History In The Headlines

Author: Sarah Pruitt

Day 2 of the 2013 Fiesta de San Fermin. (Credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

For Better or Worse, Running of the Bulls Comes to U.S.

Beginning August 24, thousands of American daredevils will get their chance to run with the bulls when this centuries-old Spanish tradition arrives stateside.

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Fighting to Save Rosie the Riveter’s Factory

A non-profit group is fighting to save Michigan’s Willow Run factory from demolition and preserve its historic legacy.

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Jane Austen Wins a Place on UK Currency

The Bank of England announced this week that an image of the beloved author Jane Austen will be printed on the back of Britain’s 10-pound note—replacing famed naturalist Charles Darwin.

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A New Language is Born

Within the last four decades, young people in a remote village in northern Australia have created a new language and made it their native tongue.

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9 Things You May Not Know About Gerald Ford

On the centennial of his birth, explore some interesting facts you may not know about the 38th U.S. president, Gerald R. Ford.

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The Revival of the Passenger Pigeon?

More than 100 years after passenger pigeons disappeared from the wild, scientists believe they can recreate the species through a painstaking, controversial “de-extinction” process.

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With Vicksburg’s Fall, the Union Seizes “Key” to Victory

Along with the defeat of Robert E. Lee’s army at Gettysburg a day earlier, the Confederate surrender of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 would turn the tide of the Civil War.

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5 Things You May Not Know About Queen Victoria

On the 175th anniversary of her coronation, here are five things you may not know about the iconic monarch.

Przewalski horses in Western Mongolia (Credit: Claudia Feh/Association pour le cheval de Przewalski)

Scientists Decode DNA of 700,000-Year-Old Horse

By analyzing a tiny fossil preserved in Yukon permafrost, scientists have been able to decode the genome of a horse that lived and died some 700,000 years ago.

Bernard Dacre on the island of St.-Pierre (Credit: Getty Images)

The Hunt for L’Oiseau Blanc

In the search for one of the most famous missing planes in history, all signs point to a tiny, remote island off the coast of Newfoundland.

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A New Golden Age for Silver?

Helping antibiotics fight powerful drug-resistant bacteria is only the latest non-monetary use that humans have found for silver throughout history.

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The Secrets of Ancient Roman Concrete

By analyzing concrete used to build 2,000-year-old Roman structures, a team of scientists may have found a longer-lasting, greener alternative to modern cement.

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Archaeologists Discover “Lost City” in Cambodian Jungle

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, a team of Australian archaeologists have uncovered a 1,200-year-old city hidden in the depths of the Cambodian jungle.