History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

Guillotine

The Guillotine’s First Cut

Nicolas-Jacques Pelletier became the first of thousands to be executed by the guillotine 220 years ago today.

Fenway Park

8 Surprising Fenway Park Events

On the 100th anniversary of the first Major League Baseball game at Fenway Park, explore eight surprising dates from the stadium’s hidden history.

William Dawes

The Midnight Ride of William Dawes

While Paul Revere rode into history on April 18, 1775, his fellow rider, William Dawes, galloped into undeserved oblivion.

Titanic Tennis

Titanic’s Tennis Star Survivors

One hundred years ago, Tennis Hall of Famers Dick Williams and Karl Behr survived the most famous shipwreck in history.

Pud Galvin

Baseball’s First Fountain of Youth

In 1889, pitcher Pud Galvin turned to a dubious elixir in hopes of reviving his baseball career.

Greece Cultural Heritage

Are Greece’s Ancient Treasures Under Threat?

Greek archaeologists report that budget cuts have placed the country’s cultural heritage at risk.

Cherry Blossom Festival

The Drama Behind 100 Years of Washington’s Cherry Blossoms

Beginning today, this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 100th anniversary of the planting of Japanese cherry trees in Washington, D.C.

Solar Storm

A Perfect Solar Superstorm: The 1859 Carrington Event

The solar storm that hit Earth last Thursday delivered only a glancing blow, but in 1859 the planet wasn’t so lucky.

Daylight Saving Time

8 Things You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time

Explore surprising facts about daylight saving time, which goes into effect early Sunday in most U.S. regions.

Wilt Chamberlain in the early 1960s.

Wilt Chamberlain’s Epic Evening

Fifty years ago today, basketball Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain achieved one of the most incredible feats in sports history: scoring 100 points in a single NBA game.

Theodore Seuss Geisel

9 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Seuss

In honor of Theodore Geisel’s birthday, here are some facts you may not know about the author of “The Cat in the Hat.”