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With the signing of the Electoral Bill by Governor Lord Glasgow, New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant national voting rights to women on #ThisDayInHistory in 1893. Explore the full history of Women's Suffrage. history.com/topics/womens-…
Future President Jimmy Carter filed a report with the International UFO Bureau on #ThisDayInHistory in 1973, claiming he had seen an Unidentified Flying Object in October 1969. history.com/ufo-sightings-…
George Washington laid the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building on #ThisDayInHistory in 1793. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it and it was called into use during the Civil War.
When JFK faced a tight race for the White House in 1960, he turned to a group of Americans who had long been overlooked by political campaigns - the Latino vote. history.com/news/jfk-latin…
The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by 38 of 41 delegates present at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention on #ThisDayInHistory in 1787. #ConstitutionDay history.com/news/constitut…
“We the People…” Today in 1787 the U.S. Constitution is signed by 38 delegates to the Constitutional Convention, including Founding Fathers Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, and Madison. Commemorate this day with HISTORY’s new Constitution Day collection:bit.ly/2Z7qLuL
The murder the Black Dahlia is one of Los Angeles’ oldest cold cases. Is it possible that the answer to this mystery lies in a tunnel system underneath L.A.? Read more on the crime, then join @donwildman as he searches for clues on #CitiesoftheUnderworld, Tuesday at 10/9c.
On #ThisDayInHistory in 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, launched the Mexican War of Independence with the issuing of his “Grito de Dolores.” The revolutionary act called for the end of 300 years of Spanish rule in Mexico, redistribution of land and racial equality.
Get ready for Constitution Day tomorrow by learning about the forces which have shaped the country we live in today. Own AMERICA: PROMISED LAND and FOUNDING BROTHERS on DVD today! amzn.to/3zknYL0
You’ll be surprised to hear I don’t have all the answers. I’m actually full of questions… and, that’s because being curious moves the world. @HISTORY
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This #HispanicHeritageMonth, we are celebrating cultures that have enriched the world around us and honoring the contributions of hispanic Americans throughout history.
On #ThisDayInHistory in 1978, boxer Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter to ever do so.
There isn’t an industry in which Hispanic Americans haven’t made their mark in history, with some of the most iconic politicians, singers, actors, athletes and more coming from Hispanic descent. #HispanicHeritageMonth
Within a year of Hitler’s rule, on #ThisDayInHistory in 1935, the Nuremberg Laws were imposed effectively stripping German Jews of their citizenship. Jews found it difficult to buy food, as groceries, bakeries, and dairies would not admit Jewish customers.
Wait, THE most definitive voice of the 21st century doesn’t have all of the answers? Actually @morgan_freeman is full of questions…and, that’s because being curious moves the world.
On the next episode of History’s Greatest Mysteries, a team of divers try to uncover the location of one such U-boat, believed to be loaded with artwork, antiquities, and gold off the coast of Turks & Caicos. Tune in TONIGHT at 8/7c on The HISTORY Channel for the investigation.
Thanks for your guesses! When surfaced, most U-boats could reach over 8,500 nautical miles. By the end of World War II, nearly ⅔ of Germany’s massive fleet of submarines were sunk or scuttled.
During WWI and WWII Germany deployed deadly submarines known as U-boats that dominated the waters. When submerged, most had a range of about 80 nautical miles. Do you know what their range was when surfaced? Share your best guess!
On #ThisDayInHistory in 1814, Francis Scott Key penned a poem which was later set to music and in 1931 became America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” history.com/topics/19th-ce…
Sept.15, 1893. What happened at the Chicago World’s Fair during the Parliament of the World’s Religions event and how did this Parliament help broaden the country’s understanding of religion? Find out on the #HistoryThisWeek podcast apple.co/3tFxozp
Below our feet hides a history of secret government tunnels. On the next episode of #CitiesoftheUnderworld, @donwildman explores the underground world of classified technology. Read about the government’s secret doomsday hideouts, then tune in tomorrow at 10/9c on @HISTORY.
Near Montignac, France, a collection of prehistoric cave paintings were discovered by four teenagers on #ThisDayInHistory in 1940. The 17,000-year-old paintings are among the finest examples of art from the Upper Paleolithic period. history.com/news/prehistor…
A special presentation of “Desert One,” from two time Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple, premieres tonight at 8/7c on The HISTORY Channel.
Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island on #ThisDayInHistory in 1953. Seven years later, the couple would become the youngest elected president and first lady in American history.
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we honor and remember those who lost their lives. #NeverForget
“9/11: The Legacy” features the inspiring story of former High School of Leadership and Public Service principal Ada Dolch who had to make split-second, life-saving decisions to safely relocate 550 students out of the school located near the collapsed twin towers. TONIGHT at 7/6c
Thanks for guessing! The bunker, no longer secret, lies beneath The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. @donwildman travels here and across the country to discover America’s military underground on an all-new #CitiesoftheUnderworld Tuesday at 10/9c! twitter.com/HISTORY/status…
Underneath a luxury resort in the United States lays a now decommissioned 90,000 square foot Cold War era complex, housing a top-secret bunker for the U.S. Congress. Do you know where this hidden in plain sight hideout is? Share your best guess!
#DidYouKnow that the Nazis once invaded the Hamptons? A small group of Germans came ashore on a U-boat, a German submarine. Read more, then tune into #HistorysGreatestMysteries, as experts try to find a similar U-boat filled with treasures Tuesday at 8/7c. history.com/news/when-the-…
"9/11: Four Flights” documents the powerful stories as told by family and friends and personal voicemails from those aboard each of the four hijacked jetliners on 9/11. The two-hour documentary airs September 11 at 8/7c.
#DidYouKnow Michelangelo carved the “David” from a rejected block of marble? His 12,000-pound masterpiece was unveiled to the public on #ThisDayInHistory in 1504 in the Piazza della Signoria. history.com/news/9-things-…
We’re proud to share the work of our sponsor, @RocketMortgage through the Built for Zero program. Placing veterans back in homes is very important to us all and we're excited to share the success stories of communities such as Mecklenburg County, NC. History.com/RocketMortgage
Find out more about his story on the #HistoryThisWeek podcast podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/his…
9/11/01. Cpt. Richard Thornton was steering his ferry boat back + forth between New Jersey + NYC. When he heard an airplane flying too low, he knew something was wrong. How does he reflect on the shared sense of duty he felt on that fateful day?
"Rise and Fall: The World Trade Center” takes a chronological look at the conception, construction and destruction of the World Trade Center towers through a unique architectural and engineering lens. The two-hour documentary airs September 10 at 8/7c.
The Bermuda Triangle is home to many mind-boggling mysteries, strange sightings, and disappearances. Learn more about the area's legend and history before the premiere of History's Greatest Mysteries TONIGHT at 8/7c, when we explore the Triangle’s secrets. history.com/topics/folklor…
Fact! The ship had over 300 men and 10,000 tons of manganese ore onboard, and sank somewhere between Barbados and the Chesapeake Bay.
Fact or Fiction? The USS Cyclops, a 542-foot-long Navy cargo ship, disappeared near the triangle without ever sending out an SOS distress call despite being equipped to do so.
Fiction! However, many scholars believe that Shakespeare's The Tempest was based upon a Bermuda shipwreck.
Fact or Fiction? Shakespeare's Twelfth Night was inspired by a 17th century shipwreck in the Triangle.
Fact! When Vincent Gaddis coined the phrase in a magazine article the area already had a history of mysterious disappearances and accidents.
Fact or Fiction? The phrase "Bermuda Triangle" was first used in 1964.
On #ThisDayInHistory in 1940, 300 German bombers raided London, in the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing. By the end of the day, German planes had dropped 337 tons of bombs on London. history.com/news/meet-the-…
Tomorrow, #CitiesoftheUnderworld returns on an epic quest to discover the history hidden beneath us. Tune in 10/9c, right after an all new episode of History's Greatest Mysteries, only on The HISTORY Channel.
On the first Monday of September, #LaborDay pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.
In the 1940s, this young boy was prepping to go back to school, like most children, as the summer drew to an end. This boy would later get a C in music class but ultimately grew up to shatter records. Take a guess, who’s this back-to-schooler?
This Tuesday, #CitiesoftheUnderworld returns, with host @donwildman's exploration into the history that exists hidden below us. Enjoy this sneak peek of the adventure ahead, and tune in September 7 at 10/9c, only on The HISTORY Channel!
Apache leader Geronimo surrendered to the U.S. government troops on #ThisDayInHistory in 1886, making him one of the last Native America leaders to formally give in to U.S. forces. history.com/news/geronimo-…
On #ThisDayInHistory in 476, the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, Romulus Augustus, was deposed by Odoacer, a German barbarian who proclaimed himself king of Italy. history.com/news/8-reasons…
On #ThisDayInHistory in 1957, Governor Orval Faubus called in the Arkansas National Guard to block the 9 Black students from entering Little Rock Central High School.
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