History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

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Did an Irish Monk “Discover” America?

A century after St. Patrick, another Irish saint embarked on a legendary voyage that some believe took him to North America.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Andrew Jackson

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, explore 10 surprising facts about the first Irish-American president—and he wasn’t JFK.

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The Sled Dog Relay That Inspired the Iditarod

Look back at the 1925 life-or-death mission that inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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Andersonville, 150 Years Ago

On the 150th anniversary of the death of Andersonville’s first prisoner of war, look back at the notorious Confederate prison camp.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Muhammad Ali

Fifty years after he first won the heavyweight title, explore 10 surprising facts about boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Winter Olympics

As the Sochi Winter Games enter their final days, explore 10 surprising facts about the Winter Olympics.

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The Hunley’s Daring Submarine Mission, 150 Years Ago

When the Confederate submarine Hunley sank a Union warship 150 years ago, it didn’t change the course of the Civil War, yet it altered naval warfare forever.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know Happened on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is filled not only with cards, roses and chocolates but plenty of history as well.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Charles Darwin

In honor of Darwin Day, learn 10 surprising facts about the famed evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.

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China Epicenter of 1918 Flu Pandemic, Historian Says

According to new research by a Canadian historian, the 1918 flu outbreak that killed 50 million people originated in China.

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The First Winter Olympics

As the XXII Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, look back at the humble origins of the Winter Games 90 years ago.

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Prehistoric Crocodile-Like Species Discovered in Texas

Texas Tech University scientists have unearthed evidence of a previously unknown species of ancient crocodile-like creatures.

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Rabbits Unearth Ancient Treasures at English Landmark

Look out Indiana Jones. A family of burrowing rabbits, not a team of archaeologists, has discovered a trove of Bronze Age artifacts in England.