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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys become the first crew ever to row from mainland Africa to mainland North America. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 South African Explorers Make History In New York Harbor

With Lady Liberty as their witness, pioneering explorers Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys crossed the finish line, completing their trans-Atlantic rowing adventure with a long hug and tears.

06/20/2014

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15 Of The World’s Oldest Bars (The Beer’s Fresh, Though)

Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.

01/22/2014

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A Look Back At The History Of The Times Square Ball Drop

At the time of the first New Year’s celebration in Times Square, Theodore Roosevelt was president, the New York Yankees were still known as the New York Highlanders, and it had been less than a decade since Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the eastern Bronx had been annexed to New York City.

12/31/2012

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The 6 Best Historic Trips & Vacation Spots Outside Of New York City

As we prepare to honor our country’s fallen veterans with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, why not plan a historic getaway? The East coast is home to many historic sites – plenty within driving distance of New York. Which trip is best for your family? Here are some of our favorite historic getaways near New York.

CBS New York–05/22/2012

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A Guide To Women’s History Month Highlights In NYC

This year, in celebration of Women’s History Month, several museums, educational and governmental institutions, have planned events to raise awareness to the contributions of women in society and of the issues that women face.

CBS New York–03/07/2012

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‘Phantom Of The Opera’ Celebrates 10,000th Performance Saturday

The historic performance at the Majestic Theater included a giant cake and special curtain call.

02/11/2012

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The History Of Valentine’s Day

Ever wondered how Valentine’s Day started? We’ve got the answer for you…

01/29/2012

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Indulge Your Inner Know-It-All: Labor Day Edition

Labor Day facts to make you the Resident Smarty Pants at your weekend BBQ

08/22/2011

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Teacher Uses Hip Hop To Help NYC Students Pass Regents Exams

For the program Fresh Prep, one teacher created 24 rap songs that review U.S. and global history – hip hop fused with the New York State curriculum to engage hard to reach students.

08/18/2011

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Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts.

06/10/2011

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The Top 10 Books Written by Our Presidents

Check out these most notable books by U.S. presidents, presented in the order each man held office.

06/01/2011

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History of Father’s Day

Father’s Day, the holiday set aside to celebrate dad, has been an institution for 101 years. But what is the evolution of Father’s Day? How did it become the holiday it is today? One Father’s Day historian offers his unique perspective on the third Sunday in June and after you read this, you too will be a Father’s Day expert.

06/01/2011

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New York Historical Society To Close For Renovation

The New-York Historical Society is closing its galleries for nine months to complete the last phase of a $65 million renovation of its 1904 building.

01/28/2011

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Eye On New York: On History

In this Eye On New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with Ken Jackson about his new book, “The Encyclopedia of New York.”

12/12/2010

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