This week in history: the smartphone debuts, forever changing language, commerce, and those at data’s helm.
Reading this week in history, when a “series of accidents” crumbled the Cold War’s chief battleground.
This week in history: the Mercury Theatre stages an invasion, and Ichabod Crane takes his fateful ride through Sleepy Hollow.
This week in history: a charter is signed in the name of postwar cooperation, and a realist learns he must turn the sail rather than the wind.
This week in history: MLK wins the Nobel, John Brown raids Harpers Ferry, and Lincoln declares slavery immoral.
This week in history: the publication of three 20th century novels which shook the world, and forever changed their authors.
This week in history: Iraq is granted independence, placing 2,500 years of civilization into context.
This week in history: America’s highest court debuts, and its first female judge takes her seat.
This week in history: Magellan and the Mayflower set sail, inspiring stories of courage, exotica, and flying cows.
This week in history: opportunities for millions of illiterate people worldwide, one library at a time.
Reading the history of Labor Day, and of workers standing hand in hand.
This week in literary history, an occupied city is freed: “Paris broken! Paris martyred! But Paris liberated!”
This week in literary history: a crime fiction icon passes, Benny goes down swinging, and Pete Rose gets ejected.