This Day in History: July

July 19, 1799: Rosetta Stone Discovered
1: July 19, 1799: Rosetta Stone Discovered

The Rosetta Stone—a rock inscribed with parallel passages of ancient Greek writing, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Demotic script—has had quite a history. Follow this chapter of its transient story involving Napoleon and what the black basalt slab meant to him.

9 min
July 27, 1953: The Korean War Ends
2: July 27, 1953: The Korean War Ends

Examine how the Korean War Veterans Memorial came into being and how its different elements pay tribute to the troops and civilians who were involved in the conflict.

8 min