Tag: history

September 8, 1974: Ford pardons Nixon

Viking cats were super different than our cats today

July 23, 1996: U.S. women’s gymnastics team wins its first gold medal

July 15, 1806: Zebulon Pike begins his famous expedition

July 13, 1960: Kennedy receives a presidential nomination

July 4, 1826: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both die like true patriots

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

July 1, 1997: Hong Kong was given back to China

Meet Ida Lewis: the famous lighthouse keeper

30 of the world’s oldest living celebrities are stepping back into the spotlight

What caused the Civil War?

The tumultuous history of armed revolution

June 13, 1966: The Miranda rights are established

June 12, 1987: Reagan commands Gorbachev to ‘tear down’ the Berlin Wall

Rhinestones, sunglasses, and rock ‘n’ roll: Elton John, the musical genius

June 10, 1752: Benjamin Franklin discovers electricity with kite experiment

May 29, 1843: John C. Fremont’s second western exploration

May 27, 1994: Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia after being banished by Stalin

How early settlers crossed the Bering Strait land bridge

May 18, 1860: Abraham Lincoln nominated for president

Meet Jeanne Calment, the woman who lived to be 122 years old

Powerful historical photos that will absolutely take your breath away

Historical figures who had bizarre animals as pets

16 forbidden historical places around the world

15 mystifying structures across the globe

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Library of Congress to transcribe rare suffragist letters

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An answer to the age-old question: “Boxers or briefs?”

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The destruction of the USS Liberty

The great ‘Egg War’ of California

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The fundamental beliefs of the Church of Scientology

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