History - A Look Back

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Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Chicago And They’re Incredible

The park was designed by one of the creators of Central Park in New York and is famous for hosting the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, when …

Chicago River

30 jobs that nobody does anymore

Remember switchboard operators, rag-and-bone men and video store clerks? Robots may be stealing jobs left, right and center nowadays, but plenty of …

I've been in a relationship for 9 years — here's why I couldn't care less about getting married

• <b>I've been in a relationship for nine years and don't care about marriage.</b>• <b><br>I love my boyfriend, but getting married is not the most important thing to</b> …

10 streets that helped shape America

From parkways to pedestrian malls, PBS takes the wheel for a tour of the nation's most influential streets.<p>In 2016, American architecture and history …

What the Founding Fathers were doing before their act of rebellion made them famous

<b>This Fourth of July, the US celebrates the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.</b><p><b>Most Americans know all about the</b> …

Many American Revolutionaries were much younger than you might think when they declared independence from Britain

How old were the American Revolutionaries when the colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776?<p>Some were older, like Thomas Jefferson who was …

Photos hidden for 40 years reveal life in NYC's parks

The parks department discovered a box of slides that were never developed.<p>The year was 1978, and many employees at several New York City newspapers …

Most expensive wars in US history

For many Americans, the Memorial Day holiday marks the unofficial start to summer, as children look forward to the end of the school year, people …

25+ Things Only Baby Boomers Would Understand

It used to take a lot longer to dial someone's phone number, especially if it had a lot of nines in it. We'd bet that most people born after the baby …

Enchanting Vintage Pictures Show National Parks When They Were Young

Visitors to Yellowstone National Park watch the eruption of the Grand Geyser in the park's Upper Geyser Basin. Established on March 1, 1872, in …

Inside the presidential guest house — the 'world's most exclusive hotel' that's bigger than the White House

The White House may be the most famous building along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., but there's a lesser-known government residence next …

This shelter dog hugged his way to a real home

At the shelter, they called the big stray Huggable Horace.<p>When you’re a big dog with an uncertain past at a busy animal shelter, each passing day can …

Los Angeles

9 things you don't know about John Muir

On the anniversary of his birth, let's celebrate his love of nature.<p>John Muir was a naturalist, writer and conservationist perhaps best known as the …

Hiking

20+ Rarely Seen Photos Of America In The 1950’s Show How Different Life Was Before

The 1950’s are often viewed as a golden era in U.S. history, a time of happiness and prosperity, despite the threat of nuclear annihilation, racial …

Abandoned Buildings

Iconic First Ladies of American history

Being First Lady of the United States is a role that comes with a lot of responsibility. Throughout American history there have been a number of …

Incredible abandoned places in every US state

Enough to send a shiver up your spine, America is littered with spooky abandoned places. From frozen-in-time ghost towns to churches, schools and …

The 30 richest Americans of all time

America is often referred to as The Land of Opportunity, offering people of all backgrounds and levels of education a chance to succeed and build a …

Once-majestic cruise ship, the S.S. United States, could be 'America's Flagship' once again

She's the largest luxury cruise liner ever built in the United States using all American products and by American workers: Meet "America's Flagship," the S.S. United States.<p>Christened on June 23, 1951, the S.S. United States made her maiden voyage on July 3, 1952. But even more dazzling than her …

13 inspiring quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

King's famous words are a reminder of how to live in any era.<p>Martin Luther King Jr.'s name is synonymous with the civil rights movement that swept …

Black History

Fascinating historic images of Easter

Easter traditions such as Easter eggs, chicks, and bunnies have been around for many years. Click through the gallery to go back in time and see some …

100 Towns Founded Before the American Revolution

Do you know just how old your town is? The United States is a relatively young nation, but some some American towns have been around for over three …

Divers unearth 7,000-year-old Native American burial site off Florida coast

The ever-rising tide of history can obscure many things, but one thing archaeologists may not have expected to be hidden was a 7,000-year-old Native …

Incredible photos of New York City when sheep roamed Central Park

Manhattan's Central Park has all the features of a great public space: It's car-free, features a range of flora and fauna, and anyone can access …

20 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About the White House

While up to 100,000 visitors tour the White House each year, what goes on behind closed doors is still a mystery, even to the most impassioned …

This Is How Life Was 50 Years Ago

Although Barclays introduced the world's first automated teller machine in London in 1967, ATMs didn't make their way across the big pond until …

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