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Red Baron killed in action - Apr 21, 1918 - HISTORY.com

On this day in History, Red Baron killed in action on Apr Learn more about what happened today on History.

Girls between the ages of 14-17 sit in a detention center in Birmingham, Alabama during The Children's Crusade of 1963. (Getty)

Birmingham Children's Crusade of Read about courageous children whose non-violent protests were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement

The Monuments Men, the group of Allied men and women who recovered stolen artwork from the Nazis in Europe during the Second World War. The group was composed of artists, curators, archivist, soldiers, men and women from over 13 nations.

VINTAGE PHOTO - THE MONUMENTS MEN - the group of Allied men and women who recovered stolen artwork from the Nazis in Europe during the Second World War. The group was composed of artists, curators, archivist, soldiers, men and women from over 13 nations.

#OnThisDay 1954 Polio vaccine trials begin. #History #EndPolio #DidYouKnow

Right up m' Kirstie: April 26 Polio vaccine trials begin On this day in 1954 the Salk polio vaccine field trials invo

Jan. 12, 1865, General Sherman and the Secretary of War, Edwon M. Stanton, met with twenty Black Community Leaders, in Savannah, Ga.  Jan. 16, 1865, he issued a Special Field Order No. 15, which set aside 'Forty acres' of tillable land per family, from Charleston, South Carolina, to St. John's River, near Jacksonville, Florida, plus other provisions, such as a 'mule or horse' ("Forty acres and a mule").  Unfortunately, President Andrew Johnson rescinded the order.

William Tecumseh Sherman:/b Civil War general on Union side, invaded Georgia, hastened wars end. Spoke at the commencement address at Notre Dame in ready at all times to perform bravely the battle of life.

The Trostle Farm at Gettysburg -- just after the battle and now. [Many people tend to forget that thousands of horses were casualties.]

The Trostle Farm at Gettysburg -- just after the battle and now. [Many people tend to forget that thousands of horses were casualties.] - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

The frontispiece to Brand's <em>Faiths and folklore; a dictionary of national beliefs, superstitions and popular customs</em>, which detailed the role of the sin eater.

The Worst Paid Freelance Gig in History Was Being the Village Sin Eater

Abraham Lincoln II, called Jack, was Abraham Lincoln's grandson.  Here he is on his pony while visiting family in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Abraham Lincoln's grandson Abraham Lincoln II, called Jack, on his pony while visiting family in Mount Pleasant, Iowa

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one.

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

On June Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated.just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most peopl

Going to Market in the 1940/50s Life Magazine. From the great blog: It's About Time:

A mid-century mom and her two youngsters in the produce section of a grocery store! The cards looks like children's toy grocery carts today

True story of how Germans and Western Allies fought together after Hitler surrendered. Movie material right here.

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

Strangest Battle: Americans & Germans fought together - days after Hitler’s suicide! American soldiers, French prisoners, & German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans & Allies fought together!

Mammut Tree, Sequoia National Park, California, USA 1892 #photography vintage

Mammut Tree, Sequoia National Park, California, USA 1892 #photography vintage