Events

President Taft’s inauguration (1909)

William Howard Taft (1857–1930) was the 27th President of the United States, and inaugurated in March 1909. Here are some pictures from that snowy day, when he took over the reins from Teddy Roosevelt. Taft's ... Read more...

Presley signed by Ed Sullivan (1956)

Even after Elvis Presley made his first TV very successful appearance on Steve Allen's variety show on July 1, 1956, Time magazine reported that rival Ed Sullivan dismissed any notion of having the singer on hi... Read more...

Disneyland opens (1955)

When Southern California's Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, not only were there thousands of kids and their parents in attendance, there were also hoards of media types. Here's a story from Life magazine abo... Read more...

How to arrange a rainbow party (1904)

How to arrange a rainbow party Dainty decorations and games for it The rainbow, with its softly blending colors, makes a delightful motif for a home entertainment, especially for a gathering of little p... Read more...

Comiskey’s great ball park open (1910)

Comiskey's great ball park open Chicago, July 1 — The finest ball park in the world. That is the verdict expected by Charles Comiskey this afternoon when the new American league grounds on the South Side ar... Read more...

Evolution of the American flag

Below are four different designs from the history of the United States. There have been 27 different flag designs since 1776 -- all slight variants on the stars and stripes theme, retooled to reflect the curren... Read more...

Suffrage victory in Congress (1919)

On June 5, 1919 -- the day after Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote -- the story didn't even make the front page of The Washington Times in DC. The ne... Read more...

Color photos of the 1906 quake aftermath

Here are 10 stereoscopic photos taken in San Francisco immediately after the great quake of 1906. From what we are able to tell, these photographs were hand-colored at the time they were first printed. See the ... Read more...

Oh, the humanity: The Hindenburg disaster (1937)

The German airship took only a minute to burn, but that moment was enough to etch the image of that fiery Zeppelin onto the minds of millions around the world. Only 62 would survive the tragedy, and many of them were seriously injured.

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