It was 150 years ago that John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre.
By PBS NewsHour
By Colleen Shalby
Thirty-four years ago today, John Hinckley tried to kill President Ronald Reagan.
It’s been more than 500 years since he died, but England’s notorious King Richard III now appears to have a final resting place.
Bone fragments from seven horses and a camel suggest that the First Americans hunted and butchered these animals in North America at least 13,300 years ago after migrating from northeast Asia, hundreds of years earlier than previously thought.
By PBS NewsHour
The 2015 Oscar winner “The Imitation Game” tells the story of British mathematician Alan Turing, whose early computer helped the allies win World War II. But the movie also brings attention to the anti-sodomy laws that drove Turing to suicide.
By Sven Beckert
For too long, historian Sven Beckert argues, historians have depicted slavery as a non-capitalist "Southern pathology." In his new book, "Empire of Cotton," Beckert shows how slavery was actually at the very roots of modern American capitalism.
Studying ancient ceramics shows that social networking and skill-sharing helped pre-Columbian civilizations survive longer.
By Mike McDowall, OZY
No fanfare. No cleverly contrived quote for the history books. And yet, at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1969, three months after Neil Armstrong’s famous step, came another giant leap for mankind. Just months after the first manned moon…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
A rare early copy of the Magna Carta, the medieval English charter that forms the foundation of modern democratic rights, has been found in a Victorian-era scrapbook in Kent County, England.
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