History In The Headlines

Category: U.S. States

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10 Things You May Not Know About the U.S. Census

As the 225th anniversary of the first Census Day approaches, get the facts on this decennial population count.

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8 Forgotten Capitals of the United States

On the 225th anniversary of the selection of Washington, D.C., as the future national capital, explore eight other locales that were once the seats of American power.

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7 Times the U.S.-Canada Border Wasn’t So Peaceful

The U.S.-Canada border wasn’t always so peaceful. On Canada Day, look back at seven times when the United States clashed violently with its northern neighbor.

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8 Things You May Not Know About West Virginia

On the 150th anniversary of West Virginia’s admission to the Union, learn eight surprising facts about America’s 35th state.

Map of Louisiana-Purchase

8 Things You May Not Know About the Louisiana Purchase

Take a look behind the scenes of the historic real-estate deal.

Texas Facts

9 Things You May Not Know About Texas

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