The Jamestown settlement in Virginia, which officially was started on May 14, 1607, was one of the first European colonies to last in North America for more than a few years, despite severe hardships. Here’s a look at 10 earlier efforts from Europeans that didn’t fare well.
Mid-May marks two key anniversaries in the conflict between the United States and Mexico in that set in motion the Civil War—and led to California, Texas, and eight other states joining the Union.
On the anniversary of the biggest event in train history, here’s a look back at an era when U.S. presidents used train travel to extend the power of their office and make headlines.
Two constitutions with a ton of historic appeal have been making rare public appearances, including one that is more than 12 feet long.
Harry Truman went from being a county judge to deciding to use atomic warfare at World War II’s end. Here’s a quick look at 10 facts about Truman’s sudden ascendency to the White House—and the deal with his middle name.