Christopher Nolan’s new World War II epic contains some of the most thrilling aerial engagements ever staged.
Is this tonal shift for real — or will the European nation continue to obfuscate its history
In the early 20th century, 96% of all jobs on the U.S. rail network were male. But by the start of WWI, it fell on women to fill in for them
Elbridge Gerry was a powerful voice in the founding of the nation, but today he’s best known for the political practice with an amphibious origin
From a KKK hood to an anti-Chinese pistol, a new exhibition shows America’s fraught history of deciding who to include in democracy
Retrofitted by the British Navy, the paddleboat saved 7,000 men over many dangerous trips across the Channel
In the deadly Astor Place Riot, how to perform Shakespeare served as a proxy for class warfare
Railway guns like the German WWII K5 gun had a very narrow aim. To get around that problem, Germans developed a circular track, allowing the gun to rotate
Everyone knows that a day has 24 hours, but if you base your measurement on the position of the sun, that figure could vary by as much as 16 minutes over a year. The equation of time compensates for this irregularity.
Chart humanity’s course through history with these antique navigational tools
When U.S. troops launched their assault on the Pacific island of Okinawa, they expected a fierce resistance from an entrenched Japanese army
James Monroe’s 1817 goodwill tour kicked off a decade of party-less government – but he couldn’t stop the nation from dividing again
Over the years, the American buffalo, or bison, has been a symbol of the American frontier
On the eve of the disaster’s centennial, a sailor’s 1917 journal details a rare eyewitness account of the massive harbor blast
The 1883 law was the first of its kind to institute mandatory, government-monitored health insurance
Jam-packed exhibition features artifacts as diverse as Jefferson’s Bible, a steeple bell cast by Paul Revere and a storied Torah
During World War I, the British converted a large number of commuter train cars into ambulance cars
The division of days into 24 hours and hours into 60 minutes is arbitrary and makes calculation awkward. Why not use a system based on units of 10 and 100? Some people have tried, with lackluster results.
In a town that has long profited from witchcraft-seekers and Halloween revelers alike, a new memorial strikes a different tone
As U.S. marines advanced northward in Okinawa, they approached a craggy mass known as Mount Yae-Take