This Day in History

Great Blizzard of ’88 Strikes East Coast

The Blizzard of 1888, also known as the Great White Hurricane, struck the northeastern United States from March 11 to March 14, 1888. This historic storm brought heavy snowfall, strong winds, and frigid temperatures, paralyzing cities like New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. The Blizzard of 1888 remains one of the deadliest and most severe winter […]

The National Geographic Society is Founded

A milestone in exploration and education occurred on January 27th, 1888, with the founding of the National Geographic Society, dedicated to the promotion of geography, science, and exploration.

Vincent van Gogh Cuts Off His Ear

On this day in 1888, the renowned artist Vincent van Gogh cut off part of his left ear during a moment of intense emotional turmoil. This incident is one of the most infamous episodes in art history.

Roll-film Camera

George Eastman patented the first roll-film camera, revolutionizing photography and making it accessible to a wider audience.