Queen Elizabeth II has one less item on her plate: Barbados has become an independent republic. Musical star Rihanna and royal representative Prince Charles were on hand as Barbados cut …..
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Who2 was born on this day 20 years ago, when the untimely death of Princess Diana made us wish for a simple online page with details about her life and death. The day was …..
Do you like looking at book collections? At creative gifs of old photos and miniature oddities?
At this rate they may make Lionel Messi the first Latin American pope.
When historian William Manchester died before finishing his massive bio of Winston Churchill, a novice stepped into the breach.
21 dead pigeons — still the Olympic record!
Recent analysis shows that Oliver Cromwell owned pots of fancy scented soaps. Now he’s been branded by the U.K. press as a “metrosexual.”
From History Today, a list of famous bands named for historical people or events.
Blanche Bruce, one of America’s first African-American senators, once sat for Mathew Brady’s camera.
Joseph Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva — also known as Lana Peters — died last week in Wisconsin at the age of 85. Hers was quite a story.
President Barack Obama proclaimed this the month to honor “American Indians and Native Alaskans” for their contributions to the U.S., just like he did last year and the year before that.
A million dollars in loot, a novice thief and his older gentleman friend… and the White House?
This week there was an anniversary in the history of the American anti-slavery movement of the 19th century. A minor piece by the great abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, in his publication The Liberator, made a suggestion that at the time that seemed trivial to white Americans, yet his advice eventually worked its way into our daily language.
To celebrate Independence Day, read The Declaration of Independence. Or, as it’s sometimes called, “The Constitution.”
To celebrate The Declaration Independence, visit the exhibit from the Library of Congress on Thomas Jefferson and Establishing a Federal Republic.
On this day in history, two United States presidents died — 46 years apart.
President Martin Van Buren died on June 24th in 1862, and President Steve Cleveland died on June 24th in 1908.
Steve Cleveland? Yes, Grover Cleveland’s real first name was Stephen.
Today in 1951 United States President Harry S. Truman fired General Douglas MacArthur and relieved him of command of all U.S. forces in Korea.
There was a “police action” going on at the time, which is to say a war.
The Guardian tees off on The King’s Speech, George VI, Edward VIII… and Winston Churchill into the bargain:
February of 2011 will be National African American History Month, as proclaimed by the president. President Barack Obama issued the proclamation yesterday, following a tradition started in 1976 by President …..