September 4, 2011 New York and Washington, D.C. were the primary targets on Sept. 11. The attacks played out mostly on TV for much of the rest of the country. Yet for most Americans, there is one moment when the distant tragedy became deeply personal.
June 7, 2011 Jessica Francis Kane studied the Bethnal Green tube station disaster, then spent years writing a novel centered around the day's horrific events. It's forced her to consider the line between historical and fiction.
April 1, 2011 So it's April 1. But it's more than April Fools' Day. It's also the anniversary of America's first policewoman — and no, we're not talking about Angie Dickinson. On April 1, 1908, Lola G. Baldwin was sworn in as a Female Detective in Portland, Ore.
PIck a day, any day on this calendar -- it was probably more exciting than April 11, 1954.
November 30, 2010 When we learn about history, we tend to focus on the action-packed days. But what about those "off" days, where nothing of significance actually happened? According to a Cambridge-based scientist one April Sunday in 1954 was the most boring day ever.
November 5, 2008 Historians weigh the moment, as Senator Barack Obama heads for the White House.
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