AUTHOR: Christopher Klein
The “Second Battle of the Alamo”
June 8, 2015

Preservationist Adina De Zavala’s one-woman siege of the Alamo in 1908 helped to prevent the destruction of one of its most historic structures. Read More

The Goliad Massacre—The Other Alamo
May 26, 2015

Although overshadowed by the fall of the Alamo, the Goliad Massacre claimed the lives of twice as many Texas rebels. Read More

The First Shots of the Texas Revolution
May 20, 2015

A dispute over a small cannon in 1835 sparked the Texas Revolution and immortalized the battle cry “Come and Take It.” Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Jefferson Davis
May 11, 2015

On the 150th anniversary of the capture of Jefferson Davis by Union forces, explore 10 surprising facts about the Confederate president. Read More

Attack of Japan’s Killer WWII Balloons, 70 Years Ago
May 5, 2015

Japan’s bizarre WWII plan to bomb the continental U.S. by high-altitude balloons claimed its first and only victims, an Oregon church group, 70 years ago. Read More

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The Allies’ Mission of Mercy, 70 Years Ago
May 4, 2015

Seventy years ago, Allied aircraft embarked on a risky mission to drop food, not bombs, onto Nazi-occupied portions of the Netherlands. Read More

Mussolini’s Final Hours, 70 Years Ago
April 28, 2015

On the 70th anniversary of Benito Mussolini’s execution, read about the Italian dictator’s final days and his body’s strange journey in the years after. Read More

The Forgotten Story of America’s Titanic, 150 Years Ago
April 27, 2015

On the 150th anniversary of the sinking of Sultana, look back at the worst maritime disaster in American history—one you may have never heard of. Read More

In Reversal, Pearl Harbor Unknowns to Be Exhumed
April 22, 2015

Changing course, the Pentagon will exhume and try to identify the remains of hundreds of USS Oklahoma sailors killed during the 1941 Pearl Harbor bombing. Read More

The John Wilkes Booth Mummy That Toured America
April 17, 2015

Decades after his reported death, John Wilkes Booth had a second box-office career when his purported mummy became a carnival attraction. Read More

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