AUTHOR: Jesse Greenspan
10 Things You May Not Know About the U.S. Census
July 31, 2015

As the 225th anniversary of the first Census Day approaches, get the facts on this decennial population count. Read More

7 Withering Droughts
June 30, 2015

As Californians endure their fourth straight year of exceptionally low rainfall, take a look back at some of history’s other notorious droughts. Read More

The Rise and Fall of Smallpox
May 7, 2015

Thirty-five years after smallpox was declared eradicated, look back at the history of the pernicious disease. Read More

The Sinking of RMS Lusitania, 100 Years Ago
May 6, 2015

On the centennial of its demise, learn more about the ill-fated British ocean liner. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About the Gallipoli Campaign
April 24, 2015

On its 100th anniversary, get the facts on the epic World War I struggle. Read More

The Other Targets of Booth’s Murder Conspiracy
April 15, 2015

President Lincoln was not the only high-ranking government official that John Wilkes Booth slated for assassination. Read More

Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later
April 14, 2015

The Dust Bowl’s worst storm blotted out the sun and terrified the Great Plains’ already struggling population. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Franklin D. Roosevelt
April 8, 2015

As the 70th anniversary of his death approaches, get the facts on America’s longest-serving president. Read More

Lincoln, Grant and Sherman Huddle Up, 150 Years Ago
March 26, 2015

In the waning days of the Civil War, the three main architects of the Union victory convened for the first and only time. Read More

10 Things You Should Know About the Appalachian Trail
March 3, 2015

On the 90th anniversary of its birth, get the facts on America’s most famous long-distance footpath. Read More