History Stories
‘A Wrinkle in Time’s’ Long Religious Controversy
March 7, 2018

Before it was a Disney movie, many thought the book was heretical. Read More

How Times Square Became the Home of New Year’s Eve
December 27, 2017

The surprising maritime origins of New Year’s Eve’s biggest party. Read More

A Very Short History of the Leap Second
June 30, 2015

For the 26th time since 1972, a leap second will be added to the clock to compensate for the Earth’s slowing rotation. But will it be history’s last? Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time
March 9, 2012

As you prepare to reset your watches, alarms and microwaves, explore eight facts about daylight saving time that might surprise you. Read More