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News and Articles About History

McDonald's Preserves Ancient Roman Road Beneath Its New Restaurant
McDonald's

McDonald's Preserves Ancient Roman Road Beneath Its New Restaurant

The company has created its first-ever 'restaurant museum.'
Rose Leadem
New Museum Chronicles the History of Video Games and Nintendo's Arrival to America
Video Games

New Museum Chronicles the History of Video Games and Nintendo's Arrival to America

'Preserving video games has all kinds of challenges that other mediums don't have,' says the founder of the nonprofit Video Game History Foundation.
Stephen J. Bronner
10 of the Most Influential African-American Inventors
African-Americans

10 of the Most Influential African-American Inventors

To celebrate Black History Month, check out these genius inventions from African-Americans.
Rose Leadem
Which Job Would You Have Had in the 1920s? (Infographic)
Infographics

Which Job Would You Have Had in the 1920s? (Infographic)

From crazy artists to legendary parties, the roaring '20s was an interesting time to be alive.
Rose Leadem
What I Learned Dining at Eatsa, an Automat Restaurant for Today's World
Technology

What I Learned Dining at Eatsa, an Automat Restaurant for Today's World

Human interaction is optional, but that didn't make the experience any less human.
Lydia Belanger
10 Memorable Quotes From the 'Worlds Greatest Showman' P.T. Barnum
Innovation

10 Memorable Quotes From the 'Worlds Greatest Showman' P.T. Barnum

He co-created the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which is closing its doors after 146 years.
Nina Zipkin
4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World
EdTech Startup

4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

From online microtutoring to photographic tours back through history, educational technology is giving children new ways to learn.
Ellie Martin
What Today's Leaders Can Learn From Pearl Harbor
Leadership

What Today's Leaders Can Learn From Pearl Harbor

There are lessons in the Japanese sneak attack that brought the U.S. into a war and world leadership.
Ray Hennessey
Remember the Forgotten Military Veterans of World War II
Veterans Day

Remember the Forgotten Military Veterans of World War II

Then, as now, the American armed services were a mosaic as varied as the nation itself. Let us honor all who served on Veteran's Day.
Chad Storlie
Who's the Better Storyteller? Clinton or Trump?
Storytelling

Who's the Better Storyteller? Clinton or Trump?

Good leaders need to be great story-tellers, whether they're running a company -- or a nation.
Mario Moussa and Derek Newberry
15 Internet Relics We Miss (and Some We Don't)
Internet

15 Internet Relics We Miss (and Some We Don't)

From dancing hamsters to ridiculous screen names, the internet has come a long way. Celebrate as it the public web turns 25.
Rose Leadem
Why the Internet Needs the WayBack Machine, the Site That Archives the Web
Radicals & Visionaries

Why the Internet Needs the WayBack Machine, the Site That Archives the Web

We spoke with Mark Graham, director of the Wayback Machine, to ask about the service that archives the internet of the past.
Grace Reader
The Founders' 5 Timeless Lessons for Entrepreneurs
Independence Day

The Founders' 5 Timeless Lessons for Entrepreneurs

We live in a nation that celebrates small business and encourages people to create an idea and make it their own.
Jim Joseph
Check Out These Cool Artifacts from Big Tech's Recent Past
Technology

Check Out These Cool Artifacts from Big Tech's Recent Past

From Google's first server to the first book sold on Amazon, these artifacts show just how far we've come.
Lindsay Friedman
Business leaders and entrepreneurs can learn from history and take valuable lessons in leadership, marketing, philosophy and sales from the leaders and stories of years past.