Two empty freight train cars fell into the Potomac River, closing sites including John Brown's Fort and The Point
Jesse Owens won a coup in Hitler's Germany, but today's NBA stars kowtow to China
Two of the 11th Connecticut's officers died in gallant rush on Burnside Bridge
For nearly six decades after Little Big Horn, George Custer's widow burnished the general's reputation and wrote movingly of reconciliation with former foes
After leading Harlem Hellfighters in battle, renowned band leader lost his life in backstage fracas
"I was conscious of the Greek historian Thucydides’s prompt to write the history of which you are a part."
The Northwest Territory states were home to thousands of African Americans in the early 1800s