Juliette Gordon Low was the founder of the Girl Scouts in the United States. See photos of her birthplace in Savannah, Georgia, and learn about her influence on scouting and her legacy.
The first coins were struck in ancient Lydia, modern-day Turkey, in about the seventh century BC. These early coins were made of a mixture of gold and silver called electrum. From that point, the production of coinage spread rapidly throughout Europe and Asia.
Susanna Salter was an American female activist and politician. On April 4, 1887, she stunned the nation by being elected mayor of Argonia, Kansas. This made her the first woman to ever be elected mayor in the United States.
Kublai Khan’s forces faced more than the Divine Winds in Japan.
Sergeant Stubby was a dog who joined U.S. troops during World War I. He is credited with saving the lives of many American soldiers. Sergeant Stubby's acts of valor made him the most decorated dog in the history of the American military.
From its early beginning as a city that allowed slavery, Detroit grew into one of the most important stops on the Underground Railroad and a "Gateway to Freedom."
A summary of the life of Sir William Petty, an influential English thinker, and economist. A story of a great man from humble origins to becoming a major English landowner
There was a good reason why Llanera chose this pirate-like flag.
This article examines the writing process involved for a history-based research paper. It provides over 300 research paper questions and topics that can be used for history classes in high school, college, and beyond.
Contrary to popular belief, African Americans played a pivotal role in the D-Day landings.
Genseric was crowned King of the Vandals in 428. Genseric and his Vandals attacked Rome in many locations, through several generations of rulers. The Vandals won every time. This was Genseric's legacy of cunning and destruction.
In 1932, an army 20,000 strong marched across Western Australia wrecking havoc on farms given to returning WWI veterans desperately trying to grow their own food. The Aussie veterans enlisted the help of their government and a war was soon under way . . . against the vile emu.
The year 1918 was a tragic year for America and the world, as an influenza pandemic known as the Spanish flu swept the globe, leaving millions of dead in its wake. This article details the timeline of this horrific event in the history of mankind.
King Alaric was a violent Visigoth ruler. Raised in a warlike culture, he dreamed a vision of parading through the streets as Emperor of Rome. How he made that vision a reality is a tale worth telling.
In the sixth century BCE in ancient Greece a man named Pythagoras started a cult with hundreds of followers who were sworn to secrecy, lived an ascetic lifestyle, and studied mathematics, music, and astronomy.
The first Ferris Wheel was designed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. He was an American tunnel and bridge engineer. The original Ferris Wheel was erected in 1893 for the World's Colombian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois.
Kate Warne was an incredible woman who was the first female detective in the United States. She had a short but amazing career. She solved numerous cases and saved the life of president Abraham Lincoln.
Sergeant William Carney is the first black soldier awarded the Medal of Honor and earned it during the Civil War. At the battle of Fort Wagner, he showed great courage in protecting the American flag.
Desmond Doss was a conscientious objector during World War II. He served in the Army as a medic with an infantry company. Doss is the only person to be awarded the Medal of Honor and not kill an enemy soldier.
She was beautiful and mysterious. She had many rich and powerful lovers. She became a spy for France during World War I but was suspected of being a double agent. She was executed in 1917, however, was she a scapegoat? This article will tell what happened.
Before the arrival of missionaries to Hawaii, it was ruled by a constitutional monarchy. Princess Ka’iulani was in line to become the queen of Hawaii. Unfortunately, the United States annexed the Hawaiian Kingdom, and she never became queen.
Tarquin the Proud was the last king of Rome. And at Lake Regillus in the 490s BC, he would end his quest to regain the throne.
Learn about the important roles of women and their significant contributions during the American Revolutionary War that helped shape the fundamental framework of the equal rights movement.
Learn about the history of city-class gunboats known “Pook Turtles” engineered and placed at major Southern ports and used by the federal war department to remove any source of income or supplies from enemy territory during the Civil War.
The first deadly attack on civil aviation in North America took place in 1949 in an act that did not involve terrorism.
In 1898, the city government of Wilmington, North Carolina was removed by a mob of angry racists.
The year was 509 BC and Rome had just declared a republic, having driven out the last Etruscan king. Tarquin the Proud would never accept being deposed, and in his first attempt to retake the throne met a Roman army with his allied forces at Silva Arsia.
A short article detailing the history of the Abruzzo, a rugged and rural region of Italy.
Learn about the many accomplishments of General Vallejo during a pivotal time in history. It ranges from Spanish control of land in California to Mexican, the Republic of California, and ultimately, U.S. statehood. He had roles in each of these parts of California history.