History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

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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.

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Can Drones Revolutionize Archaeology?

Learn how archaeologists are discovering the most ancient of artifacts utilizing the most high-tech of tools.

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Mutiny on the Bounty, 225 Years Ago

After history’s most famous mutiny occurred 225 years ago, the adventure for the crew of HMS Bounty was only beginning.

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The Oklahoma Land Rush, 125 Years Ago

Look back at the day 125 years ago when 50,000 “boomers” and “sooners” made a mad dash to stake their claims in the Oklahoma Land Rush.

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The Legacy of the 1964 World’s Fair, 50 Years Later

Explore six lasting legacies of the 1964 New York World’s Fair on the 50th anniversary of its opening.

Jesus' Wife Papyrus Credit: Karen L. King 2012

Tests Reveal “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” Not Fake

Scientific testing has determined that a controversial papyrus fragment suggesting Jesus was married is not a modern forgery.