Catherine Phelan

    Catherine has been writing and editing for the web since moving to New York City. Her first memory is of realizing that C A T meant cat—and she hasn’t stopped reading since. Recently, Catherine has been making her way through the classic mystery novels of Agatha Christie.

    20 Influential Women in History You Need to Know About

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    10 Essential Books About Martin Luther King Jr.

    90 years after his birth, we look back on King's legacy with these 10 vital reads. 

    20 Great Biopics You Can Stream Tonight

    History comes alive in these fascinating biopics.

    Beyond the Podcast: 10 Great Courses for Every History Buff

    Explore the world’s greatest history lessons from your smartphone.

    16 Travel Books That Will Feed Your Wanderlust

    Explore the world on foot—or from the comfort of your reading chair.

    7 Little-Known Facts About the History of Memorial Day

    Trace the history of America's national day of remembrance. 

    The 14 Most Beautiful Underground Caves Anyone Can Visit

    Venture below the surface for our planet's most spectacular views. 

    On This Day: Sidney Poitier Was Born

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    On This Day: Rosa Parks Was Born

    The woman who sparked the Montgomery bus boycotts was born in Tuskegee.

    Clotilda, Final Slave Ship to the United States, May Have Just Been Found off the Coast of Alabama

    The schooner, lost since 1860, is the last confirmed ship that brought captives from Africa to the United States.

    On This Day: Charles Darwin Publishes On the Origin of Species

    The groundbreaking work changed scientific study forever.

    On This Day: The Beatles Release "Love Me Do"

    The Fab Four's first single merely hinted at the musical revolution to come.

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