January 19, 2014
This Week in History
From the end of an American crisis to a tragedy in...
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Operation Desert Storm is known by man...
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Exhibit Explores Interracial Ties
The relationship between American Indians and African Americans is complex and little understood. But in fact it is long and rich. The exhibit "Red/...
A Star is Born
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." — James Dean Today, February 8, marks the birth of James Dean (Feb. 8, 1931), w...
Public Helps Choose Recipient of Prestigious American Service Award
As the Boy Scouts of America begin their second century, four Scouts from around the country have been nominated for the prestigious American Spirit A...
Exploring the History of the Marine Corps
Tell it to the Marines, nothing. This time, they're telling it to you. In its first publication, the National Museum of the Marine Corps duplicates i...
They Call Me Doc
Most people recognize legendary Old West gunfighter John Henry "Doc" Holliday from actor Val Kilmer's unforgettable depiction of him in the 1993 motio...
An Extraordinary Life
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth in 2009, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History assembled a unique and ...
To Touch the Face of God
Jan. 28, 1986, was a typically bright-blue—if unusually cold—morning in Florida when the space shuttle Challenger lifted off launch pad 39...
Celebrate Black History Month
February is Black History Month and HISTORY, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanit...
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