Tag: US History

March 11, 1861: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted

February 23, 1903: Cuba signs a lease to the US for Guantánamo Bay

February 19, 1847: Rescuers reach the Donner Party

February 11, 1943: Eisenhower promoted to four-star General of the US Army

Secret lovers, changed identities, and exotic pets: Juicy secrets about American presidents we’ve long forgotten

January 25, 1881: Alexander Graham Bell forms Oriental Telephone Company with Thomas Edison

John Hancock: The man who financed the American Revolution

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

December 4th, 1881: The first edition of LA Times is published

November 2,1889: The Dakotas are admitted as the 39th and 40th states

You need to hear about the former slave who became a legendary mail carrier in the Old West

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

How the Ho-Chunk Nation not only survived the odds but made a comeback

Discovery of secret room on plantation reignites the Jefferson–Hemings controversy

Finding her voice: Why Eleanor Roosevelt is our favorite wallflower

Amelia Earhart? Try Jerrie Mock: The first woman to successfully fly around the world

Modern Shakespeare: Tupac the legend, unmasked

220-year-old time capsule found inside Boston State House

General 03.14.19

Hindsight’s 20/20: 11 people who could’ve prevented WWII

Kristallnacht horrified America, but they did nothing about it

Winged Polish cavalrymen were a force to be reckoned with

When a bucket managed to spark a major battle

Why the Parental Advisory Label saved music in the 80s

Ancient 03.13.19

Viking raids and marine exploration were all made possible because of tar

Russian men were once taxed for having beards

The gruesome true story of the noblewoman serial killer

Ancient 03.12.19

Beer is older than we thought


The notorious Benedict Arnold became a U.S. traitor for a pretty selfish reason


For a short period of time in the 1700s, New Jersey women had the right to vote

General 03.11.19

You’ve never seen “Little House on the Prairie” like this

Meet Eston Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s ‘forgotten’ son

Nostradamus predicted history’s biggest events — and why we can’t ignore what he foretold about our future

General 03.10.19

The most killer quotes from history’s first empowered first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt

Ancient 03.09.19

The history of the Amish and why they still rock horse and buggies

World 03.01.19

Photos found 30 years later! The doomed hot-air balloon North Pole expedition

15 lost treasures around the world

General 02.27.19

A closer look at the private life of notorious drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar

Technology 02.26.19

Bodacious! 25 of the best ’80s TV shows

US 02.25.19

They investigated who?! 15 influential people you didn’t know have an FBI file

World 02.19.19

Keep out! 30 places your grandparents visited that you no longer can

Was Amelia Earhart’s plane found off the coast of Papua New Guinea?

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