History In The Headlines

Author: Jesse Greenspan

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The Dark Side of the Grimm Fairy Tales

On the 150th anniversary of Jacob Grimm’s death, explore six sinister themes in his work you likely wouldn’t find in a modern-day children’s story.

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Remembering the Birmingham Church Bombing

Fifty years ago this week, a bomb exploded at a predominantly black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls and setting off nationwide soul-searching.

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The Unexpected Death of President Harding, 90 Years Ago

President Warren G. Harding died of apparent heart failure 90 years ago today while in the midst of a cross-country tour.

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8 Things You Should Know About the Korean War

On the 60th anniversary of the Korean War’s conclusion, get the facts on this perpetually overshadowed Cold War clash.

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90 Years Later: 8 Things You May Not Know About the Hollywood Sign

Ninety years after the Hollywood sign went up, explore some surprising facts about this famed symbol of the U.S. movie industry.

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Day 2 at Gettysburg: The Union Line Holds at Little Round Top

When Union troops in the hills south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, pushed back a Confederate onslaught 150 years ago today, it proved to be the turning point of the battle that turned the tide of the war.

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Remembering the Only Civilian to Die at Gettysburg

On the 150th anniversary of her death, find out how a 20-year-old seamstress became the Battle of Gettysburg’s lone civilian casualty.

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JFK Tells West Berliners That He Is One of Them, 50 Years Ago

President John F. Kennedy thrilled a huge West Berlin crowd 50 years ago by declaring, “Ich bin ein Berliner.”

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7 Things You Should Know About Mount Everest

Explore some surprising facts about Mount Everest 60 years after it was first climbed.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Brooklyn Bridge

On its 130th birthday, check out some surprising facts about the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

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Brood II: Return of the Cicada

Brood II is no horror movie sequel. It’s one of nature’s greatest spectacles, coming to the East Coast this month.

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8 Things You May Not Know About the Louisiana Purchase

On the 210th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, take a look behind the scenes of the historic real-estate deal.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Taxes

As the IRS filing deadline approaches, take a closer look at the history of U.S. taxes.