History In The Headlines

Author: History.com Staff

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This Year in History: 2013

Take a look back at some of the most compelling stories of 2013, as covered by History in the Headlines.

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Remembering 9/11: Video

Twelve years later, HISTORY looks back at the September 11 attacks.

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Remembering the March on Washington: Video

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this seminal civil rights event, check out some surprising facts about the March on Washington.

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Blackout: The Worst Power Outages in History

Find out what happened when the lights went out.

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Celebrate a Southpaw, It’s Left-Handers’ Day

August 13 marks the 21st annual celebration honoring left-handed achievements.

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Mandela at 95: Slideshow

As the world celebrates his 95th birthday, here’s a look back at the life and legacy of the man known to his fellow South Africans and the world as “Madiba.”

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Remembering Space’s Female Pioneers

As we honor the historic heights reached by both Valentina Tereshkova and Sally Ride, here’s a look back at 50 years of women in space.

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Remembering Margaret Thatcher: Slideshow

Explore key events in the life and career of Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday at age 87.

First Family and Visiting Children Roll Eggs in 2009

The White House Easter Egg Roll Turns 135: Slideshow

Find out about the history of the White House Easter Egg Roll and check out photos from its early years to today.

Newspapers Announcing the Death of Hugo Chávez

The Life of Hugo Chávez: Slideshow

As Venezuela prepares for his state funeral on Friday, find out more about Hugo Chávez’s rise to power and 14 years in office.

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Ancient Egyptian Pigments Gets a Second Chance to Shine

Once used to decorate pharaohs’ tombs, Egyptian blue might have modern applications in cutting-edge telecommunication technologies.

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This Year in History: 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, explore some of the year’s stories, as covered by History in the Headlines.

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Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Unearthed

Archaeologists have discovered the court and tomb of a previously unknown ancient Egyptian princess who lived some 4,500 years ago.