Places

King Tut’s coffin is uncovered (1923)

Tut's coffin is uncovered Resplendent shrine upsets Egyptian theories Luxor, Egypt, December 17, 1923 - All preconceived ideas of Tutenkhamun's golden shrine were upset by the sight of this impressive cof... Read more...

The Statue of Liberty unveiled (1886)

Liberty Unveiled America Accepts the Gift of the French People A city afloat hid in fog And a Million or So of People Ashore Making Holiday in the Wet The giant statue shrouded in mists like a m... Read more...

A new town! Visit Gilbert, Arizona (1914)

In 1914, there was a lot of hype about a new little town near Phoenix called Gilbert -- "the fastest growing and most prosperous community in the Southwest." Amazingly, Gilbert really did live up to its promise... Read more...

Brooklyn Bridge opens (1883)

The big bridge open Two cities join in making a mammoth holiday Brooklyn in a gale of festival from dawn to midnight The president's walk across the bridge with cannon accompaniement from forts and ships ... Read more...

Beauties of nine towns (1895)

Beauties of seven towns Their individual charms are somewhat hard to define Characteristics of the girls in several great municipalities Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San F... Read more...

Where the telephone was born (1875)

In 1875, on the top floor of this building at 109 Court Street in Boston, Massachusetts, Professor Alexander Graham Bell invented and experimented. It was also here that he first succeeded in transmitting s... Read more...

Weird doings at the Tesla plant (1903)

Weird doings at the Tesla plant Natives around Wardenclyffe, Long Island, having the time of their lives guessing what the electrician is trying to do Whatever Nikola Tesla is trying to do at Wardenclyffe... Read more...

Statue of Liberty construction (1886)

Liberty Enlightening the World: The Statue of Liberty's construction Lady Liberty's face is seen here on Liberty Island, waiting to be installed:   Head of Statue of Liberty on display in park in ... Read more...

Remembering the Watts Riots (1965)

Fifty years ago, when white California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Lee Minikus pulled over 21-year-old African-American Marquette Frye on the evening of August 11, 1965 for reckless driving, little did bo... Read more...

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