“It makes no difference. I will still keep going. They will have to kill me to stop me.”—the soon-to-be former city wizard of Christchurch, New Zealand, Ian Brackenbury Channell.
‘Notorious RBG,’ the bestselling book, has inspired a traveling retrospective dedicated to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The lieutenant governor is to the gubernatorial line of succession what the vice president is to the presidential line of succession. Yes, there are exceptions.
Is it illegal to laminate your social security card? No, but the Social Security Administration advises against it—here’s why.
The dark blue uniforms worn by police officers date back to the early police departments of the 19th century.
The National Archives needs citizens to help make its collection of WWI photographs and historical documents searchable.
You may have seen a legal document asking for a notary public's stamp of approval. Here's why, and how to find one.
Bureaucratic red tape is a tale as old as time. Or, to be a little more precise, roughly 400 years old.
A high school student's 'Hannibal' fan art was selected as a winner of the Congressional Art Competition and will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol building.
The December 2020 COVID-19 relief package is helping ease the financial burden of internet access for qualifying residents.
As part of the "Prussian scheme," some of America's Founding Fathers invited the Prince of Prussia to rule the United States as king.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., and it’s also exacerbating health disparities.
Sally Ride and Maya Angelou are the first two honorees, but you can help decide which other important women from history to feature on the collectible coins.
The FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list has helped track down some of America’s most dangerous criminals since 1950. Thomas James Holden was the first man to appear on the list.
Before writing plans for Memorial Day, check which businesses and institutions will be closed on the federal holiday.
“Lucky” Luciano and Meyer Lansky took New York’s underworld undercover during World War II—and Luciano did it all from prison.
The American Rescue Plan includes a third round of stimulus checks for up to $1400. Use this calculator to see how much you're eligible to receive.
With History by Mail, you'll receive recreations of historical documents every month to collect, display, and obsess over.
Six months after JFK’s assassination, a staff member lent his Harvard cardigan to a cold CBS cameraman. It could now fetch $35,000.
The White House’s location hasn’t ever changed, but it’s seen a lot of renovations in its 229 years.
After funding COVID-19 vaccine research and donating millions of books to kids, Dolly Parton definitely deserves a statue or two.
The plan to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman was announced in 2016, but it’s been delayed for a while.