AUTHOR: Evan Andrews
The Sinking of Andrea Doria
July 25, 2016

On the night of July 25, 1956, a collision between the ocean liners SS Andrea Doria and MS Stockholm killed 51 people and prompted one of the largest civilian maritime rescues in history. Read More

Remembering the First Battle of Bull Run
July 21, 2016

Hopes for a quick end to the Civil War were shattered on July 21, 1861, when Union and Confederate forces clashed in northern Virginia at the First Battle of Bull Run. Read More

Joe DiMaggio’s Record-Breaking-Hitting Streak
July 15, 2016

In 1941, legendary New York Yankees slugger "Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio made baseball history by scoring a hit in 56 consecutive games. Read More

The Assassination of President James A. Garfield
July 1, 2016

On July 2, 1881, newly inaugurated President James A. Garfield was mortally wounded by a deranged gunman as he prepared to board a train in Washington, D.C. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Babe Didrikson Zaharias
June 24, 2016

Explore 10 fascinating facts about the multi-sport titan that the Associated Press once named the “Woman Athlete of the Half Century.” Read More

Bison Selected as the Official Mammal of the United States
May 13, 2016

Thanks to a new law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, the once extinction-threatened bison is now the official mammal of the United States. Read More

The Man Who Stole the Crown Jewels
May 9, 2016

Get the story behind how legendary rogue Thomas Blood bluffed his way into the Tower of London and nearly made off with the British crown jewels. Read More

Remembering the Haymarket Riot
May 4, 2016

Take a look back at one of the controversial chapters in America’s 19th century labor movement. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Mexican-American War
April 22, 2016

Explore 10 fascinating facts about what has often been called America’s “forgotten war.” Read More

10 Things You Should Know About the Donner Party
April 14, 2016

170 years after the Donner Party left on their doomed journey, explore 10 key facts about one of the most gruesome episodes from the era of westward expansion. Read More