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‘I Feel Bully’: Theodore Roosevelt

‘I Feel Bully’: Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was a ‘bully’ president—vigorous, assertive, often overbearing—and he ushered in the age of big government in Washington and big American commitments abroad. We take a look back on the 26th president on his 156th birthday.

Transcontinental Railroad: River of Iron

Transcontinental Railroad: River of Iron

American history changed forever on May 10, 1869, when a telegrapher in northern Utah tapped out the word “done” to the world, signifying that the final spike had been hammered in joining railroads from the east and west.

Battlefield Daily Almanac: October 21, 2014

Battlefield Daily Almanac: October 21, 2014

By winning the Battle of Sekigahara on this date in 1600, a man named Tokugawa took a large step toward becoming shogun - supreme general – of Japan.

Trivia Tuesday: Civil War Strategy

Trivia Tuesday: Civil War Strategy

Think you know your history? Try and answer this question without Googling!

Greatest action movie one-liners

Greatest action movie one-liners

Here are some of the greatest one-liners to ever come out of your favorite Hollywood action flicks.

Stonewall Jackson: Lee's Right Arm

Stonewall Jackson: Lee's Right Arm

Brilliant and eccentric, Stonewall Jackson’s tactics were to ‘mystify, mislead, and surprise.’

PT Boats: The Navy's blue-collar vessel

PT Boats: The Navy's blue-collar vessel

PT boats played a "decisive role" in the Allied victory in the Pacific during World War II, says Gen. Douglas MacArthur in his memoirs. Despite MacArthur's claim, the legacy of the PT boat has proven to be somewhat more complex than he suggests.

The Haunted History of the White House

The Haunted History of the White House

The Executive Mansion isn't just home to the First Family. It's also home to a variety of...ghosts.

The Manhattan Project and Einstein's Warning

The Manhattan Project and Einstein's Warning

At the dawn of the nuclear age, Albert Einstein was pressed into service to persuade President Franklin Roosevelt to accelerate the work that became the Manhattan Project.

The Forgotten Hero of the Civil War

The Forgotten Hero of the Civil War

Benjamin Franklin Butler was an important, but now long-forgotten figure both before and after the Civil War.

Battlefield Daily Almanac: October 20, 2014

Battlefield Daily Almanac: October 20, 2014

The U.S. Army hit the beaches of Leyte Island in the Philippines on this date 70 years ago, October 20, 1944, in America’s effort to liberate the nation from three years of Japanese rule. The Battle of Leyte, led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur (shown above in the shades and cap), resulted in a decisive Allied victory.

SPARTANS: ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE 2

SPARTANS: ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE 2

"For the Spartans, it wasn't walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. And it existed in its purest form in the disciplined march of a hoplite phalanx on their way to war!" - Bettany Hughes, Writer/Historian