Overcoming fierce racial discrimination, Hugh Mulzac became the first African American to command a Liberty Ship in World War II.
In the first of a series of articles on Medal of Honor winners from the artillery branch, we look at three heroes from World War II.
St. Philip Neri revived Rome during the Renaissance, earning him the title of “Apostle of Rome,” but his most endearing quality is his joy.
By the late 1800s, the Yahi band of Indians in California had been hunted and killed to extinction, except for one man.
Sweet Fanny Adams is used by the British to describe anything worthless. It is also the name of a pretty young girl murdered in Victorian England. This is how Fanny's name became slang for worthless.
There are many mysteries surrounding the tales of King Arthur. This article examines the five most famous mysteries and considers what can be said about them historically.
Together, the Seminole and Black Seminole fought for the right to remain on their lands in Florida. Through three hard-fought battles combined, cunning fighting techniques, and adaptation, the Seminole won tribal independence in Florida, when other tribes were forced onto reservations in the West.
Learn about 5 of the most significant battles of the American Civil War and how their outcomes changed the fate of a nation on the brink of ruin.
U.S. destroyer Johnston will go down in the annals of history for taking on destroyers, cruisers and battleships during WW2.
Sarah Forbes Bonetta was an orphaned African princess given as a gift to Queen Victoria by the King of Dahomey. Victoria became Sarah's godmother, and received her into the royal extended family.
40 Facts about Tamerlane - Timur the Lame conquered half the world despite his debilitating injuries. However, he is largely forgotten in popular history.
All you need to know about the woman "behind the scenes" of the start of the Portuguese explorations.
An article about an animal that became the center of attention in Portugal during the Age of Discoveries.
The Quasi-War, an undeclared naval conflict between the former allies America and France, was the first major test of American neutrality that also had a great impact on US domestic politics as well.