History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

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A Tour of Lesser-Known Presidential Inaugural Sites

As Inauguration Day approaches, explore seven locations other than the U.S. Capitol where presidents have taken the oath of office.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Richard Nixon

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard Nixon, explore 10 surprising facts about America’s 37th president.

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A Brief History of College Bowl Games

As college football kicks off 2013 with six bowl games, explore the history of this New Year’s Day tradition.

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Who’s Buried in Sacagawea’s Grave?

Sacagawea reportedly died 200 years ago today, but a gravestone in Wyoming tells a much different story.

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9 Things You May Not Know About the Electoral College

As American electors gather to formally cast their votes for president, explore 9 things you may not know about the Electoral College.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Boston Tea Party

As the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party approaches, explore 10 things you may not know about the iconic political protest.

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The Killer Fog That Blanketed London, 60 Years Ago

For five days in December 1952, the Great Smog smothered London, wreaking havoc and killing thousands.

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The Royal Roots of the American Christmas Tree

An American holiday tradition was launched by a fashionable British queen celebrating an old German custom.

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The Real Story Behind Plymouth Rock

As America celebrates Thanksgiving, explore the real history of the Pilgrims’ purported landing place—Plymouth Rock.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

As Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln hits the big screen, explore 10 things you may not know about the 16th U.S. president.

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10 Winning Presidential Campaign Slogans

As Americans vote for their next president, explore 10 memorable campaign slogans that have propelled candidates to the White House.

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Before Salem, the First American Witch Hunt

Thirty years before the infamous Salem witch trials, a witch hunt hysteria swept through another colonial New England town.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis Pilot Whose Death May Have Saved Millions

Fifty years ago, U-2 pilot Rudolf Anderson Jr. was shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His death may have saved the lives of millions.