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History.com – Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that established a woman’s legal right to an abortion, is decided on January 22, 1973. The Court...

History.com – On January 13, 1128, Pope Honorius II grants a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to...

History.com – Sometime over the course of the night and the early morning of December 29-30, 1916, Grigory Efimovich Rasputin, a self-proclaimed holy man, is...

History.com – December 23, 1939 marks the beginning of a war that would engulf the world. On this day, both Great Britain and France declare...

History. com – It was on December 16, 1773 that American rebels disguised themselves as Indians and threw 342 chests of British Tea into the...

History.com – In Poland, Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity trade union, wins a landslide election victory, becoming the first directly elected Polish leader. Walesa,...

HISTORY.COM – Black Panthers Fred Hampton, 21, and Mark Clark, 22, are gunned down by 14 police officers as they lie sleeping in their Chicago, Illinois, apartment. About...

HISTORY.com – In the early 20th century, millions of African Americans migrated from the rural South to the urban North to seek economic opportunity and escape widespread racial...

HISTORY.com – The Civil War was the deadliest of all American wars. No one disagrees with that. But how many died has long been a...

History.com – Although most Christians celebrate December 25 as the birthday of Jesus Christ, few in the first two Christian centuries claimed any knowledge of the...

HISTORY.com – Born May 23, 1862, in Houcktown, Ohio, a hamlet about 55 miles south of Toledo, Hoy was unassuming, quiet, detailed and polite. His...

History.com – On December 11, 1997 in Kyoto, Japan, the United Nations adopts a new treaty for the purpose of limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The Kyoto Protocol...

The Soviet Union’s Final Hours One of the most powerful empires in world history came to a surprisingly peaceful end when the Soviet Union dissolved...

HISTORY.COM – Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations voted for the partition of Palestine and the creation of an independent Jewish state in 1947....