Category: Today in history

Katherine Johnson was a hidden genius

December 12, 1915: Frank Sinatra’s 103rd birthday

The Titanic II may never set sail

December 9, 1531: The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego

Potosi, the sunken town, re-emerges from the depths

During World War II D.C. experiences worst flood ever

Jesse James robbed Alexander Mitchell and Co. bank

Robert The Bruce: from outlaw king to Netflix star

The Can-can’s debute in Paris

The Battle of Ramree island: Worst crocodile disaster in history

New major discovery as georadar locates buried Viking ship

Mexican Americans turned on each other during the Civil War

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

You can now read Leonardo da Vinci’s private notebooks online

September 10th, 1509: Earthquake known as “The Lesser Judgment Day” hits Constantinople

September 9th 1956: Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show

NASA’s ‘hidden figure’ Katherine Johnson turns 100

September 7th, 1911: French poet arrested for stealing Mona Lisa from Louvre

Historical events that were actually photographed

Weird ways animals have served in military through history

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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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January 5, 1930: When Bonnie met Clyde

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January 4, 1958: Sir Edmund Hillary travels to the South Pole

Where are they now? People in the news we forgot all about

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January 3, 1521: Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church

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January 2, 1903: Theodore Roosevelt backs the first black postmaster

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Shining a light on the Dark Ages of medieval Europe

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