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The 7 Best History Apps That Make Learning History Exciting

Think learning about history is boring? We'll prove you wrong with these awesome Android and iPhone apps that make history come alive.

Family with 16 kids posing for the camera circa 1960.  Shocking Photos of Past Generations Show How Different Life Is Today | History Daily

Some economists claim that it’s the best time to be alive. People have access to everything they want and happiness comes at the push of a button, or more accurately the tap of a touch screen.

RFK Assassination: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Sadly, the Ambassador Hotel, where Bobby Kennedy was shot in the early hours of June 5, 1968, no longer stands. And as Patt Morrison writes, that's a shame: Imagine studying American history within the very walls where Richard Nixon wrote the "Checkers" speech that saved his political bacon. But the Kennedy family pretty much wanted the place razed and the ground sown with salt. Coupled with the LAUSD's desperate need for classrooms, it was adios, Ambassador. The first of the three new…

A Brief Overview of the War of 1812

The War of 1812 brought the United States onto the world's stage in a conflict that ranged throughout the American Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast, into...


Help your students gain knowledge of important world events and influential people with these history bell-ringers to last you the entire year! Each slide gives students information about an interesting historical or cultural event/person related to every single date in the year. Also included is a weekly activity where students can record the information they learn and do further research on the topic. Use as weekly assignment or as an enrichment activity. Although this would be ideal in a…

This Day in History July 18th

This Day in History 2013 The city of Detroit, Michigan filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. It is the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States. 2012 Died: Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, …

Headlines from a United States newspaper about the Normandy Landings on D-Day, 1944 - Newspapers.com

Clipping found in The Tampa Bay Times published in St. Petersburg, Florida on 6/6/1944. Headlines from a United States newspaper about the Normandy Landings on D-Day, 1944

37 Crazy Facts About the 1700s That’ll Surprise Even the History Nerds | Fact Republic

1. There have been 5 attempts to ban coffee throughout history, the last attempt being in 1777 by Frederick the Great of Prussia who issued a manifesto declaring beer’s superiority over coffee. He believed that coffee interfered with the country’s beer consumption.

Words of wisdom from Nikola Tesla: "There is no conflict between the ideal of religion and the ideal of science, but science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact."

Words of wisdom from Nikola Tesla: "There is no conflict between the ideal of religion and the ideal of science, but science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact."

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#todayinhistory Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming! I put together this infopost using nothing but PresenterMedia content within our online video maker.
Today in 1578 Jane Lumley died at age 41. Born into nobility (she was the daughter of the 19th Earl of Arundel) she was cousins with Lady Jane Grey.
Today in 1547 Henry VIII’s son Edward was crowned Edward VI. He was only nine years old, so the festivities must have seemed awe inspiring to him at the time. He was escorted along the processional route after his nobility, the council, and foreign diplomats, as well as his esquires and gentlemen.  #tudors #edwardVI #todayinhistory #onthisday #history
Today in 1561 Mary Queen of Scots arrived back in Scotland after having spent over a decade in France. Her husband, Francis II, King of France, had died in December 1560. Mary had nothing holding her to France, and so she made plans to leave.   #history #england #scotland #tudor #maryqueenofscots