In bright and beautiful color, see some of the most beautiful sights in and around Utah's Salt Lake City in 1900 - including the Mormon Temple, the Tabernacle, the Salt Palace, and the impressive Victorian Saltair Pavilion!
How did America get its name? The man from whom the continents got their names was an especially fascinating character of the late 15th century.
How did Halloween start? The strange history of Halloween – including trick or treating and carving jack-o’-lanterns – goes way, way back
The ghosts and goblins, witches and spirits that are so much a part of every October now, have their roots in superstitions from many centuries ago. Here's a look at the strange history of Halloween!
How much of today's tech did Nikola Tesla predict a century ago? Here's a look back at some spot-on predictions from Nikola Tesla -- along with a few, that, well... we haven't quite seen yet.
Electricity will cure all the ills of the world, predicts Thomas Edison, whose inventive genius is responsible for the widespread application of electricity.
Silent movies were not part of a primitive style of filmmaking, but an alternate form of storytelling - with artistic triumphs equivalent to or greater than those of the sound films that followed.
A simple and inexpensive new toy - known as the Hula Hoop - has thousands of the nation's children and many of its adults shaking their hips to make the hoop spin.
Repeated, desperate SOS calls were heard by at least 10 ships, which rushed to the scene as the Titanic, the biggest most luxurious ship in the world, sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
The United States is now old enough to afford ample material for those researching genealogy, and many people now engage the services of a genealogist for help in tracing family lineage.
Nixon's final presidential crisis was thrust upon him by the ruling that he could no longer withhold 64 disputed White House tapes from the Watergate prosecutors. Here is the story of those last 17 days of his presidency.
A Crusader in your past? A bank robber? Join the great ancestor hunt to map your genealogy, and find out just how far back you can trace your family tree.
The inventor of the dishwashing machine The patron saint of the emancipated woman of the future will be Josephine Garis Cochrane, the inventor of... Click to read more...
To this day, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York on March 25, 1911, remains the deadliest industrial disaster in the city's history,
WAR DECLARED: See 31 consecutive front page headlines from DC from those tumultuous weeks leading to the outbreak of hostilities in WWI back in 1914.
I am at loss for the proper word to use to describe what television has done with Haley's book Roots. "Enhance" will not do, nor is "heightened" sufficient. There is no word that is adequate.
The story 'Roots' spans six generations and 100 years. Here's a day-by-day synopsis of Roots: The TV miniseries.
Racism is very difficult for any of us to admit, even to ourselves. But gradually and inevitably we had to conclude that the basic cause of America's racial disorders is white racism.
Prejudice - A name for racism Kerner Commission Report backstory, part 3: Prejudice. It's in all our hearts. What can we do about it? By Otto Kern... Click to read more...
Charlotte Collyer lived through the tragic disaster the world remembers more than 100 years later. Here, read about what happened in this dramatic and compelling first-person account from a Titanic survivor.
The Allies today sent their invading forces against Adolf Hitler's occupied Europe. The long-awaited invasion was announced by General Dwight Eisenhower with the promise that the high command would accept nothing short of victory.
Here are images showing New York City's growth from a frontier settlement known as New Amsterdam to the metropolis of the western world --through the Colonial times, and in the early days of US independence.
Have you ever wondered about Mother's Day -- like how it got started? In the early years of the 20th century, Anna Jarvis started a movement that spread throughout the world: the custom of observing the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
While books and articles on the American slave trade can provide important insights, actually seeing the ads that were placed in the newspapers of the era really brings it home.
The most dramatic and best-known story of railroading in the United States is the connecting of the Atlantic and the Pacific by railroad in 1869, tying of the oceans together by rail across the heart of the United States
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address speech was so brief, history has no photographs of President Lincoln actually saying those oft-repeated words on November 19, 1863. But here are the pictures we do have of the President that day.
Did you ever think that every first or last name must originally have meant something? It originally meant something, and was intended to be applicable to the person who first bore it.
Here are some front pages of newspapers around the country, showing very first reports of the Titanic disaster. There was very little information available at the time, and some news reports were, sadly, completely inaccurate.
The Titanic was one of the most luxurious, well-appointed cruise liners ever, with seemingly no expense spared... except when it came to passenger safety in the event of an emergency.
Response from Charlotte Collyer, survivor of the Titanic Mrs Charlotte Collyer's article, "How I Was Saved from the Titanic," printed seven weeks ago... Click to read more...
Below are several chapters from a book that was issued the same year as the Titanic disaster, and was called simply Titanic. While many aspects of the... Click to read more...
Free electricity for everyone? It means that if Nikola Tesla succeeds in harnessing the electrical earth currents and putting them to work for man there will be an end to oppressive extortionate monopolies in steam, telephones, telegraphs and the other commercial uses of electricity
Before the world heard the sentence that has since been etched into billions of memories -- "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for manki... Click to read more...
Scrapbooks as a history of life, of feeling, of the emotions of one’s heart: Perspectives on our place in time from 1894
Scrapbooks keep the cream, the gem, the one poem, or sketch, or speech or story that made us smile or weep; a biography, a history, a journal written by a thousand other hands, and yet our own.
Get the true story behind 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' from 1882 -- when, Jesse James, the Missouri outlaw, was killed by a boy twenty years old at his temporary residence on Thirteenth and Lafayette streets, in this city.
Richard Nixon's first Watergate speech was broadcast live from the White House's Oval Office on April 30, 1973, starting at 9:01 pm Eastern. Below, see a video of his statements, followed by a transcript of the speech.