History Stories
CATEGORY: Holidays
How Times Square Became the Home of New Year’s Eve
December 27, 2017

The surprising maritime origins of New Year’s Eve’s biggest party. Read More

Quirky Vintage Photos of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 22, 2017

Snapshots of the iconic parade over the last eight decades. Read More

Thomas Jefferson’s Complicated Relationship with Thanksgiving
November 21, 2017

The third president declined to participate in the tradition. Read More

The Ancient Origins of Diwali, India’s Biggest Holiday
October 19, 2017

Diwali is celebrated by multiple faiths. Read More

These Photos of History’s Worst Traffic Jams Will Give You Road Rage
August 31, 2017

Bumper-to-bumper roadblocks that left drivers stranded for days. Read More

Groundhog Was Once on Punxsutawney’s Menu
February 2, 2015

More than a century ago, Punxsutawney residents relied on groundhogs for more than just weather forecasts. They ate them as well. Read More

Celebrate a Southpaw, It’s Left-Handers’ Day
August 13, 2013

August 13 marks the 21st annual celebration honoring left-handed achievements. Read More

A Brief History of Penmanship on National Handwriting Day
January 23, 2012

Today is National Handwriting Day, a time for acknowledging the history and influence of penmanship. Read More