History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

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George Washington’s Revolutionary St. Patrick’s Day

When General George Washington needed to boost sagging patriot morale, he enlisted a rarely celebrated holiday—St. Patrick’s Day—to the cause.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Vatican

As cardinals begin their conclave at the Vatican to elect a new pope, explore 10 things you may not know about the seat of the Catholic Church.

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8 Things You May Not Know About American Money

On the 150th anniversary of the law creating a single national currency, explore eight surprising facts about American money.

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The Last Time a Meteor Rocked Russia

Last Friday’s meteor blast recalled the memory of an even more powerful space rock explosion over Siberia: the mysterious 1908 Tunguska event.

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The 24-Hour President

As America celebrates Presidents’ Day, learn more about the man whose gravestone reads “President of the United States for One Day.”

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10 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks, explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights activist.

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and brother Jim, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, will face off in Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday.

Famous Brothers in History

As siblings Jim and John Harbaugh lead their teams into Super Bowl XLVII, explore some of history’s most famous brothers.

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8 Things You May Not Know About Presidential Inaugurations

As President Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term, explore eight surprising facts about presidential inaugurations.

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A Tour of Lesser-Known Presidential Inaugural Sites

As Inauguration Day approaches, explore seven locations other than the U.S. Capitol where presidents have taken the oath of office.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Richard Nixon

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard Nixon, explore 10 surprising facts about America’s 37th president.

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A Brief History of College Bowl Games

As college football kicks off 2013 with six bowl games, explore the history of this New Year’s Day tradition.

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Who’s Buried in Sacagawea’s Grave?

Sacagawea reportedly died 200 years ago today, but a gravestone in Wyoming tells a much different story.

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9 Things You May Not Know About the Electoral College

As American electors gather to formally cast their votes for president, explore 9 things you may not know about the Electoral College.