History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

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.

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The Real-Life Story Behind “The Monuments Men”

Find out more about the unlikely World War II heroes who saved Europe’s art treasures and inspired the film.

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The Two Mothers Who Molded Lincoln

As Mother’s Day approaches, find out more about the biological mother and stepmother who set Abraham Lincoln on the pathway to the presidency.

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Grant’s Overland Campaign, 150 Years Ago

On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s Overland Campaign, look back at the six bloody weeks when Lee and Grant dueled for the first time.

Roger Bannister in 1954, the year he became the first person to run a 4-minute mile.

The First 4-Minute Mile, 60 Years Ago

Look back at the day 60 years ago when British medical student Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes.

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Nellie Bly’s Biggest Scoops

On the 150th anniversary of Nellie Bly’s birth, explore some of the biggest stories broken by the trailblazing investigative journalist.