History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Boston Tea Party

As the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party approaches, explore 10 things you may not know about the iconic political protest.

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The Killer Fog That Blanketed London, 60 Years Ago

For five days in December 1952, the Great Smog smothered London, wreaking havoc and killing thousands.

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The Royal Roots of the American Christmas Tree

An American holiday tradition was launched by a fashionable British queen celebrating an old German custom.

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The Real Story Behind Plymouth Rock

As America celebrates Thanksgiving, explore the real history of the Pilgrims’ purported landing place—Plymouth Rock.

Abraham Lincoln Facts

10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

As Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln hits the big screen, explore 10 things you may not know about the 16th U.S. president.

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10 Winning Presidential Campaign Slogans

As Americans vote for their next president, explore 10 memorable campaign slogans that have propelled candidates to the White House.

Depiction of a witch trial by English painter William Powell Frith.

Before Salem, the First American Witch Hunt

Thirty years before the infamous Salem witch trials, a witch hunt hysteria swept through another colonial New England town.

Rudolf Anderson

The Cuban Missile Crisis Pilot Whose Death May Have Saved Millions

Fifty years ago, U-2 pilot Rudolf Anderson Jr. was shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His death may have saved the lives of millions.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Cuban Missile Crisis

On the 50th anniversary of the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis, explore 10 surprising facts about the Cold War’s most dangerous moment.

Theodore Roosevelt Assassination Attempt

Shot in the Chest 100 Years Ago, Teddy Roosevelt Kept on Talking

One hundred years ago, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a 90-minute speech moments after being shot in the chest.

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Document Banning Pete Rose From Baseball Goes on Sale

The 1989 agreement that banned Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hits leader, from the sport is being put up for auction.

Christopher Columbus Facts

10 Things You May Not Know About Christopher Columbus

In honor of Columbus Day, check out 10 things you may not know about the explorer who sailed the ocean blue in 1492.

Barack Obama and John McCain take part in the first debate of the 2008 presidential election. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

7 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Presidential Debates

As the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates finally meet face to face, explore seven surprising facts about the history of presidential debates.