This mid-1960s aerial view of Philadelphia's Washington Square shows the Philadelphia Athenæum, located on ground that once held the Walnut Street Prison/Jail (Goal). The grave site of the unknown soldier from the Revolutionary War is situated...
The Stamp Act, which Great Britain passed in early 1765, went into effect 255 years ago this week. Many Americans know the name -- and know that it was an important escalation on the way to the...
World War II was fought in nearly all corners of the globe, but few recall that North Carolina saw action in 1942, when German submarines arrived in the Outer Banks. Over seven months, seventy-five ships would sink...
Typically, historians have keen researching instincts, insatiable curiosity, and shrewd detective skills in their skill set. Now, add scuba diving to that list. As it turns out, Georgia is home to dozens of historic sites, all underwater!...
Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, and Laurence Olivier are three of the biggest names in the history of Hollywood, and they all have one thing in common: they emerged from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Between the 1910s and 1960s, Hollywood...
By the turn of the twentieth century, train travel was commonplace and relatively safe, even on far-flung routes through the harsh mountain landscape of the Pacific Northwest. But in the winter of 1910, Washington state’s Cascade mountain...
On June 10, 1652, at only 28 years old, Massachusetts silversmith John Hull opened the first mint in America in defiance of English colonial law. The first coin issued was the Pine Tree Shilling, designed by Hull.
In 1939, Ernest Hemingway made his first visit to Idaho's Sun Valley. "A hell of a lot of state, this Idaho," he told a companion. The famous author had just finished a pronghorn hunt. Now he was...
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, barbershops and hair salons have been closed across the country for months now. Because of this, you probably fall into one of these categories: 1.) You're embracing the...
Edgar Allan Poe ranks as one of the most beloved American authors in all of literature. Many credit him as a macabre master of the Romanticist genre and the Godfather of Goth. While the whole world would...

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