History In The Headlines

Category: American Revolution

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Video: The Declaration of Independence

Explore the history of the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed America’s independence on July 4, 1776.

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Fireworks’ Vibrant History

Find out about the history of fireworks, which will light up the skies across America this Independence Day.

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95 Years of Flag Day

Celebrate 95 years of Flag Day with fun and surprising facts about the American flag and how to display it.

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Raising a Toast With George Washington’s Beer

The New York Public Library, which owns a notebook with a beer recipe by George Washington, announced Wednesday that it would recreate the brew.

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12 Things You May Not Know About Paul Revere

On the 236th anniversary of his famous ride, check out 12 facts about Paul Revere—from his dabbling in dentistry to his dismissal from the military–that might surprise you.