History In The Headlines

Category: Economy

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It’s All About the (New) Benjamins

The Federal Reserve has announced that a new version of the $100 bill will enter circulation this fall.

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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.

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8 Things You May Not Know About American Money

On the 150th anniversary of the law creating a single national currency, explore eight surprising facts about American money.

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The Mother of All Catalogs Ceases Publication, 10 Years Ago

Ten years after its last issue hit mailboxes, take a look back at the history of the Sears catalog.

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8 Things You May Not Know About the California Gold Rush

On the 165th anniversary of the discovery at Sutter’s Mill, check out 8 facts you may not know about the California Gold Rush.

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German Gold Going Home?

This week’s move marks the end of a financial arrangement meant to protect German interests at the height of the Cold War.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Prizes, awarded annually on the anniversary of founder Alfred Nobel’s death, remain some of the most prestigious awards in the world.

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The Strike That Shook America 100 Years Ago

As the United States commemorates Labor Day, take a look back at a landmark victory for American workers: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.

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The Man Who Shipped New England Ice Around the World

Iced drinks were luxuries for the rich until 19th-century entrepreneur Frederic Tudor made a fortune shipping New England ice around the world.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Penny

As Canada eliminates its pennies from circulation, explore surprising facts about the one-cent coin.

Daylight Saving Time

8 Things You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time

Explore surprising facts about daylight saving time, which goes into effect early Sunday in most U.S. regions.

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Is Marriage History?

Marriages may be on the decline in the United States, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re becoming a thing of the past.

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Wall Street: 300 Years of Protests

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its fifth week, explore a map of historic protests, riots and other events in New York’s Financial District.