History In The Headlines

Author: Evan Andrews

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

10 Things You May Not Know About Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

On the 85th anniversary of her birth, learn 10 surprising facts about the life and work of one of America’s most iconic first ladies.

Excavations at the Binchester site (Credit: University of Durham)

Roman Ruins in Britain Hailed as “Pompeii of the North”

New discoveries at an ancient fort in County Durham offer an 1,800-year-old glimpse into daily life in Roman Britain.

August 6, 1894 cover of Le Petit Journal dedicated to the "Competition for Horseless Carriages"

World’s First Automotive Competition Held, 120 Years Ago

On the 120th anniversary of the world’s first organized auto race, take a look back at the quirky history of early motoring.

Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

Port Chicago Disaster Stuns the Nation, 70 Years Ago

70 years after the worst home front disaster of World War II, learn how an explosion at a California port sparked a Naval mutiny and led to an influential debate on civil rights.

The Beatles arrive at New York's JFK airport on February 7, 1964. (Credit: Getty Images)

Beatlemania Sweeps the United States, 50 Years Ago

As we mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first visit to the United States, take a look back at how the Fab Four conquered American pop culture.

jackie-robinson

11 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson

On the 95th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s birth, explore little-known facts about the man who integrated baseball.

Virtual simulation image of the sun atop the obelisk with the Altar of Peace in the foreground. (Credit: Indiana University Bloomington)

Mystery of Ancient Roman Sundial Deciphered Using Digital Modeling

A decades-old misconception about two Ancient Roman monuments has been corrected by researchers using 3-D digital simulations and NASA data.

Romantic Gestures

7 Heartwarming Romantic Gestures

Your Valentine’s Day gift will inevitably pale in comparison to these legendary expressions of love.