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Civil War Week 2013 Preview

All this week HISTORY commemorates the 150th anniversary of two of the most significant clashes of the American Civil War–the battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg—with a fresh slate of daily articles, original videos, interactive features, a great ...

St. Patrick’s Day on History.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the History.com team! We’ve got lots of great videos, articles, infographics and more to help you get into the holiday spirit. Check out the fun features below, and have a wonderful celebration this weekend! Bet ...

Deconstructing History

Did you know the Golden Gate Bridge contains 80,000 miles of wire, or that the Empire State Building has its own zip code? Our Deconstructed series breaks down the facts and figures behind history’s most famous places and things, brought to you in ...

Vikings: Meet the Cast

Here at History.com, we’re busy getting ready for the premiere of Vikings, our new scripted series, on 3.3.13 at 10/9c. To give you a taste of this engrossing saga, check out this slideshow featuring the show’s major characters. Find out more ...

Vikings: Sneak Peek

The word "Viking" has long been synonymous with brutality, terror and mystery, but these legendary warriors were much more complex than their mythical reputation suggests. HISTORY's new series Vikings, which premieres March 3, 2013, at ...

Celebrating Grand Central’s Centennial

This week marks the 100th anniversary of one America's most iconic structures—New York's Grand Central Terminal. Originally built for the New York Central Railroad, it remains the largest railroad station in the world and, with more than ...

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, people across America and around the world will commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in ...

Building the Brooklyn Bridge

On January 3, 1870 construction began on the 1,600-foot-long Brooklyn Bridge, spanning the East River and connecting the New York boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. An engineering marvel, the bridge was designed by legendary architect John Augustus ...

The Emancipation Proclamation, 150 Years Ago

On September 22, 1862, soon after the Union victory at Antietam and the American Civil War raged, Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states "shall be ...

The Best of 2012 on History.com

It's been quite a busy year for us here at History.com. We've spent the last 12 months bringing you all the latest history news, hundreds of exclusive videos and interactive features, tons of fascinating facts and figures, new mobile apps and ...