history

Those Folks in the Past Talked Funny
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem proudly calls itself "The Oldest Inn in England." The inn purports to have opened its doors for business in 1189, and it's been going strong ever since. Their name would seem to indicate that this spot is where people began a pilgrimage to the Ho…
Vintage Illinois Tollway Videos with Mary MacToll
Remember when driving the Illinois Tollway was fun? Apparently, at one time (around 1959, when this campaign was released) it really, really was.
I just happened to stumble onto these wonderful bits of nostalgia, so I don't have much background to share with you other than the character of Mary MacTo…
Sons of Liberty Looks to be Very Interesting
Sons of Liberty, a 3 night event, premieres this Sunday, January 25th on the History Channel, and I've gotta tell you, I'm really looking forward to it.
As a history enthusiast (quite a bit different than a history "expert"), I'm a regular History Channel viewer.…
Did Lincoln’s Assassin Survive? [Video]
One hundred forty-nine years ago today, one of the most seminal events in the history of our republic occurred at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.
April 14th, 1865, John Wilkes Booth sneaked into the presidential box during a performance of "Our American Cousin" and shot Pres…