History Stories
AUTHOR: Christopher Klein
The Great Subway Race of 1967
August 21, 2017

A group of whiz kids using a mainframe computer as big as an elevator staged a wild race against time under the streets of the Big Apple. Read More

Right Stuff, Wrong Gender: The Woman Astronauts Grounded by NASA
July 24, 2017

These aspiring astronauts were part of the little-known “Mercury 13” program. Read More

The Wimbledon Finalist Who Committed Murder
July 13, 2017

A killer backhand earned Vere St. Leger Goold a spot in a Wimbledon final. Read More

Thoreau Started a Forest Fire a Year Before Writing ‘Walden’
July 11, 2017

Before Henry David Thoreau lived in the Concord woods, he nearly burned them to the ground in a massive forest fire. Read More

Inside the Government’s Top-Secret Doomsday Hideouts
June 27, 2017

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Whose Vision of America Won Out—Hamilton’s or Jefferson’s?
June 12, 2017

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When the Nazis Invaded the Hamptons
June 12, 2017

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The Massacre at Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Love Cottage”
June 8, 2017

Read about the grisly mass murder inside the architect’s Wisconsin house and studio that took the lives of his mistress and six others. Read More

Volunteer Sleuths Ensure World War I MIA Receives Just Due 100 Years After Death
May 22, 2017

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Never Built New York: The Big Apple As It Might Have Been
May 19, 2017

An exhibition on these alternate apple attractions opens this fall. Read More