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On this day in 1930, construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the …
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Anna Jarvis, who founded Mother’s Day in 1908, passionately opposed its growing commercialization and eventually campaigned against the holiday.
As its record-topping spire is installed, find out more about the building that has already become a New York icon.
An Arizona chemist has solved a historical mystery by determining the color of the railroad car that transported Abraham Lincoln’s body almost 150 years ago.
As we commemorate its 68th anniversary, check out some surprising facts about how the world reacted to Victory in Europe.
Researchers may have traced hundreds of disparate languages to one Ice Age mother tongue.
Thirty years after the Hitler Diaries were exposed as a fraud, here’s a look back at some of history’s other famous fictions.
As Kevin Krigger seeks to become the first black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby since 1902, learn about the African-American riders who once ruled the race.
New evidence supports historical accounts that desperate Jamestown colonists resorted to cannibalism during the harsh winter of 1609-10.
On the 120th anniversary of its opening day, here are some surprising facts about the World’s Columbian Exposition.
Take a look behind the scenes of the historic real-estate deal.
On what would have been the publisher’s 150th birthday, here are eight things you should know about William Randolph Hearst.
On Saturday, the worlds of Washington, D.C. and Hollywood will once again collide as the nation’s capital plays host to the annual affair.