On August 14, 2003, more than 50 million people across eight U.S. states and parts of Canada were left without power for days in the most widespread blackout in North American history.
Fashions and technologies may change over time, but cats never go out of style.
Take a step into a visual time capsule for a brief look at the world three decades ago.
On June 8, 1968, the body of Robert F. Kennedy was transported by a funeral train from New York to Washington, D.C., and thousands came out to pay their respects as it went by.
This year will mark the passing of a full century since the end of World War I. Much of the battle-ravaged landscape along the Western Front has been reclaimed by nature, erasing the scars of the war.
Throughout the 20th century, NASA made extensive use of wind tunnels to test and refine designs for airplanes, spacecraft, and many other vehicles and structures.
On May 12, 2008, a magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck beneath a mountainous region in south-central China, toppling buildings and sending landslides crashing into cities, resulting in nearly 70,000 deaths.
As we wait to see how today’s eruptions in Hawaii will play out, take a moment to view some of Kilauea’s most striking photos from the Mauna Ulu eruption, which ended only 40 years ago.
In 1918, the American photographer Lewis Hine traveled across France, photographing refugee families, orphaned children, wounded and shell-shocked soldiers, the nurses and volunteers who cared for them all, and the ruined buildings they fled.
Today marks the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. On April 26, 1986, technicians conducting a test inadvertently caused the fourth reactor to explode, causing the world’s worst civil nuclear disaster.
As the Trumps prepare to host their first state dinner on Tuesday, a look back at state dinners held by past U.S. presidents, from Eisenhower to Obama.
One hundred years ago, an outbreak of influenza spread rapidly across the world, and killed more than 50 million—and possibly as many as 100 million—people within 15 months.
Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis, one day before his assassination. After this champion of nonviolent protest was murdered, riots broke out in more than 100 cities across the U.S.
Fifteen years ago, the bombs started falling on Baghdad. While the invasion was quick, the Iraq War was anything but.
A collection of images by Toni Frissell, a talented photographer who covered fashion, war, celebrity, and ordinary life from the 1930s to the 1960s.
A grab bag of interesting, seldom-seen historic images depicting myriad people, places, and and things—from epic achievements to small moments.
A half-century ago, much of the world appeared to be in a state of crisis, with protests around the world, the Vietnam War, and the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy. But there was some progress to be found as well.
With only a few days left until Christmas, I thought it might be fun to take a look at celebrations and preparations from years past.
A journey along the historic Silk Road, traveling from east to west, from Xi’an, China, to Tyre, Lebanon.
Russia is marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution on November 7, 2017.
Photographer Peter Campbell captured many scenes from the 1939 New York World's Fair in full color, both during the day and at night.
On this day, the 160th anniversary of the founding of our illustrious magazine, The Atlantic, I invite you to pause and let yourself be transported back to the year 1857.
Four decades ago Jimmy Carter was sworn in as the 39th president of the U.S., the original Star Wars movie was released in theaters, and much more.
In August of 1977, the first of two identical robotic probes was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, bound for our outermost planets and beyond.
Christmas lights in New York City, fall colors in Japan, a sandy traffic jam in Miami, the Tactual Museum of Athens, a Santa run in Glasgow, and much more
I’ve made it an annual tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year—an effort to seek out and recognize some of the abundant joy and kindness present in the world around us.
Time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2019. Events covered in this essay include protests in Hong Kong, Chile, and Iraq; a toxic sky over New Delhi; an all-female team of spacewalkers; and much more.
Time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2019. Events covered in this essay include the Pan American Games in Peru, a spelling bee with eight co-champions, the testimony of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill, and much more.