Tag: Civil War

Here’s what happened to Robert E. Lee after the Civil War ended

A letter from the past arrives 150 years after it was written

Mexican Americans turned on each other during the Civil War

Rare Civil War photos capture America’s greatest war

106-year-old Union soldier honored as last surviving Civil War combatant

There’s no doubt about it: the Civil War was about slavery

October 20, 1864: Abraham Lincoln proclaims Thanksgiving is a national holiday

Was Civil War surgery really excruciating AF?

Here’s what happened to Robert E. Lee after the Civil War

Unsettling historical photos

Congress was like the UFC of the 19th century

Lincoln’s assassination recounted by last surviving witness on 1950s game show

The time a Frenchman led a bunch of unruly Texans to victory

That time Democrats tried to block the first black member of US Congress

The daring life of Robert Smalls

Psychic friend of Abraham Lincoln’s wife warned that Lincoln was in danger

Earn your credence and call this common anachronism in pre-Civil War movies

The man who really started the Civil War

The Confederate Constitution was basically plagiarized

African American soldiers: The unsung heroes of the Civil War

Everything you need to know to understand today’s Supreme Court

The worst military leaders since Napoleon

Samuel Pepys: The man who saw it ALL

What You Should Know About Civil War Women Soldiers

January 19, 1981: Muhammad Ali prevents someone from taking their own life

Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution

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January 17, 1917: United States purchases the Virgin Islands

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Pablo Escobar’s wife Maria Henao hasn’t had it easy since his death

January 16, 1581: England legally bans Catholicism

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Historical events that were actually photographed

January 15, 1870: The Democrat donkey appears in print for the first time

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Weird ways animals have served in military through history

Princess Diana was no ordinary princess

January 14, 1967: The Human Be-In kicks off in San Francisco, marking the beginning of the “Summer of Love”

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January 13, 1968: Johnny Cash delivers famous performance inside Folsom State Prison

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January 12, 1998: Nineteen European countries jointly ban human cloning

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January 11, 1922: Insulin used to treat diabetes patient for first time

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Rare photos of the circus’s strange and amazing acts

Famous UK folk singer who had gone missing resurfaces 30 years later

Incredible photos of the last Mongolian eagle hunters

January 10, 1776: Thomas Paine publishes ‘Common Sense’

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Bessie Coleman: America’s first black female pilot


John Hancock: The man who financed the American Revolution


How lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis pioneered early female badassery

January 9, 2007: Steve Jobs unveils the first ever iPhone

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January 8, 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty”

10 declassified operations the government kept secret for years

World War II veteran returns to Germany to solve a mystery that’s been haunting him for 70 years

January 7, 1927: First commercial phone call made between London and New York

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