History In The Headlines

Author: Jesse Greenspan

Pablo Picasso

8 Things You May Not Know About Picasso

On the 40th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death, here’s a look at eight surprising facts about the prolific and influential artist.

Juan Ponce de León

The Myth of Ponce de León and the Fountain of Youth

On the 500th anniversary of his landing in Florida, find out how Ponce de León’s name became inextricably linked with the Fountain of Youth.

March Madness

10 Things You May Not Know About March Madness

Get the facts on the history of March Madness, the single-elimination college basketball tournament that many consider the best event in sports.

Kublai Khan

5 Chinese Leaders You Should Know

As a new president takes power in China, get the facts on some of the country’s most influential past leaders.

Papal Conclave

8 Things You May Not Know About the Papal Conclave

As cardinals gather in Rome to elect a new pontiff, take a glimpse inside the famously secretive papal conclave.

Texas Facts

9 Things You May Not Know About Texas

Celebrate Texas Independence Day with a look at some of the state’s quirks.

Waco

Waco, 20 Years Later: Where Are They Now?

Find out what happened to the key players in the siege of the Branch Davidian cult compound on February 28, 1993.

1993 World Trade Center Bombing

Remembering the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

A bombing of the World Trade Center 20 years ago proved to be a frightening prelude to future acts of terrorism.

Fat-Tuesday

9 Things You May Not Know About Mardi Gras

As Mardi Gras bacchanalia break out in New Orleans and elsewhere, get the facts about this raucous affair.

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8 Things You Should Know About Chinese New Year

Usher in the Year of the Snake with a detailed look at Chinese New Year.

'Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii’s Monarchy Overthrown With U.S. Support, 120 Years Ago

Sugar barons and businessmen overthrew Hawaii’s longstanding monarchy 120 years ago, setting the stage for U.S. annexation.

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5 Things You May Not Know About Kwanzaa

As millions of people around the world prepare to celebrate Kwanzaa, explore five things you may not know about this pan-African holiday.

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General Grant Expels Jews From His War Zone, 150 Years Ago

General Ulysses S. Grant issued arguably the most infamous anti-Semitic regulation in U.S. history 150 years ago today.