History In The Headlines

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Fight for the Falklands: A Primer

Long-running tensions between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the Falkland Islands have flared again, near the 180th anniversary of a historic clash.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Samuel Morse

As we celebrate the 175th anniversary of his landmark achievement, here are six things you may not know about the inventor of the telegraph.

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Franklin Roosevelt’s Personal Polio Crusade, 75 Years Ago

On the 75th anniversary of its creation, take a look back at the history of the March of Dimes.

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A Brief History of College Bowl Games

As college football kicks off 2013 with six bowl games, explore the history of this New Year’s Day tradition.

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This Year in History: 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, explore some of the year’s stories, as covered by History in the Headlines.

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5 Things You May Not Know About Kwanzaa

As millions of people around the world prepare to celebrate Kwanzaa, explore five things you may not know about this pan-African holiday.

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

Seventy-five years ago, Walt Disney made history with the release of the first-ever full-length animated feature, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Roosevelts

From Franklin’s brushes with death to Eleanor’s midnight ride with Amelia Earhart, here are 10 things you may not know about this presidential pair.

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Who’s Buried in Sacagawea’s Grave?

Sacagawea reportedly died 200 years ago today, but a gravestone in Wyoming tells a much different story.

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235 Years Ago, Washington’s Troops Made Camp at Valley Forge

On December 19, 1777, 11,000 Continental Army regulars marched into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to set up winter quarters during the Revolutionary War.

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Remembering Senator Daniel Inouye (1924-2012)

Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a heroic World War II veteran who represented his home state in Congress for more than 50 years, died on December 17 at the age of 88.

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Piltdown Man Hoax, 100 Years Ago

On its 100th anniversary, mystery still lingers over one of history’s most spectacular scientific hoaxes.

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9 Things You May Not Know About the Electoral College

As American electors gather to formally cast their votes for president, explore 9 things you may not know about the Electoral College.