History In The Headlines

Author: Christopher Klein

Angela Micol

Has Google Earth Revealed Lost Egyptian Pyramids?

A North Carolina woman claims to have discovered two lost Egyptian pyramid complexes using Google Earth.

Ancient Olympics

5 Myths About the Ancient Olympics

Although shrouded in myth, the ancient Olympics were surprisingly similar to the modern Olympic Games.

Olympics Cheaters

Shortcuts to the Gold: 9 Cheaters in Olympic History

Although Olympians pledge to celebrate “the true spirit of sportsmanship,” explore nine instances when athletes tried to deceive their way to the top.

Summer Olympics Facts

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Olympics

As athletes from 205 countries gather for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Games, explore 10 surprising facts about the Summer Olympics.

Telstar

The Birth of Satellite TV, 50 Years Ago

On the 50th anniversary of the first live transatlantic television feed beamed by Telstar, revisit the historic broadcast of July 23, 1962.

Bonnie and Clyde Guns

Guns Found on Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde for Sale

Nearly 80 years after the bloody shootout that killed the notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, their handguns are being put up for auction.

Automat

The Automat: Birth of a Fast Food Nation

A century after Horn & Hardart opened its first Automat in New York City, take a look back at America’s first fast food chain.

The First Great American Road Trip

The First Great American Road Trip

As millions of Americans hit the road for the holiday, take a look back at the first cross-country road trip in 1903.

Wimbledon Facts

9 Things You May Not Know About Wimbledon

As play begins at Wimbledon 2012, explore nine surprising facts about the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament.

Historic Handshakes

8 Historic Handshakes

As people around the globe celebrate World Handshake Day, explore eight of history’s most famous handshakes.

War of 1812

10 Things You May Not Know About the War of 1812

On the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812, explore 10 surprising facts about the conflict.

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Horse Racing’s Triple Crown: 10 Fast Facts

As I’ll Have Another drops out of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, it will be at least another year before a horse can finally win American racing’s ultimate prize.

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee

Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

As the United Kingdom celebrates the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, take a look back at the country’s last Diamond Jubilee—Queen Victoria’s in 1897.