Shortly after midnight on this day in 1961, East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city.
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From around 800 to 1100 A.D., bands of Scandinavian seafaring warriors known as the Vikings raided and settled in vast areas of eastern and western Europe. Over the next three centuries, they would leave their mark on much of Britain and the European continent, as well as parts of modern-day Russia, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland.
Some historians have argued that the Vikings physical pressence within North America includes expeditions into the continent's enterior (runestones found in Minnesota and Oklahoma).
In a Parade Magazine interview former president George H. W. Bush talks about what he learned from Ronald Reagan, his surprisingly close relationship with Bill Clinton, and – oh, yes – his infamous tax pledge.
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington is preparing a new exhibition about the life of Jim Thorpe (1888-1953), one of the best athletes of his age, Olympic gold medalist in track and field and also good in lacrosse, football,...
When temperance-minded women their crusade in 1873-1874, most debate focused not on temperance but on these women—in America’s gendered society, could their radical activism be reconciled with women’s accepted place in the private sphere?