On March 27, 1976—42 years ago today—the first five stations of Washington, D.C.'s Metro opened to the public, and 50,000 lucky passengers got to experience a new masterpiece of infrastructural design.
On this date in 1800, Alessandro Volta revealed his electrifying invention to the world.
Music by Building The State
On March 13, 1960—58 years ago today—the Chicago White Sox debuted surprising new uniforms.
On March 6, 1865—153 years ago today—Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural ball descended into sloppy, greasy pandemonium as four thousand revelers ambushed the buffet table at once.
A podcast about a day in history.