History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

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10 Things You Should Know About Iceland

As Iceland celebrates the 70th anniversary of its independence, explore 10 surprising facts about the island nation.

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Baseball’s Cooperstown Myth

As the Baseball Hall of Fame turns 75, read how the shrine to baseball’s gods was built upon a carefully constructed creation myth.

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The Weather Forecast That Saved D-Day

In spite of the years of planning invested in D-Day, the invasion’s ultimate fate relied on an unlikely figure—a weatherman.

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Fooling Hitler: The Elaborate Ruse Behind D-Day

As the 70th anniversary of D-Day nears, learn about the sophisticated hoax that fooled the Nazis and laid the groundwork for the Normandy invasion.

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London’s World War I Zeppelin Terror

Before London was blitzed in World War II, massive German zeppelins rained bombs and terror upon the British capital in World War I.

Rethinking FDR as Commander in Chief

Rethinking FDR as Commander in Chief

A new book reveals that President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s role in winning World War II was much greater than previously thought.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the French and Indian War

Before the release of “Alone Yet Not Alone,” explore 10 surprising facts about the film’s backdrop—the French and Indian War.

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10 Things You May Not Know About George Patton

Learn 10 surprising facts about the outspoken American general who fought in both World Wars.

The Hunt for Forgotten World War I Monuments

The Hunt for Forgotten World War I Monuments

An art historian is leading a campaign to catalogue, and hopefully preserve, America’s World War I memorials.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Douglas MacArthur

Explore 10 surprising facts about the controversial five-star American general who fought in two World Wars and Korea.

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Winston Churchill’s World War Disaster

A quarter-century before boldly leading Britain in World War II, Winston Churchill spearheaded a World War I military debacle—Gallipoli.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Nathaniel Hawthorne

On the 150th anniversary of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s death, explore 10 surprising facts about the famed American novelist.

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Tenzing Norgay and Everest’s Sherpas

On the centennial of Tenzing Norgay’s birth, look back at his historic Mount Everest ascent and the triumph and tragedy experienced by his fellow Sherpas.