Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonian feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenWed, 21 Jun 2017 20:34:30 +0000Camera Film Reveals Images of the Mount St. Helens Eruption photographer developed the film found at a Goodwill, revealing images of the ash plume from the 1980 eruption that killed 57Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:34:30 +0000This 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Shows Early Artistry of Prosthetics from leather and wood, the ancient Egyptian prosthesis was was adjusted to precisely fit its wearer's foot Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:34:27 +0000The Peculiar Story of Giraffes in 1400s China China's short-lived golden age of exploration, two giraffes came to the imperial courtWed, 21 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000Take a Peep at This Gallery of Historic Selfies have been photographing themselves almost since the dawn of the technologyWed, 21 Jun 2017 13:40:41 +0000Trove of Nazi Artifacts Found in Secret Room of Argentina Home bust of Hitler, a knife with Nazi markings and a medical device for measuring heads were among the objects uncovered by authorities Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:30:41 +0000A Century After Sinking, This Storied Ship Will Remain Underwater <i>McCulloch</i> was the largest cutter of its day and sank in 1917 after colliding with a passenger ship in heavy fogTue, 20 Jun 2017 16:48:20 +0000Lizzie Borden Didn’t Kill Her Parents (Maybe) was acquitted of the crime on this day in 1893, but no one else was ever chargedTue, 20 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Oxford Is Digitizing UK's World War I Memorabilia Lest We Forget Project is asking people to bring in letters, photos and objects from the Great War to be recorded for a free online databaseTue, 20 Jun 2017 15:19:32 +0000Offensive Terms Are No Longer Exempt From Trademark Protection Supreme Court ruling affirms a reclaimed slurMon, 19 Jun 2017 20:33:10 +0000Remains of Thriving Trade City Found in Ethiopia archaeological excavation at Harlaa suggests the region was a hub for Islamic communities in AfricaMon, 19 Jun 2017 18:53:33 +0000More People Are Forcibly Displaced Than Ever Before UN report paints a grim picture of the world’s refugees and migrantsMon, 19 Jun 2017 17:59:33 +0000Nobody Is Sure Why they Call It a ‘Martini’ just as good, thoughMon, 19 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000On World Sauntering Day, Take a Walk's good for youMon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Traditional Polynesian Vessel to Complete Round-the-World Journey Hōkūleʻa’s crew did not use any modern navigational devices, instead relying on the stars, waves, and clouds to guide themFri, 16 Jun 2017 18:58:08 +0000This Father’s Day, Check Out Furniture Made by Abraham Lincoln’s Much-Maligned Dad Lincoln was a master craftsman—and a man history has misrepresentedFri, 16 Jun 2017 17:55:52 +0000Meet the Rogue Women Astronauts of the 1960s Who Never Flew they passed the same tests the male astronauts did—and, yes, in high heelsFri, 16 Jun 2017 15:25:02 +0000Happy Bloomsday! Too Bad James Joyce Would Have Hated This infamously disliked the idea of being memorializedFri, 16 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Australia to Return Remains of Japan's Indigenous Ainu People the early 20th century, an anthropologist excavated the remains and sent them overseasThu, 15 Jun 2017 17:06:17 +0000Why the Library of Congress Thinks Your Favorite Meme Is Worth Preserving and Web Cultures Archives are documenting online cultureThu, 15 Jun 2017 15:10:09 +0000350 Years Ago, A Doctor Performed the First Human Blood Transfusion. A Sheep Was Involved scientists thought that the perceived qualities of an animal—a lamb’s purity, for instance—could be transmitted to humans in blood formThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000Climate Change, and Cod, Are Causing One Heck of a Lobster Boom in Maine complex relationships between humans, lobster, and cod are creating boom times--for nowThu, 15 Jun 2017 13:34:35 +0000Germany Moves Forward with Controversial Monument to Reunification German Memorial to Freedom and Unity has a fraught history Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Three Very Modern Uses For A Nineteenth-Century Text Generator Markov was trying to understand poems with math when he created a whole new field of probability studiesWed, 14 Jun 2017 16:23:48 +0000In a Fit of 1940s Optimism, Greyhound Proposed a Fleet of Helicopter Buses"Greyhound Skyways" would have turned major cities into bustling helicopter hubsWed, 14 Jun 2017 13:37:44 +0000How Sheep's Blood Helped Disprove This Wacky Nineteenth-Century Theory of Illness didn't understand that bacteria caused disease, but then enter Louis PasteurTue, 13 Jun 2017 19:44:16 +0000Crowdfunding Project Aims to Put 200 Holocaust Diaries Online accounts bring the brutal chapter in history to lifeTue, 13 Jun 2017 18:23:36 +0000After 130 Years, Lost Natural Wonder May Have Been Rediscovered in New Zealand was believed the Pink and White Terraces were destroyed in an eruption, but research suggests they are buried under ash and mudTue, 13 Jun 2017 15:06:31 +0000Ancient Mask Challenges Theories on Origin of Metalworking in South America 3,000-year-old mask found in Argentina suggests that advanced metallurgy may not have been born in PeruMon, 12 Jun 2017 19:56:45 +0000Massive Wooden Fire Monument Is Older Than Stonehenge dating shows that the site dates back to 3300 B.C.Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:01:30 +0000Puerto Rico Will Seek Statehood Again referendum sets the stage for another statehood bidMon, 12 Jun 2017 17:53:02 +0000In 1913, One Gluttonous Pupper Changed the Course of Animation History before "Steamboat Willie," this animated dog hammed it up onscreenMon, 12 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000When Franklin Delano Roosevelt Served Hot Dogs to a King A king had never visited a president at home before, but by all accounts they got along fineMon, 12 Jun 2017 13:15:00 +0000257-Year-Old Coloring Book Rediscovered in St. Louis Florist contains 60 drawings, and recommends watercolor pigments like “gall-stone brown”Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Indonesia’s Trying to Figure Out How Many Islands It Contains it’s really complicatedFri, 09 Jun 2017 18:50:43 +0000Google Digitizes 3,000 Years of Fashion History massive "We Wear Culture Project" includes 30,000 online artifacts from over 180 institutionsFri, 09 Jun 2017 17:45:56 +0000Prehistoric Native American Site Discovered Off the California Coast stone tools date back thousands of yearsFri, 09 Jun 2017 15:53:58 +0000What Hattie McDaniel Said About Her Oscar-Winning Career Playing Racial Stereotypes McDaniel saw herself as a groundbreaker for black AmericansFri, 09 Jun 2017 12:15:00 +0000Gigantic Aztec Temple Unearthed in Mexico City was built in tribute to the wind godFri, 09 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000The "Nobel Prize Sperm Bank" Was Racist. It Also Helped Change the Fertility Industry Repository for Germinal Choice was supposed to produce super-kids from the sperm of white high achieversFri, 09 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Two Centuries Ago, These Ill-Fated Laborers Attempted to Overthrow the British Government 1817, the tragic Pentrich Revolution was short and brutalThu, 08 Jun 2017 19:47:25 +0000Mail Delivery By Rocket Never Took Off the Postmaster General was on board with the idea of missile mail, the Navy was ultimately less interestedThu, 08 Jun 2017 14:10:00 +0000Domestic Rice Was Grown in China 9,400 Years Ago new study offers evidence that prehistoric villages in the area of Shangshan were growing half-domesticated riceWed, 07 Jun 2017 15:00:57 +0000When the Niagara River Crushed a Power Plant cascade of rock slides left Schoellkopf Power Station's three generators in ruins and killed one workerWed, 07 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000See 17th-Century England Through the Eyes of One of the First Modern Travel Writers Fiennes traveled and wrote about her adventures—including a bit of life adviceWed, 07 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000This Man's Gunshot Wound Gave Scientists a Window Into Digestion relationship between St. Martin and the doctor who experimented on him was ethically dubious at bestTue, 06 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Researchers Catalogue the Grisly Deaths of Soldiers in the Thirty Years' War 47 bodies were found in a mass grave from the Battle of Lützen, one of the turning points in the devastating conflictTue, 06 Jun 2017 15:16:35 +0000Meet the Daredevil Parachutist Who Tested the First Nylon Parachute 75 Years Ago Gray was just 24, but she was already an experienced parachutist and a trained pilotTue, 06 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000Dylan Finally Delivers on Nobel Prize Lecture reclusive singer-songwriter muses on literature and music in characteristic styleMon, 05 Jun 2017 17:38:32 +0000Restored Roman Catacombs Reveal Stunning Frescoes of grime have been removed from two chambers of the Domitilia catacombs, exposing images of fourth-century RomeMon, 05 Jun 2017 15:42:12 +0000Meet Pedro the “Voder,” the First Electronic Machine to Talk was an experiment in reproducing speech electronically, but took on a kind of life of its ownMon, 05 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000There's Something Fishy About the Ketchup You Put On Your Burgers red stuff that Americans eat on their French Fries doesn't look much like the 'kôechiap' it's based onMon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Snoop Inside Thoreau's Journals at This New Exhibition's your chance to get up-close and personal with the philosopher-poet’s possessionsFri, 02 Jun 2017 17:26:52 +0000Cat Left a Pawprint in a 2,000-Year-Old Roman Roof Tile excavating a highway in Lincolnshire UK, archaeologists found thousands of artifacts, including tiles with dog, cat and deer printsFri, 02 Jun 2017 16:40:21 +0000Why Does Every American Graduation Play ‘Pomp and Circumstance’? song was written for a British king’s coronation and its name is a Shakespeare reference. What gives?Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:00:45 +0000Why Was Maine the First State to Try Prohibition? groundbreaking "Maine law" laid the groundwork for other states to experiment with temperance lawsFri, 02 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000The First Artificial Skating Rinks Looked Pretty But Smelled Terrible the technology to reliably freeze water existed, the first rinks used pig fat and saltsFri, 02 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Is Light Pollution Really Pollution? countries grow richer, light pollution gets worse–but some are fighting to change thatThu, 01 Jun 2017 16:30:28 +0000Researchers Analyze Burial of Ancient Celtic Prince researchers are looking at the construction, composition and origin of artifacts found with the 2,500-year-old skeletonThu, 01 Jun 2017 16:21:14 +0000What Do They Call a Quarter Pounder With Cheese in Casablanca? has been international for 50 years now... and its restaurants have learned how to blend in to the local sceneThu, 01 Jun 2017 12:07:00 +0000New Online Database Catalogues 20,000 Threatened Archaeological Sites Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa Database includes an interactive map and a detailed search functionThu, 01 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Interactive Map Shows the History of Presidential Travel Trump's first foreign trip follows a long line of international visits by heads of stateWed, 31 May 2017 18:43:02 +0000Footage of Early 20th-Century Explorations Now Available Online UK’s Royal Geographical Society has digitized its archival footage of historic expeditions Wed, 31 May 2017 16:17:22 +0000No U.S. President Has Ever Died in May and Other Weird Trivia About Presidential Lives lives are scrutinized for meaning, even when none is readily apparentWed, 31 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000Scholars Rediscover Forgotten Edith Wharton Play“The Shadow of a Doubt” had been overshadowed by over 100 years of historyWed, 31 May 2017 15:38:37 +0000Amid Controversy, Minneapolis Museum Removes Sculpture Based on Execution of 38 Dakota Men of the Dakota community say that the sculpture trivializes a painful chapter of their history Wed, 31 May 2017 14:01:40 +0000The First Declaration of Independence Drafted in the 13 Colonies Was (Probably) a Hoax some are still very invested in the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, the scholarly community maintains it was never realWed, 31 May 2017 13:50:00 +0000Samuel Pepys Was England's First Blogger famed blogger—okay, diarist—told historians so much about 17th-century daily life in England, but he could have told us so much moreWed, 31 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000How the First Female Photographer Changed the Way the World Sees Algae groundbreaking photo book by Anna Atkins, a 19th-century British botanist, is going on display in the NetherlandsTue, 30 May 2017 19:38:39 +0000Three Mile Island to Shutter Its Doors in 2019’s been nearly 40 years since the nuclear power plant partially melted downTue, 30 May 2017 18:14:12 +0000Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies at 83 had been serving a 20-year prison sentence for corruption and murderTue, 30 May 2017 17:48:49 +0000The Powerful Story Behind Glacier Bay National Park's New Totem Poles're 20-foot-tall symbols of a slowly healing riftTue, 30 May 2017 16:44:57 +0000A Tiny Church Sits On Britain's Oldest Site of Continuous Worship a 4,000-year-old wooden post was found near the church, it suggested that area was used for ritual purposes since the late Neolithic periodTue, 30 May 2017 15:49:27 +0000The Eight Assassination Attempts on Queen Victoria Just Made Her More Powerful kept trying to kill Queen Victoria. She kept looking better and betterTue, 30 May 2017 12:40:00 +0000Venice Has Been Married to the Sea for Over a Thousand Years anniversary, you crazy kidsFri, 26 May 2017 16:05:00 +0000Why Food Smells So Good When It’s Browning complex chemical reaction called the Maillard Reaction is responsibleFri, 26 May 2017 15:10:00 +0000The Centuries-Long Squabble Over Who Owns Ellis Island's actually the federal government, but don't tell New York or New JerseyFri, 26 May 2017 12:55:00 +0000Three Ways Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Changed Dance Forever worked throughout his career to make life better for black performersThu, 25 May 2017 18:01:28 +0000This Art Was Made from JFK’s Cape Cod Home Hyannis Port house was the stuff of family legend. Now it’s the source of new artThu, 25 May 2017 17:23:20 +0000This Long, Violent Border Dispute Between Colonial Maryland and Pennsylvania is Why We Have the Mason-Dixon Line's War was a conflict that didn't get fully settled for almost 50 yearsThu, 25 May 2017 13:14:00 +0000Fifth-Century Remains May Be Evidence of Human Sacrifice in Ancient Korea bodies were found under the walls of a castle, leading some experts to believe that they were sacrificed to ensure the building did not crumble Wed, 24 May 2017 16:22:24 +0000'Mary Had a Little Lamb' Is Based on a True Story a child, Mary Sawyer rescued a lamb. Then it followed her to school one dayWed, 24 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000The 1870s Dairy Lobby Turned Margarine Pink So People Would Buy Butter or butter? The question has deep roots, and you shouldn't even ask it in WisconsinTue, 23 May 2017 13:40:00 +0000When the Nazis Took Belgium, Tintin's Creator Drew Pro-Regime Propagandaé's politics have been the subject of debate over the yearsMon, 22 May 2017 17:22:56 +0000A Brief History of White House Weddings weddings have taken place in the White House—the last in 1994Mon, 22 May 2017 13:03:00 +0000When Women Crowdfunded Radium For Marie Curie element was hard to get and extremely expensive but essential for Curie's cancer researchFri, 19 May 2017 14:23:00 +0000The Icelandic Translation of 'Dracula' Is Actually a Different Book mysteries of this Gothic classic aren't over yetFri, 19 May 2017 13:34:00 +0000Good News, Everybody! Someone Once Patented Plans For Keeping A Severed Head Alive was what's called a "prophetic patent"—one that isn't real yetFri, 19 May 2017 13:03:00 +0000More Than 300,000 Unaccompanied Children Migrated Alone in 2015 and 2016 new report details the risks faced by minors who flee their home countries Thu, 18 May 2017 17:25:14 +0000Here’s How FDR Explained Making Electricity Public"My friends, my policy is as radical as the Constitution of the United States," he saidThu, 18 May 2017 17:10:00 +0000Beads Made From Meteorite Reveal Ancient Trade Network have confirmed iron beads in Illinois come from a Minnesota meteorite, supporting a theory called the Hopewell Interaction SphereThu, 18 May 2017 16:43:17 +0000See the Civil War Through the Lens of Its First Photographer Brady and the photographers he hired were the first to photograph a war zoneThu, 18 May 2017 15:20:00 +0000One Man Invented Two of the Deadliest Substances of the 20th Century Midgley Jr.'s inventions have had an outsize impact—not all of it good—on humankindThu, 18 May 2017 14:05:00 +0000First-Ever Federal Transgender Hate Crime Sentence Handed Down Williamson’s killer was prosecuted in the absence of a Mississippi state law protecting trans people against hate crimes Wed, 17 May 2017 18:08:10 +000072-Year-Old Love Letter Returned to WWII Veteran letter, which had never reached its intended recipient, was found during renovations of a New Jersey homeTue, 16 May 2017 18:45:04 +0000The Witch of Agnesi mistranslation led to the unusual name of this mathematical conceptTue, 16 May 2017 18:16:01 +0000A Little History of American Kindergartens, blocks and snack time (and don't forget a nap)Tue, 16 May 2017 16:49:43 +0000Newly Digitized Archives Reveal the Inner Lives of Artists Delaware Art Museum just put 500 rare documents online Mon, 15 May 2017 18:50:46 +0000How a German Mathematician Took Responsibility for an Ancient Peruvian Artifact Reiche lived in a shack in the desert with the Nazca Lines for 40 yearsMon, 15 May 2017 16:48:27 +0000Chinese Tomb Murals Paint Colorful Picture of 1000-Year-Old Fashions of vibrant clothing and tables laden with fineries are depicted on the walls of the Liao Dynasty tombMon, 15 May 2017 16:47:51 +0000The First “Chocolate Chip” Was a Molasses Candy name "chocolate chip" goes back much farther than the Toll House cookiesMon, 15 May 2017 14:10:00 +0000With This One Quotable Speech, Teddy Roosevelt Changed the Way America Thinks About Nature a speech at the start of the 1908 Conference of Governors, Roosevelt changed the national conversation about resource useMon, 15 May 2017 12:49:00 +0000Egyptian Princess May Have Been Buried in Newly Discovered Pyramid inscription suggests that the tomb once belonged to a pharaoh’s daughter Fri, 12 May 2017 18:26:31 +0000Spain's Parliament Votes to Exhume a Dead Dictator’s reign of terror is over—but Spaniards are still making sense of his legacyFri, 12 May 2017 17:52:31 +0000Apple Pie Is Not All That American apples nor the pie originally came from America, but Americans have made this dish their ownFri, 12 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Second Life of Henri IV’s Severed Head it's lying in the grave or sitting in a Paris bank vault, the monarch's cranium has been the subject of much debate since his untimely demiseFri, 12 May 2017 15:44:35 +0000First Evidence of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Garden Found in Luxor have theorized that lettuce and palm trees were once planted there to honor the dead Fri, 12 May 2017 14:27:14 +0000Why Does Every Tourist Attraction Sell Fudge? thing that places as different as Niagara Falls, Disneyland and Ellis Island have in common? FudgeFri, 12 May 2017 12:55:00 +0000Witness the Document that Set the Trail of Tears in Motion Indian Removal Act is on display at the National Archives through June 14Fri, 12 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000Hear a 20-Year-Old John F. Kennedy Speak have recently digitized a clip from a 1937 public speaking course, believed to be the oldest recording of the presidentThu, 11 May 2017 20:36:20 +0000This Island Can Only Be Visited by Men will soon become a Unesco world heritage site—but tradition bans women from its shoresThu, 11 May 2017 19:55:41 +0000American Journalists Used Nazi-Provided Photos During World War II new report reveals more details about the Associated Press’ secret deal with the Third ReichThu, 11 May 2017 18:38:21 +0000Songwriter Irving Berlin’s Interfaith Marriage Caused 1920s Gossip songwriter made headlines when he and writer Ellin Mackay got married against her millionaire father's wishesThu, 11 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000Why People Love Southern Gothic the 19th century to S-Town, it’s a compelling genre that’s as flawed as its most grotesque charactersThu, 11 May 2017 14:03:00 +0000This Infamous 19th-Century Birth Control Pamphlet Got Its Writer Imprisoned Knowlton did three months hard labor and was fined $50Wed, 10 May 2017 15:10:51 +0000Tomatoes Have Legally Been Vegetables Since 1893, so it's technically a fruit. But we don't eat it like oneWed, 10 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000“Lost” 18th-Century Garden Found at Scottish Castle believed that the garden had been demolished and buried during renovations of the sprawling estateWed, 10 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Eurovision Song Contest Rocks Europe This Week. Here’s How It All Got Started was the idea of the European Broadcasting Union, who wanted to put the relatively new technology of television through its pacesTue, 09 May 2017 18:03:01 +0000Found: Pages From One of the First Books Printed in England librarian at the University of Reading discovered the 15th-century text buried in a boxTue, 09 May 2017 17:53:48 +0000Thousands of Bodies Rest Under the University of Mississippi Medical Center Campus University hopes to remove the bodies and build a memorial and laboratory to study the former insane asylum patients Tue, 09 May 2017 15:41:11 +0000British Parliament Ditches Parchment for Paper the debate between traditionalists and modernists isn't overMon, 08 May 2017 19:12:53 +0000German Scientists Will Study Brain Samples of Nazi Victims research society is still coming to grips with its past—and learning more about how the Third Reich targeted people with disabilitiesFri, 05 May 2017 15:17:34 +0000This Unassuming NYC Home is the Legacy of America's First Foodie Beard’s culinary philosophy helped shape American cuisineFri, 05 May 2017 15:10:43 +0000Obamas Unveil Plans for Presidential Library and Museum in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side, the former first couple hopes the campus will help revitalize the areaFri, 05 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000Rome Is Finally Restoring the Mausoleum of Augustus the tomb of emperors, a project funded by a telecom company hopes to revive the massive monument now covered in trash and weedsThu, 04 May 2017 17:27:38 +0000How Mule Racing Led to Mule Cloning was a huge advance in cloning in the early 2000sThu, 04 May 2017 15:12:06 +0000Shipwreck Identified as Rare Canal Boat boats once fueled trade in the Erie CanalThu, 04 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000Rosa Parks’ Detroit House Finds a Home in Berlin abandoned and decrepit, the house has been restored overseasThu, 04 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000"Get Your Kicks" at This Route 66 Museum Mill Restaurant, which once served hungry travelers, now hosts a shrine to the highway's roadside attractionsWed, 03 May 2017 18:10:43 +0000How Shaving Brushes Gave World War I Soldiers Anthrax new paper looks back on an old epidemic—and raises fresh questions about antique shaving brushesWed, 03 May 2017 18:00:28 +0000Project Is Making 3D Scans of Ancient Handprints Handpas Project is looking to unlock who made the prehistoric art and whyWed, 03 May 2017 17:02:57 +0000Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square Museum Reopens some, the museum is the first time they confront information about the 1989 massacreWed, 03 May 2017 14:17:21 +0000The Man Who Invented the First Gas Mask Haldane came up with a rudimentary gas mask to protect Allied troops during WWIWed, 03 May 2017 14:16:18 +0000Benjamin Franklin Was the First to Chart the Gulf Stream's cousin, Timothy Folger, knew how the then-unnamed current worked from his days as a whalerTue, 02 May 2017 15:08:56 +0000Music or Animal Abuse? A Brief History of the Cat Piano the early 1800s, the katzenklavier was hailed as a treatment for distracted peopleTue, 02 May 2017 13:26:34 +0000Model Looms Are Missing Link in China's Textile History miniature pattern looms found in a burial in Chengdu show how the Han Dynasty produced cloth to trade on the Silk RoadMon, 01 May 2017 17:08:58 +0000DNA of Ancient Skeleton Linked to Modern Indigenous Peoples new study has established a genetic link between a 10,300-year-old man and native groups living in the Pacific Northwest todayMon, 01 May 2017 16:44:31 +0000The US Declared “Loyalty Day” in the 1950s to Erase Worker Protest Eisenhower during the Cold War, "Loyalty Day" was declared to paper over International Workers' DayMon, 01 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Troops Tried to Self-Vaccinate knew that inoculation could prevent you from catching smallpox. It was how Civil War soldiers did it that caused problemsMon, 01 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000A Nude Sculpture of George Washington Is Coming to New York work was made in preparation for a larger, clothed statue by the Italian artist Antonio Canova Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:47:29 +0000Times Square's Glitzy Look was One Man's Bright Idea Leigh's ability to imagine new kinds of advertising shaped the signs of the cityFri, 28 Apr 2017 13:20:00 +0000Network of WWI Training Tunnels and Trenches Found in England were meant to prepare soldiers for gruelling conditions on the frontlines of Belgium and FranceThu, 27 Apr 2017 17:10:38 +0000The Essential I.M. Pei century-old architect changed the way the world sees itselfThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:42:42 +0000The Tragic Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn Whymper had tried seven times to reach the top of the Matterhorn. He made it on the eighth try–at great costThu, 27 Apr 2017 16:00:43 +0000Sold: Diary of 28-Year-Old JFK recorded his impressions of a formative trip through post-War EuropeThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:34:26 +0000What Coconuts Can Tell Us About Escaping Alcatraz are using GPS-enabled coconuts to monitor currents to determine if three men could have survived a 1962 escape from "The Rock"Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:22:04 +0000DNA Could Identify the Sailors (Including Women) of the Doomed Franklin Expedition analysis on bone and and tooth fragments will allow researchers to learn more about the ill-fated crewWed, 26 Apr 2017 17:07:58 +0000“The Scream” Might Have Been Inspired By a Rare Type of Cloud mother-of-pearl clouds stoke a painter's angst? Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:02:55 +0000Scientists Didn't Believe in Meteorites Until 1803 l'Aigle meteorite fall involved more than 3,000 pieces of rock and numerous witnesses, and it changed everythingWed, 26 Apr 2017 13:15:00 +0000Cleveland Museum of Art will Return Stolen Roman Sculpture to Italy have long voiced concerns about origins of the portraitWed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000New Orleans Tears Down Controversial Confederate Monuments 35-foot obelisk in memory of a white supremacist uprising is no moreTue, 25 Apr 2017 19:57:49 +0000Found: A Second Parchment Copy of the Declaration of Independence commissioned in the 1780s by James Wilson, the handwritten copy's signatory order appears to emphasize national unityTue, 25 Apr 2017 17:50:57 +0000A Civil War Colonel Invented Fracking in the 1860s first invention was an "oil well torpedo," but it was followed by others Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:42:48 +0000People Have Been Using Big Data Since the 1600s humble hatmaker was among the first to compile data on how Londoners lived—and diedMon, 24 Apr 2017 16:02:39 +0000'The Outsiders' Was Groundbreaking, But It Didn't Create YA Fiction have claimed that “young adult” fiction didn’t exist before S.E. Hinton wrote her cult classic–but it did, sort ofMon, 24 Apr 2017 13:41:56 +0000