Famous Historical Topics & Events Story Briefs

Famous Historical Topics & Events

Did Amelia land at Nikumaroro, a Pacific atoll, when she couldn't find Howland? Why did she lose radio contact? Historic footage from her last flight ...

America is still a young country when the newly formed federal government passes an excise tax on the production of whiskey. Rebellion quickly follow...

Just weeks after the Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918, America's deadliest train disaster occurs near Nashville, Tennessee. More than 100 people are k...

This gives you various information about the native Hawaiians dance and music.

Anne Hutchinson - and some of her children - died unfortunate deaths of mistaken identity in the summer of 1643.

William Blake (1757-1827) was a young man, in his late teens, when he witnessed the "Gordon Riots" in London.

Apollo 11's Lunar landing is a dangerous mission without alarms going off. Getting close to the Moon's surface, the astronauts receive a program warn...

This is the official portrait of the Apollo 11 crew.

During the Apollo 13 accident, the crew used the three modules of their spacecraft in unplanned ways.

Gene Kranz was a key player, among other NASA employees, who helped Apollo 13's flight crew safely return to Earth after a life-threatening situation ...

Some people wondered whether Apollo 13 should have had that number..."13." When a life-threatening situation developed, how did collaboration between ...

This image depicts The Apotheosis of Washington - a very large fresco on the ceiling of the U.S. Capitol Building.

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