Greg Timmons is a freelance writer and educational consultant.
Though never fully conclusive, examining the history of past presidents’ first year in office provides a useful perspective on current presidents.
"The Vietnam War,' the 10-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history.
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution. Here is a look at the events surrounding this important chapter in U.S. history and the women who made change happen.
The world went into mourning on August 16, 1977, when the King of Rock 'n' Roll died at the age of 42. Forty years later, we look at the events surrounding Elvis's untimely passing and how his legacy lives on.
Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American woman to become a doctor in the United States, was born on this day in 1865. Here is a look at the incredible life of the pioneering woman who worked tirelessly for Native Americans.
'Are You Experienced,’ the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s debut album, was released on May 12, 1967 in Great Britain, changing the course of rock 'n' roll history.
Happy 11th birthday to "first son" Barron Trump! Here's a look at presidents' children throughout history and the fun and games they've had in the White House.
On Monday, Americans will be enjoying a day off for Presidents Day. Here's a look at the history of the holiday and who we are really celebrating.
The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 horrified the world and galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. Now, six decades later, the woman who accused him of flirting with her, which led to his murder, admitted she was lying.
Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, we celebrate the legacy of arguably the greatest playwright in the English language.
On the final day of Black History Month, we're taking a look at how young people played a pivotal role in the early Civil Rights Movement.
Thirty years ago today, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke up 73 seconds after liftoff, devastating the nation. Greg Timmons, a writer and former middle school teacher, remembers the tragic event as he witnessed it from his 7th grade classroom.
On the anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, here is a look back at the radical abolitionist and the dramatic events of that day in history.
On August 6, 1945, warfare and the world changed forever after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, and a second bomb on Nagasaki three days later.