General John Buford was the first Union commander engaged at Gettysburg. His contributions to the battle were invaluable, but he did not live long after it.
How the murder of a little-known German diplomat triggered the climactic episode of the Boxer Rebellion.
In 1904, a pleasure boat cruise turned out to be a horrific nightmare--and spelled virtual extinction for a NYC German-American neighborhood.
Most people have heard of the Voyager space probes--the small unmanned spacecraft that were launched in the late 1970s on twin missions to explore the outer planets of the solar system. In addition to being immortalized in Star Trek: The Motion Picture as the origin of the powerful but misunderstood entity known as "V'Ger," these spacecraft … Continue reading The little spaceship that could: the epic odyssey of Pioneer 10.
On June 1, 1943, the Nazis shot down an unarmed airliner with a famous actor on board. Was he the target, or was there another story?
Some people believe that the profession of history is just a big game of telephone. It's not. Here's why.
Richard Linklater's classic film turns 25 this year. What does it have to say about the '70s, and the '90s?