History In The Headlines

Author: Barbara Maranzani

Battle of Shiloh

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.

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7 Things You May Not Know About John Glenn and Friendship 7

On the 50th anniversary of this historic space flight, here are some facts you might not know about the first American to orbit the Earth.

George Bush skydiving

All the Presidents’ Birthdays

In honor of Presidents’ Day, here’s a look at some unusual ways the commanders-in-chief have spent their special day.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building For Sale?

With the announcement of a $1 billion public stock offering, it will soon be possible to own a piece of one of the world’s most iconic buildings.

Florence Green

Last World War I Veteran Dies at the Age of 110

Florence Green, the last known veteran of one of the greatest conflicts of the 20th century, died at a nursing home in Norfolk, England, on February 4 at the age of 110.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alexander Hamilton

January 11 marks the anniversary of the birth of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s most influential and controversial founding fathers.

Pearl Harbor

5 Facts About Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of this “date which will live in infamy,” explore little-known facts about the attack.

Japanese-American Veterans of World War II

Unlikely World War II Soldiers Awarded Nation’s Highest Honor

Nearly 70 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II, Japanese-American soldiers receive the country’s highest civilian honor.

Fred Shuttlesworth

Fred Shuttlesworth, Noted Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 89

Fred L. Shuttlesworth, the noted civil rights leader and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.