History In The Headlines

Author: Jesse Greenspan

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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.

Mexican Revolution

6 Things You May Not Know About the Mexican Revolution

As Mexico celebrates Revolution Day (Día de la Revolución) today, get the facts on one of history’s most convoluted conflicts.

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Get the facts on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the 30th anniversary of its unveiling.

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day: A Brief History

As Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes Day today with fireworks and bonfires, look back at Fawkes’ failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

1912 Election

Remembering the 1912 Presidential Election

A former president, a current president, a future president and a Socialist Party candidate all sought the White House 100 years ago.

Mussolini

9 Things You May Not Know About Mussolini

Explore nine surprising about fascist dictator Benito Mussolini on the 90th anniversary of his rise to power.

Benjamin Franklin

7 Newspaper Publishers Who Knew a Good Story When They Saw One

As journalists mourn the death of former New York Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger, explore the lives of seven influential media moguls.

Captain Kidd

8 Real-Life Pirates Who Roved the High Seas

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by meeting eight famous swashbucklers you wouldn’t want to cross.

Second Battle of Bull Run

The Second Battle of Bull Run: A Civil War Sesquicentennial

The Confederacy won a complete—albeit quickly overshadowed—victory at Bull Run 150 years ago.

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The Last Major Cavalry Charge, 70 Years Ago

Seventy years ago, what many consider the last major cavalry charge took place in the Soviet Union.

U.S. Invasion of Canada

How U.S. Forces Failed to Conquer Canada 200 Years Ago

The United States’ invasion of Canada 200 years ago went awry from the start.

Napoleon Invasion of Russia

Napoleon’s Disastrous Invasion of Russia, 200 Years Ago

Trace Napoleon’s route through Russia on the 200th anniversary of his disastrous invasion.