Highlights of Today in History: Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is born; Richard Nixon suspends U.S. offensive in Vietnam; Queen Elizabeth the First crowned; Work completed on Pentagon; first Super Bowl takes place.
- The Telegraph
For one brief moment Victorian Britain became obsessed with Ethiopia, or as they knew it, Abyssinia. In July 1868 Prime Minister Disraeli addressed the Commons to laud “one of the most remarkable military enterprises of the century”. That Easter, an Anglo-Indian force led by Sir Robert Napier had triumphed, with the “standard of St George… hoisted on the mountains of Rasselas”. Disraeli tended to privilege effect over fact, and his reference to the fictional Rasselas, born of his reading of Dr J
"Succession" star Brian Cox gains new respect for the grandfather he never met in the Jan. 31 episode of "Finding Your Roots." Hear what he has to say about his discovery.
- Miami Herald
Almost 600 obsidian handaxes were unearthed at the site, the study said.
- Business Insider
A heart-shaped pendant linked to Henry VIII was dug up on an English farm, pointing to a more romantic side to the Tudor king
The 500-year-old heart-shaped pendant is engraved with the initials H and K, likely representing Henry VIII and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon.
- Miami Herald
The evidence shows that hunter-gatherers might have been more advanced than previously understood.
Learn about the contributions of these historical figures during Black History Month and beyond.
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A woman's sandal imprint and a written name are found on Roman tiles dug up in Northamptonshire.
Provides an overview of St Pierre and Miquelon, French islands off the coast of Newfoundland.
- Athens Banner-Herald
"Monument: The Untold Story of Stone Mountain" screening will feature Q&A with Rev. Abraham Mosley, chair of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association.
- Good Housekeeping
Black History Month began in 1926 as just a week-long observance, then expanded into a month-long celebration in 1976.
- Fox News
The Russian city of Volgograd, known as Stalingrad until 1961, unveiled a bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin ahead of a visit from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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- Lansing State Journal
Khalid el-Hakim talks about his Black History 101 Mobile Museum. The exhibit has traveled to 41 states and over 1,000 institutions.
- The Bergen Record
Elizabeth Sutliff Dulfer was in her 50s when she began her rise to prominence as one of Bergen County's wealthiest businesswomen and landholders.
- Courier Post
Black history is American history. Here's a look at the region's integral part in the past, sites to visit, who's sharing it with the next generation.
- USA TODAY Opinion
For more than two centuries, the evolution of travel has given presidents from FDR to Truman to Nixon a broader view of the world.
- The State Journal-Register
A line up of events happening all month long in Springfield to honor Black History. The federally recognized celebration begins Feb. 1.
- Travel Noire
AfricaTown holds great historical significance as one of the nation’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. It’s credited as being one of the first places where freed slaves from Africa settled in the United States. On the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama resides a site of unparalleled significance – AfricaTown. This historic place marks the arrival of the… Continue reading 6 Things To Know About AfricaTown & Its Descendants
- Carlsbad Current-Argus
Former National Parks Service Historian Dwight Pitcaithley was inducted Jan. 28 into the Carlsbad Hall of Fame. He joins his late mother Lynn.