History In Pictures
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Whatever you consider to be the "trial of the century," chances are it wasn't the first, and it certainly won't be the last.
After you watch ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the rest of the cast will help you understand it.
A monument in Washington D.C. depicts Abraham Lincoln standing tall beside a crouching Black man—here’s what Frederick Douglass had to say about it.
Sixth POTUS John Quincy Adams, who was born on July 11, 1767, was a fan of skinny-dipping—and pet alligators.
In 1973, NASA launched Skylab, the first American space station. It fell to earth six years later, burning up in the atmosphere on July 11, 1979.
The Nazis tried to steal treasures of all kinds—including prized thoroughbreds.
The world's oldest surviving diving suit: The Old Gentleman, from 1860. https://t.co/vVOHOUfJoI
The coming-of-age tale about racial injustice in the South was a phenomenal success from the start, and has only become more popular with time.
When famed composer Ennio Morricone passed away on July 6, 2020, he left behind a body of work that eclipses the idea of “productivity” itself.
“Born in the U.S.A.,” the title track off Bruce Springsteen’s blockbuster 1984 album, isn’t the patriotic singalong many people thought it was.
“Larger than life” sums up Bella Abzug. The New York-based Democratic congresswoman gained 1970s notoriety with her big hats and bold feminist voice.
Nobody really wanted to name the dam after Herbert Hoover—nor did they invite him to the dedication ceremony.
China town, New York 1962 https://t.co/f3ywtTPkbH
When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1440, he couldn’t have foreseen how his humble creation would eventually lead to a global industry churning out millions of books each year.
Police officers were horrified when they saw teenagers exhibiting “highly suggestive, stimulating, and tantalizing motions” at a rock ‘n’ roll concert. But how much of a role did race play in their outrage?
Brooke Shields was 14 when she filmed 'The Blue Lagoon,' the slightly salacious island-set romance that capitalized on burgeoning hormones in a big way. The film was shocking when it debuted in 1980—but even 40 years later, it can still make jaws drop.
It’s technically a tradition, but many royal family members have dropped the practice (including Queen Elizabeth II).
Can they do that? https://t.co/sN2JOoyBWQ
All it took to locate the bones of Richard III was 500 years, a psychic vision, and a grassroots movement.
Japanese man from the late 19th century. https://t.co/nNwAD13tHc
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