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Oddballs, eccentrics, and visionaries alike have taken to social distancing before it was mandated.
The 22nd and 24th U.S. president lived a historically groundbreaking life.
If you know, you know.
During the early Battle of Long Island, a British victory left American forces dejected.
These enlightening books examine the history and sociology of race.
The conquering of the West made ripe grounds for unbelievable moments.
A seminal cartoon presaged the American entrance into the Pacific Theater.
Kramer was famous—and infamous—for his larger-than-life tactics.
On May 26, 1930, the Chrysler Building officially opened, becoming the world's tallest building.
The Confederate deserter and the victorious Union general shared their reminisces with each other and the country.
By John Tuttle
This short-lived service has maintained a large presence in our historical imagination.
These hired fighters didn't just disappear—but what happened to them may surprise you.
These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.
Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.
Squirrel Week resulted in some 100,000 rodent casualties.