History In The Headlines

Saber-Toothed Predators

Powerful Arms Saved Saber-Toothed Killers’ Fearsome Fangs, Study Shows

For prehistoric predators, long fangs and strong arms worked in perfect tandem to seize struggling prey.

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First Woman to Circle the Globe Honored at Last

Scientists have finally named a species for botanist Jeanne Baret, who disguised herself as a man to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.

Top Stories of 2011

This Year in History: 2011

As the year comes to an end, explore the top History in the Headlines stories published in 2011, from breaking news to special features.

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New Year’s History: Festive Facts

From the origins of “Auld Lang Syne” to traditional foods, find out more about the history of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

War Animals

War Animals From Horses to Glowworms: 7 Incredible Facts

Explore fascinating stories about the important military contributions of horses and other animals throughout history.

27 Club

Curse of 27, or Is It Only Rock ‘n’ Roll?

Researchers investigating the “27 club” legend found that famous musicians live faster and die younger—just not necessarily at 27.

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Life and Death of Kim Jong Il: Slideshow

Kim Jong Il, the notorious leader who controlled North Korea for 17 years, died Saturday, the country’s state-run media has announced.

Is Marriage History?

Is Marriage History?

Marriages may be on the decline in the United States, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re becoming a thing of the past.

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Facts About the Bill of Rights on Its 220th Anniversary

The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, became law on December 15, 1791.

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Offerings Discovered at Base of Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun

A trove of ceremonial offerings has been discovered under Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun, archaeologists announced Tuesday.

African Meeting House

African Meeting House, Oldest U.S. Black Church, Reopens After Restoration

Boston’s African Meeting House reopened last week after undergoing a meticulous restoration that returned the structure to its 19th-century appearance.

Europe

European Unions Throughout History

As a financial crisis destabilizes the European Union, explore past attempts to unify the continent.

Ancient Bedding

World’s Oldest Known Beds Repelled Bugs

Just because our Stone Age predecessors lived in caves doesn’t mean they couldn’t appreciate soft, comfortable bedding 77,000 years ago.