History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants face off in November 2008. (Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)

How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

As the NFL season kicks off, look back at football’s brutal beginnings and President Theodore Roosevelt’s quest to save the sport from abolition.

Bread and Roses Strike

The Strike That Shook America 100 Years Ago

As the United States commemorates Labor Day, take a look back at a landmark victory for American workers: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.

Ice King

The Man Who Shipped New England Ice Around the World

Iced drinks were luxuries for the rich until 19th-century entrepreneur Frederic Tudor made a fortune shipping New England ice around the world.

Dust Bowl

10 Things You May Not Know About the Dust Bowl

As the United States experiences its worst dry spell in 50 years, explore 10 surprising facts about its most epic drought disaster—the Dust Bowl.

Gertrude Ederle

Remembering Long-Distance Swimmer Gertrude Ederle

As Diana Nyad abandons her swim from Cuba to Key West, take a look back at the first woman to swim the English Channel.

Constitution Guerriere

How USS Constitution Became ‘Old Ironsides’ 200 Years Ago

Two hundred years ago, USS Constitution defeated HMS Guerriere and earned the nickname “Old Ironsides.”

Angela Micol

Has Google Earth Revealed Lost Egyptian Pyramids?

A North Carolina woman claims to have discovered two lost Egyptian pyramid complexes using Google Earth.

Ancient Olympics

5 Myths About the Ancient Olympics

Although shrouded in myth, the ancient Olympics were surprisingly similar to the modern Olympic Games.

Olympics Cheaters

Shortcuts to the Gold: 9 Cheaters in Olympic History

Although Olympians pledge to celebrate “the true spirit of sportsmanship,” explore nine instances when athletes tried to deceive their way to the top.

Summer Olympics Facts

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Olympics

As athletes from 205 countries gather for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Games, explore 10 surprising facts about the Summer Olympics.

Telstar

The Birth of Satellite TV, 50 Years Ago

On the 50th anniversary of the first live transatlantic television feed beamed by Telstar, revisit the historic broadcast of July 23, 1962.

Bonnie and Clyde Guns

Guns Found on Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde for Sale

Nearly 80 years after the bloody shootout that killed the notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, their handguns are being put up for auction.

Automat

The Automat: Birth of a Fast Food Nation

A century after Horn & Hardart opened its first Automat in New York City, take a look back at America’s first fast food chain.