History

7 Failed North American Colonies

Deadly mistakes doomed these early European settlements. The Spanish settlement of St. Augustine and the English colony of Jamestown...

Why Ukraine Has Seen Centuries of Conflict

Ukraine has long endured battles, with Russia’s 2022 invasion only the latest in a series of wars, rebellions, raids and pogroms to...

Why Puerto Rican Migration to the US Boomed After 1945

The US and Puerto Rican governments, looking to solve mutual problems, actively facilitated the exodus. In the two decades after World...

American circumnavigates the globe on foot

American Dave Kunst completes the first round-the-world journey on foot, taking four years and 21 pairs of shoes to complete the 14,500-mile...

Chief Joseph surrenders

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce peoples surrenders to U.S. General Nelson A. Miles in the Bear Paw mountains of Montana, declaring,...

Dalai Lama wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Dalai Lama, the exiled religious and political leader of Tibet, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent...

Shawnee chief Tecumseh is defeated

During the War of 1812, a combined British and Native American force is defeated by General William Harrison’s American army at the...

New York Times publishes bombshell investigation into allegations...

On October 5, 2017, The New York Times publishes a detailed investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against film producer...

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies

On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Inc., which revolutionized the computer, music and mobile communications...

Seattle Mariners set American League record for wins in...

On October 5, 2001, the Seattle Mariners become the winningest team in American League history for a regular season with a 6-2 win...

9 Facts About Native American Tribes

There are more than nine million Native Americans living in the United States, representing hundreds of tribal nations with diverse...

Virginia

One of the 13 original colonies, Virginia was the first part of the country permanently settled by the English, who established Jamestown...

First SMS text message is sent

On December 3, 1992, the first SMS text message in history is sent: Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old engineer, uses a personal computer...

New York

The Dutch first settled along the Hudson River in 1624 and established the colony of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island. In 1664, the...

Englishman wins the first US Open golf tournament

On October 4, 1895, 21-year-old Englishman Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open golf tournament, edging Willie Dunn and others...

How the 1982 Tylenol Poisonings Nearly Canceled Halloween

The shocking deaths of seven people in the Chicago area from tampered bottles led to a massive recall—and generated fears around candy...