History In The Headlines

Author: Barbara Maranzani

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A First Lady Brings a French Icon to American Shores

Fifty years after one of history’s most famous art exhibits, find out how two enigmatic women—Jackie Kennedy and the Mona Lisa—came together to captivate the nation.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Samuel Morse

As we celebrate the 175th anniversary of his landmark achievement, here are six things you may not know about the inventor of the telegraph.

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Franklin Roosevelt’s Personal Polio Crusade, 75 Years Ago

On the 75th anniversary of its creation, take a look back at the history of the March of Dimes.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Roosevelts

From Franklin’s brushes with death to Eleanor’s midnight ride with Amelia Earhart, here are 10 things you may not know about this presidential pair.

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Remembering the Battle of Fredericksburg, 150 Years Later

As we mark the 150th anniversary of the battle, here are eight things you may not know about Fredericksburg.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Prizes, awarded annually on the anniversary of founder Alfred Nobel’s death, remain some of the most prestigious awards in the world.

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FDR Memorial Opens in New York

Almost 40 years after it was first proposed, this week marked the opening of Four Freedoms Park, a new memorial honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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5 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Political Conventions

From surprise candidates to delegate fistfights, here are five things you may not know about the history of nominating conventions.

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9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden

Explore nine fascinating facts about Lizzie Borden, who may or may not have taken an ax and given her parents lethal whacks in August 1892.

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Catherine the Great

Explore eight surprising facts about the famous Russian ruler, who ascended the throne 250 years ago.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Hatfields and McCoys

Check out seven facts about the legendary 19th-century feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families.

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Titanic Today: A Transatlantic Tour

Here are five places you can visit today that are still affected by the Titanic disaster, 100 years after the ship went down.

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4 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Shiloh

The Battle of Shiloh, one of the Civil War’s most deadly clashes, took place 150 years ago this week.