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August 2012 has been a huge month for space exploration as we’ve watched NASA’s Curiosity rover descend to Gale Crater on Mars, send back amazing photos, and make its first movements on the Martian surface. Curiosity’s First Photo from Mars Mount Sharp – taken by Curiosity’s 100-millimeter Mast Camera on Aug. 23, 2012 Curiosity’s Descent [...]
It’s been incredibly inspiring to watch the perseverance of the protesters in Egypt over the past two plus weeks. And today they got what they peacefully fought for – Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. What a scene of happiness and joy! We are thrilled to have helped the Boston Globe chronicle all of the happenings that led [...]
February is Black History Month. If you are learning about Black History, check out our site Timelines.com for information about the civil rights movement and many African Americans who have contributed to US culture, politics, sports and entertainment. See below for some good examples. Furthermore, we have a 25 question quiz to take on Black [...]
This is our third post in our “Back-to-School” series. Our first post focused on the key events of the American Revolution, and our second post featured the major events leading up to the American Civil War. This post focuses on the major events of the Civil War, and it draws from our timeline of over [...]
It’s that time of year again when seemingly everyone is looking back on the just passed 365 days and trying to encapsulate what the year meant- in politics, sports, celebrity, general wackiness, etc. Well, here’s our list of those that we deemed most notable. If you don’t agree with us (or if you want to [...]
Many people are fascinated by disasters. Whether it be the Hindenburg Explosion, the Great Chicago Fire or Boston’s molasses flood, and despite the tragedies involved, disasters rivet one’s attention and imagination. With that in mind, December 8th, may be history’s most disaster filled day, especially disastrous fires. Consider the following: December 8, 1863: Church of [...]
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written. – Mark Twain In spite of that quote by the man himself, the Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1 is one of the hottest titles on the market. In fact, as of this writing, Amazon.com is [...]
Most people celebrating Thanksgiving in the US know about the Pilgrims and their ship the Mayflower that brought them to establish Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts) in the new world. But how many of you know that the original plan called for two ships? Or that the original destination of the voyage was the Hudson River? Or [...]
So, my son and his friends just informed me of a nationwide history essay contest for 5th through 8th graders. The annual contest is sponsored by local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and this year’s topic is Paul Revere. Specifically, the contest is in honor of 275th anniversary of Paul Revere’s birth. [...]
Halloween will be here on Sunday. So we thought that we’d provide some inspiration for all of you aspiring ghouls, ghosts and especially aliens by highlighting a timeline on Unexplained Phenomena on Timelines.com. Sometimes spooky and always entertaining, this timeline contains events that a mostly about Unidentified Flying Objects, and begins in 1870 with the [...]