The American tradition of mixing barbecue and politics has strong roots in the 1800s.
Legendary editor Horace Greeley sharply criticized President Abraham Lincoln over the issue of slavery.
Abbottabad, the hideout of Osama Bin Laden, was named for a fascinating 19th century British officer, Sir James Abbott.
The first crossing of the Brooklyn Bridge, by an engineer dangling from a cable, happened at about the halfway point of the bridge's construction.
The burning and sinking of the steamship Lexington in Long Island Sound was a shocking disaster in January 1840.
Steve Brodie's famous 1886 leap from the Brooklyn Bridge may never have happened, but that really didn't matter.
Financier Russell Sage was nearly killed in 1891 when a dynamite bomb exploded in his Manhattan office.
An eloquent 1852 speech by Frederick Douglass asked what the meaning of July 4th could be for the American slave.
Lincoln's political skills brought him to the White House in one of the most important elections in American history.
These six facts about Queen Victoria may change the way you think about the woman whose name defined the 19th Century.