Tag: 1800s

March 29, 1806: Construction of the first national highway begins

February 24, 1803: Marbury v. Madison motivates judicial review

February 7, 1812: Lord Byron makes debut at House of Lords

February 1, 1861: Texas secedes from the United States

December 28th 1832: John Calhoun resigns as Vice President

Signalman Jack: The baboon railroad worker with a perfect record

October 10, 1845: US Navy Academy is founded

Leatherman: A life (and death) full of mysteries

Robert Cornelius: The first man to take a selfie in 1839

You won’t believe these 29 celebrities served in the military

People have been getting stoned for 2,500 years, according to new discovery

US 07.11.19

July 11, 1804: Alexander Hamilton lost his life in a duel against life-long rival, Aaron Burr

Lewis Carroll’s exposure to Victorian asylums inspired the beloved Mad Hatter

The sizzling story of the Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe, and the president of the United States

World 07.10.19

30 powerful photos from the Vietnam War era

How ‘Roots’ became an iconic drama miniseries

Here’s why the existence of early humans in Malta was covered up

Lawyers, guns, and money: The CIA’s complicated history in Latin America

World 07.08.19

July 8, 1951: Paris celebrates its 2,000th birthday

Ancient Babylonian dialect makes a major comeback in a movie

An ancient Israeli ring may have been worn by the official who executed Jesus

General 07.06.19

This incredible Japanese politician rescued thousands of Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe

General 07.05.19

Yamato was the most stunning battleship ever built and it met a humiliating fate

General 07.04.19

How the pinball machine became a worldwide sensation

General 07.03.19

The symbolism behind the ‘fleur-de-lis’ on the New Orleans Saints helmets

General 07.02.19

Did you forget to celebrate Independence Day yesterday?


Beyond the signature: John Hancock’s role in the American Revolution

World 07.01.19

When the camera stopped rolling, so did the laughter: Johnny Carson’s tragic life story

How the U.N. calculates the world population (and why it matters)

General 06.30.19

June 30, 1859: Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope

World 06.27.19

Hollywood’s most rebellious women through the years

General 06.25.19

How LGBTQ+ culture flourished during the ‘Roaring Twenties’

World 06.24.19

27 of the most-watched events in history

June 24, 1901: Pablo Picasso scored his first major exhibit in Paris

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