored
  When soldiers arrived at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers to build Fort Snelling, the westernmost fort built by the ...
This Week in History
July 31, 2012
This Week in History
From the release of a Western classic to the beginning of a voyage that changed the world, some of the most interesting events from this week in histo...
Pequot history told through interactive exhibits
July 30, 2012
Pequot history told through interactive exhibits
Established in 1666, the Mashantucket Pequot reservation in southeastern Connecticut is one of the oldest in America, where the Pequot have endured ce...
New guide highlights Maryland's past
July 26, 2012
New guide highlights Maryland's past
Maryland was the epicenter of much of African-American and civil-rights history, and now the state offers a guide to help tell that story. ...
This Week in History
July 24, 2012
This Week in History
From a historical shootout to the screen début of an iconic cartoon character, some of the most interesting events from this week in history: ...
Lumberjack competitors hail from around the world
July 24, 2012
Lumberjack competitors hail from around the world
  Central to the history of the North Woods of Northern Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin were the great loggi...
Great Lake Warriors
July 19, 2012
Great Lake Warriors
  In 1825, the Erie Canal was completed, connecting a navigable waterway from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great L...
This Week in History
July 17, 2012
This Week in History
From the birth of a star to the battle that foreshadowed the bloodiest chapter in America's past, some of the most interesting events from this week i...
National Trust names 11 to endangered list
July 16, 2012
National Trust names 11 to endangered list
Each year since 1988, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has singled out America's Most Endangered Historic Places to raise awareness about ...
July 12, 2012
A Field of Honor, Forever
  It began like any other Tuesday morning. But by the end of September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people had tragic...
July 10, 2012
This Week in History
From the kickoff of a famous trial to the gunning down of a notorious outlaw, some of the most interesting events from this week in history: ...
July 09, 2012
National Czech and Slovak Museum set to reopen after flood
  In the summer of 2008, a devastating flood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, nearly destroyed the National Czech and Slo...
Take a new look at the Battle of the Alamo
July 05, 2012
Take a new look at the Battle of the Alamo
"Remember the Alamo!" It's a battle cry that resonates from our childhood love of heroic endeavors. Retelling one of America's most thrilling stori...
This Week in History
July 03, 2012
This Week in History
From the conclusion of an epic battle to the introduction of a tiny outfit that would shock America, some of the most interesting events from this wee...
Photo exhibit reveals early days of rail's expansion west
July 02, 2012
Photo exhibit reveals early days of rail's expansion west
  With the Pacific Railway Act of 1862, President Abraham Lincoln approved federal aid for "the Construction o...
Heads up! New York's beer history is on display
June 27, 2012
Heads up! New York's beer history is on display
  It's summertime. The holiday is just hours away. Let's have a beer! As craft brew...
This Week in History
June 26, 2012
This Week in History
From a shocking battle to the release of one of America's most memorable Civil War stories, some of the most interesting events from this week in hist...
Stones River Battlefield Offers Bike Tours
June 21, 2012
Stones River Battlefield Offers Bike Tours
  In a special tour opportunity, bicyclists are invited to join a National Park Service ranger for guided bicy...
This Week in History
June 19, 2012
This Week in History
From an arrest that brought down a president to the arrival of one of America's most cherished monuments, some of the most interesting events from thi...
Fayetteville Opens New Antiquing Trail
June 18, 2012
Fayetteville Opens New Antiquing Trail
Home to more than a dozen treasure-filled antique shops, Fayetteville, N.C.—America's Hometown—is a favorite destination for antique-seekers from all ...
A Salute to the Stars and Stripes
June 14, 2012
A Salute to the Stars and Stripes
President Harry S. Truman signed Flag Day—June 14—into law in 1949, but the holiday's roots go much further back. In 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19...
This Week in History
June 12, 2012
This Week in History
From the smashing of an "unbreakable" barrier to the birth of a legendary coach, some of the most interesting events from this week in history: ...
Clinton Library Honors World Champion St. Louis Cardinals
June 11, 2012
Clinton Library Honors World Champion St. Louis Cardinals
  Baseball and the White House have a long-standing relationship. Now, a former president is hosting the World...
t's a "Sailabration" in Baltimore Harbor
June 07, 2012
t's a "Sailabration" in Baltimore Harbor
  With the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the writing of our national anthem, and the birth of the U.S....
It's a "Sailabration" in Baltimore Harbor
June 07, 2012
It's a "Sailabration" in Baltimore Harbor
  With the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the writing of our national anthem, and the birth of the U.S....
This Week in History
June 05, 2012
This Week in History
From a shocking massacre to a heroic amphibious assault, some of the most interesting events from this week in history. ...
D-Day: The Allies Return
June 04, 2012
D-Day: The Allies Return
  On June 4, 1940, the last of 338,000 Allied troops escaped from Dunkirk, Belgium, across the English Channel...
Alger Hiss: Why he Chose Treason
May 31, 2012
Alger Hiss: Why he Chose Treason
Although he was one of the most notable spies in American history, Alger Hiss—Harvard Law graduate, clerk to a famous Supreme Court justice, noted int...
This Week in History
May 29, 2012
This Week in History
From the coining of a famous quip to the opening of a wonder for the ages, some of the most interesting events from this week in history: ...
A Feud Born in Blood
May 24, 2012
A Feud Born in Blood
  Hatfields and McCoys—the names alone call to mind images of backwoods vigilantes hell-bent on defending kith...
This Week in History
May 22, 2012
This Week in History
From the culmination of an engineering marvel to the bloody end of one of America's most infamous crime duos, some of the most interesting events from...
Photos Examine Native Lives Over the Years
May 17, 2012
Photos Examine Native Lives Over the Years
Since the Civil War, photographers have tried to capture the lives and lifestyles of Native American peoples. Some of those images are among the most ...
This Week in History
May 15, 2012
This Week in History
From a shocking murder to the coining of America's motto, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
Tower Dedication Honors All Veterans
May 14, 2012
Tower Dedication Honors All Veterans
Cape May, N.J.'s Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower will honor area veterans with the dedication of a new All Veterans Memorial at the restored...
A Day For Mothers
May 10, 2012
A Day For Mothers
  For nearly 100 years, Americans have honored mothers the second Sunday each May. While the holiday's origins...
This Week in History
May 08, 2012
This Week in History
From a bloody Civil War clash to the death of a music icon, some of the most interesting events from this week in history: May 10, 1924 J. Edgar Hoov...
Meet the Admirals Who Turned the Tide
May 07, 2012
Meet the Admirals Who Turned the Tide
This year marks the 70th anniversary of major sea battles – Midway, Coral Sea, Guadalcanal – that began to turn the tide for the Allies in World War I...
National Park Service unveils Civil War website
May 03, 2012
National Park Service unveils Civil War website
As part of its commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the National Park Service has launched a website that provides an overview of the war,...
THis Week in History
May 01, 2012
THis Week in History
From the birth of the American presidency to one of the most famous weddings in history, some of the most interesting events from this week in history...
Newseum explores media on the campaign trail
April 30, 2012
Newseum explores media on the campaign trail
  The presidential election is heating up, and, as they are every four years, battle lines between candidates ...
Where Sports and the Military Meet
April 27, 2012
Where Sports and the Military Meet
The inspirational author William Arthur Ward once noted, "Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records." He might have been referring t...
This Week in History
April 24, 2012
This Week in History
From the passing of an American comedy icon to a one of the most famous cavalry rides in our nation's past, some of the most interesting events this w...
The Banana Boat That Served Patton
April 23, 2012
The Banana Boat That Served Patton
Students of World War II are pretty familiar with the story of Gen. George Patton's 1942 invasion of North Africa comprising more than 100 ships carry...
Never Forget
April 19, 2012
Never Forget
  The term holocaust is an ancient word derived from the Greek language—"holos" (whole) and "kaustos" (burned)...
This Week in History
April 17, 2012
This Week in History
From an invasion debacle to a wedding for the ages, some of the most interesting events from this week in history: &#...
With 2 extra days, taxes are due April 17
April 16, 2012
With 2 extra days, taxes are due April 17
Taxes are due at midnight April 17. The roots of the Internal Revenue Service go back to 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln and Congress enacte...
 A Century-Old Mystery Finally Gets Cracked
April 12, 2012
A Century-Old Mystery Finally Gets Cracked
Even 100 years after its famous wreck, the history of Titanic continues to fascinate and haunt us. (See Titanic Deconstructed). Yet questions about th...
This Week in History
April 11, 2012
This Week in History
From a home run blast for the record books to a moon mission gone wrong, some of the most captivating events from this week in history: ...
A World Naval Power Is Born
April 09, 2012
A World Naval Power Is Born
The War of 1812 is one of the least understood engagements in United States history, but it is widely regarded as a second war of independence, the bi...
How did bunnies and sweets become entwined with the religious holiday?
April 05, 2012
How did bunnies and sweets become entwined with the religious holiday?
  We know Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. But how exactly did...
This Week in History
April 03, 2012
This Week in History
From a deadly clash of armies to the final sermon of one of America's finest orators, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
HISTORY App Offers Daily Civil War News
April 02, 2012
HISTORY App Offers Daily Civil War News
Need a daily dose of Civil War news and information? There's an app for that. HISTORY's innovative "The Civil War Today" iPad app has won critica...
Doolittle raid survivors commemorate 70th anniversary
March 29, 2012
Doolittle raid survivors commemorate 70th anniversary
    On April 18, 1942, just four months ...
This Week in History
March 27, 2012
This Week in History
From the bargain of the century to a tragic industrial disaster, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
Enlist to Save our Civil War Past
March 26, 2012
Enlist to Save our Civil War Past
  Some 150 years after the opening salvo of the Civil War, another wave of volunteers is being called to actio...
Take a Road Trip
March 22, 2012
Take a Road Trip
We love sharing great history news, and when we learned that Cornelius Ryan's epic World War II trilogy was coming out for the first time on audio CD ...
March 20, 2012
This Week in History
From the birth of one of America's oldest political parties to the beginning of a legendary military campaign, some of the most important events from ...
New history recounts the bloody Battle of Shiloh
March 19, 2012
New history recounts the bloody Battle of Shiloh
It was the first "great and terrible" battle of the Civil War. Some even called it "the devil's own day." Most know it simply as Shiloh. Winston ...
Graphic artists tell the story of the Constitution
March 15, 2012
Graphic artists tell the story of the Constitution
Want to learn more about our Constitution in a whole new way? Round Table Companies has just released The United States ...
This Week in History
March 13, 2012
This Week in History
From one of the worst storms in history to the kickoff of a merry holiday, some of the most interesting events from this week in history: ...
Walk in your ancestors' Civil War footsteps
March 12, 2012
Walk in your ancestors' Civil War footsteps
  Your ancestors were there. Now you can be, too. Launched to commemorate the 150...
This Week in History
March 06, 2012
This Week in History
From a monumental Supreme Court decision upholding freedom to the heroic conclusion of 13 days of glory, some of the most important events from this w...
"Paradox of Liberty"
March 05, 2012
"Paradox of Liberty"
  The contradictions between the principles of American equality and the reality of slavery eventually drew th...
Quilts Hold Much More Than Warmth
March 01, 2012
Quilts Hold Much More Than Warmth
Quilts aren't just for snuggling (though they're good for that, too). Politics, religion, family, and local history. Thes...
This Week in History
February 28, 2012
This Week in History
From the kidnapping heard around the world to an Oscar bonanza, some interesting events from this week in history: &#...
Daytrip Visits Missouri's Civil War Sites
February 27, 2012
Daytrip Visits Missouri's Civil War Sites
  For many, the skirmishes between pro- and anti-slavery factions along the Missouri-Kansas border in the 1850...
Explore the World of American Indian Art
February 23, 2012
Explore the World of American Indian Art
  This weekend at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, Calif., you will find Antique American Indian, pre-Col...
This Week in History
February 21, 2012
This Week in History
From an Olympic miracle in New York to the historic battlefield snapshot that came to symbolize American courage, some of the most important events fr...
Today's the Day to Honor the Presidents
February 20, 2012
Today's the Day to Honor the Presidents
  Generations of schoolchildren have celebrated George Washington and Abraham Lincoln on their respective birt...
America's Elite Special Ops. Team
February 16, 2012
America's Elite Special Ops. Team
Navy SEALs have become one of the most widely known special forces units in the world and have performed many of the most daring missions in modern Am...
This Week in History
February 14, 2012
This Week in History
From the first score in a legendary bank robbing career to the fulfillment of a sacred promise, some of the most important events from this week in hi...
A Holiday Rooted in Love and Tragedy
February 13, 2012
A Holiday Rooted in Love and Tragedy
Tomorrow about a billion Valentine's Day cards will be given away as a symbol of love and affection, which begs the question: Who was Saint Valentine ...
Lincoln and the Constitution
February 09, 2012
Lincoln and the Constitution
He authored the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation, waged a war that preserved the Union and liberated millions of slaves. Yet Abrah...
Join the Club and Save
January 19, 2012
Join the Club and Save
Membership in The History Channel Club offers a selection of benefits, not least of which is a members-only discount at the HISTORY Shop. Whether y...
This Week in History
January 17, 2012
This Week in History
From the birth of one of the greatest American minds to the kickoff of a presidential campaign doomed to fail, some of the most interesting events fro...
This Week in History
December 06, 2011
This Week in History
From the most infamous day in America's history to the political ascendency of one of the nation's cherished leaders, some important events from this ...
'Remember Pearl Harbor!' at the National World War II Museum
December 05, 2011
'Remember Pearl Harbor!' at the National World War II Museum
This week marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most momentous days in American history: the Pearl Harbor attack (see video). The unprovoked strike...
Take a Trip Back to the Roaring '20s
December 01, 2011
Take a Trip Back to the Roaring '20s
To celebrate its 90th anniversary, the Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite National Park is offering visitors a unique two-day anniversary package, but time i...
This Week in History
November 29, 2011
This Week in History
From the birth of history's most controversial commission to the jailing of a civil rights icon, some of the most fascinating events from this week in...
World War II: Our Multi-Storied Past
November 28, 2011
World War II: Our Multi-Storied Past
The phrase "We the People" gets tossed around pretty casually sometimes; just what exactly does "we" mean? Through next Jan. 16, Philadelphia's Natio...
This Week in History
November 22, 2011
This Week in History
From the gruesome death of a legendary pirate to the Florida announcement that sent the world into a frenzy, some of the most important events from th...
A Side Show of the Big Show
November 21, 2011
A Side Show of the Big Show
One of the most memorable firsthand accounts of the Civil War is hitting bookshelves again. In the spring of 1861 a 21-ye...
Experience WWII Like Never Before
November 17, 2011
Experience WWII Like Never Before
Two years ago they brought you World War II in original color for the first time ever. This week HISTORY releases its coll...
This Week in History
November 15, 2011
This Week in History
From the world premiere of a Hollywood classic to a shocking tragedy in Jonestown, Guyana, some of the most important events from this week in history...
Experience the History of the Korean War...Virtually
November 14, 2011
Experience the History of the Korean War...Virtually
The U.S. Air Force came into its own during the Korean War, and now that history is on full display—on your computer. The National Museum of t...
Corinth, Miss., lights the way
November 10, 2011
Corinth, Miss., lights the way
During the Civil War, some 300,000 soldiers on both sides passed through the tiny Mississippi railroad crossroads of Corinth. This Saturday, hundreds ...
Grant's Final Victory
October 13, 2011
Grant's Final Victory
His life reads like a Shakespearean tale: a failed businessman and alcoholic thrust into the torrent of war; a meteoric rise from obscure soldier to n...
What Took Place This Week in History?
October 11, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From a shocking political resignation to the quenching of one of the most destructive disaster's in America's history, some of the most important even...
Revisit 1968: The Year
October 10, 2011
Revisit 1968: The Year
Protests and riots in the streets. Assassinations. Banks and government buildings set ablaze. Where are we? Afghanistan? Eg...
Cape May, N.J., Takes a Trip Back in Time
October 06, 2011
Cape May, N.J., Takes a Trip Back in Time
  In November 1878, a fire of suspicious origin broke out in Cape May, N.J., leaving 40-some acres of prime real...
This Week in History
October 04, 2011
This Week in History
From a military victory that sealed American independence to a manufacturing breakthrough in the auto industry, some of the most important events from...
Share the first-hand experience
October 03, 2011
Share the first-hand experience
There's no shortage of books about the American Civil War from the historian's point of view. But what was it like to live through the conflict day by...
Walk in the Footsteps of the Donner Party
September 29, 2011
Walk in the Footsteps of the Donner Party
The tragedy of the Donner Party's failed 1846 journey across the Sierra Nevada mountains never fails to be riveting. And for the 19th year, hikers hav...
This Week in History
September 27, 2011
This Week in History
From a showdown in Little Rock to a gunfight in Kansas, some of the most interesting events from this week in history: ...
"Tonight We Die as Men"
September 26, 2011
"Tonight We Die as Men"
It's not the most famous unit of the war, but the 3rd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment didn't exactly spend its time in Europe takin...
History on Wheels
September 22, 2011
History on Wheels
This year's death of Frank Buckles marked the end of a generation of Americans who served in World War I, but their service will not be forgotten. ...
This Week in History
September 20, 2011
This Week in History
From the arrival of one of America's most famous religious figures to the memorable farewell of America's first president, some of the most important ...
A Sweet Celebration of History
September 19, 2011
A Sweet Celebration of History
  On a rainy September morning in 1955 an incident changed the quiet town of Hamilton, N.Y., forever. ...
Victims' Families Will Never Forget
September 15, 2011
Victims' Families Will Never Forget
Compiled by the support group Tuesday's Children, The Legacy Letters: Messages of Life and Hope From 9/11 Family Members features contributions from t...
This Week in History
September 13, 2011
This Week in History
From a shocking assassination during a presidential stop to one of America's most memorable weddings, some of the most important events from this week...
Patsy Cline House Now Open to the Public
September 12, 2011
Patsy Cline House Now Open to the Public
There's little doubt that today's bevy of women country singers owe their success to the trail blazed by Patsy Cline in the male-dominated 1950s. And ...
Help Build the 9/11 Memorial
September 10, 2011
Help Build the 9/11 Memorial
After years of preparation the 9/11 Memorial is set to be dedicated this weekend. Following dedication ceremonies slated for Sunday, Sept. 11—th...
Relive life on a pioneer farm
September 01, 2011
Relive life on a pioneer farm
  If your image of a farm is acres and acres of swaying grain dotted here and there with a huge green combine, ...
What Took Place This Week in History?
August 30, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From the birth of New York City to the kickoff of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
New app offers course in the Revolution
August 29, 2011
New app offers course in the Revolution
Multi Educator's History on the Go series of apps has just released "Revolutionary War," to go along with its similar offerings on the Civil...
What Took Place This Week in History?
August 23, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From the birth of New York City to the kickoff of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
King monument opens this week
August 22, 2011
King monument opens this week
When the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opens to the public today, it will be the long-coming realization of a dream that many of his followers have ...
In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story
August 18, 2011
In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story
As summer fades away and year's end edges closer, it's not too early to begin thinking about gifts for the holiday season. If you're shopping for a bo...
What Took Place This Week in History?
August 16, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From women's suffrage to an historic military victory, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
Relive the Music of the Civil War
August 15, 2011
Relive the Music of the Civil War
  The sounds of authentic Civil War-era music will fill the air this Friday and Saturday (Aug. 19-20) at Gettysb...
A Memoir for the Ages
August 11, 2011
A Memoir for the Ages
The days are beginning to grow shorter but it's not too late to enjoy some summer reading. What better place to start than with the World War II class...
What Took Place This Week in History?
August 09, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From the dropping of the bomb that ended World War II to the evacuation of U.S. ground troops from Vietnam, some of the most important events from thi...
Alcatraz: An Inescapable Experience
August 08, 2011
Alcatraz: An Inescapable Experience
Planning a summer getaway to the Pacific coast? If so, don't forget to drop by Alcatraz. Few places in America hold a richer history than "the Rock," ...
Unshakeable Heroism, Sacrifice, and Faith
August 04, 2011
Unshakeable Heroism, Sacrifice, and Faith
They were there at Antietam, at Chancellorsville, at Gettysburg, and at Appomattox. At a time when Irish immigrants were unwelcome in most industries,...
What Took Place This Week in History?
August 02, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From the disappearance of one of America's most notorious union bosses to the first tally of American citizens, some of the most important events from...
Be part of the history of Gettysburg
August 01, 2011
Be part of the history of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the most defining moments in American history. Over three days 160,000 Americans battled on the Pennsylvania groun...
Saddle Up for a Trip Through History
July 28, 2011
Saddle Up for a Trip Through History
What more motivation to get on your bike do you need than combining history with exercise? Through 2015 there will be seemingly countless Civil War-or...
What Took Place This Week in History?
July 26, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From a groundbreaking diplomatic breakthrough to creation of the first official U.S. motto, some of the most important events from this week in histor...
Take a Music Trip Through Stonewall Country
July 25, 2011
Take a Music Trip Through Stonewall Country
Sometimes the most unlikely subjects make their way into a songwriter's head. In 1984, Robin and Linda Williams (of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley) crea...
Let's Relish National Hot Dog Day
July 21, 2011
Let's Relish National Hot Dog Day
This month Americans honor one of America's most iconic foods—the hot dog. The ballpark staple has become a national symbol of sorts, taking us...
What took place this week in history?
July 19, 2011
What took place this week in history?
From the first printing of paper currency in the U.S. to mankind's first steps on the moon, some of the most important events from this week in histor...
Manassas Set to Commemorate and Reenact Civil War's First Land Battle
July 18, 2011
Manassas Set to Commemorate and Reenact Civil War's First Land Battle
On July 16, 1861, untried Union forces left Washington, D.C., to confront an equally green Confederate army at Bull Run Creek near Centreville, Va., i...
Murder in the Gilded Age
July 14, 2011
Murder in the Gilded Age
Who knew murder could be so much fun? It was one of the era's most baffling mysteries: Boys swimming in New York's East River find a headless (and bot...
What Took Place This Week in History?
July 12, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From the placing of the capital city to an honor of distinction to child-rearing advice, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
Journey Through Hallowed Ground
July 11, 2011
Journey Through Hallowed Ground
  Some of the Civil War's pivotal battles were fought within a couple of hours' drive from the nation's capital....
Ride the Trail While You're
July 10, 2011
Ride the Trail While You're
Summertime drive time can get to be a long haul, especially if you're crossing the wide-open plains. Why not invite some Old West trail-riders to tag ...
What Took Place This Week in History?
July 05, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From a big dig to big dollars to reporting on big dollars, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
Happy Birthday to US!
June 30, 2011
Happy Birthday to US!
The Chinese might have invented them, but there is something distinctly American about watching fireworks on July 4. Even an excited John Adams wrote ...
'Tell the boys I died...like a man'
June 23, 2011
'Tell the boys I died...like a man'
It would be hard to conjure a more definitive representative of life and times in the Old West than the Texas lawman. Ronald DeLord, former patrol of...
What Took Place This Week in History?
June 21, 2011
What Took Place This Week in History?
From "We the people" to "Custer's Last Stand" to the world's first ocenarium, some of the most important events from this week in history: ...
The lives and loves of some of history's most memorable women
June 20, 2011
The lives and loves of some of history's most memorable women
From the ancient world to present day, women have caused wars, ruled empires, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. ...
Study the Civil War Era at Yale
June 16, 2011
Study the Civil War Era at Yale
Didn't make the cut to major in U.S. history at Yale? Not to worry. Now you can attend virtually — without student loans — to achieve more...
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