History Stories
AUTHOR: Christopher Klein
Born in the USA: The Immigrant Son Who Fought for Birthright Citizenship
May 30, 2017

In one of the most overlooked civil rights cases in American history, an American-born son of Chinese immigrants took on the U.S. government to affirm the principle of birthright citizenship. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Andrew Jackson
March 15, 2017

While John F. Kennedy was the first Irish-Catholic president, Andrew Jackson was the first chief executive with roots in the Emerald Isle. Check out that and nine other surprising facts about “Old Hickory.” Read More

SS United States May Be Sold for Scrap
October 15, 2015

The group that owns SS United States, once the world’s fastest ocean liner, warns that “America’s Flagship” may be sold for scrap at the end of the month. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Dwight D. Eisenhower
October 9, 2015

Check out 10 surprising facts about the five-star general who also served as America’s 34th president. Read More

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 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

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