History In The Headlines

Author: History.com Staff

Gladiators

Corrupt Roman Gladiators Busted by Cops

Undercover police clad in gladiator garb cracked down Wednesday on mock warriors who pose for tourist photos and have been accused of fraud.

Berlin Wall

Reflecting on the Berlin Wall, 50 Years After Its Construction

An expert on the Berlin Wall answers questions about its history as the 50th anniversary of its construction approaches.

Megalodons

Prehistoric Monsters of the Deep: Slideshow

From sharks bigger than a bus to giant sea scorpions, explore some of the largest and most fearsome marine creatures of the past.

Scopitone

The Music Video, Before Music Television

On MTV’s 30th anniversary, explore the history of the music video, which stretches back to the late 19th century.

Tombs of the Apostles

Tombs of the Apostles: Slideshow

As archaeologists announce the discovery of what they believe to be St. Philip’s tomb, find out where some of the other apostles are thought to have been buried.

Miguel de Cervantes

In Search of “Don Quixote” Creator’s Lost Bones

Experts are scouring a Madrid convent for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes, hoping to reconstruct the author’s face and determine his cause of death.

Amy Winehouse

Music Legends Who Lived Fast and Died at 27: Slideshow

On July 23, Amy Winehouse became the latest in a long list of musicians who died at 27.

Wind Towers

Keeping Cool Through the Ages: Slideshow

As temperatures soar in many regions of the United States, find out how people beat the heat when cranking up the A/C wasn’t an option.

First Battle of Bull Run

Remembering the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)

HISTORY’s chief historian answers questions about the Civil War’s first major land battle, which took place 150 years ago today.

Moon Rock

Slideshow: When Artifacts Become Astronauts

From Amelia Earhart’s scarf to part of a 16th-century warship, explore historic items that hitched a ride into the final frontier on the space shuttle.

Space Shuttle

Video: Space Shuttle Milestones

As the countdown to the final space shuttle launch begins, explore some of the program’s most unforgettable moments.

Declaration of Independence

Video: The Declaration of Independence

Explore the history of the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed America’s independence on July 4, 1776.

International Space Station

Slideshow: Orbit-Clogging Space Junk

Astronauts evacuated the International Space Station on Tuesday during a close encounter with space debris, part of the swirl of trash circling the planet.