On October 15, 1859, abolitionist John Brown, led a raid on an armory at Harper’s Ferry, in hopes of instigating a slave insurrection that would end slavery. The raid failed, but it helped make slavery a key issue in the 1860 election.
Celebrate World Architecture Day and learn more about Chicago’s famous buildings and architects.
Forty years ago, over 4,000 runners participated in what is now known as the Chicago Marathon. Running a marathon is not for the faint of heart as these personal accounts and training guides attest.
If you have a green thumb, or if you are “plant” challenged, discover how to keep your indoor plants thriving.
View the September 11 Digital Archive, which uses electronic media to “collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001, and it’s aftermath.” The archives include more than 40,000 first-hand stories.
Labor Day marks the end of summer for many, but it also honors the American worker. Learn more about the 19th century labor movement and how it led to this holiday.
The March on Washington was a high point in the Civil Rights movement. Learn more about this seminal moment, and view Martin Luther King Jr.’s stirring “I have a dream” speech.
Whether you are brushing up on your investments or trying to rein in your spending, our financial databases and recommended websites will help you achieve your goals.
Learn more about service dogs and the many ways they assist and comfort people.