History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

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Horse Racing’s Triple Crown: 10 Fast Facts

As I’ll Have Another drops out of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, it will be at least another year before a horse can finally win American racing’s ultimate prize.

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Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

As the United Kingdom celebrates the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, take a look back at the country’s last Diamond Jubilee—Queen Victoria’s in 1897.

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Arlington National Cemetery: 8 Surprising Facts

Explore eight surprising facts about Arlington National Cemetery, which has been the focal point of national Memorial Day commemorations since 1868.

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Golden Gate Bridge

As San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th birthday, explore six surprising facts about this modern marvel of engineering.

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The Olympic Torch Relay’s Surprising Origins

The ritual of the Olympic torch relay originated not in ancient Greece, but in Nazi Germany.

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Murder in Parliament, 200 Years Ago

Two hundred years ago, an assassin gunned down British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval inside the hallowed halls of Parliament.

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The Hindenburg Disaster: 9 Surprising Facts

On the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, explore nine surprising facts about the massive German airship and its fiery demise.

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The Renegade Roots of Hollywood Studios

Film studios Universal and Paramount started 100 years ago as insurgent “indies” challenging Thomas Edison’s powerful cartel.

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The Guillotine’s First Cut

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Baseball’s First Fountain of Youth

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