20 years ago this week: the U.S. and Russia form the International Space Station, and with it “a new era of friendship and cooperation.”
65 years ago this week: the start of the Korean War, “a puzzling, gray, very distant conflict.”
Eight hundred years ago today: the Magna Carta is signed, marking a pivotal moment of citizens claiming rights against their ruler.
This week in history: Paris falls under Nazi control, as the City of Lights fades to black.
This week in history: cable news hits the airwaves, accelerating journalism to a fever pitch.
This week in history: Constantinople falls, as present-day implications take root.
Fifty years ago this week: The Who’s “My Generation” drowns out the establishment.
This week in history: Israel becomes an independent state, in the spirit of becoming the promised land.
This week in history: torpedoes tear through the RMS Lusitania, forever changing modern warfare.
This week in history: Henry Ford creates the forty-hour work week, forever changing the lives of laborers.
45 years ago this week, Earth Day brought a rallying cry to a global crisis of responsibility and preservation.
This week in history: Lincoln’s night at Ford’s Theater ends badly, and a mourning country’s culture wars carry on.
This week in history: the United States purchases “Russian America”, better known today as Alaska.