History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

WWI memorial

Design Competition Launched for National World War I Memorial

Two weeks remain in an open competition to submit designs for the latest monument to be constructed in Washington, D.C.—the World War I Memorial.

george steinbrenner

8 Famous Figures Born on the Fourth of July

Learn about eight real-life Yankee Doodle Dandies who share a July 4th birthday with the United States.

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7 Times the U.S.-Canada Border Wasn’t So Peaceful

The U.S.-Canada border wasn’t always so peaceful. On Canada Day, look back at seven times when the United States clashed violently with its northern neighbor.

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A Very Short History of the Leap Second

For the 26th time since 1972, a leap second will be added to the clock to compensate for the Earth’s slowing rotation. But will it be history’s last?

john glenn

10 Famous Korean War Veterans

On the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, learn about 10 notables who served in the conflict.

swedish mummy

Baby Found Hidden in Coffin of Mummified Swedish Bishop

A CT scan has revealed the tiny body of a premature baby tucked under the feet of a Lutheran bishop’s 336-year-old mummified remains.


7 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Waterloo

Two centuries after Napoleon met his Waterloo, learn seven surprising facts about one of the most significant battles in European history.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Bunker Hill

On the Battle of Bunker Hill’s 240th anniversary, explore 10 surprising facts about the first major battle of the American Revolution.

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The Women’s Soccer Outlaws Who Could Beat the Men

As the FIFA Women’s World Cup continues, find out more about the female soccer pioneers who drew huge crowds until banned for threatening the popularity of the men’s game.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson (r) listens as Phil Collins speaks in front of The Alamo, announcing the donation of his collection of historical Alamo artifacts on June 26, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Credit: Gary Miller/Getty Images)

Phil Collins Has Always Remembered the Alamo

A British rock legend’s unlikely fascination drove him to amass the world’s largest private collection of Alamo relics, which he recently donated to the Texas landmark.

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1,500 Years Later, Killer Animal Elevator Returns to Colosseum

A replica of the lift system used to hoist and release deadly wild animals onto the Colosseum’s floor has been unveiled inside Rome’s ancient amphitheater.

A 1907 postcard rallying Texans to "Save the Alamo."

The “Second Battle of the Alamo”

Preservationist Adina De Zavala’s one-woman siege of the Alamo in 1908 helped to prevent the destruction of one of its most historic structures.

Monument marking the graves of the victims of the Goliad Massacre.

The Goliad Massacre—The Other Alamo

Although overshadowed by the fall of the Alamo, the Goliad Massacre claimed the lives of twice as many Texas rebels.