On that fateful flight, American heroes and the accidents of history combined to save the US Capitol from likely total destruction.
An artist in lower Manhattan recalls how he watched the Twin Towers fall, then spent years honoring the lives lost.
The World Trade Center attack wasn’t the first time New York was brutally assaulted — 225 years before, George Washington watched the city burn from his headquarters in northern Manhattan after painful military defeats.
With U-boats sinking dozens of ships each month, Hemingway, Bogart, and other citizens tried to help patrol American waters.
The Nazis had stolen many of the recovered works from prominent Jewish collectors, raising lingering questions of restitution.
An enormous scandal erupted when it was discovered that contestants on TV quiz shows were often given answers. Did the famed psychologist also cheat when she won The $64,000 Question?
The great historian Donald Kagan, who passed away this month, reminded us that we can often see into the future by studying the past