History In The Headlines

Author: Barbara Maranzani

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Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Seventy years after its defeat, find out more about the largest, armed Jewish resistance movement of World War II.

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Green-Wood Cemetery: A Victorian-Era Icon Turns 175

One of America’s first “rural” cemeteries has been welcoming New Yorkers since 1838.

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One World Trade Center Reaches Historic Heights

As its record-topping spire is installed, find out more about the building that has already become a New York icon.

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Remembering V-E Day

As we commemorate its 68th anniversary, check out some surprising facts about how the world reacted to Victory in Europe.

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Do You Speak Ice Age?

Researchers may have traced hundreds of disparate languages to one Ice Age mother tongue.

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History’s Most Famous Literary Hoaxes

Thirty years after the Hitler Diaries were exposed as a fraud, here’s a look back at some of history’s other famous fictions.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

On the 120th anniversary of its opening day, here are some surprising facts about the World’s Columbian Exposition.

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Beyond Citizen Kane: The World’s First Media Mogul

On what would have been the publisher’s 150th birthday, here are eight things you should know about William Randolph Hearst.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

On Saturday, the worlds of Washington, D.C. and Hollywood will once again collide as the nation’s capital plays host to the annual affair.

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It’s All About the (New) Benjamins

The Federal Reserve has announced that a new version of the $100 bill will enter circulation this fall.

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After 155 Years, It’s the End of an Era at Cooper Union

One of the nation’s most celebrated schools has announced a controversial change to its tuition structure.

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Remembering Richie Havens: Ten Things You May Not Know About Woodstock

As we remember this music legend, check out some surprising facts about this iconic event.

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New Super-Earths May Support Life

NASA announces the discovery of seven new distant planets, three of which may be able to support life.