The one night that changed President Nixon’s fate has stuck with us as a reminder of the limits of presidential power.
It may be hard to believe, but one single event rocketed Einstein to fame.
One simple change to how the Supreme Court bench was designed made a world of difference to how the justices communicated.
Ida Lewis saved as many as 25 people during her service at the lighthouse. But her deeds have largely been forgotten.
Freddie Oversteegen was 14 when she joined the Dutch resistance.
Thomas Blood had somewhat of a shady past. According to Ireland’s History magazine, he had a reputation for espionage and conducting terrorist campaigns — though many of his plans were foiled just in time.
Heather Penney was among the first female combat pilots in the country. On Sept. 11, 2001, she got a mission: Bring down the fourth hijacked plane hurtling towards Washington.
Both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln wrote poetry. But only one had a way with words.
A mysterious stone memorial was found in 2006 in Washington, D.C. But who placed a memorial to Nazi spies on government property? And why?
According to James Madison’s Virginia mansion Montpelier, Paul Jennings’ account reveals, “how the racial and gender hierarchies of the time complicate the way we understand roles in historic events.”
Their 38-year marriage endured his incarceration and hers.
A group of poor women in Puerto Rico were the first test subjects for the birth control pill. Were they guinea pigs or pioneers?
Was the Duke of Windsor a Nazi sympathizer? Did he plot to dethrone his brother, King George VI? Did he really suggest more German bombings of Britain might end World War II?
In October 1967, antiwar protesters announced that they would march en masse to the front steps of the Pentagon. and levitate it. And then they would try to levitate it.
Besides President Trump, whom do scholars scorn the most?
In 1935, the Florida Keys ignored the threat of a looming hurricane. When the Category 5 storm made landfall, it left a wake of death and destruction.
At the Naval Academy, McCain was in a group called the “Bad Bunch” as he rebelled against his father’s expectations.
By 1968, things were going badly for President Lyndon B. Johnson. Morale around the Vietnam War was sinking, and in Washington, political sharks were circling.
All over the country, couples rushed to Las Vegas to get married. The demand for quickie weddings was at a fever pitch. But it wasn't Cupid's arrow causing the frenzy. It was the Vietnam War.
In 1927, the world watched as two French aviators attempted the world’s first transatlantic flight.