This Day in History

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

Find out what happened on this day in history with these websites and Twitter feeds.

On This Day – NY Times 

Look at front pages on the most significant points in history or read all the events that happened on that day.

Office of the Historian 

Track the political history of the United States. Find out the history of foreign relations between the US and any country on the map, track the travels of every US president and more.

Those Were the Days 

This is another daily historical site, but it offers a full-length article for the big event of everyday and a quick sentence or two about everything else.

Newspapers in Library of Congress Archives 

You can search the archives by state, keyword or year. The archives span from 1896 to 1922.

Learning Historical Facts on Twitter

@Yesterday_Today 

Tweets: 15,313
Followers: 6,149
Sample Tweet: “490 BC: Greece - the citizens of Athens and their Plataean allies, defeated the first Persian invasion force ~ Battle of Marathon.#history”

 

@thehistory 

Tweets: 338
Followers: 1,638
Sample Tweet: “Historical Events 1635 - Sweden and Poland sign ceasefire Treaty of Stuhmsdorf1847 - Mexican-American War: the B... http://bit.ly/aEc02j”

 

@History_Facts 

Tweets: 5,771
Followers: 332
Sample Tweet: “Sep 12 2003- Johnny Cash, American singer and guitarist dies”

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