History In The Headlines

Guillotine

The Guillotine’s First Cut

Nicolas-Jacques Pelletier became the first of thousands to be executed by the guillotine 220 years ago today.

Spanish-American War

6 Things You May Not Know About the Spanish-American War

Did you know that the Rough Riders didn’t really ride and that Guam’s capture was surprisingly peaceful?

1962 World's Fair

50th Anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair: Slideshow

Check out images from the Century 21 Exposition in Seattle, which opened 50 years ago today.

Fenway Park

8 Surprising Fenway Park Events

On the 100th anniversary of the first Major League Baseball game at Fenway Park, explore eight surprising dates from the stadium’s hidden history.

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Eating Meat Allowed Humans to Conquer Globe, Scientists Say

Eating meat may have allowed our ancestors to grow fruitful, multiply and spread across the planet, a new study suggests.

William Dawes

The Midnight Ride of William Dawes

While Paul Revere rode into history on April 18, 1775, his fellow rider, William Dawes, galloped into undeserved oblivion.

Marco Polo

Marco Polo Went to China After All, Study Suggests

A new study restores the Venetian explorer’s honor by offering evidence that he did indeed reach China and Mongolia.

Angels of Bataan

The Angels of Bataan and Corregidor: 70 Years Later

After the Bataan Peninsula fell in April 1942, a group of Army and Navy nurses continued to perform their duties while imprisoned in a Japanese camp.

Titanic on Trial

Titanic on Trial

The testimony of witnesses who survived Titanic’s demise is presented in a new book by writer Nic Compton.

Last Meal on Titanic

Last Meal on Titanic

What did Titanic’s passengers eat hours before their ship met its tragic end?

Titanic Today

Titanic Today: A Transatlantic Tour

Here are five places you can visit today that are still affected by the Titanic disaster, 100 years after the ship went down.

Titanic Mania

Titanic Mania, 1912 Style

From the first Titanic movie to Titanic-inspired teddy bears, find out how the famous ship shaped popular culture 100 years ago.

Titanic Tennis

Titanic’s Tennis Star Survivors

One hundred years ago, Tennis Hall of Famers Dick Williams and Karl Behr survived the most famous shipwreck in history.